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Food & mood : the complete guide to eating well and feeling your best

Author: Elizabeth Somer
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Dispells myths and presents scientific facts linking what we eat to how we feel, including the latest findings connecting nutrition to various disorders and offering practical dietary advice.
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Genre/Form: Oregon authors
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Somer
ISBN: 0805062009 9780805062007 0739407694 9780739407691
OCLC Number: 41211552
Notes: "An Owl book."
Description: xx, 425 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. The Food-Mood Link --
1. How Food Affects Your Mood --
Getting to Know Your Neurons --
A Symphony of Chemicals --
What You Eat Affects How You Feel --
The Diet-Made Chemicals: Serotonin, Dopamine, Norepinephrine, and Acetylcholine --
The Survival Chemicals: Neuropeptide Y (NPY), Galanin, and the Endorphins --
Beyond the Brain --
The Highs and Lows of Blood Sugar --
When Eating Becomes Unhealthy --
Nature Versus Nurture --
How Are You Eating? A Self-Assessment --
2. Do You Crave Carbohydrates? --
Biological Callings --
Endorphins, Sugar, and Instant Gratification --
Doing the Blood-Sugar Boogie --
How Sweet It Is --
Eat and Be Merry --
3. Other Food Cravings: Sweet-and-Creamy, Chocolate, and Salt --
Your "Fat Tooth" --
Fat for Survival --
More on Endorphins and Fat Cravings --
The Fat Thermostat --
A Calorie Is Not Just a Calorie --
Why We Crave Fat: A Simple Explanation --
Fake Fats: There's No Such Thing as a Free Lunch --
Chocoholics: Can't Live With It, Can't Live Without It --
That Craving for Salt --
Cravings Finale --
4. No Energy? Could Be Your Diet --
Your Mother Was Right --
Wake Up and Smell the Coffee --
Sugarcoated Sleeping Pill --
Bypassing the Midday Doldrums --
Ironing Out Fatigue --
Vitamins and Minerals in Short Supply --
Can Food Allergies Cause Fatigue? --
Additives, Preservatives, and Fatigue --
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Dietary Approach --
The Energizing Lifestyle --
5. PMS and SAD --
Premenstrual Syndrome: The Period Before Your Period --
PMS, Calories, and Cravings --
PMS Pills, Potions, and Powders --
What You Can Do About PMS: From Fat and Coffee to Supplements --
Are You SAD? --
SAD and Light --
The Serotonin Connection --
The Sunshine Vitamin and SAD --
SAD Basics --
Beyond Light and Diet --
6. Food and the Blues --
Stop the Cycle, I Want to Get Off --
Amino Acid Alchemy --
I'm in the Mood for Fat --
The B[subscript 6] Connection --
Other Vitamins and Minerals: In the Pink or Feeling Blue? --
Blues-Free Basics --
That Exercise Thing You Do --
Natural Mood Boosters --
7. Stress and Diet --
Prehistoric Stress --
The Mind-Body Connection --
How Stress Affects Your Nutrition --
Worry and the Common Cold --
Stress-Fighting Nutrition Factors --
Caffeine Jitters, High Anxiety --
Cholesterol and Hostility: Is There a Connection? --
Calm Down with Exercise --
Stress-Proof Basics --
8. Smart Foods --
The History of Smart Foods --
It Starts Earlier Than You Think --
As You Eat, So Shall You Think --
Fish Really Is Brain Food --
Crank Up Cognition with Coffee --
Antioxidants and the Brain Drain --
B's on the Report Card --
What Do Eggs, Wheat Germ, and Your Brain Have in Common? --
Phosphatidyl What? --
Iron Intelligence --
Exercise and De-Stress Your Brain --
9. Can't Sleep? --
You're Not Alone --
Some Sleep-Stealing Foods --
Are You Allergic to Sleep? --
Night Awakenings --
Boosting Serotonin: From Supplements to Popcorn --
B Vitamins, Minerals, and Your Snooze Control --
Stacking the Deck in Favor of Sleep --
II. Reining in Out-Of-Control Appetites --
10. Why Do You Overeat? --
Born to Be Hungry --
When Chemicals Run Amok --
Savor the Taste --
Know How, No Way --
Overeating All the Right Foods --
11. Food Abuse: Eating for All the Wrong Reasons --
The Psychology of Eating Habits --
Confusing Food with Love --
Beyond Fad Diets --
The ABCs of Food Abuse --
III. Nutrition Know-How for Feeling Your Best --
12. The Feeling Good Diet --
The Un-Diet --
In a Nutshell --
Before You Begin --
You're Worth It --
13. Putting the Feeling Good Diet into Practice --
The Shopping Tour --
Produce Potpourri: Fresh, Frozen, Canned, and Organic --
The Grain Exchange: Whole Grains Versus Refined --
The Meat and Seafood Market --
The Dairy Case --
Planning Your Meals and Snacks --
Five Simple Guidelines --
The Right Pro-Portion --
Satisfying Snacks --
The Dining-Out Dilemma --
Feeling Good Menus --
14. Do You Need Supplements to Feel Good? --
In Search of the Balanced Diet --
So What? --
Sixty-two Cups of Spinach --
The Supplement Controversy --
Supplements + Diet --
The Guidelines: As Simple as 1, 2, 3 --
Appendix. Food Groups and Servings Sizes in the Feeling Good Diet --
Recipes for Feeling Your Best.
Other Titles: Food and mood
Responsibility: Elizabeth Somer.
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