Slim and calm. Those short words are two of the most sought-after results many people - especially women – hope for from a new health regime. Yet in reality what they often get is irritability and weight that refuses to stay off.
The De-Stress Effect turns the powerful – now well-proven – connection between stress and excess weight to your advantage, showing you how you can eat, relax and gently exercise your way to a better body for life. Presenting the latest research on the huge impact that an over-production of cortisol has on our bodies and how we can heal this cycle, it will:
• help you release excess weight and free yourself from the physical and mental effects of stress without starving, counting calories or overexercising
• bring you the new science of smart, not hard, fitness that calms, energizes and sculpts the body
• introduce you to revolutionary and satisfying high-nutrition, low-stress eating that is simple and fits in with your life, your family and your diary!
With a six-week food plan, mindfulness practices, yoga sequences and exercise routines, this book will soothe you back to a happier, healthier you, whatever your life’s demands.
The ultimate guide to using the power of food to improve your mood, energy and mental wellbeing, with over 70 specially selected recipes.
This brilliantly accessible diet book explains how you can use simple steps in your nutrition to manage any mood disorder.
Each chapter explains how to use diet to combat the most common issues that affect people of all ages. Looking at all the ways in which disordered mood can manifest, Good Mood Food discusses specific body mechanisms, underlying causes, symptoms, nutrient needs and recipes that support these for each category: improve your energy levels, focus, resist cravings, reduce anxiety, get more sleep, tackle depression and achieve balanced hormones.
Each chapter also features 6-8 recipes that are perfect to combat each issue and ends with diet plans to help you work mood-boosting ingredients into your diet every day. Drawing on the latest research into the human microbiome, mental health, and links between the gut and the brain, this book will be the perfect companion for anyone who wants to understand a little more about how what they eat affects how they feel - and what to do about it.
Digestive issues are widespread and prove difficult to address through mainstream medicine. Senior yoga teacher Charlotte Watts sheds light on the connection between the gut and the brain, explains the links between stress, trauma and digestive issues and demonstrates how yoga with its focus on stilling the mind can have profound effects on conditions such as IBS, IBD, acid reflux, colitis, diverticulitis and more. Breath awareness allows the breath to drop into the belly and diaphragm, essential for good digestive function and understanding the fascial connections within the viscera help shape movement that enables optimal function.
Fully illustrated with clear diagrams and instructions, this volume provides yoga, movement and medical professionals with a solid understanding of the digestive system in relation to breath, mindfulness, posture, anatomy, movement, stress and trauma. It helps them to apply this knowledge to their practice and teaching approach.
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