Tuesday, July 12, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: Natural Highs

Title: Natural Highs

Author: Patrick Holford

Publisher: Piatkus Non Fiction

RRP: $32.99

ISBN: 9780749953928

Release Date: June 2011

Pages: 384


The healthy way to increase your energy, improves your mood, sharpen your mind, relax and beat stress.

Do you like to relax with alcohol or cigarettes Do you use caffeine or something stronger to give you a buzz Do you want to be 'high' - and stay healthy In this groundbreaking book you will discover new ways to stay happy, relaxed or 'high' using safe, natural and non-addictive substances. Patrick Holford, a leading expert on mental health and nutrition, and eminent psychiatrist and specialist in integrative medicine, Dr Hyla Cass show you how. Discover:

* Natural blues busters such as St John's Wort and 5HTP to help you reduce depression and anxiety

* Non-addictive ways to get an energy boot without resorting to caffeine or nicotine

* Safe and effective alternatives to prescription drugs such as Prozac and Valium

* How to reduce stress and anxiety naturally

* Natural (and legal) alternatives to recreational drugs

* Remedies and techniques to help you to reach a state of inner peace


Patrick Holford BSc, DipION, FBANT, NTCRP pioneers new approaches to health and nutrition. He is the founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London (Europe's leading training centre for nutritional therapists), is Chief Executive of the Food for the Brain Foundation and the author of over 30 books.

Previous Books:

Balance Your Hormones, The Low-GL Diet Counter, Natural Highs, Food Glorious Food; Food is Better Medicine than Drugs, The Alzheimer's Prevention Plan

Other titles by Patrick Holford

Patrick Holford is founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London. He is the author of over 30 health books. Dr Hyla Cass is a prominent psychiatrist and expert on integrative approaches to medicine.

Dr Hyla Cass is a prominent psychiatrist and expert on integrative approaches to medicine.


Natural Highs by Patrick Holford is a handy self help book for those who have any sort of addiction to help themself relax. I've read books that handled on serotonin and dopamine before, but this book is so extensive and varied. It explains very well what kind of effect certain substances have on your body and mind and also why we self medicate with alcohol, chocolate, coffee, junk food or any other generally unhealthy kind of addiction. It also explains why in the long run those are no good for you.

More importantly, it hands you alternatives that are healthy and no addictive.

I’ve picked up a few tips from this book and already begun using them.

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