I have just bought a cookbook called The Dopamine Diet. It claims that you can boost the ‘feel good’ factor by increasing dopamine production. The question is - can it? Can eating more tyrosine foods increase the production of dopamine or (as I have seen suggested somewhere on google) does it simply prep your body to be able to produce dopamine effectively when it is required?
Everything I have found so far is of the “make yourself feel great by eating these dopamine foods” type. I want to get down to the nitty gritty level and see whether this is hype or has some grounding. Although I am building my science knowledge, it is also not necessarily adequate yet to go too nitty gritty so maybe a half way house!
Just reading a bit more about what he is saying and it struck me also… is there a link between dopamine production and being in ketosis? IS that maybe part of the feel-good factor?