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What are some natural ways to increase your brain's serotonin level?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Although some prescription drugs are prescribed to elevate serotonin levels by blocking degradation or inactivation of this neurotransmitter, natural methods-relaxation techniques and eating so-called happy foods, including turkey and chocolate-can achieve the same effect.

Chocolate also releases another feel-good hormone called dopamine. Because of that release, people crave the feel-good and can become addicted, much in the same way people can get addicted to caffeine or nicotine.
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