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11 Natural Ways to Boost Your Energy Levels With increasingly busy lives, many people regularly find themselves feeling tired and drained. If this sounds like you, then it’s worth taking a look at your lifestyle to see which healthy changes you can make to boost your energy levels and make you feel great. Fret not! [...]

Dear AllStarHealth,

You probably get this question around every Thanksgiving; what is it in turkey that makes people tired, is it really the tryptophan and everyone seems to suggest? I’ve tried taking tryptophan for insomnia and it didn’t seem to make me tired at all.

Thanks,

Frank Bucholz, Hanover, PA

A: The idea that it’s the tryptophan in turkey, and not other factors, that induces the post-meal drowsiness has been around for a long time now. It arose in the early 80′s when….