I am so excited to share the proposed cover of my first book! Things have been rather quiet on the blogging front over the last few months as I have been busy (very busy!) working on my forthcoming book “The Anti-anxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings”.
I say hats off to all authors as it has been a huge effort and I had no idea the volume of work required, especially all the research. I loved the research part as I have always had a thirst for knowledge and the desire to share this important and valuable information. It’s been very exciting to find so many studies supporting natural, food and nutrient-based solutions for anxiety.
The final draft was submitted to my publisher, New Harbinger (www.newharbinger.com) mid-August and now I’m working with my wonderful copy-editor Jasmine Starr. The next part in the process is reviews, endorsements and the foreward. And then I’ll need a good photo of me, the back cover will be done and I’ll approve the final product early in January 2011. Publication date is June 2011 and I’ll keep blogging about my progress and any exciting outcomes along the way. And of course, I’ll let you know about book signings and speaking events. If you have a need or know someone looking for a speaker on this topic, please let me know as I have big plans to get out and speak, and I may just be in your city! You can also sign up here www.antianxietyfoodsolution.com to receive newsletter updates and stay up to date on new research and workshops.
In summary…what you eat (real whole food and yes, animal protein), when you eat (controlling blood sugar), what you don’t put in your mouth (sugar, coffee and foods you’re sensitive to like wheat), your digestion, your hormones and neurotransmitters – and more – can affect how anxious and overwhelmed you feel. And the magical thing is that when you address the root cause of your anxiety with food and nutrients it really does make you happier, eliminates sugar cravings and you’ll even sleep better! And who doesn’t want all of that?