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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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, PH.D., is President and CEO of Radiant Recovery, a highly successful and revolutionary programme for treating addictions of all kinds that combines medical and holistic approaches. Her programme has gained national attention in the US due to its unparalleled 92% success rate with alcoholics. Her website is www.radiantrecovery.com

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