Neurotransmitters and Moods
The composition of our neurotransmitter fluid is directly associated with our mood and nervous condition. What is the neurotransmitter fluid?
Nerve dendrites do not actually touch. They are not connected in the physical sense. Rather, between them exists a space called the synapse. The synapse contains a special chemistry called the neurotransmitter fluid. The neurotransmitter fluid provides the medium for the waveform pulses traveling between neurons.
Through this chemistry, waves of various frequencies are transmitted, moving information from one neuron to another, and as described above, enabling a broadcasting of the information through various other channels around the body.This tiny sea of neurotransmitter fluid contains various biochemical components, most of which are ionic in nature. These ions combine with the protein neurotransmitters to create a system that drives an electromagnetic synaptic potential.
Each CNS neuron can range in synapse count. Some might have several thousand while others have significantly less. Through these synapses, each neuron may be firing up to 100,000 electromagnetic pulse inputs into this fluid at one time. Depending upon its particular makeup at the time, the fluid will provide a combination of excitatory potential and inhibitory potential. This balance serves to escort or conduct waveform information from one nerve to another, while at the same time dampening or filtering these waveforms to prevent overload and over-stimulation.
This process might well be compared to the process of transistors and resisters we see in integrated circuits. Neurotransmitters are tremendous semiconductors. Their delicate ionic balance precisely buffer and conduct waveform biocommunications within neurotransmitter fluids.
Two examples of neurotransmitters are acetylcholine and adrenaline (or epinephrine). These two messenger substances conduct and/or magnify specific wave frequencies, which reflect either programmed (autonomic) intention or conscious intention. Acetylcholine will modulate an instruction to muscle fibers to contract, while adrenaline will modulate instructions that perpetuate the ‘fight or flight’ response: Causing a quickening of heart rate and blood flow, immediate motor muscle response, visual acuity, and so on.
Each of these biochemicals conducts particular types of waveforms. They will affect the neurotransmitter fluid, but they also interact with waveforms outside the confines of the fluid. For example, acetylcholine also stimulates skeletal muscle cells directly. This means the intentional response and programming to protect the body in specific ways is being conducted through these messenger molecules-and they are effectively translating that information into physical response.
The chemistry of this neurotransmitter fluid directly relates to our moods, our thinking patterns and our reaction time. The chemistry of the neurotransmitter fluid is most directly effected by our diet. This can be evidenced clearly by observing a drunk person. Alcohol immediately changes the chemical composition of the neurotransmitter fluid, resulting in a change in mood, reaction time, balance, and cognitive awareness.
This is also why we notice that people who eat a diet with plenty of plant-based foods tend to be more relaxed, and sharp. A wholesome diet with plenty of fresh plant-based foods–which contain a balance of minerals and vitamins — will create a balanced neurotransmitter fluid, resulting in better cognition, more relaxed nerve cells, and better awareness.
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Case Adams is a California Naturopath with a PhD in Natural Health Sciences, and a Board Certified Alternative Medicine Practitioner. He has authored 26 books on natural healing strategies. “My journey into writing about alternative medicine began about 9:30 one evening after I finished with a patient at the clinic I practiced at over a decade ago. I had just spent the last two hours explaining how diet, sleep and other lifestyle choices create health problems and how changes in these, along with certain herbal medicines and other natural strategies can radically yet safely turn our health around. As I drove home that night, I realized this knowledge should be available to more people. So I began writing about health with a mission to reach those who desperately need this information. The strategies in my books and articles are backed by scientific evidence along with wisdom handed down through traditional medicines for thousands of years.”