Potatoes Not Prozac: How To Control Depression, Food Cravings And Weight Gain

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 1, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
Have you ever wondered why you can't say no to fattening foods or alcohol? Why you overspend or overwork, feel bloated, have mood swings or depression? The answer is not that you're lazy, self-indulgent or undisciplined. The problem lies in your body chemistry. Millions of people are sugar sensitive and the foods they turn to for comfort actually trigger feelings of exhaustion, hopelessness and low self-esteem.

In her groundbreaking book, Kathleen DesMaisons, Ph.D., explains how certain food-dependent chemicals in the brain regulate our moods. To maintain mental and physical health our serotonin, beta-endorphins and blood sugar levels need to be kept in balance. We can achieve this by following DesMaison's inexpensive, all-natural nutritional plan. There is no regime of measurements or self-denial: you tailor the plan to your tastes and lifestyle. More than just a book about food, this is a book about possibilities.
 

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Many people who suffer from sugar sensitivity don't even know it; they continue to consume large quatities of sweets, breads, pasta or alcohol. These foods trigger feelings of exhaustion and low self ... Read full review

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What an eyeopening book!If you or your kids are addicted to sugar like I am you need to read this book. Youll learn about how destructive sugar is and the wide range of problems caused by addiction to ... Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
DR JEKYLLAND MR HYDE
ARE YOU SUGAR SENSITIVE?
ITS NOT YOUR FAULT
THE UPS AND DOWNS OF BLOOD SUGAR
THE FOURTH STEP INCREASING YOUR
THE FIFTH STEP GOING FROM WHITE
THE SIXTH STEP DEALING WITH SUGARS
THE SEVENTH STEP COMING ALIVE
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Kathleen DesMaisons, PhD coined the term “sugar sensitivity” and is the world's leading expert on addictive nutrition, using dietary change to support long term healing of addiction. Her bestselling book, Potatoes Not Prozac, continues to demystify very complex processes through her warm, compassionate, and clear style. She has more than thirty years’ experience working in public health, nutrition, and childhood health. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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