Dopamine dreaming

During dreaming the dopamine pathway in the brain plays an important role. ‘Mr. Pleasure principle’ Mark Solms, the man who continues to put Freud on the map again, published this article about dopamine and dreaming. Once the dopamine pathway is damaged, dreaming stops.

Porsche researched the dopamine pathway in a very smart way. They made this film about how experiencing G-forces triggers the pleasure principle of the brain.
But unfortunately, most of us do not have the financial resources to buy a Porsche. How can you increase your dopamine level to get to vivid dreams?

Dopamine is build from Tyrosine. You can find it in food, you can add to your daily diet. Food that contains a lot of tyrosine is chocolate, almonds (they also contain magnesium that will help you with dreaming), avocado’s, egg white, cottage cheese, salmon, seaweed, banana’s pumpkin and sesame seed are a few examples.


Sleeping, exercising and having fun are other ways to increase the dopamine level. If you need any extra help you could consider taking supplements. You can add a B vitamin complex to your daily diet like for instance:

I always recommend you use a B complex because the B vitamins help each other. Another supplement you could consider is phenylethylamine : PEA

Phenyl-ethylamine PEA
Note: using the supplements is your own responsibility. Always make sure that your medical condition allows you to use it.

Chocolate: one taste is all it takes

Chocolate: in this film of Lasse Hallström Vianne and her daughter Anouk move into a small catholic French village. From the first scene on it is clear that Vianne Rocher is a Goddess. Her ancestry is from the old Mayan tribe that knew about the ways of healing with chocolate.


Chocolate: one taste is all it takes…

Did you know that there is a Mayan chocolate Goddess of fertility? Ixcacao. This Goddess lived among the people and listen to their needs. Look how Vianne listens to her customers. But Ixcacoa was not blessed for long. She had to marry the God of commerce. Patriarchical Kings demanded that a child would be sacrificed each year to ensure the return of the sun. Ixcacoa climbed up the stairs with them each year to make the path to death easier by feeding them chocolate on their way up to their fate. In the film, this plot is reversed. the crown, grandmother Armande (Judi Dench) sacrifices herself. She throws a party were Vianne cooks the most lovely chocolate dinner. But being a diabetic she does not survive. Her sacrifice is the key that turns things around. Vianne becomes a Matriarch, a Queen. She is finally able to restore her independence and settle down. But not only the Goddess/anima part is represented in a magnificent way. The animus is displayed in all its forms: Roux as the puer, the wandering fool; Comte de Reynaud as the enforcer of the rules and Serge, the irresponsible dronk. All of the males desperately need to connect with their anima. The sacrifice of Armande triggers a turning point in their lives… Are you a chocolate lover yourself? After seeing this film you want to make your own healing recipes: chocolate covered Katie is the lady who knows how to make chocolate that heals. Over 80 recipes that are good for you.

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