The Feel Good Factor: 10 Proven Ways to Feel Happy and Motivated

The Feel Good Factor: 10 Proven Ways to Feel Happy and Motivated

by Patrick Holford

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Overview

Low mood and depression are endemic, and on the increase, and the recession has further fuelled the need for the practical, down-to-earth advice provided in THE FEEL GOOD FACTOR.
Written by leading nutrition expert and mental health specialist Patrick Holford, it reveals highly effective methods to make a difference to how you feel - without the need for medical drugs. It includes lifestyle and life management techniques, as well as revealing the right foods to eat, and those to avoid, to help improve your mood dramatically.
This accessible approach is supported by substantial research, and backed up by poignant and motivating case histories. This includes those with major depression who failed to get better with conventional approaches and recovered completely on Holford's regime. The book is supported by further in-depth analysis relating to mood and diet taken from Holford's 100% Health survey, which was completed by over 55,000 people.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780749953164
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 09/01/2011
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Patrick Holford BSc, DipION, FBANT, NTCRP pioneers new approaches to health and nutrition. He is the founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London (Europe's leading training centre for nutritional therapists), is Chief Executive of the Food for the Brain Foundation and the author of over 30 books.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xi

Guide to Abbreviations, Measures and References xiii

Introduction|xv

Part 1 The Anatomy Of Feeling Good 1

Chapter 1 How Happy Are You? 3

Chapter 2 Are You Letting Thoughts and Feelings Sabotage Your Happiness? 12

Chapter 3 Feeling Sad is Not All in the Mind 20

Chapter 4 The Downside of Antidepressants 25

Chapter 5 Nature's Proven Blues Busters 39

Chapter 6 Quick Wins to Lift Your Mood 52

Part 2 My Top Ten Mood-Boosting Secrets 55

Chapter 7 Banish the Sugar Blues 57

Chapter 8 Balance Your Hormones 68

Chapter 9 Having the Guts to Be Happy 80

Chapter 10 Why Omega-3 Fats are Essential 91

Chapter 11 Restore Your Brain's Natural Balance with Amino Acids 103

Chapter 12 The Importance of a Good Night's Sleep 125

Chapter 13 Get Yourself Connected with Uplifting B Vitamins 137

Chapter 14 Vitamin D and Exercise - A Winning Combination 149

Chapter 15 St John's Wort: The Happiness Herb 159

Chapter 16 Accept and Move Through Your Moods 163

Part 3 Your Mood-Boosting Action Plan 185

Chapter 17 Good Mood Foods 187

Chapter 18 Mood-boosting Supplements 209

Chapter 19 Make Every Day a Good Day 220

References 224

Recommended Reading 242

Resources 245

Index 254

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