The Food Mood Solution

The 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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Renowned nutrition expert Jack Challem isolates the nutritional triggers of bad moods, providing solutions that will help you stabilize your moods, gain energy, sleep better, handle stress, and be more focused. He lays out a clear-cut, four-step plan for feeding the brain the right nutrition, presenting advice on choosing the right foods and supplements as well as improving lifestyle habits to help regulate mood swings.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 155 x 232 x 20mm | 372g
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations
  • 0470228776
  • 9780470228777
  • 394,111

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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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Table of contents

Foreword by Melvyn R. Werbach, M.D. Acknowledgments. Introduction. PART I The Food Mood Connection. 1 How Food Affects Your Mood. 2 How Life s Stresses Do a Number on Your Moods. 3 Neuronutrients, Moods, and Your Mind. PART II How to Improve Your Moods. 4 The First Step: Take Your Supplements. 5 The Second Step: Eat Mood Enhancing Foods. 6 The Third Step: Be More Active. 7 The Fourth Step: Begin Changing Your Life Habits. PART III Improving Your Specific Mood and Behavior Concerns. 8 Dealing with Irritability, Anger, Aggressiveness, and Violent Behavior. 9 Reducing Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Obsessive Compulsive Behavior. 10 Reducing Distractible and Impulsive ADHD like Behavior. 11 The Overweight Prediabetes Connection to Mood Swings. 12 Dealing with Down Days, Depression, and Bipolar Disorder. 13 Dealing with Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Afterword. Appendix. Selected References. Index.
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Review Text

'... Challem has hit the nail on the head...It was a joy to have read and very inspirational.' (, January 2011).
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About Jack Challem

Jack Challem, known as the Nutrition Reporter, publishes a health newsletter by the same name; he is the lead author of the highly successful Syndrome X and author of Stop Prediabetes Now, The Inflammation Syndrome, and Feed Your Genes Right. For more information, visit the author's Web site at
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