By Dr Amen

The Anterior Cingulate Gyrus (ACG)  affects you when it works too hard and you are over 50 years old with chronic stress and poor nutrition. Nutrition, sunshine, volunteering, whole foods, massage, caregivers and physical exercise can help calm worries and cognitive flexibility. It increases your energy and can distract you from thoughts that loop around your mind.


An overactive ACG can be calmed down with certain foods that increase serotonin levels. Search this site: serotonin, dopamine, Parkinsons, Alzheimer, whole foods, inflammation, detox

  • Sweet potatoes and garbanzo beans (complex carbs)
  • Foods rich in L-tryptophan such as chicken, turkey, wild salmon, beeft, nut butter, eggs and green peas


  • 5HTP
  • Inositol
  • Saffron
  • Vitamin B complex: B6 and others
  • L-tryptophan
  • St John’s Wort
  • Omega 3x higher in DHA
  • Anti-oxidants

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