The Serotonin Power Diet

Author: Judith Wurtman
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1594869723
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Identifies a link between serotonin levels and weight and outlines a twelve-week program of scientifically-balanced recipes designed to help reduce overeating urges, lose weight, and improve overall moods.

Craving For Ecstasy And Natural Highs

Author: Harvey B. Milkman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412956730
Size: 41.55 MB
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"Harvey B. Milkman and Stanley Sunderwirth have written a tour de force. Craving for Ecstasy and Natural Highs: A Positive Approach to Mood Alteration . . . is a beautifully written and organized book . . . a thrill ride through the most innovative and insightful perspectives that science and clinical experience have to offer . . . hip and artistic, reflecting a deep understanding of addiction . . . a major contribution to the field; it is must reading." - Howard J. Shaffer, PhD, CAS Editor, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School Director, Division on Addictions, Cambridge Health Alliance "Reading this book is in itself and ecstatic experience! . . . a fascinating journey that explores the benefits and risks of pleasure and the universal desire to feel good . . . It's quite a trip." - G. Alan Marlatt, PhD, University of Washington People from all walks of life often lose themselves in pursuing counterfeit pleasures--cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, thrill seeking, sex, food, gambling, and on-line fantasies to name just a few. How does the pursuit of pleasure result in compulsion and loss of control? Craving for Ecstasy and Natural Highs addresses this fundamental question and then explores positive ways to achieve lasting happiness and fulfillment. Readers will gain important insight on how to improve their own quality of life and will learn how to offer support to clients, students, family, and friends whose lives may be compromised by hedonic dependencies. Students of addictive behaviors and anyone interested in discovering healthy means to satisfy the drive to alter consciousness will find this book compelling. Reviews of previous work: "The chemistry and psychology of addiction are described with considerable insight. . . . These authors know their stuff and make a compelling case." - The Los Angeles Times "The authors provide a valuable service by placing into perspective a large array of behaviors that could be considered addictive." - JAMA

Younger Next Week

Author: Elisa Zied
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460323866
Size: 65.58 MB
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The Fast, Fun, Delicious Way to Fight Aging A radiant appearance. Boundless energy. Effortless weight management. Supercharged health and well-being. Forget facelifts and fancy wrinkle creams—the fountain of youth is in the foods you eat and simple exercises and behaviors that will turn back the clock. Acclaimed nutritionist and wellness expert Elisa Zied shows you how to jump-start weight loss, reduce stress, improve sleep, banish mood swings and love the vibrant woman you see in the mirror. Discover how to: * Nix the habits that age you (some will surprise you!) * Fuel yourself with age-defying, nutrient-rich foods * Relax and decompress with dozens of Stressipes * Revitalize your life with exercises that put the brakes on aging * Eat and enjoy 30 easy-to-make, delicious recipes Featuring The 7-Day Vitality Plan, complete with menus, exercise guidelines and lifestyle solutions, Younger Next Week is your surgery-free solution to look and feel younger in just one week.

Diet Rehab

Author: Mike Dow
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101552239
Size: 30.87 MB
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The co-host of TLC's hit series, Freaky Eaters, reveals the ultimate diet plan to kick the junk-food habit in just four weeks- without the pain of withdrawal. In March 2010, The Scripps Research Institute released a study showing how rats on a junk-food diet had just as difficult a time-if not more so-giving up excess fat and sugar as the rats who were struggling to recover from cocaine dependence. The results showed that certain foods actually alter the brain's chemistry, making our consumption of these foods less like an indulgence and more like an addiction. Our brains require two key neurotransmitters to maintain proper mood and function, serotonin and dopamine. We get a rush of the two when we eat junk food, but the converse is also true: If we stop eating them cold turkey, we go through serotonin and dopamine withdrawal. This is what causes so many dieters to ultimately fail. In order to successfully lose weight, explains Dr. Mike Dow, dieters should be sensitive both to their emotional and physical needs. Dr. Dow, a psychologist who specializes in addictive behavior and eating disorders, introduces a four-week program for breaking the hold that food has over the body, mind, and spirit by gradually decreasing the amount of "bad" foods while increasing activities and foods that boost serotonin and dopamine levels. Sensible and uniquely effective, Diet Rehab eliminates the withdrawal pains of most diet plans, and provides the structure for a sustainable, healthy, and happy lifestyle.

When Food Is Comfort

Author: Julie M. Simon
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608685519
Size: 25.37 MB
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Learn Inner Nurturing and End Emotional Eating If you regularly eat when you’re not truly hungry, choose unhealthy comfort foods, or eat beyond fullness, something is out of balance. Recent advances in brain science have uncovered the crucial role that our early social and emotional environment plays in the development of imbalanced eating patterns. When we do not receive consistent and sufficient emotional nurturance during our early years, we are at greater risk of seeking it from external sources, such as food. Despite logical arguments, we have difficulty modifying our behavior because we are under the influence of an emotionally dominant part of the brain. The good news is that the brain can be rewired for optimal emotional health. When Food Is Comfort presents a breakthrough mindfulness practice called Inner Nurturing, a comprehensive, step-by-step program developed by an author who was herself an emotional eater. You’ll learn how to nurture yourself with the loving-kindness you crave and handle stressors more easily so that you can stop turning to food for comfort. Improved health and self-esteem, more energy, and weight loss will naturally follow.

The Little Book Of Diet Help

Author: Kimberly Willis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451660707
Size: 30.13 MB
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Little Book. Big Help. Think you know how to lose weight, but can’t seem to shed those extra pounds? The truth is, most diets don’t work—or, at least, they don’t last. When we diet, we’re so consumed by what we can’t eat that we don’t focus on how we eat, and how eating makes us feel. That’s where The Little Book of Diet Help comes in. With this book you’ll learn: • • • How to recognize your bad eating habits and how to create new, improved ones • • • Why certain foods affect your body and your mood • • • The power of EFT and how easy techniques like tapping and hypnosis can combat cravings and boost your energy • • • How to distinguish between physical and emotional hunger • • • Why finding ways to manage stress will naturally help you eat better—and stay slimmer! You’ll see that small adjustments to your daily routine can add up to big changes in how you look and feel. You don’t need complicated meal plans, you don’t need to spend hours in the gym, and you definitely don’t need to be miserable. You just need a little help!

Food And Mood Second Edition

Author: Elizabeth Somer
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805062009
Size: 32.67 MB
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Dispells myths and presents scientific facts linking what we eat to how we feel, including the latest findings connecting nutrition to various disorders and offering practical dietary advice

The Gale Encyclopedia Of Alternative Medicine L R

Author: Jacqueline L. Longe
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN:
Size: 54.78 MB
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Presents a four-volume alphabetically-arranged medical reference set that examines a variety of supplemental therapies and herbal remedies along with treatments for certain conditions and diseases.