NUTRITIONAL MEDICINE TODAY
HYLA CASS, M.D.
Natural Highs: Supplements, Nutrition, and Mind/Body Techniques to Enhance Your Mood and Energy, Naturally
A graduate of the University of Toronto School of Medicine, Dr. Cass is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine, and the author of several best-selling books, the latest being Natural Highs: Supplements, Nutrition, and Mind/Body Techniques to Help You Feel Good All the Time. A frequently sought-after lecturer and consultant, she has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows.
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Supplements, Nutrition, and Mind/Body Techniques to Help You Feel Good All the Time
Wouldn't it be great to get a quick energy boost without a cup of coffee? Or calm frazzled nerves at the end of the day with something that's good for you? Or feel euphoric and blissed out without drugs?
You can. Psychiatrist Hyla Cass shows you how to do it by enhancing your brain's own natural-high chemicals using substances that have no harmful side effects and will not leave you feeling hungover or energy-lagged.
In her fascinating and useful new book, Natural Highs (Avery, $23.95, June 2002), she combines the latest research in neurochemistry with her study of ancient mind-altering herbs and plants to present the most thorough guide anywhere to safe, non addictive substances that can boost or balance your own brain chemistry.
Scientists have begun to understand that moods, energy, memory, and even a feeling of spiritual oneness are largely governed by specific chemicals produced in your own brain.
The author explains how the brain works to keep us high: why certain chemicals and hormones kick in, get suppressed, or combine synergistically to help us feel euphoric, deeply relaxed, or electrifyingly alert.
Then she offers practical ways to balance your own brain chemistry naturally with nutrients, supplements, and mind/body techniques so you can:
… Manage stress effectively and feel relaxed without drugs
… Regain the boundless energy you had as a child
… Sleep deeply through the night and wake up refreshed
… Beat the blues and regulate moods without prescription medication
… Prevent mental deterioration, boost memory, and raise IQ
… Feel connected with others, and experience mind-expanding states safely
… Live your life free of caffeine, cigarettes, alcohol, pot, and antidepressants
With this book's questionnaires, top tips, chapter-by-chapter action plans, at-a-glance tables, dosage recommendations, and an extensive resource section, you will discover everything you need to experience a natural high.
About the Author and Expert
Hyla Cass, MD, author of Natural Highs, is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and a pioneer whose work in integrating nutritional medicine with psychiatry in her clinical practice has attracted widespread acclaim. She is President of Vitamin Relief USA, a foundation that is currently providing daily multivitamins to at-risk children around the country, with remarkable results, including improvement in learning, attention, overall health, and self esteem. The children have also shown a marked reduction in violent behavior, a current major concern in our schools today. The Foundation is embarking on a national study funded by US Congress, to demonstrate these benefits, with the goals being to improve our children's future, and educate the public in this vital area.
Her holistic approach to psychiatry stems from the idea that deeper physical or physiological components often play a key role in fatigue, anxiety, and depression. Treating biochemical imbalances using safe, natural products and complementary therapies often takes care of psychological, mental, and emotional issues, and decreases or eliminates the need for prescription medications.
A sought-after educator, lecturer, and consultant in the areas of complementary medicine, psychiatry, and personal growth, Cass has been featured in many newspapers and magazines, including the Los Angeles Times, Cosmopolitan, Time Magazine, and People. She is comfortable behind the mike and camera and as well, having lent her expertise to numerous radio talk shows and such television programs as CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and Geraldo.
Along with dozens of articles she has penned for scientific journals and health magazines, Cass is the author of several previous books, including St. John's Wort: Nature's Blues Buster; Kava: Nature's Answer to Stress and Insomnia; All About Herbs; User's Guide to Ginkgo; and User's Guide to Vitamin C. Her website is www.cassmd.com.