One of my very dearest and oldest friends gave me a fantastic book entitled, The Happiness Diet for Christmas of 2012. Although I believed I was eating healthy before this book came into my life, I learned more than I anticipated. I’m more motivated to tweak things, take it up a notch, and stop certain practices that I was never aware were unhealthy.
The authors are a psychiatrist and a columnist, respectively. It makes for an interesting combination, and I found the neuroscience piece very enlightening. Everyone tends to cook by using certain foods coupled together, but the authors detail exactly why and how these combinations work on your brain and body to make you a healthier, happier human being.
One startling piece of the book dealt with vitamin and supplements. I consider myself sort of a vitamin and herbal supplements junkie. This all started 14 years ago while I was studying Tai Chi, and in the classes, the instructor also reviewed Chinese herbs , medicines, and healing practices. I bought myself a guidebook, and went to town on holistic remedies. In Happiness, they issue a strong caveat about taking any supplements , including a multivitamin. I know that the best way to be healthy is to get all your nutrients from your food, (obviously that’s the main concept of the book), but I’m also realistic, and so I took supplements. Now I won’t be doing that anymore.
Check out the book!
Let me know what you find surprising, interesting or enlightening!
And authors of The Happiness Diet, you’re welcome!!
E-mail me and I’ll let you know where to send the check(s)!
Note to readers:
I’m not sure why WordPress no longer allows me to italicize, bold, or underline in my posts. Until I figure it out, I apologize for the erroneous writing that is making reading far less fluid and presentable!! I know it’s irking the crap out of me!!