Hyla Cass, MD and Patrick Holford
What does it take to make you feel "high"? Do you routinely reach for caffeine, alcohol, cigarettes, or sugary snacks to get you through the day or to transition from one event to the next? If so, you are certainly not alone.
In an average week, Americans drink 1 billion cups of coffee, 3.4 million cups of tea, 4.5 billion sugared or caffeinated soft drinks, 2.3 billion alcoholic drinks; smoke 8.25 billion cigarettes and consume 400,000 tons of sugar, and 20 million pounds of chocolate. On top of this we take 20 million antidepressants, puff our way through 25 million joints and pop 1 million tabs of Ecstasy. Whether it's to relax, get a boost or just plain feel good, it is clear that we are dependent on chemical stimulants.
Unfortunately, the quick fixes we have become accustomed to don't work long-term and often further contribute to the underlying problems of fatigue, depression, brain fog, and anxiety. Are there any alternatives?
In their groundbreaking book, Natural Highs, authors Hyla Cass, M.D., and Patrick Holford answer this question with a resounding yes.
Their remarkable research shows how to formulate the perfect "brainfood" to improve how we think and feel, resulting in a greater sense of connection and joy in everyday life.
There are potent natural substances - herbs, amino acids, nutritional supplements and foods - that can significantly elevate mood, tame stress, and repair memory in ways that work in harmony with your body's own chemistry.
Rather than artificially changing the way you feel, these substances affect the brain's neurotransmitters (things such as dopamine and serotonin) that are crucial to our ability to feel good, happy, relaxed, and energetic - naturally. The authors present everything from simple solutions to more comprehensive programs (such as those to overcome addictions) combining supplements and mind-body techniques that will leave you understanding your brain, moods, and cravings in a whole new, fascinating way.
Haven't you been thinking about weaning yourself off the chemical crutches that seem to rule your life? With these Natural Highs you'll soon feel good all the time - naturally and without the side effects.
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