Tag Archives: 5-HTP
Hungry, angry, lonely, tired: some of the things to be mindful about when life starts looking like shit. Again. Continue reading
My last trip into the pit — my name for the worst form of depression/despair I sometimes go into — was in November & December 2007. Want to know what it feels like? I’ll try to explain. And also how I get out of it.
The grey is a term I have for one of my modes of experiencing depression. I wrote about it three years ago: The grey is like a great grey landscape of bleakness, just dust & stones. Emotionally dead: I can’t … Continue reading
I learned recently that 5-HTP is an intermediate between the amino acid tryptophan (oh ye of post-Thanksgiving turkey dinner sleepiness fame) & the neurotransmitter serotonin, whose activity is targeted by a lot of antidepressants. Thus, 5-HTP is alternative to antidepressants–& … Continue reading
I don’t really have problems much with food cravings, not after two years of eating a low-glycemic diet & being sure I don’t skip breakfast. And I haven’t had a big sweet tooth for even longer than that. Nor have … Continue reading