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Food and Serotonin

“Growing pains” the doctor said. I was 10 years old and keen to get back to gymnastics and all activity associated with childhood. 31 years later and my growing pains are still rife, only now the label has changed to rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. Chronic pain combined with anxiety is a crippling combination, that has taken me on a journey of self discovery, mindfulness, wellbeing and self care.

Struggling to find any benefit from conventional medicine, I now follow a more holistic approach to maintaining a calmer and reduced pain life. Currently studying Holistic Pain Management, I have researched in-depth the neurotransmitter serotonin. And with ‘Let’s Chat Tasty Matters’ in mind, I decided to look into foods rich in tryptophan, the amino acid serotonin is derived from.

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