We've Strayed from the Basics Medical and pharmaceutical advancements in the realm of depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders are astounding. The technology we have available and the boon in our collective understanding of the brain and how it works have come a very long way in recent decades. But there's a problem with all this fancy gadgetry, complex medical jargon, and piles of pills: They distract us from the basic fundamentals of physical and emotional health, and keep us focused on exotic-sounding cures that rarely pan out. The Answers may be simpler than you think Waiting around for the latest research finding to unlock the key to your problems with anxiety, panic attacks, and depression? Does the answer lie in a gene from a tissue sample out of the hippocampus of a Wistar rat? Doubtful. In fact, an army of smart people in white coats with a truckload of test tubes have far less power over your emotional health than someone you know. That someone is you. While none of us will ever be as happy as Pee-wee Herman buffing the fender on his shiny red bike, the path to having a predominantly calm, stable, upbeat demeanor might be shorter and straighter than you think. Eat, Sleep, and be Merry In "Food for Mood: Dietary and Lifestyle Interventions for Anxiety, Depression, and Other Mood Disorders," independent health researcher Matt Stone brings forth revolutionary findings about basic aspects of our physiology such as metabolic rate, carbon dioxide levels, hormonal rhythms, hydration, and more-and explores their ties with emotional health. With simple tactics that anyone can implement, Stone puts the power back in your hands to get off the emotional rollercoaster ride and be your best. Read Food for Mood now, and regain control of your emotions without any medications, supplements, gadgets, or expensive doctor visits.