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Optimum Nutrition by Stephanie Green

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CHAPTER3

The Mind/Body Connection

In This Chapter

  • How the mind communicates with the body about food
  • Food and its impact on your mental state
  • The role of a healthy diet in disease prevention
  • Current research and what it reveals about the mind/body connection

The food we eat nourishes the body, mind, and soul. It supports us with vital nutrients we can’t live without, provides a feeling of comfort, and reconnects us emotionally to a place in time when we enjoyed eating particular dishes. Unfortunately, our relationship with food can become a mental tug of war where we become vulnerable to the little voices in our head. We may unknowingly contribute ...

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