Food-Mood Solution: All-Natural Ways to Banish Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Stress, Overeating, and Alcohol and Drug Problems--and Feel Good Again

Food-Mood Solution: All-Natural Ways to Banish Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Stress, Overeating, and Alcohol and Drug Problems--and Feel Good Again

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by Jack Challem
     
 

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The Food-Mood Solution

"Easy-to-follow . . . all backed up by recent scientific research."
— Health & Fitness magazine

"Jack Challem makes the connection between food and mood clearly, simply, and practically. He shows us how we can use food, supplements, and herbs to help relieve our distressing psychological symptoms, improve our mental performance,

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The Food-Mood Solution

"Easy-to-follow . . . all backed up by recent scientific research."
— Health & Fitness magazine

"Jack Challem makes the connection between food and mood clearly, simply, and practically. He shows us how we can use food, supplements, and herbs to help relieve our distressing psychological symptoms, improve our mental performance, and enhance our well-being."
— James S. Gordon, M.D., founder and Director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and author of Manifesto for a New Medicine

"This book offers us the true solution to overcoming our addictions to food, letting us control what we eat and not allowing food, alcohol, or drugs control us."
— Fred Pescatore, M.D., author of The Hamptons Diet andThe Allergy and Asthma Cure

Do you often feel irritable, anxious, depressed, disconnected, or moody for no apparent reason? These problems might well have something to do with what you eat, and The Food-Mood Solution shows you what you can do about it. Jack Challem lays out an easy-to-follow four-step plan for feeding your brain the right nutrition, including cutting-edge advice on choosing the foods and supplements that are right for you as well as tips on improving your lifestyle and habits. This all-natural program will help you to:

  • Reduce the frequency and intensity of bad moods
  • Be less irritable and impatient
  • Have more energy and sleep better
  • Increase your concentration and stress-proof your life
  • Reduce the risk of illnesses, including diabetes and heart disease
  • Decrease your susceptibility to panic attacks, aggressiveness, obsessive-compulsive behavior, depression, and other mood concerns

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Publishers Weekly
Best known as the "Nutrition Reporter" for consumer health publications (Alternative Medicine; Body & Soul; etc.), Challem (The Inflammation Syndrome) describes a familiar scenario: rising levels of anger, impatience, frustration, fatigue and anxiety due to minor daily irritations. Citing studies of increased violence traced to mood disorders, Challem contends that basic but highly specific diet and lifestyle modifications can lower stress levels and radically improve behavior and health. While the effects of poor nutrition on health take years to manifest, he says, such effects on mood are readily apparent, and he urges readers to notice how certain foods and beverages lead to headaches, fatigue, poor sleep, depression, compulsive behavior, panic attacks, bipolar disorder and other increasingly common conditions. His plan targets neuronutrients (vitamins and minerals needed to make critical brain chemicals) and nutrisocial factors (family, workload, environment, advertising, etc.) to boost mood. After taking a few quizzes, readers will be guided through a four-part program: supplements, diet, exercise and lifestyle. While the information is not entirely new, Challem does solidly address the hardest part of his equation-and that's the lifestyle change itself. (Mar.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
It is obvious that what we eat may affect our moods and mental functioning—anyone who gets cranky when hungry or sleepy after a big meal has experienced this connection firsthand. However, specific recommendations, such as using B vitamins to treat depression or omega-3 fish oils to treat adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, are more questionable. This book, for which health reporter Challem has drawn on 30 years of nutrition research, is an uncomfortable combination of truisms and general advice (e.g., modern life is stressful, physical activity can improve your mood) that often recommends using nutritional supplements to treat specific disorders. Although the general advice may be useful, it is available elsewhere; the specific advice may be dangerous if it replaces consultation with a medical or psychiatric professional. Nonetheless, some people want this kind of information, so the volume may be relevant to public libraries collecting popular health books of uncertain scientific credibility.
—Sarah Boslaugh
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* Best known as the ""Nutrition Reporter"" for consumer health publications (Alternative Medicine; Body & Soul; etc.), Challem (The Inflammation Syndrome) describes a familiar scenario: rising levels of anger, impatience, frustration, fatigue and anxiety due to minor daily irritations. Citing studies of increased violence traced to mood disorders, Challem contends that basic but highly specific diet and lifestyle modifications can lower stress levels and radically improve behavior and health. While the effects of poor nutrition on health take years to manifest, he says, such effects on mood are readily apparent, and he urges readers to notice how certain foods and beverages lead to headaches, fatigue, poor sleep, depression, compulsive behavior, panic attacks, bipolar disorder and other increasingly common conditions. His plan targets neuronutrients (vitamins and minerals needed to make critical brain chemicals) and nutrisocial factors (family, workload, environment, advertising, etc.) to boost mood. After taking a few quizzes, readers will be guided through a four-part program: supplements, diet, exercise and lifestyle. While the information is not entirely new, Challem does solidly address the hardest part of his equation—and that's the lifestyle change itself. (Mar.) (Publishers Weekly, January 8, 2007)

“…aims to help you understand and identify how your diet affects your moods…easy-to-follow book…all backed up by recent scientific research.” (Health & Fitness, May 2007)

 

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470228777
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/18/2008
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
630,524
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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