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: 60.13 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

Secrets Of Serotonin Revised Edition

Author: Carol Hart
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312375126
Size: 49.59 MB
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Incorporating the latest medical and scientific research, a study of the health benefits of serotonin explains how to boost serotonin levels without taking drugs, revealing how high serotonin levels can naturally curb appetite, help fight depression, alleviate migraine headaches, relieve PMS, eliminate fatigue, and more. Original. 25,000 first printing.

5 Htp

Author: Michael Murray
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 030757184X
Size: 36.65 MB
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The most authoritative and comprehensive guide to realizing the amazing health benefits of 5-HTP Written by one of America's leading naturopathic doctors, 5-HTP explains how this natural amino acid can safely and effectively regulate low serotonin levels, which have been linked to depression, obesity, insomnia, migraines, and anxiety. 5-HTP is also a powerful antioxidant that can protect the body from free-radical damage, reducing the risk of serious illnesses such as cancer. 5-HTP has already helped thousands, and Dr. Murray, citing extensive scientific studies and case histories, shows how this groundbreaking supplement can help you. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Diet Rehab

Author: Mike Dow
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101552239
Size: 41.65 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.

Potatoes Not Prozac

Author: Kathleen DesMaisons
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684850141
Size: 56.71 MB
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Outlines a nutrition program that reduces food cravings

Younger Next Week

Author: Elisa Zied
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460323866
Size: 64.11 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.

Dr Colbert S I Can Do This Diet

Author: Don Colbert
Publisher: Charisma Media
ISBN: 1599799901
Size: 42.25 MB
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Too many people fight against their own brain and body chemistry when trying to lose weight. This is the reason that up until now, diets have only had a 2% success rate. Tired of saying, "I can't do this!" when looking at diet programs? Then let Dr. Colbert help you take advantage of the latest medical breakthroughs that show you how to work with your body, rather than against it to lose weight easily and keep it off for life. Forget the old diets that work against you. With Dr. Colbert's diet, you can say, "I can do this!" As a medical doctor, Don Colbert deals every day with getting verifiable results that prove a patient is on his or her way to long-term health, not just fixing an immediate problem. And that is what this book is about. Far from being a diet, this program offers principles that are meant to last for life, principles that have been proven to work for thousands of individuals for more than a decade and counting. Dr. Colbert helps readers: Learn the top five reasons why diets fail Explore several fundamentals of weight loss Overcome specific roadblocks to weight loss including insulin resistance, neurotransmitter imbalance, hormonal imbalance, and inflammation Design a program catered just for them, including snacking, cooking, eating out, shopping, supplements, and much more

The Good Mood Diet

Author: Susan M Kleiner
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style
ISBN: 0446556629
Size: 36.59 MB
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Dr. Kleiner, a leading nutrition authority on eating for strength, has put together a diet that has already been tested in Seattle with a Seattle Good Mood Diet weight loss group program. Bob Condor highlighted the progress of the group in the Seattle Post Intelligencer from Nov. 1, 2004 through April 2005. The author has since received thousands of requests for more information. The idea behind this book is that you can choose healthy foods that both make you feel great and, when eaten according to the plan, help you lose weight. Most diets cause chemical changes in the brain that make the dieter feel depressed. The typical plan is often too low in calories. In this diet, the participants eat feel-good foods with both ideal timing and ideal combinations. People's energy levels soar and participants feel better in days. The key is to combine the right foods-i.e. balance of protein and fats to go with carbs. The plan outlines a diet of about 40 percent carbs, 30 percent proteins, and 30 percent fats and fiber. Participants eat from a list of "feel good foods," and eliminate excessive added sugar in processed foods. Sweets are not taboo, but the authors believes in "eat it only if you love it" when it comes to sweets. For instance, if you love pumpkin pie, have a slice, but maybe skip the crust unless it's fabulous. A bit of chocolate and a glass of red wine a day is okay once you're two weeks into the diet.

The Carbohydrate Craver S Diet

Author: Judith J. Wurtman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780345314932
Size: 73.96 MB
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Based on the author's research on the way the brain chemical serotonin controls carbohydrate hunger, this program outlines a nutritionally balanced, 1,100-calorie diet plan that includes a carbohydrate craving test and a daily snack heavy in carbohydrates