Low mood and depression are endemic, and on the increase, and the recession has further fuelled the need for the practical, down-to-earth advice provided in The Feel Good Factor.
Written and adapted for audio by leading nutrition expert and mental-health specialist Patrick Holford, it reveals highly effective methods to make a difference to how you feel - without the need for medical drugs. It includes lifestyle and life management techniques, as well as revealing the right foods to eat, and those to avoid, helping to improve your mood dramatically.
This accessible approach is supported by substantial research and backed up by poignant and motivating case histories. This includes those with major depression who failed to get better with conventional approaches and recovered completely on Holford’s regime.
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This book is full of sound and sensible information. It is a shame that there is not an alternative health NHS we could subscribe to, which took a holistic look at the presenting problems we experience, where blood tests could be used to screen for vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Our NHS appears to have evolved to wield a medical cosh approach to treating our ailments and this book gives pause for thought. It gives information about how to access help, however, this costs money, and lack of money is often the reason people eat unhealthily in the first place. It is a vicious circle.
The information about how our bodies convert food into energy and also how certain foods will cause problems was interesting and easily understood, however, I was not so keen on listening to the personal accounts, it was as if hearing the converted first hand would make the information more real, I found this a bit boring.
Patrick Holford knows his subject and talks with enthusiasm and commitment, he believes in himself and I believed in him too.
This book gave me hope that when the mindset is in the right place miracles can be achieved.
This book just made me wish that NHS doctors had more time to listen to problems and give sound advice as a first line of defence instead of being so ready to prescribe medications for life, when lifestyle changes and support could avoid this with proper encouragement.
Helpful and Encouraging