How to, Ways to, or Activities to Improve and Promote Wellness
- First you need to be on a DNA-based RDS routine that's custom-tailored to your genetic make up.
- See your health care provider for a complete physical and lab work on a regular basis. Some physical ailments, such as hypothyroidism and anemia, can mimic depression.
- Pay attention to your diet and to how you eat. Most of us know what kinds of foods to eat: a diet heavy in fresh fruits and vegetables, with adequate protein and carbohydrates. How we eat is also important. For example, skipping meals may cause you to have the symptoms of low blood sugar - including irritability and foggy thinking.
How often and how much to eat are also important. Most of us eat three large meals a day which can actually cause weight gain. Many women find that they eat less and feel less hungry if they "graze" all day on healthy foods, just eating a little at a time.
- Get enough, and regular, sleep. This is easier said than done, for many women. If necessary, schedule in enough time to sleep every night. It's also important to maintain regular sleep hours, going to bed at the same time every night and getting up at the same time every morning. For more information, read the book The Body Clock Guide to Better Health: How to Use Your Body's Natural Clock to Fight Illness and Achieve Maximum Health by chronobiologist Michael Smolensky.
- Start, and maintain, a regular exercise routine. You don't have to buy a gym membership if going to the gym isn't your style. You can walk the dog on a regular basis, dance, swim, do water aerobics, or vary your routine so that you don't get bored with it. Look into fun exercises that don't hurt, such as Paul Chek's Swiss ball exercises, or Nia (neurointegrative activity). (See end of article for more details.)
- Maintain healthy relationships with friends and family. If a relationship is draining you, don't hang on to it.
- If you love animals and know how to properly care for them, adopt one.
Reduced leucine-enkephalin--like immunoreactive substance in hamster basal ganglia after long-term ethanol exposure.
Golden Syrian hamsters were placed individually in cages with three drinking bottles--one empty, one containing water, and the third containing water and ethanol. Control hamsters received water only. After 1 year the experimental hamsters showed a significantly lower concentration of leucine-enkephalin-like immunoreactive substance in the basal ganglia than the control hamsters. This finding indicates that the action of ethanol involves endogenous peptidyl opiates.
Reward Deficiency Solutions Systems
- Find out if you or your children have a genetic predisposition to RDS
- How to eliminate negative RDS behaviors; Stress, Craving, Depression or Anxiety
Dr. Blum and Dr. Waite advocated a non-specific "healthy diet" and non-specific regular exercise to accompany a regimen of taking SynaptoseTM, the nutrigenomic neuroadaptogen they developed based on Dr. Blum's many years of research to increase the endogenous production of Dopamine and reduce negative Reward Deficiency Syndrome behaviors. The scientific evidence they have thus far accumulated, they say, demonstrates that SynaptoseTM changes the plasticity of the brain synapses while balancing the endogenous neurotransmitters, positively affecting the Brain Reward Cascade.