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The Feel Good Factor: 10 Proven Ways to Boost Your Mood and Motivate Yourself

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Do you suffer from low mood, a tack of motivation or depression? If so, The Feel Good Factor will help you transform the way you feel and renew your enthusiasm for life. Written by the UK's leading expert on the link between nutrition and mental health, this groundbreaking book lets you in on the secrets of how to feel good naturally - without resorting to antidepressants or other prescription drugs.

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Overview

Do you suffer from low mood, a tack of motivation or depression? If so, The Feel Good Factor will help you transform the way you feel and renew your enthusiasm for life. Written by the UK's leading expert on the link between nutrition and mental health, this groundbreaking book lets you in on the secrets of how to feel good naturally - without resorting to antidepressants or other prescription drugs.

The key factors that promote low mood and depression

The truth about antidepressants - and what works better

Refreshing insights into psychological issues and how to resolve them

A supplement programme that is proven to boost mood and motivation

A mood-boosting diet that's easy to follow

Inspiring case studies

Simple things you can do today to feel better tomorrow

With advice on uncovering any biochemical imbalances you may have, questionnaires that guide you to the most important secrets for you and the latest research findings on what really works, this practical book will give you the tools you need to begin reshaping your outlook - and your life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749953164
  • Publisher: Piatkus Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Pages: 266
  • Sales rank: 1,388,327
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Holford is the founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London, chief executive of the Food for the Brain Foundation and the author of more than 30 books.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xi

Guide to Abbreviations, Measures and References xiii

Introduction|xv

Part 1 The Anatomy Of Feeling Good 1

Chapter 1 How Happy Are You? 3

Chapter 2 Are You Letting Thoughts and Feelings Sabotage Your Happiness? 12

Chapter 3 Feeling Sad is Not All in the Mind 20

Chapter 4 The Downside of Antidepressants 25

Chapter 5 Nature's Proven Blues Busters 39

Chapter 6 Quick Wins to Lift Your Mood 52

Part 2 My Top Ten Mood-Boosting Secrets 55

Chapter 7 Banish the Sugar Blues 57

Chapter 8 Balance Your Hormones 68

Chapter 9 Having the Guts to Be Happy 80

Chapter 10 Why Omega-3 Fats are Essential 91

Chapter 11 Restore Your Brain's Natural Balance with Amino Acids 103

Chapter 12 The Importance of a Good Night's Sleep 125

Chapter 13 Get Yourself Connected with Uplifting B Vitamins 137

Chapter 14 Vitamin D and Exercise - A Winning Combination 149

Chapter 15 St John's Wort: The Happiness Herb 159

Chapter 16 Accept and Move Through Your Moods 163

Part 3 Your Mood-Boosting Action Plan 185

Chapter 17 Good Mood Foods 187

Chapter 18 Mood-boosting Supplements 209

Chapter 19 Make Every Day a Good Day 220

References 224

Recommended Reading 242

Resources 245

Index 254

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