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Below are some great tips to enhance your mood:

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Tip 1: Mood Tool Box  (Under Development)

 

 

logomoodtoolbox125This tool box is created by a Learning Support and Special Education teacher, with over 20 years experience working with children with special needs. The tools in this tool box help children to be happy and particularly help children with ASD and Autism to regulate their moods.

 

Individual games for the toolbox are being developed first and then the final toolbox will be published.

 

Here are some great games to help with enhancing moods:

 

Happy Flappy Free Edition

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If you like Flappy Bird you will love Happy Flappy. Help the peace dove fly through the different moods to find happiness. Collect the happy faces to receive additional points.

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Happy Flappy Free Universal Edition

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Happy Flappy Free Universal Edition

Don’t Get Agro, Free Edition

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If you like playing “Don’t Touch the White Tile” or “Piano Tiles”, you will love playing “Don’t Get Agro”. Tap the green smilie faces so that they do not get agro with what is happening around them. Make sure you tap every green smilie face so that they always remain happy. If you tap the agro faces, road or clouds the game will end.

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Don’t Get Agro Free Edition: Apple

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Don’t Get Agro Free Edition: Amazon

 

 

Bluetrix, Free Edition

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If you like dEXTRIS you will love Bluetrix!Avoid being tricked into feeling blue! Touch the smilie faces to dodge blue moods at super speed. Scrape along the sides, hover through the middle or expertly squeeze by at the last millisecond by splitting in two!

 

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Bluetrix Free Universal Edition: Apple

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Bluetrix Free Edition: Amazon

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Natalie Clarke

Special Education Teacher

Author and App Developer

LIFE CLEANSING

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Tip 2: Read “The Mars and diet exercise and diet solution.”

mars-venus-diet-exercise-book(1)Dr John Gray, the author of “The Mars and Venus Diet and Exercise Solution” suggests eating foods listed below to assist in creating positive thoughts, emotions and a balanced brain chemistry.

Eating to Produce Serotonin For Females

Serotonin is a brain chemical that gives women the feelings of comfort, happiness, good relations and optimism. This important chemical is produced from specific amino acids contained in the proteins we eat. The unfortunate symptoms of low serotonin are a direct result of a female’s diet and exercise routine. A healthy breakfast is essential for women in order to produce normal levels of serotonin which will last throughout the day. The pineal gland is directly responsible for the production of serotonin throughout the day and melatonin to aid in a healthy night’s sleep. A deficiency in serotonin producing foods and nutrients results in a host of specific undesirable symptoms in women such as depression and emotional eating. Research reveals that all obese women are serotonin-deficient.

Eating to  produce more serotonin, include the following foods in a balanced diet:

  • parsley
  • seaweed
  • dates
  • papaya
  • mushrooms
  • sweet potato
  • onions
  • pecans
  • watermelon
  • celery
  • squash
  • carrots
  • beets
  • apricots
  • oranges
  • mangoes
  • strawberries
  • grapefruit
  • chili peppers
  • sun flower seeds
  • pumpkin
  • guava
  • almonds
  • tomatoes
  • pumpkins seeds
  • sesame seeds
  • potatoes
  • brussels sprouts
  • whole wheat flour
  • figs
  • banana
  • grapes
  • buckwheat

Eating to Produce Dopamine For Males

Dopamine is a brain chemical that gives men energy and motivation. This important chemical is produced from specific amino acids contained in the proteins we eat. When males are deficient in dopamine, they tend to seek out behaviours that stimulate the production of more dopamine to feel energized i.e sports, action movies etc.  Another common deficiency of dopamine is ADD & ADHD.

To produce more dopamine, include the following foods in a balanced diet. To produce more dopamine, men need to be a little more careful with high glycemic foods. Not only do they lessen the production of brain chemicals, but they produce a spike in serotonin, which tends to lower a male’s levels of dopamine.

  • duck
  • sardines
  • tofu
  • mozzarella
  • ground beef
  • mackerel
  • whole egg
  • egg whites
  • whey
  • adzuki, kidney, soya, lima, black, mung beans & lentils
  • crab
  • white fish
  • lobster
  • clams
  • skim milk
  • cottage cheese
  • shrimp
  • turkey
  • chicken
  • whole-grain english muffin
  • liver
  • tuna
  • flax bread
  • low fat yoghurt
  • salmon
  • oysters
  • steak
  • lean lamb
  • oatmeal
  • scallops
  • egg whites
  • whey

Natalie Clarke

Special Education Teacher

Author and App Developer

Nutrition Coach

LIFE CLEANSING

Ph: +61 432 343 904

Email Natalie

Visit Paradise Nutrients

 

Tip 3: Give yourself a treat that doesn’t involve food

  1. Go window shopping
  2. Cuddle your pet
  3. Phone a friend
  4. Read a book
  5. Watch a movie
  6. Have a massage
  7. Go for a walk

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Tip 4: Use Chromium for moods and cravings

Research has discovered that making sure we get enough of the mineral “chromium” helps to balance our blood sugar levels. Find good supplements. Here are some foods that contain chromium:

  1. Red Meat
  2. Wholegrain Cereals
  3. Nuts
  4. Beans
  5. Yeast

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Dr Graham Duck

Health Practitioner

Tip 5: Omega 3 & 6 are essential  brain foods that can enhance moods

Research has discovered that:

Omega 3 Fatty Acids:

  1. Help fight depression and dementia
  2. Can benefit people with ADD and ADHD
  3. Help in treating and preventing inflammatory conditions such as Arthritis, Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Best sources are found in  good quality Krill oil supplements and mackerel, salmon, sardines, herring and flax seeds.

Omega 6 Fatty Acids:

  1. Assist with skin conditions such as Eczema
  2. Helping to reduce risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Best sources are found in nuts, seeds and some oils such as extra virgin olive oil.

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Dr Graham Duck

Health Practitioner

 
Tip 6: Challenges to sustaining calm moods

•Skipping Meals…it is important to keep our blood sugars stable

Alcohol

•Caffeine

•Cigarettes

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Dr Graham Duck

Health Practitioner

Tip 7: A healthy mind = A happy mood

* Stimulate the mind

*Make time to have fun

*Make time to meditate

*Set yourself goals

*Celebrate your successes

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Gini Carr

Special Ed Teacher

 

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Natalie Clarke

LIFE CLEANSING

Ph: +61 432 343 904

Email Natalie

Visit Paradise Nutrients

 

 

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Noela Lopatich

Life Cleansing

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