Natural Highs: Supplements, Nutrition, and Mind-Body Techniques to Help You Feel Good All the

Natural Highs: Supplements, Nutrition, and Mind-Body Techniques to Help You Feel Good All the

by Hyla Cass, Patrick Holford
     
 

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What does it take to make you feel "high"? Do you routinely reach for caffeine, alcohol, cigarettes, or sugary snacks to get you through the day? Unfortunately, the quick fixes we have become accustomed to don't work long-term, and often contribute further to the underlying problems of fatigue, depression, brain fog, and anxiety.

In  Natural Highs, two

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What does it take to make you feel "high"? Do you routinely reach for caffeine, alcohol, cigarettes, or sugary snacks to get you through the day? Unfortunately, the quick fixes we have become accustomed to don't work long-term, and often contribute further to the underlying problems of fatigue, depression, brain fog, and anxiety.

In  Natural Highs, two leading authorities in psychology and nutrition present a prescriptive breakthrough program based on nutritional supplements, herbs, and simple mind-body therapies that will help to increase energy, sharpen the mind, elevate mood, relax the body, and beat stress. Their remarkable research shows how to formulate the perfect "brainfood" to improve how we think and feel, resulting in a greater sense of connection and joy in everyday life-the natural high.

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This provocative book asserts that what many people seek from the "highs" offered by illicit drugs, as well as everyday stimulants like caffeine, is actually a feeling of optimum alertness, connectedness, and freedom from stress -- and that this state can be achieved naturally. According to authors Dr. Hyla Cass and Patrick Holford, it's all a matter of balancing brain chemistry through diet, the use of herbs and supplements, and some lifestyle changes. The nutritional and lifestyle recommendations may not be groundbreaking -- the authors advocate omega-3 fatty acids and yoga, among other things -- but the extensive treatment given to supplements, from SAMe to tryptophan, makes this an important addition to any bookshelf. It offers an insightful look at brain chemistry, the ways in which people try to alter it -- both naturally and artificially -- and what readers can do to optimize it without the risks of chemical substances.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583331620
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,161,731
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 - 13 Years

What People are saying about this

Joan Borysenko
Natural Highs may be one of the most important books you'll ever read. (Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., author of Inner Peace for Busy People and Minding the Body, Mending the Mind)
Gay Hendricks
Here's a book that should be on everyone's shelf. A valuable contribution to the art and science of feeling good, it also sheds new light on the value of connection and how to achieve it.
— author of Achieving Vibrance and Conscious Loving
Sting
All human beings want to be happy and indeed deserve to be happy. Countless numbers of people seek refuge in stimulants, depressants, drugs (legal and illegal), alcohol, coffee, sugar, dope, ecstasy, and others. If nature can offer us sound, safe, legal antidotes to the poisoning of the human spirit, then there can be no more important work in the twenty-first century than researching and exploring these resources.
Daniel G. Amen
Readers searching for more natural alternatives to psychiatric medicine will find the full range of options available in this book. (Daniel G. Amen, M.D., author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Healing ADD, and Healing the Hardware of the Soul)
Joan Borysenko
Why worry, be happy' is great advice, but how can we do it? Natural Highs may be one of the most important books you'll ever read. By implementing the excellent advice of these noted experts in psychiatry, nutrition and herbology you can restore your body and emotions to the natural state of joy, creativity, memory and optimal function that everyone craves.
— author of numerous books, including Inner Peace for Busy People
Jack Canfield
Natural Highs offers ground-breaking evidence that the ability to feel good all the time - naturally, without artificial chemicals - is easily within our grasp. This provocative book will soon have you reassessing your daily routine and implementing healthy, powerful changes that will affect your mood, energy and happiness in no time.
— co-author of the best selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series
Sharon Salzberg
Natural Highs is pioneering, both in its breadth of intelligent information and in its compassionate concern for the reader. (Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness)

Meet the Author

Hyla Cass, MD, is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. A noted public speaker, consultant, and media commentator in the field of nutritional medicine and psychiatry for the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, women's health, stress reduction, and addiction, she lives in the greater Los Angeles area.

Patrick Holford is the United Kingdom's leading nutritionist and one of the world's authorities on health. He is the founder of The Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London, the largest training school in the UK for nutrition consultants. He is the author of Natural Highs, The Optimum Nutrition Bible, The Optimum Nutrition Cookbook and many other books.

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