Although some mental health professionals believe there isn’t proof of the link between behavior, mental health and diet, today most current research shows there is definitely a very important correlation if not an outright causal relationship.
The above is an excerpt from a wonderful review of The Antianxiety Food Solution by C.R. and Richard Zwolinski on their PsychCentral.com blog called Therapy Soup. What a wonderful gift on the one-year anniversary of my book!
You can read the whole PsychCentral.com review here.
I’d like to highlight a few of their comments in the review:
Richard and I give the Anti-Anxiety Food Solution 5 1/2 cups of soup—we really loved this book and plan to recommend it to patients with anxiety.
The book contains simple tests you can take to determine if you have any food intolerances or allergies which may be not only triggering anxiety symptoms but also wreaking havoc on your digestion.
C.R. took some of the tests and figured out that she needed vitamin B6 and GABA and she says:
I’ve started taking the B6 and the GABA and though it’s only been two weeks, I do feel less burned out even though my workload has recently increased.
I am a big fan of all the recent food-mood research and making this information easy for everyone to use and I appreciate these comments from the reviewers:
I especially like that the author has referenced all her information so you can see for yourself why she makes the recommendations she does. I also like that the information, while comprehensive, is accessible and easy to understand.
And I appreciate and support their holistic approach:
Therapy Soup readers know that we believe body, mind and soul are intricately linked and that a holistic approach to treatment for mental illness and/or addiction (or any health or personality issue) is truly necessary.
This holistic approach is reflected in their other very interesting blogs like this one on nosebleeds, mental illness and possible food intolerances and this one on autism, schizophrenia and nutrition. Of course I write about this food mood connection all the time and more recently have written about the bipolar-blood sugar- gluten link and the anxiety-panic-caffeine-gluten link.
Be sure to check out their other blog posts on PsychCentral Therapy Soup.
C.R. Zwolinski is a writer, editor, consultant living in New York. For more about naturally healthy nutrition (with a Jewish twist) visit C.R. at healthyjewishcooking.com. Learn about the benefits of sourdough bread, sprouting, organically grown foods and more.
Richard (Moshe) Zwolinski is a licensed psychotherapist in the fields of mental health and addiction. He’s the author of Therapy Revolution: Find Help, Get Better, and Move On (Without Wasting Time or Money), and blogs at Therapy Soup on the top-rated international web site, Psychcentral.com. He’s an anxiety and addiction specialist with over 25 years experience. He encourages you to focus on achieving spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical health so you can live the happy, productive, meaningful life you were meant to live. He also volunteers with youth at risk and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings, is available in major books stores, at Amazon and via www.antianxietyfoodsolution.com.