The fast and highly effective way to stop cravings, end addiction and recover energy and happiness without drugs.
This groundbreaking book from the UK's leading spokesman on nutrition looks at why millions of people have cravings for substances such as coffee, sugar and alcohol, as well to drugs such as sleeping pills, antidepressants, marijuana and cocaine. It uncovers how the brain becomes addicted and how it can be 'unaddicted' through a combination of diet, supplements and lifestyle factors.
The book is written in association with Dr David Miller, who has worked in the addiction field for 25 years and is an expert in relapse prevention. It looks at each of the most common substances that people become addicted to and offers specific advice on how to tackle that particular substance safely and effectively yourself.
In-depth yet practical and accessible, How to Quit Without Feeling S--t will allow you to understand why you feel the way you do, whether you have a dependency or have already given up but still feel lousy.
©2008 Patrick Holford, David Miller, James Braly; (P)2009 Hachette Digital
"Having plugged into this with the pessimism I reserve for most self-help manuals... I was amazed to find myself feverishly making notes about the supplements I should be taking - tyrosine? Chromium? Magnesium ascorbate? - to make life without cigarettes bearable." (The Guardian)
Yet another great insight into the world of health! An insightful journey that shows the impacts of additction and how it effects the functionality of the human body and brain, how it responds and from that it can literally form our personality/spirit. Ive tried some of the suggested steps and will aim to do them all as already it seems that my outlook has literrally changed from I cant to I can!
Audible Books Brilliant! I love to listen the passion of the Patrick talking the talk of the walk he walks!
Although the author is very easy to listen to if you are unfamiliar with nutritional supplements you will need to make notes or refer to the website where there are downloads. As the recording claims you can quit almost any addictive substance from sugar to crack cocaine by taking a handful of vitamins, amino acids, etc. that cost only about ?2 a day, it really has to be worth a try. Note the author stresses that severe drug and alcohol addiction does also require medical and group support. I've quit caffeine already after two weeks of following the program, something I've been trying to do for years. I have also noticed a big change in how I feel generally I think because as the book suggests the program is about normalising your brain chemistry, after which you can stop taking most of the supplements.
"Referenced documents are not found"
My biggest complaint is the references made several times to his web page that is not working. The URL is for downloading documents needed to work through the process discussed in the book but the page is not available. They should at least post a redirect saying why it has been removed and where the documents may be found. You can however join their Health Club for a membership fee.
I am intrigued with the concept offered but can find no collaborating evidence to back the claims and no specific published research is provided [perhaps it is available on the missing link].
"Not bad listening"
I really love the concept of this book and believe it would be very effective.
However, it missed certain things and directed you to a website that didn't deliver.
It also does not have any support centres in Australia....
I would be interested to see future developments implemented down under as it is desperately needed here as much as anywhere in the world.
I also loved the authors clear voice....
"You are better off buying the book"
No - The author makes some interesting points,but even he suggests you buy a hard copy of the book. There are just too many indexes and prescriptions and charts to make this a good audiobook.
A very well written book. Dr. Holford does a great job explaining his theory. His narrative and voice are both precise and soothing to the ear. I have taken his recommended supplements and they have made a world of a difference. Well done Patrick Holford!
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