Secrets of Serotonin, Revised Edition: The Natural Hormone That Curbs Food and Alcohol Cravings, Reduces Pain, and Elevates Your Mood

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Macmillan, Apr 15, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 278 pages
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DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE YOUR MOOD, ENERGY LEVELS, AND MORE!

Serotonin has a powerful effect on the brain: enough and you feel great; too little and you may binge on food and alcohol, get a migraine, suffer from insomnia, or become depressed. In fact, millions of people take prescription antidepressants every day to compensate for their low serotonin levels, without knowing that changes in diet and lifestyle may be all they need to improve their mood.
This revised and updated edition features the latest research on serotonin, including:
*The link between yo-yo dieting and serotonin deficiencies
*How serotonin is connected to eating disorders
*Why migraines and depression are far more common among women than men
*Serotonin's role in relieving irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and other chronic pain conditions
The complete eating and activity program in Secrets of Serotonin will guide you toward relatively simple changes in your eating and sleep habits, bright light exposure, and activity level that will boost serotonin naturally and have an enormous benefit for your overall health and well-being.

CAROL HART, PH.D., is a respected biomedical writer, editor, and researcher. She is the author of Good Food Tastes Good: An Argument for Trusting Your Senses and Ignoring the Nutritionists and co-author of Traditional Chinese Medicine: The A-Z Guide to Natural Healing from the Orient. She lives in Pennsylvania.

 

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Contents

Moods Impulses Appetites Aches
1
Are You Glad Sad or Mad?
3
How One Little Molecule Can Do So Much
19
SerotoninSunny by Day MelatoninMellow by Night
45
Serotonin Out of Sync
63
Feeling Low Depression SAD PMS
65
Feeling Pain Migraine Irritable Bowel Syndrome Fibromyalgia
93
Worry and Nitpicking Anxiety ObsessiveCompulsive Behavior
117
Boosting Serotonin Naturally
163
Does Food and Mood Equal Food and Serotonin?
165
Foods to Feel Good The HighCarbohydrate Approach to Boosting Serotonin
182
Jogging Works but So Does Chewing Gum
207
Targeting Your Serotonin Symptoms
225
Putting It All TogetherMaking It Work
252
Selected References
267
Index
273

OutofControl Overeating Drinking Addictions
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Carol Hart, Ph.D., is a respected biomedical writer, editor, and researcher. She is co-author of Natural Healing with Chinese Medicine.

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