*Drinking ice-cold water
reduces cravings, and SMR? Or are these cravings associated with a
desire to increase serotonin levels and to actually decrease SMR?
*Sometimes people crave
foods they are allergic too; allergic reaction increases serotonin, and reduces
*WebMD: Curing Your Cravings (Page 2)
*Eating foods that
eliminate cravings, such as apples, will actually help to increase SMR over
time by reducing the consumption of foods that rapidly increase serotonin
levels and blood sugar?
*"Consume fiber-rich carbohydrates with
protein at each meal and snack. The soluble fibers found in oranges,
apples, legumes [e.g. peas, beans, lentils], and oats
are particularly effective in slowing the absorption of sugar. They
allow a slow, steady release of sugar into the blood and help avoid the
rapid rise in blood sugar associated with sugary or highly refined snacks.
Book: Somer, Elizabeth, M.A., R.D. Food & Mood. Henry
Holt and Company, LLC, 1999.
*Barely audible noise
(e.g. Tinnitus Retraining Therapy) increases SMR? Increase SMR by
decreasing volume of radio, TV, computer?
*Change theory on ‘My
Theories’ page? Replace word ‘arousal’ with SMR? Internet use at first
increases SMR, but over an extended period of time, decreases SMR?
*A rapid increase in
serotonin levels reduces SMR, leads to problems with proprioception,
breathing, thirst sensation?
*Sensory overload leads to
a desire to reduce stress, reduce SMR, by rapidly increasing serotonin
levels by exposure to light (e.g. light from a computer monitor)
**Why reduce stress and
SMR? Beta-endorphins associated with stress are not sufficient? Adrenal
**Desire to rapidly
increase serotonin levels instead of endorphin levels?
Browsing in a store (not
an online store) increases SMR?
Increase SMR by letting
something slowly dissolve in your mouth?
increases beta waves? (low beta? (SMR))
*Note: Don’t put food
between teeth and gums—can lead to cavities between the teeth
*Good idea to avoid food
that contains refined carbohydrates, and rapidly increases serotonin
levels—unless, possibly, it is only consumed in small amounts, and over a
longer period of time
Increase SMR with bright
distractions such as crystals? Or do these bright distractions rapidly
increase serotonin and decrease SMR?
*Distractions seem to be
more effective when in close proximity
Increase SMR by correcting
laterality, amblyopia and reducing sensory overload?
Breathing and SMR
*People with asthma, which
restricts breathing, have more SMR?
*Positive ions, serotonin
*Negative ions, melatonin
(as melatonin increases serotonin decreases) prevent an overproduction of
serotonin and increase SMR?
Bates’ ‘sunning’ exercise
*Can reduce light
vision, inner ear, vestibulo-ocular reflex?
*Other Bates exercises
also increase SMR?
*Repetitive tasks cause
low SMR, fatigue, laterality problems, amblyopia (going subdominant)?
Low SMR leads to fatigue,
loss of interest, convergence insufficiency/accommodative insufficiency?
may be associated with an intolerance for SMR brainwave states
protocol of treating alcoholics with Alpha/Theta and Beta/SMR
*Low tolerance for SMR brainwave
state may cause impatience
**Rushing through sunning
exercise, pencil push-ups, breathing exercises
**ADD/ADHD like symptoms
**waiting is more
stressful (‘Neuropsychology of Myopia’ article)
**aversion to exercise,
other activities which require use of the frontal lobes such as reading
(does not include reading words on a computer monitor)
interhemispheric integration: OCD