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Good Mood Food

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I suspect that we will be reading more and more about the connection between our diets and our mental and physical health. Too long we have focused on our appearance, on the outside, but just like our grandmothers have long said, it's what's on the inside that counts. Is this THE book I've been waiting for? Well, truthfully, no. I would really like to see a book come from the medical research world, but then again would it be as easily digestible (wink, wink) as this one? Hard to say. Wavering between 3 and 4 stars, rounding up.
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This book is packed with so much information, not only about food and its connection to emotions and mood but also recipes to use!  It's important to realize the connection between food and mood; we need more books like this one that is easy to read and comprehend to help remind us of the importance of what we put into our bodies.
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This was a very interesting take on approaching mood disorders with a change in diet. The information presented by the authors made a lot of sense and I plan to implement some of the changes they have recommended to see if it helps with my anxiety.
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It’s a great book for anyone who is wanting to improve their mental and physical health with food. It’s an very interresting and well written. I really liked the book and would definitely recommend it.
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Natalie Savona and Charlotte Watts have written an invaluable book for anyone who's concerned with her mental health! It's comprehensive and up-to-date;  topics such as the human microbiome & gut and health correlations are examined. "Good Mood Food" covers all the essential categories one concerned with mood elevation would want such as sleep quality, anxiety levels, energy, and much more. To round things, out, there are plenty of recipes the reader can utilize. Good Mood Food" is an excellent primer on how to use food to strengthen one's mood.
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This very interesting book describes how your body processes different foods to help you stay healthy both physically and mentally.  There are lists of healthy foods, recipes, as well as research to support each chapter's main idea.  I found the book to be a useful tool.
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Another book about how food affects our mood and mental health. It was good information and I loved some of the recipes but would have preferred to have some pictures of the food.
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The recipes look very good and the information behind the theories make sense.  I think some food pictures would make this much more appealing.
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This book would be a great start for anyone interested in using food to improve how they feel, especially from an emotional standpoint. It covers different emotions, the foods and nutrients that may support improving mood and is followed by recipes utilizing those ingredients. A thoughtful and unique book.

Thank you, Nourish and NetGalley!
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I was pleasantly surprised to discover that there was more narrative in this book then I was expecting. I like a cookbook to have pictures for recipes so that I know what I'm aiming for, but I don't have that same need when reading health and lifestyle books. 

I was particularly interested to read the following two chapters: Calming an anxious mind; and Sleep support. Of the nine chapters, I read approximately five because I didn't relate to some of the issues involved in those other chapters. I will continue to dip into this book for ideas, as required.

There is a summary/checklist at the finish of each chapter to go over herbs, dietary tips and lifestyle changes to implement, which is really useful.

Many thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and the authors for a copy of this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Honestly didn't enjoy this much.  It is me and my son (12).  A lot of the recipes my son would not eat.  Which would mean cooking separate meals.  No thank you!
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Thank you Nourish and Netgalley for an ARC in return for my honest review.

This is an informative, easy to read book clearly showing the link between mood and the food we eat.  There are recipes linked to each chapters focus whether that be better sleep, clearing a foggy mind, anxiety or more. 

For anyone wanting to perform better in life, or sleep, this book will guide you there with specific foods to limit or increase.  A well recommended read.
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I thought I was getting a cookbook: I liked the idea of a series of recipes which would make me feel happy. For once this isn't a case of 'if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is' - it's a case of getting something which could change your life for the better - for good - rather than a quick fix.

You get nine chapters plus a comprehensive glossary, which is worth its weight in gold. We look at energy and brain fuel, calming an anxious mind, focus and concentration support, mood maintenance, soothing belly stress, appetite regulation, sleep support, balancing female hormones and feel-good diet basics. You might feel tempted to just look at the sections which you feel apply to you, but they're all worth reading, particularly as recipes are given in each section but they're all tempting and could work well for a purpose other than that covered in the chapter you're reading.

For each 'problem' area you're taken through the science, but don't worry if this isn't your area of expertise, as it's delivered with a very light hand at a basic level. It must be - I had no problem in understanding it. You're given some tips as to how you can help yourself and they're all simple and sensible. When it comes to exercise walking is recommended and I don't think an expensive gym membership was ever mentioned. None of the food requires ingredients you can't pronounce or imagine where you could buy it. There is an emphasis on fresh food, preferably produced locally as that's fresher.

Despite the science content it's an easy read. I finished my first read through over a couple of days and I've since gone back to reread certain chapters which I felt were particularly relevant. I've made notes about supplements - something which I've always preferred to avoid as I thought that you didn't need them if you ate a balanced diet but I've come to the conclusion that there are areas where I could do with some support. It was a good, enlightening read and I'd like to thank the publishers for letting Bookbag have a copy.
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This book gives an overview to various ailments, mood disorders, and other health imbalances and shows the connection to nutrients and diet. It shows how to correct imbalances with healthy food rich in important nutrients. It was a very practical guide that offers advice and recipes on how to improve your health and feel your best. I enjoyed it and would recommend to others looking to improve their health through healthy food choices and supplements. 

Thanks to NetGalley for my complimentary copy in return for my honest review.
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From mood, concentration, focus, sleep, digestion, hormone regulation, and curbing cravings...this book touches on it all and gives a great overview on just how important a healthy, balanced, and sometimes unrestricted diet can play in our lives. As a personal trainer, I get asked about nutrition A LOT.  This book is finally the answer i've been looking for when it comes to reading material to recommend to my clients! Good Mood Food captures both the complexity and simplicity of understanding and preparing a nutritious lifestyle. It backs up the notion that carbs are not the enemy, and sugar can be okay in moderation. No food group is made the villain, and its all backed up with evidence based science. 

The intricate ways in which different macronutrients and micronutrients interact and change the way our body absorbs certain substances is easily spelled out in small steps. All of these small steps are integral to the focused subject of that chapter (e.g. Sleep) and are woven together by the end of the chapter to show the big picture of how nutrition effects these areas of our lives. Within those chapters are also little subsections containing tips or graphs that offer a straightforward way to apply the principles being preached. Finally, the recipes offered at the end of each chapter provide a great starting point to take control of our nutrition and see the principles in action first hand. I have not yet tried any recipes from the book, but I can undoubtedly say this book is well worth it recipes aside. This book perfectly offers up the pertinent knowledge to guide a reader towards a wholesome healthy lifestyle while simultaneously dispelling and discouraging dangerous diet culture myths that so many people fall victim to.
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This is a very informative book, well-written with excellent information and suggestions for improving many aspects of ones health. As a two-time cancer survivor as well as a hypoglycemic, I was familiar with about half of the information in the book.   The rest of it was fairly new to me and I found it very helpful for my own personal situation and  I feel that it will help me in my own relationship with my body 

Thanks to NetGalley, the author and publisher for an advanced reading copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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A very insightful book into how nutrition plays a part in the functioning of the mind and body.

Although the book contains recipes it is a lifestyle book rather than cookbook. Good Mood Food covers Energy and brain fuel, calming an anxious mind, Focus and concentration support, Mood maintenance, Soothing belly stress, Appetite regulation, Sleep support, Balancing female hormones, Feel-good diet basics. I was looking forward to reading the chapters on sleep and hormone regulation but found that all the chapters were able to offer advice and insight into how food and nutrition can be used (and misused!). 

The book is a good springboard into nutrition. It was is easy to understand and it broke down more complex ideas into bitesize (sorry, pun intended!) chunks. I feel like this book will get many re-reads and will be used to dip in and out when feeling out of balance. 

Definitely food for thought! 
I will update this review as I try some of the recipes. 

VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Thank you so much the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a complimentary electronic copy in return for an honest review.
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A really helpful book with great ideas and suggestions, not really a recipe book although it does have some, it’s full of food ideas to help change your moods and behaviours. It helps with sections like brain energy, anxiety moods etc and helps with food recommendations. Helpful and informative and clear enough to try without too many complex rules

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
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I love reading books with good information and research about how the foods you eat can effect the way you are feeling or even help any current disorders.  I fell in love with this book right away. Its not a cookbook but suggested recipes using the foods recommended to help with things like regulating blood glucose, help with psoriasis, gut disorders and more. I learned a lot of good advice on supplements that should be taken and why.
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Enjoyed this book and the information in the book. A few too many recioes. I read these books for the information!
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