Potatoes Not Prozac

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Kathleen DesMaisons explains how certain food-dependent chemicals in the brain regulate our moods. Betaendorphins and blood sugar need to be kept in balance in order to maintain mental and physical health. This book provides a nutritional plan.

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The same brain chemicals that are altered by antidepressant drugs are also affected by the foods we eat. According to addiction expert DesMaisons, many people, including those who are depressed, are "sugar sensitive." Eating sweets gives them a temporary emotional boost, which leads to a craving for still more sweets. The best way to keep these brain chemicals in the right balance and keep blood-sugar levels steady, she says, is through the dietary plan she describes in Potatoes Not Prozac. Her rules are fairly simple--eat three meals a day, eat proteins with every meal (especially those high in the amino acid tryptophan, which creates the calming neurotransmitter serotonin), and eat more complex carbohydrates, such as whole grains and, yes, potatoes. Not only will this make you less depressed, DesMaisons says, but it will also keep you from craving too much of the foods you shouldn't eat, making it a self-regulating system.

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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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