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Potatoes Not Prozac by Kathleen DesMaisons
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Dec 09, 2016

really liked it
bookshelves: 2016-extreme-book-nerd-challenge

An excellent book that explains how foods chemically affect our mood, behavior, and overall health. I took my time reading this one and am slowly implementing the concepts and plan to improve my health. I liked the explanations of blood sugar, beta-endorphins, serotonin and tryptophan, how our brain is affected by them and desires more when they are unbalanced, thereby creating addictions and dependancies. I was enlightened to the many forms of sugar, how they affect us, and how to recognize them in ingredient lists. I now understand why I crave diet soda everyday and was surprised to learn that it isn't just for the caffeine. The language is easy to understand and the research-based plan is sensible and flexible with directions to make gradual changes toward awareness and developing a healthy lifestyle. Highly recommended.
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Reading Progress

July 17, 2016 – Shelved
July 17, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
July 17, 2016 – Shelved as: 2016-extreme-book-nerd-challenge
November 23, 2016 – Started Reading
December 9, 2016 – Finished Reading

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