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4.0 out of 5 stars You aren't what you eat, 28 Feb. 2014
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This review is from: Potatoes Not Prozac: How to Control Depression, Food Cravings and Weight Gain (Paperback)
But it does make a difference. Cynics may scoff that no-one used to have lactose, sugar and wheat allergies, or that we are all just getting fussy with our food and buying into quackery, but when you look at the low nutritional value of a lot of modern food, and how the processes deployed before the food gets onto our table are for the benefit of the marketers, shops, hauliers etc. rather than the customer, it's easy to see there may be a problem. What's less well known is how deeply sugars, chemicals, and other ingredients can affect our minds and our mood. The mind/food link is not confined, in my experience, to kids who get dizzy on orange squash or depressed people seeking comfort in 1cwt of Milk Tray; there are real benefits to the mind and the mood of providing one's body with a balanced mix of the right fuels. There may be times when medicine, meditation and therapy are what you need, but this book points the way towards a healthier mental base that is founded on good diet principles. Clearly written, doesn't make snake-oil claims and is reassuringly free of feel-good anecdotes, it's a sensible, readable and eye-opening book.
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