The Kitchen Shrink: Foods and Recipes for a Healthy Mind by Natalie Savona
A practical guide to providing first-aid for the mind with the power of food. Nutritionist Natalie Savona shows how what we eat can dramatically affect our state of mind. Each chapter contains up-to-date, clear information with practical advice. Chapter One "The Physiology of Melancholy" looks at the physiological link between nutrition and mental well-being. Chapter Two "Mood's Many Guises" looks at specific mind and mood related ailments, such as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), insomnia and Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS), get through these and other common disorders through improvements in diet. Chapter Three "Feel Good Food" presents more than 80 specially commissioned, easy-to-follow recipes, each with an at-a-glance nutrient profile. Also contained are chapters on nutritional supplements, as well as advice on improving mental fitness and mood through simple exercise and relaxation techniques.