- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (December 30, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0142003646
- ISBN-13: 978-0142003640
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.9 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (451 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,018 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Mood Cure: The 4-Step Program to Take Charge of Your Emotions--Today Paperback – December 30, 2003
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Ross, author of The Diet Cure, here offers a prescriptive plan designed to relieve a variety of ailments from seasonal disorders, stress, irritability and depression. Ross believes that many of these annoying and, in some cases, severely disabling disorders can be relieved through a change in diet and nutritional supplements. Readers are asked to first determine which of four "false moods" they suffer from: a dark cloud, blahs, stress or too much sensitivity. The survey is simple and the questions will immediately resonate with readers: for example, someone who is suffering from the blahs is likely to have difficulty focusing or require a great deal of sleep. Armed with their survey scores, readers can then turn to the appropriate chapter to learn which diets and supplements will be most helpful.Particularly reassuring are the author's detailed explanations of why she advises a particular strategy. While Ross is an advocate for nutritional supplements, she provides a sound overview for all her recommendations.
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“Julia Ross’s work on mood is right on target. The Mood Cure is a remarkably comprehensive guide to improving and maintaining a more positive and joyous frame of mind.” —Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause
"At last - a nutritional approach to depression and anxiety that is both fast and effective. The best book on the subject in years!" —Richard Shames, M.D., and Karilee H. Shames, Ph.D., R.N., authors of Thyroid Power: 10 Steps to Total Health
"Julia Ross has written an innovative and wonderfully practical book to help people who suffer from mood disorders. I highly recommend it." —Daniel G. Amen, M.D., author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
"As a psychotherapist for the past twenty-eight years, I am all too aware that there are limits to what we can do. Most people don't even think of nutrition when they are feeling emotionally upset, but Julia Ross shows how simple changes in nutrition can have profound effects on mood and mental outlook. This book can empower you to take control of your own emotional life." —Bill O'Hanlon, author of Do One Thing Different
Top Customer Reviews
Another reviewer states it correctly here, this is not an overnight cure. However there are amino acids that even I felt better within one hour of taking them even while still a complete mess.Read more ›
Here in a nutshell is the supplemental strategy:
There are four major neurotransmitters:
When we have deficiencies in any of these neurotransmitters, we start having emotional and mental problems.
Serotonin is the number one neurotransmitter deficiency. (That’s why it’s listed first.) It’s the feel-good chemical that makes us happy, hopeful, self-confident, and outgoing. It stops the worry and turns on enthusiasm.
Oh, and guess what is the number one enemy of serotonin? Caffeine. That’s right, caffeine depletes serotonin. So you might want to rethink that latte or cup of green tea.
Serotonin converts to melatonin as the sun goes down, so if you’re low in serotonin, you won’t be able to create enough melatonin — which means you won’t sleep well. If you suffer from insomnia, serotonin may help you.
Catecholamines (the number two most common deficiency) are the brain chemicals that make us feel energized and give us the ability to concentrate. It’s caused by a deficiency in catecholamines. Need that cup of coffee to get going? You’re most likely low in catecholamines. And if you’re self-medicating with coffee or chocolate, you’re doing damage to your serotonin levels.
Stressed out? Can’t relax?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is a great tool to help folks take better control of negative emotions. It would be a great gift to give someone with SAD.Published 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is a super informative book with such useful practical guidance regarding mood disorder. I had terrible anxiety both social and generalized all of my life, but anything ever... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Amazon Sky
This book is a life changer for me. I am following Julia Ross' advice and taking the supplements and using a light box and although I do not feel like I am 100%, I do feel... Read morePublished 1 month ago by T. Head
One of the most valuable and health giving books I've ever read. Bravo to this author!Published 1 month ago by Avid
I honestly believe that this book, if not used under the care of a practitioner, can be dangerous. I have a gene mutation that doesn't allow my body to break down certain... Read morePublished 1 month ago by shortan