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Some good information but alot of sales hype
on 17 July 2013
The first 50 pages of this book are a really good read; they give an accurate and easy to understand synopsis of how serotonin is produced and what it takes to get it into the brain. The overall concept of a serotonin power surge is sound and after having tried it for a couple of days I have noticed a difference in mood and well being.
However, the sales pitch is relentless, the bias very USA, and this really taints the read. If you can speed read over the sales patter there are some real gems of information in here, and if you are looking for a possible alternative to anti-depressants you will find this book useful. The author is careful though to not cross medical boundaries and does not suggest that this book is an alternative to anti-d's. What is good is that you get to understand what impact anti-d's have on you and how they can change your eating habits. So if you are going through a period of putting weight on because you have been or are depressed you will find this book useful.