Episode 22: Happy Chemicals
This week we touch on the subject of Serotonin, Dopamine and (briefly) Oxytoxcin and Endorphins.
The continuous plate-spinning the brain does to keep these in equilibrium underpins everything from emotional regulation to gut motility.
We talk about how different levels can cause different symptoms and what can be done to maintain a healthy balance. In particular we talk about microdosing* - the use of low doses of psychedelics to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, or to increase productivity.
Researching this I learned loads, but it's still scary to me. We'll see how the research goes.
For more info about it, we'd recommend visiting thethirdwave.co as it's incredibly detailed.
**disclaimer*: Technically it's naughty. We're not your parents but just be careful… you know how we worry.