The Serotonin Power Diet
by Judith J. Wurtzman, PhD
and Nina T. Frusztajer, MD
Pub. Date 12/22/09
About: Boost Serotonin to switch off your appetite and turn on a good mood. Serotonin is the brain’s natural “feel good” chemical and appetite suppressant. Through decades of medical research at MIT, Judy’s husband Richard J. Wurtman, MD, discovered that your brain makes serotonin when you eat foods such as pretzels, pasta, rice, and potatoes—in the right amounts, at the right times of the day, and without protein. Judy discovered that serotonin curbs your appetite, restores mental energy, and soothes emotional stress.
I’m not an expert on food, health or nutrition so I like to turn to experts for information on these important topics. I was happy to see that The Serotonin Power Diet is written by 2 smart women – one with a PhD and the other with an MD. And this book is published by Rodale that often has books that I find helpful.
Diet and nutrition advice often change – and the advice about carbs has dramatically changed in ways that didn’t make sense to me. In the 80’s the focus was on carbs – as in EAT MORE CARBS. Then all of a sudden, the focus was on reducing or even completely removing carbs.
These 2 doctors offer some compelling information (with years of research to back it up) to help both with weight loss and with overall well-being. If you’re looking for a complete diet transformation with weight loss, there are charts and tools to put this into place. If you’re just looking for ideas for a healthy lifestyle with foods that help you look and feel good, that information is here, too. It makes send that we should eat foods that make us feel good!
The recipe section is fabulous! I marked a lot of them to try – the instructions look simple and most of the ingredients are basic items that I regularly keep on hand or can easily find at budget friendly prices. A few of my favorites are: Carrot Cumin Soup , Pasta Shells with Smoked Salmon and Creamy Broccoli Rice.
WHERE TO BUY – The Serotonin Power Diet is available at a discount on Amazon.
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