Feelin Funky !!


Trying to climb out of this 'Funk'

that has held me captive

for the past couple of months

Eat more: Happy mood-boosting foods

Bluegreen Algae (E3 Live)
E3Live is a fresh water algae that is one of that highest natural sources of phenylethylamine. Phenylethylamine is as a natural mood elevator and anti-depressant. It's the same compound found in chocolate that perks-up our 'feel good' chemical.s However, bluegreen algae has about 50X more PEA than chocolate! It's also commonly known as the 'love molecule' as it stimulates mood, feelings of overall well-being, and has been described to simulate the same euphoric feeling and feel-good chemical that the body naturally produces during those beginning stages of 'falling in love'. A shot of this is like being bit by the 'happy love bug'. In addition, this also helps to improve attention, concentration, memory, and he stabilization of mood swings. Bluegreen Algae is also an excellent source of EPA and DHA (omega 3 Derivatives) that act as an anti-depressant

Cold water fish(wild Salmon)
and/or fish oil Cold water oily fish are an excellent source of EPA and DHA. EPA and DHA are omega 3 derivatives that are found naturally in oily fish. Research proves that fish oils that have a higher ratio of EPA:DHA is significant in effectively treating and reversing the effects of depression.

Research shows that saffron works just as effectively as prozac in treating mild to moderate depression - without the side effects! Crocin and safranal the two chemical compounds found in saffron that is reported to relieve depression by raising serotonin and other mood enhancing chemicals in the brain.

Eat more: Chill-out foods

These foods promote help your body relax and promote 'brain-calming' chemicals, such as serotonin.

Sesame Seeds
are a high source of tryptophan, which is an essential amino responsible for the production of serotonin - a neurotransmitter that relaxes the brain and nervous system. In addition sesame seeds are one of the highest sources of calcium (gram for gram has more calcium than milk!). Calcium is also essential in combating stress and anxiety.

Complex Carbs
Such as quinoa, oatmeal and sweet potatoes. These complex carbohydrates are also high in tryptophan promoting the calming effects of serotonin production, and they also are a high source of b-vitamins, particularly B6, which is essential for helping to reduce stress and supports the adrenal glands.

Raw Chocolate
Now, while raw chocolate contains PEA, which promotes a happy, elated feeling, and alleviates depression (as noted above). Pure, raw chocolate (or cacao) is also one of the highest sources of magnesium. Magnesium is essential in reducing muscle-tension and promoting relaxation.

Chocolate also contains a neurotransmitter known as anandamide that has the ability to alter dopamine levels in the brain, causing a sense of peace and relaxation.


I'm going to be stuffed

I guess the silver lining is
I will feel much better
Bigger...but Better

Enjoy your Friday !!
xOxO Nerina


  1. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww...I'm sorry you are having a hard time right now!!!! Hoping things get better!!! {{{hugs!}}} :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. eeeekkkk, that first picture!!! hope you start feeling better...forget those ideas...go get a big chocolate cake and some milk...all better!

  3. Be well Nerina. You are much loved and cared about.

  4. I know how you feel more than you know...! Get out your glue gun girl and start making things! It totally helps. I betcha also if you cut out the sugar- which I KNOW you don't want to hear, after a bit of "jonesing" your moods will equalize and you will start feeling much better. Sugar is a mood altering drug- even if it is SOOO GOOD! Take it from a sugar addict.
    well, I hope you start feeling better soon, keep in touch- I have a big shoulders if you need em, so don't be a stranger!
    Sparkly Hugs,
    Tobi and the Pixies!


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