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5.0 out of 5 stars The end of PMS
I personally use this book as my bible. It has helped me overcome long term problems with PMS which at one point drove me to attempt suicide.
I have used this book as a reference for me and others to help end the torture of monthly depression, food cravings and irritability. I have used it to help advise friends and family.
It is a fact that even men have...
Published on 26 April 2002

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1.0 out of 5 stars Only for people who are seriously, chronically,depressed, emotional eaters!
I read the book, took the test, got the pills, and had nothing but dumb headaches from them!
well, guess I have to loose weight the old traditional way...Fish, Veg, Wholegrain, and the Gym!!!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The end of PMS, 26 April 2002
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I personally use this book as my bible. It has helped me overcome long term problems with PMS which at one point drove me to attempt suicide.
I have used this book as a reference for me and others to help end the torture of monthly depression, food cravings and irritability. I have used it to help advise friends and family.
It is a fact that even men have monthly mood cycles, they may not be as severe as those in women with PMS but they exist all the same. The advice in Julia Ross' book has helped me help my brother too. He now regularly takes an amino-complex, which has help him cope with his divorce. In the past every crisis in his life caused him to sunk into a deep depressive state and turn to alcohol His amino regime has changed that, he can cope much better and has the confidence to tackle problems with a clear mind.
Thanks Julia I really though Prozac was the only way out of my problems, but you showed me a different way, and I only have you to thank for that. I bought this book four years ago and still refer to it regularly.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Makes perfect sense in theory, but will it in practice?, 24 Feb 2001
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For someone who was already convinced that more dieting was not the answer, this book screamed out at me from the book shelf.
A flash on the cover promises to 'end food cravings by end of day 1' and to 'rebalance your body chemistry, end food cravings, weight problems and mood swings - NOW!' But we all know it is NEVER that simple....
The book is fascinating, the theory makes perfect sense and the whole concept of replacing depleted amino acids in your brain to regain balance, control, health and energy, is highly appealing.
I did the questionnaire, I studied the chapters relevant to me, and I began reading the 'Master Plan'. I was all ready to commit to it, when I encountered one problem. Try getting the multi-vitamins and amino acid supplements in Boots, Tesco, your local chemist, Holland & Barrett or even a specialist store, and you'll be out of luck.
It seems that the only way to follow the Diet Cure is by spending a small fortune on mail order supplements from the States. To be honest, this wouldn't bother me if the idea of having to carry a pill organiser around with me for at least three months and set an alarm to remind me when to take the next four or five different supplements didn't worry me just a little.
At the end of the day, the Diet Cure recommends supplementation to put you on the right road to healthy eating. It advocates high protein and fat intake and low 'refined/white' carbohydrate and processed food or sugar intake. It is a basically sound diet that emphasises natural supplementation to help you overcome addiction and cravings.
I like the theory, but the practice for me will probably be a good multi-vitamin that I can get in Boots, and a low carbohydrate, sensible eating diet.
Maybe if I lived round the corner from Julia Ross's clinic it might be different...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 books for the price of one..., 18 Sep 2012
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Mark Stipanovsky (London) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Diet Cure (Paperback)
This book has just been re-released and I'm about to buy the new copy - so it prompted me to get out my copy of this issue which is now over 10 years old - how time flies - and give it a quick review...

First of all - this is a very interesting and cleverly laid out book. It begins with a questionaire that looks to uncover which of the 8 imbalances you may have - and you may have more than one...

It is also "on the money"... When I explain to someone who is 10 stone plus overweight that they are suffering from malnutrition - amongst other things - the normal reaction is one of disbelief - and that's when the fun starts...

The questionaire is worth the price of this book 10 times over because it lays out in simple terms what you are actually experiencing right now...

And the cause is your actual diet...

The title "Diet Cure" is a bit of a strange one because we're all on a diet. Maybe the meaning is to overcome unhelpful restrictive misinformation type diets...

There are only 3 types of "diet" anyway - one restricts food types (think Atkins), one restricts amounts (think Weightwatchers) and the third is a combination of the above two...

Where the Information in this book differs - is that there are 8 ways our current diet may be harming us - and Julia spends the first part of the book addressing this.

The second part of the book is about redressing the balance - and she uses a combination of food and supplements to achieve this.

The third part of the book is "The Master Plan" and is about going shopping for the foods and supplements, menu planning, nice recipes and so forth.

It also has a very helpful resource list and also emphasises relaxation, counselling and specialist addiction support if needed.

Simple works - breakfast, lunch and dinner of simple non processed food will overcome years of misery and obsessions and compulsions. Buy a book such as this one - a page a day diary - and begin measuring what you actually do - keep fine tuning it and keep writing down objectively - your daily plan - and then you have "The Diet Cure"...

This book has enough information to fill up 8 separate books - one for each imbalance - and maybe the new edition will flow more - from section to section - or maybe not...

I feel it's still worth ordering a copy of this book - because it's interesting to compare and contrast the books and look for the common theme - as information is continually changing - especially around health and diet...

And yet for me, the common themes are always - plain water - walking - writing - menu planning (planned vs actual) - resistance exercise - and a friendly supportive someone...

And my other advice - if you choose to take it - is read this book for one hour whilst walking round your local park - and when you've read it - buy another book - look for the common themes to what you've just learnt - and keep walking...

And by the way - I am a specialist in weight loss, addiction, better relationships and a few other things - because I have shared the information in books such as this - because it's helpful, really helpful...

There's nothing "wrong" with us - it's just imbalances and misinformation - and that's why I know we can all "get better" especially with the weight loss issue...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Useful Book, 16 May 2007
I have had this book for a while and just recently remembered about it. I have started to read it and find it very interesting, which is quite unique for this kind of book! It goes into detail about yeast infections, homonal imbalances and good fats versus bad fats to name a few subjects. The information given is very useful and written in an easy to understand form. I find this book fascinating and very easy to get involved in. If you like reading about healthy eating, supplements and are interested in how your body uses food and the effects food has on us, you will find it very interesting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For anyone with food and body issues this is a must !!, 28 April 2014
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Brilliant and very very thought provoking, practical and refreshing. I have already began following certain suggestions and are reaping the benefits as I write .
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The bible!, 30 Oct 2002
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Totally agree with the other reviews this book is my bible and has some excellent advise, however it is hard to keep up with and I haven't followed all the advice as I'd probably take all day to take the recommended tablets and be bankrupt! If you ever only buy 1 diet book or buy hundreds this is the one to buy. Excellent value for money.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Only for people who are seriously, chronically,depressed, emotional eaters!, 24 Mar 2010
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I read the book, took the test, got the pills, and had nothing but dumb headaches from them!
well, guess I have to loose weight the old traditional way...Fish, Veg, Wholegrain, and the Gym!!!
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2 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I'd forgotten I had this book, 27 Dec 2002
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I've been researching diets on the internet and stumbled across this one and thought it looked familiar. Turns out I bought this book a couple of years ago and had forgotten about it - what does that tell you?! I've recently been doing the Fat Flush diet by Anne Louise Gittleman and a lot of her ideas sounded familiar and (without directly comparing the two) I think some of her concepts are similar to the Diet Cure - you certainly have to take supplements anyway. Fat Flush has cured my cravings, Diet Cure didn't but then everyones different.
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