When Your Body Gets the Blues by Dr. Marie-Annette Brown and Jo Robinson
When Your Body Gets the Blues, The Clinically Proven Program for Women Who Feel Tired, Stressed, and Eat too Much
This book is not about returning animals to a more natural environment. It's about returning humans to a more natural setting—specifically, one that is brighter in the daytime, darker at night, includes more brisk exercise, and gives us the nutrients we need to create mood-boosting biochemicals.
When Your Body Gets the Blues features a three-step program that was tested in a randomized, controlled study with 112 women at the University of Washington. At the end of 8 weeks, the women's depression scores were cut in half, a result one hopes to see from prescription antidepressants. The women felt more energetic, more cheerful, and found it much easier to cope with stress. What's more, they had fewer carbohydrate cravings. Surprisingly, 25% of the women lost weight, even though had not been asked to cut calories.
Although the book is based on a study that involved women only, men will gain insights as well:
Dr. Andrew Weil says, "I know many people who would benefit from the health advice in this program, men and women alike!"
The book has been featured in Redbook, Health, and Prevention magazines, and a 1-hour PBS special.
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