Rebuild from Depression

In Rebuild from Depression: A Nutrient Guide, Including Depression in Pregnancy and Postpartum, Amanda Rose, Ph.D. and Annell Adams, M.D. identify the seven nutrients most commonly associated with depression in the medical literature. They provide you with tools to:

(1) Identify a nutrient deficiency

(2) Locate the best supplements, and

(3) Select and prepare foods to maximize those nutrients in their diet.

The book opens with Rose’s biography of depression and psychosis. She makes a compelling claim: “My grandmother died at the age of sixty-one from complications of postpartum depression.” Rose argues that her grandmother showed signs of nutrient deficiencies in her 20s, did not correct them, and suffered a life of depression, diabetes, and heart disease, all of which share a common nutrient deficiency: Omega 3 fatty acids.

The book describes the research basis for the nutrient-depression link, highlighting the nutrients with the strongest basis in research. With seven specific nutrients in mind, the authors review each of the food groups recommending how to improve the diet for the long-term. Which meats are highest in Omega 3 fatty acids? How do you select oils to improve your Omega 3 status? Should you trim your steak?

In a unique contribution to work on depression, the authors present “depression buster foods" – those foods highest in the seven focus nutrients. The Rebuild book is the only book of its kind to identify criteria for depression-fighting foods and apply that criteria systematically to the USDA's database of over 5,000 foods.


Use the book to fight depression with:

  • 7 nutrients
  • 50+ foods
  • recipes
  • science
  • inspiration

Book Contents and Excerpts

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Chapter 1: Pre-pregnancy to birth

Chapter 2: Birth

Chapter 3: Feeding problems

Chapter 4: Back with a vengeance

Chapter 5: Searching for answers while depressed

Chapter 6: Deficits in a World of Plenty

Chapter 7: The Usual Suspects, Your Starting Place

Chapter 8: More investigation: Additional Nutrients

Chapter 9: Meats and Seafood

Chapter 10: Dairy and eggs

Chapter 11: Fruits and Vegetables

Chapter 12: Grains and Legumes
Excerpt: Phytic acid and mineral loss

Chapter 13: Nuts, seeds, and oils

Chapter 14: Strategic shopping and meal makeovers

Chapter 15: Conclusion






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What is nature’s #1 depression-fighting food?

---> Beef liver <---

(I know you were really hoping for ice cream
or, heck, even brussel sprouts.)

Some people like liver and a whole lot of people don’t.

Liver is packed with vitamins and minerals. It is high in Omega 3 fatty acids if the animal has been grazing on grass. It takes just about every nutrient we need, wraps it up in one package, and puts a whole lot of goodness into the cells of our body.

Luckily there are many other foods...

In the book
Rebuild from Depression: A Nutrient Guide, authors Amanda Rose, Ph.D. and Annell Adams, M.D. identify fifty “depression buster” foods – foods that fight depression. The food list comes from their examination of the nutrient-depression linkage. They highlight seven nutrients that may actually alleviate your depression.

In a
free downloadable book, Rose highlights five depression buster foods: The Depression Buster Cookbook: Five Family Favorites. The book describes the Rebuild philosophy, examines five foods in detail, and provides multiple recipes for each.

In fact, we promise that none of the five foods in the downloadable book is liver. :)

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Do you know if you need more Omega 3 fatty acids in your diet? You can purchase an Omega 3 supplement at any health food store but what do you look for? How much do you take?

Clinical trials have answers for us.

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