carcinoid syndrome - some tumors make excessive amounts of serotonin
which depletes tryptophan
Hartnup's disease - ineffective absorption of tryptophan
precursor to serotonin, melatonin and niacin
needed for proper brain function
RDA - 200 mg qd
cottage cheese, beef liver, peanuts, turkey, tuna
pellagra, depression, insomnia and suicidal thoughts
insomnia, depression, mental disorders, schizophrenia
anorexia and bulemia, appetite suppression
associated with eosinophilia myalgia (allergic reaction)
Fantastic new books!
CAM Therapies has studies on natural therapies for over 100 diseases.
CAM Labs lists lab tests for 100 diseases.
Nutritional Genetics is a fantastic resource.