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The Food-Mood Solution book - NO, I have NOT read the book.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

** There is at least one used book @Amazon for $.01 = $4.00 after S&H added. **

Best known as the "Nutrition Reporter" for consumer health publications (Alternative Medicine; Body & Soul; etc.), Challem (The Inflammation Syndrome) describes a familiar scenario: rising levels of anger, impatience, frustration, fatigue and anxiety due to minor daily irritations. Citing studies of increased violence traced to mood disorders, Challem contends that basic but highly specific diet and lifestyle modifications can lower stress levels and radically improve behavior and health. While the effects of poor nutrition on health take years to manifest, he says, such effects on mood are readily apparent, and he urges readers to notice how certain foods and beverages lead to headaches, fatigue, poor sleep, depression, compulsive behavior, panic attacks, bipolar disorder and other increasingly common conditions. His plan targets neuronutrients (vitamins and minerals needed to make critical brain chemicals) and nutrisocial factors (family, workload, environment, advertising, etc.) to boost mood.

After taking a few quizzes, readers will be guided through a four-part program: supplements, diet, exercise and lifestyle. While the information is not entirely new, Challem does solidly address the hardest part of his equation—and that's the lifestyle change itself.


I am doing this because since changing my own eating habits - totally on my own - I am feeling much better and while it is TMI, I have not needed deodorant since giving up processed foods on my own. I simply have no body odor anymore, not even after sweating.

For those with mood disorders, it would be worth checking the book out at your local library for a look-see anyway.
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RR1_RR1 12/16/2011 1:03PM

    Looks like a good read. I believe this- I believe carbs do something weird to my mood. Bet it could be checked out at the library here!

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    LOL Linda,, OK U put TMI, ,,,but I've ALSO noticed a diff since giving up frozen dinners and such,, on the oder. WOW Huh? I am STILL A POOR EATER ! Oh do NOT get me WRONG I am a LOUSEY eater, but I am not as bad as I was. I also no longer eat gluten,,,and without grossing you out Linda,,, my digestive system,,,which was NOT regular,,is now,,,after it being that way FOR MANY YEARS ! WOW HUH? I had run from Dr to Dr with the PAIN OF THIS ! AND NOW ! GR8 !! HOW EASY it was to FIX and NONE of them said this ! HMMMM !!!!! It was from reading Drakons blog that turned me onto trying this, and a friend also trying this, and TWO of my Dr's saying DO IT ! (OK I AM STUBBORN !)

OH Linda this is MY Cat Izzy ! (Isabella) isn't she ADORABLE???? Can you see her little tag? It has a pic of a cat done by puter on it. Awww she's NOT AT ALL SPOILED huh? LOLOLOL NOT MY KITTIE !! They are NEVAH SPOILED !! nah,, neither was Wincey !! LOL yeah,,,right ! NOT !

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 12/12/2011 10:09AM

    emoticon That is really interesting!

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MARTHASPARKS 12/11/2011 5:43PM

    I'll check it out!

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SUSIEPH1 12/11/2011 2:58PM

    Thanks for letting us know Linda!!
I as You , are eating really clean, and also have no body odour and have been able to come off a few of my meds especially for depression... Also I am feeling really Good and Happy!!
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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW 12/11/2011 12:32PM

    I will definitely put this on my To Be Read list! I think people underestimate how food affects our bodies and minds. I know I did until recently. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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GRANNYSUE9 12/11/2011 11:41AM

    Thanks for sharing Kinda!

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GRANDMACOO 12/11/2011 11:36AM

    Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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JERSEYGIRL24 12/11/2011 10:33AM

    Interesting. I love to read food-related books, most of which I have gotten from the library. I will check this one out. emoticon

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DESTINYE 12/11/2011 10:10AM


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MARTY19 12/11/2011 9:54AM

    Never eard of this so I will check it out at the library.

Love you

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HEALTHY4ME 12/11/2011 8:47AM

    Love reading info so thanks, I was at chapters yesterday 30 % off hard cover so hubby got me the spark cookbook and I would have looked for those. oh well I usually get a gift cert from there,
HUGS thanks

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ANNIEONLI 12/11/2011 8:14AM

    I actually saw a vlog on this same subject many many years ago and it stuck in my head enough to have had an influence on my own eating habits in the last 4 years...but more so of how my BODY feels after I eat something, not neccessarily my moods...but realy, when my body feels icky after eating something I shouldn't (ice cream, cheesecake, large amounts of chocolate) or if I over-eat during a meal, I feel terrible and then my mood drastically changes to grumpy/ I guess it goes hand in hand.

It is an interesting subject and I think it is worth a read. You will probably learn a lot about your own bodies nonetheless!

Thanks for posting!!

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HAWKTHREE 12/11/2011 8:03AM

    Interesting blog. thx

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NANCYBOAT 12/11/2011 7:59AM

    Thanks for sharing - that looks like a good book.

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NEW-CAZ 12/11/2011 7:51AM

    Thanks Linda for the heads up!

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MSLZZY 12/11/2011 7:49AM

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JSPEED4 12/11/2011 7:40AM

    Amen! emoticon

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