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)
“…aims to help you understand and identify how your diet affects your moods...all backed up by recent scientific research.” (Health & Fitness May 2007)
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Do you often feel irritable, anxious, depressed, disconnected, or moody for no apparent reason? Do you have sleeping problems? 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. The latest research shows that what you eat and drink undeniably affects your mood. In this eye–opening exploration of the food–mood connection, renowned nutrition expert Jack Challem isolates the nutritional triggers of anger, tension, fatigue, impatience, anxiety, and depression, providing solutions that will help you stabilize your moods and be more focused. Drawing upon thirty years of nutrition research, including the latest scientific findings, Challem lays out a clear and practical four–step plan for feeding your brain the right nutrition. His mood–enhancing plan includes cutting–edge advice on choosing the foods and supplements that are right for you as well as tips on improving your lifestyle and habits to help you improve your particular mood issues. With Jack Challem′s easy–to–follow, all–natural program, you′ll learn how to combine feel–good foods with dietary supplements and modest lifestyle changes to: Reduce the frequency and intensity of bad moods Be less irritable and impatient Have more energy Sleep better Increase your concentration Stress–proof your life Reduce the risk of illnesses like diabetes and heart disease Decrease your susceptibility to panic attacks, aggressiveness, obsessive–compulsive behavior, depression, or other mood concerns Complete with simple recipes and delicious meal plans, The Food–Mood Solution presents a fast, easy, and dependable way to feel emotionally positive, physically fresh, and mentally sharp every day.