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Restrict your food intake over the course of the day, suggests Science Daily, making sure to eat enough food to survive, but less food than is needed by your body. Doctors at Science Daily found that the progression of dopamine receptor loss was less significant in rats with restricted diets. Also, for rats with restricted diets, scientists saw dopamine receptor increases.
Replace all caffeinated sodas, coffees and teas with natural decaffeinated green tea throughout the day. If you do not want to brew a cup of green tea every time you get thirsty, brew whole pitchers at a time. You can then use that pitcher to fill a thermos to take to work or on jobs. According to "Psychology Today," the polyphenol in green tea helps increase dopamine levels, which ultimately could upregulate (increase) the level of dopamine receptors.
Exercise daily and regularly. If you find it hard to get motivated (which would possibly indicate a reduced number of dopamine receptors), hire a personal trainer or enlist a family member or friend to work out with you. According to the Brookhaven National Laboratory, exercise can increase the number of dopamine receptors in the brain.
Eat more protein and dairy-rich foods such as cottage cheese, chicken, turkey, lean red meat, milk, yogurt and low-fat cheeses of all types. Dopamine is synthesized from the amino acids tyrosine and phenylalanine. Eating foods rich in these amino acids helps the body make more dopamine.
Take B-complex vitamins. B vitamins, especially vitamin B6, are involved in dopamine synthesis. Vitamin B6 can be toxic in high doses, so get B vitamins by taking a B-complex supplement under the care of a doctor.
Get a massage. The power of touch stimulates dopamine production. Even less formal "touching" such as an affectionate hug temporarily raises dopamine levels. Get more hugs and massages to naturally increase dopamine levels.
Take a tyrosine or phenylalanine supplement. Tyrosine and phenylalanine are precursors to dopamine, so supplementing with them helps to boost dopamine levels.
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