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Summary

A combination of Professor Felice Jacka's love of food and her own experience of depression and anxiety as a young woman led her to question whether what we put in our mouths every day affects more than our waistline. 

Felice set out on a journey of discovery to change the status quo and uncover the truth through rigorous science. Beginning her PhD in 2005, she examined the association between women's diets and their mental health, focusing on depression and anxiety. 

She soon discovered - you feel how you eat. It is Professor Jacka's groundbreaking research that has now changed the way we think about mental and brain health in relation to diet.    

Brain Changer explains how and why we should consider our food as the basis of our mental and brain health throughout our lives. It includes a selection of recipes and meal plans featuring ingredients beneficial to mental health. 

It also includes the simple, practical solutions we can use to help prevent mental health problems in the first place and offers strategies for treating these problems if they do arise.   

This is not a diet book to help you on the weight scales. This is a guide to good habits to save your brain and to optimise your mental health through what you eat at every stage of life.

©2019 Felice Jacka (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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"This is a fascinating book by a leading researcher, covering one of the most exciting areas of modern nutritional research about how our diet can impact our gut and brain health. The combination of personal stories and cutting-edge science is a real winner." (Dr Michael Mosley, author and TV presenter) 

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such an interesting read

so interesting! this is why some children today cant cope...their diets are so poor. Parents, adults and professionals need to step in and change this cycle.

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An important book for everyone!

Authoritative and softly asserted advice for everyone. Highly recommended, particularly for those suffering with mental health issues and bowel diseases, such as Crohn's.

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Good book for beginners

This book is a good book for beginners who’s just started studying food but seems there promoting fat as good for you based on the Mediterranean diet my only problem is the biggest killer in the Mediterranean is heart disease ?

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Fantastic

Excellent content, well researched and easily understandable. A must read for everyone, not just those suffering from mental health issues but also governments and society as a whole. Thank you for writing and reading it!

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Eye opening

one of the most eye opening and accurate studies of the effect food can have on our mental health

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Great book, love the science

I found this book really insightful especially with all of the evidence base to back up a lot of the concepts. I found the narration engaging and better than many other audiobooks. Definitely one for those who want science-backed nutrition information.

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Amazing book!

Another great book, after Diet Delusion, with profound knowledge having impact on our life and wellbeing. Incredible interesting. Well done!!

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