The Food Mood Connection by Dr Uma Naidoo

The Food Mood Connection

Book title : The Food Mood Connection
By : Dr Uma Naidoo
Category : Books,Guidebooks,Health & Medicine
Wordcount : 164
Rating : 4.4
Publisher : Short Books (10 Sept. 2020)
Language : English
Paperback : 384 pages
isbn13 : 978-1780724409
Dimensions : 13.4 x 3 x 21.4 cm
Best seller rank : 261,146 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) 2,177 in Organic Food 2,259 in Anxiety (Books) 2,317 in Family & Lifestyle Depression
Salesrank : 261146

Did you know that blueberries can help you cope with the after-effects of trauma? That salami can cause depression, or that boosting Vitamin D intake can help treat anxiety?When it comes to diet, most people’s concerns involve weight loss, fitness, cardiac health, and longevity. But what we eat affects more than our bodies; it also affects our brains. And recent studies have shown that diet can have a profound impact on mental health conditions ranging from ADHD to depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, OCD, dementia and beyond.Dr. Uma Naidoo is a board-certified psychiatrist, nutrition specialist, and professionally trained chef. In The Food-Mood Connection, she draws on cutting-edge research to explain the many ways in which food contributes to our mental health, and shows how a sound diet can help treat and prevent a wide range of psychological and cognitive health issues.Packed with fascinating science, actionable nutritional recommendations, and delicious, brain-healthy recipes, The Food-Mood Connection is the go-to guide to optimizing your mental health with food.

My mind is completely blown. And not by what’s going on in my gut, but by this magnificent book by Dr. Uma Naidoo. I think we’re all aware of the fact that eating healthy is important, but never before I could’ve imagined the impact of our dietary choices over our minds. I sometimes have anxiety attacks and get a little depressed and I used to have panic attacks. But I read everything about all the mental health issues covered by this book, I was so hooked. And pointed everyone I know suffering from something similar into this book’s direction in the hope that they’ll find some peace as well. I’m definitely going to pay attention to the foods to embrace from now on and will try to stay away from the bad ones. What makes this book easy to accept and to become a good motivation for changing one’s behaviour is, I believe, the fact that it doesn’t talk about portions or weight, except for caffeine. It doesn’t mean that it encourages you to eat big quantities, but it doesn’t add that pressure that most books suggesting stuff you should eat are capable of adding.

the book is nicely written, it is a fast read but in my opinion it is far too repetitive. The same foods, spices and supplements get repeated in every single chapter. The book could have been half the length by simply listing Omega 3 Turmeric and Soy and then listing all the things it is good for. I was a bit disappointed because I did not learn anything new. The recipes are nice but not worth buying a book for once you realize you need Omega 3, Turmeric and Soy plus a few other things. The book refers to a lot of studies. Which is nice if you like to rely on studies which were most likely funded by a biased party?

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