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Do you feel like you’re getting up from the left side every day? Depending on an event we are experiencing, a person we are discussing, feeling unhappy, pessimistic and angry can be considered normal to a certain level, but sometimes we can feel restlessness, even though there is no visible reason. Here we can take a number of steps to transition to a more positive mood by establishing a balance between happiness and hormones decoupled. Remember that the moods you are in affect not only how you feel, but also the relationships we build with your environment, and listen to these suggestions.

Before sharing tips to activate happiness hormones, let’s take a look at what these hormones are and the factors that allow or prevent them from being kept at an optimal level:

Serotonin, one of the happiness hormones most commonly known by its name, acts as a neurotransmitter (providing flow between nerves) in the brain, helping us feel happy, calm and peaceful.

The information that will surprise you most about this beautiful hormone is that about 80 percent of it is produced in our intestines. If you’re having digestive problems, you’re unlikely to describe your mood as great.

Another detail to decipher is the relationship between serotonin and melatonin. Insomnia occurs when the hormone Serotonin is excessive, and drowsiness occurs when it is low.

During REM sleep, defined as deep sleep, the brain stops the release of the hormone serotonin.

At this stage, the hormone melatonin comes into play, preparing the body for darkness and sleep. In other words, these two hormones cooperate and regulate our mood.

Endorphins are known for their mood-altering effects. They help us cheer up as well as reduce pain, pain, stress.

A lot of people know the connection between endorphins and exercise. Activity is what stimulates endorphins the most.

Progesterone is not only effective on fertility; this powerful hormone has other biological functions in the body. Progesterone is a powerful anti-anxiety agent, an antidepressant and a diuretic.

Progesterone is the dominant hormone in the second half of the menstrual cycle, known as the luteal phase, and is produced predominantly in the ovaries.

However, some progesterone is also produced in our adrenal glands, and even this is the main place of production after menopause.

Chronic stress, which is quite common today, can compromise our adrenal progesterone production, as our Adrenal glands also produce our stress hormones. Stress can also cause irregular ovulation or inability to ovulate at all.

Now that we know about some of the hormones responsible for our mood, we can now move on to what we can do to strengthen them in natural ways. Here are 4 ways to regulate our happiness hormones only in natural ways without using any medications:

Bring awareness to your breath. We can affect our stress hormone production with our breath. When we breathe through the diaphragm (long, slow breaths that move the abdomen in and out), our body calms down. This, in turn, directly affects the balance of sex hormones and our digestion.

Perform a perfect digestion.Digestion is the cornerstone of our health because through digestion we get all the useful substances in our food into our body, and many of these are very important to our hormones.

Chewing well what we eat, consuming mostly natural and unprocessed foods, eating our food in a comfortable position is one of the ways to strengthen our digestion.

Strengthen your liver. When it comes to how we look and feel during the day, the effect of the liver on this issue is never undeniable.

The liver is the key organ responsible for eliminating all problematic substances, including hormones that we no longer need.

Take care of a vegetable diet by reducing the consumption of things that tire your liver, such as Trans fat, refined sugar, alcohol, and excessive caffeine.

Give more space on your table to the liver’s favorite Turkish vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower.

Make acting a principle. The mood-boosting effects of exercise are now known to everyone. But the biggest mistake made here is that many people still think they will get these benefits by exercising in the gym or running long distances.

Move your body in a way that you will enjoy! Above all, look for permanent ways to integrate acting without planning into your daily life in Turkey.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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