If you tested low in serotonin nature or your serotonin has been diminishing over the years, try this 3-day Serotonin Boost Diet, based on the Rainbow Diet Concept (see chapter 8 on more details on the Rainbow Diet).
SEROTONIN SYSTEM (Brain Mood) – Tryptophan
Focus on high protein foods. Drink caffeine-free herbal teas. Avoid coffee.
BREAKFAST: Recommended between 7-10 pm
Oat flakes with fresh fruits and a cup of whole milk.
LUNCH: Recommended between 12-3 pm
Egg salad with scallions, tomatoes and lettuce on rye bread. Finish with iced tea.
DINNER: Recommended between 6-8 pm
Start with Mediterranean salad fixed with olive oil. Luncheon meat with whole wheat pasta in tomato sauce with 1 oz of cheese. Finish with cherry tea.
BREAKFAST: 2 scrambled eggs with seasonings like turmeric, garlic pepper cumin and tarragon with 1 sausage (nitrates free). Finish with fresh squeezed or orange juice.
LUNCH: Avocado salad with roasted turkey, tomatoes, black olives with sufflower oil and sesame seeds. Finish with a cup of mocha.
DINNER: Roasted duck with corn, red and black bean salad. Finish with fresh squeezed mixed vegetable juice (add carrots for sweetness).
BREAKFAST: Wheat germ with walnuts, almonds, apples and watermelon cubes.
Finish with green tea with lemon.
LUNCH: Have slice of lean pork/beef with garden salad, add apples, beets, mandarins and 1 oz of blue cheese and mix with touch of olive oil and 2 table spoons of balsamic vinegar. Finish with sugar free lemonade.
DINNER: Broiled thigh of chicken in rosemary and garlic seasonings with brown rice made with garlic. Make a salad out of multicolored broiled vegetables (i.e. asparagus, tomatoes, carrots, onions, etc). Use the gravy from the chicken as your dressing. Finish with a cup of warm or iced chocolate drink and berries.
HEALTHY SNACKS: 2 oz of cheese with grapes, yogurt, egg salad on rye toast, granola bar.
Eric R. Braverman, M.D.
Dr. Braverman is a Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University and NYU Medical School, did brain research at Harvard Medical School, and trained at an affiliate of Yale Medical School. He is acknowledged worldwide as an expert in brain-based diagnosis and treatment, and he lectures to and trains doctors in anti-aging medicine.