Synopses & Reviews
It’s remarkable how much the foods we eat can impact our brain chemistry and emotions. What and when we eat can make the difference between feeling anxious and staying calm and in control. But most of us don’t realize how much our diets influence our moods, thoughts, and feelings until we make a change.
InThe Antianxiety Food Solution, you’ll find four unique antianxiety diets designed to help you address nutritional deficiencies that may be at the root of your anxiety and enjoy the many foods that foster increased emotional balance. This helpful guide allows you to choose the best plan for you and incorporates effective anxiety-busting foods and nutrients. You’ll soon be on the path to freeing yourself from anxiety—and enjoying an improved overall mood, better sleep, fewer cravings, and optimal health—the natural way! The book also includes an easy-to-use index.
In The Antianxiety Food Solution, you’ll discover:
- How to assess your diet for anxiety-causing and anxiety-calming foods and nutrients
- Foods and nutrients that balance your brain chemistry
- Which anxiety-triggering foods and drinks you may need to avoid
- Easy lifestyle changes that reduce anxiety and increase happiness
“Trudy Scott’s book, The Antianxiety Food Solution, fills an important gap in the popular literature on anxiety. It provides clear, helpful guidelines for utilizing nutrition to overcome anxiety.”
—Edmund Bourne, PhD, author of The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook.
“A great little book with plenty of practical advice backed by science.”
—Daniel G. Amen, MD, author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
“Every one of the millions now suffering from anxiety has a new friend in Trudy Scott, whose book offers them a nutritional lifeline. Replete with specific and practical suggestions, this book is backed up by research and clinical expertise.”
—Julia Ross, MA, MFT, author of The Mood Cure and The Diet Cure
“This book is a must-read if you have anxiety and want to treat the underlying causes and heal, rather than having to rely on medications. Adjust your brain chemistry with the right nutrients and you can reclaim your brain and your life!”
—Hyla Cass, MD, author of 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health
“This book is a real tour-de-force in complementary mental health literature and should be on the shelves of every anxiety sufferer. It’s a user-friendly and balanced book about foods and nutrients that can reduce anxiety, and it is also refreshingly original.”
—Jonathan Prousky, MSc, ND, professor of clinical nutrition at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and author of Anxiety: Orthomolecular Diagnosis and Treatment
“As a nutrition and fitness expert and the mother of a child with an emotional disorder, I find this book invaluable. It is one I will use myself and recommend to both clients and colleagues.”
—JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS, nutrition and fitness expert, author of Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy, and cohost of TLC’s Freaky Eaters
“A leader in the field of food and mental health, Trudy Scott supplements the core themes of food and gut health with chapters on amino acids, pyroluria, and lifestyle changes. Trudy aptly emphasizes that readers should try to find the root cause of their health problems.”
—Lawrence E. Cormier, MD, holistic psychiatrist in Denver, CO
“This book may be the key you’ve been looking for. It does an excellent job of explaining the science behind anxiety and then bringing it to a practical level, providing a nutritional and integrative approach to anxiety.”
—Elizabeth Lipski, PhD, CCN, director of doctoral studies at Hawthorn University in Whitethorn, CA, and author of Digestive Wellness
“Trudy Scott’s work communicates something I tell my patients every day: there is a powerful connection between what we eat and how we feel.”
—Mike Dow, PsyD, cohost of TLC’s Freaky Eaters
“I recommend this book not only to those who suffer from anxiety, but to their health care providers as well.”
—Karla Maree, certified nutrition consultant, neuronutrient therapist, and director of nutritional therapy at Recovery Systems Clinic
“A must-read! Louisa Grandin Sylvia’s wellness plan addresses the key ingredients essential to creating a healthy lifestyle.”
—Muffy Walker, MSN, MBA, cofounder and chairman of the International Bipolar Foundation
“When dealing with depression and other mood-related issues, we who have mood disorder diagnoses can become laser-focused on deficits or ‘fixing’ what’s ‘wrong.’ While symptom reduction and elimination are naturally goals of most people’s treatment plans, these can—and I’d say must—be joined with concurrent creation of wellness practices. Louisa Grandin Sylvia’s book is an empowering road map for those of us who want to shift our focus from solely reaction to symptoms to proactive creation of resiliency-enhancing diet, exercise, sleep, and other wellness-related choices.”
—Allen Doederlein, president of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
“There is no easy solution to creating a healthier lifestyle, especially if you have bipolar disorder, but this book can help. It offers user-friendly tools to increase your motivation to make the necessary lifestyle changes that you need to improve your mental and physical health. Anyone living with mood disturbance could benefit from reading this book.”
—Lauren B. Alloy, PhD, professor at Joseph Wolpe Distinguished Faculty and director of clinical training at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA
“Louisa Grandin Sylvia has assembled an extraordinary resource that succinctly and comprehensively brings together empirically supported science and recommendations to preserve and regain health. I would strongly recommend that this book, written in an accessible manner, be on the reading list of any individual who strives for optimal physical and mental health.”
—Roger S. McIntyre, MD, FRCPC, professor of psychiatry and pharmacology at the University of Toronto, and head of the Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit at the University Health Network
“We have only recently understood that lifestyle factors including smoking, physical inactivity, and poor diet contribute to a person’s risk of developing mood problems. We now know that addressing these factors reduces symptoms in people who have mood problems. What’s missing is a practical synthesis of this information to guide people who have mood problems on how to target these factors to improve their physical and mental health. This book by Louisa Grandin Sylvia, an acknowledged expert in lifestyle and mood disorders, is an invaluable aid for those wishing to take control of their lifestyles and improve their mood.”
—Michael Berk, MD, NHMRC, senior principal research fellow and Alfred Deakin Professor of Psychiatry at the Deakin University School of Medicine
“Despite decades of research, there is no silver bullet that will quickly end bipolar disorder. The best way for someone with bipolar disorder to reclaim their life is by crafting a health-promoting lifestyle. The research on the effects of sleep, diet, and exercise are each compelling. This book brings the pieces together into an integrated approach that is clearly explained, with examples based on stories of people who have succeeded, and based on ongoing research. Experts advocate a lifestyle approach for ‘heart health.’ Louisa Grandin Sylvia provides a plan for ‘brain health.’ The strategies will complement other treatments by focusing on quality of life, energy, and functioning, not just reducing the symptoms and stress associated with bipolar disorder. This book is a leading example of the next-generation approach to mood disorders, recognizing the connection between body and mind and using that to help the whole person.”
—Eric Youngstrom, PhD, professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“In this important book, Louisa Grandin Sylvia provides readers with a step-by-step approach for improving diet, exercise, and sleep—all habits that can have powerful effects on mood and health. Readers will find this book rich in information and clinical examples, with crucial attention devoted to the barriers and bad habits that can derail wellness goals.”
—Michael W. Otto, PhD, professor of psychological and brain sciences at Boston University and author of Exercise for Mood and Anxiety Disorders
The Antianxiety Food Solution presents effective natural treatments and dietary changes that can significantly reduce anxiety symptoms and improve mood. Author Trudy Scott is a certified nutritionist who successfully treated her own anxiety and founder of www.everywomanover29.com.
People with bipolar disorder are far more likely to die from obesity-related illnesses as a result of poor nutrition and poor lifestyle choicesbut no one is talking about it. In this much-needed workbook, a leading Harvard Medical School researcher and bipolar expert presents a step-by-step, evidence-based behavioral lifestyle program to help people with bipolar disorder live healthy lives, regulate moods, and lose weight.
Studies show there is a clear link between bipolar disorder and obesity-related illnesses. In this workbook, a leading Harvard Medical School researcher and bipolar expert presents a step-by-step, evidence-based behavioral lifestyle program to help people with bipolar disorder live healthy lives, regulate moods, and lose weight.
If you have bipolar disorder, you already know about the emotional ups and downs that can accompany this disorder. But you may not know that people with bipolar disorder are far more likely to die from obesity-related illnesses as a result of poor nutrition and poor lifestyle choices.
For the first time ever, this comprehensive workbook offers the proven-effective, Harvard-researched diet and lifestyle program made popular in the best-selling book Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy, to help you manage your moods, lose weight, and thrive.
When you are experiencing a manic or depressive episode, making healthy lifestyle choices is probably the last thing on your mind. That’s why The Wellness Workbook for Bipolar Disorder offers guidance to help you implement healthy changes into your daily life—one step at a time.
About the Author
Louisa Grandin Sylvia, PhD, is associate director of psychology at the Massachusetts General Hospital Bipolar Clinic and Research Program, director of health and wellness at the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program, and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. She is a skilled cognitive behavioral therapist who develops psychosocial interventions for bipolar disorder and serious mental illness. She is currently examining the efficacy of a nutrition, exercise, and wellness therapy for bipolar disorder.
Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD, is director of the Bipolar Clinic and Research Program and associate director of the Depression Clinic and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, and professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Nierenberg has published over 400 papers and has been listed among the Best Doctors in North America for the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders continuously since 1994. He received the Gerald L. Klerman Young Investigator Award from the National Depressive and Manic Depression Association, the Brain and Behavior Foundation Colvin Prize for outstanding achievement in mood disorders research, and was listed among the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014 by Thomson Reuters for having the top 1% of literature citations in psychiatry/psychology worldwide.