Okay, I’m onto my last book review out of the books I ordered recently, Mood Cure by Julia Ross.
As usual when I’m reviewing any book that has information on Pyroluria, I go to the back of the book to the index and look up any page that mentions Pyroluria.
My initial thoughts on examining the book were that it didn’t have a great deal of information specifically in relation to Pyroluria, although it does have a specific section on Pyroluria – it’s pretty small. The book also includes a Pyroluria questionnaire, she references Joan Mathews Larsen book Depression Free Naturally as the source of the questionnaire and points to Joan’s book for further information.
One part of the book I really liked is that she backs up Pyroluria as being a legitimate disease as she stumbled across it when she couldn’t raise patients zinc levels i.e. she was never able to get the patient to pass a zinc taste test even though she thought she was giving them high doses of zinc. I imagine a significant number of people suffering from the condition have to stumble across Pyroluria as its not very well known.
I actually think this would be a brilliant book if you didn’t suffer from Pyroluria, a large part of the book is about amino acids to improve brain functions such as mood, focus, motivation, sleep etc. If I was normal I would enjoy popping amino’s to improve my mood (although alcohol might have a nice effect in relation to that too), focus or other mental attribute.
Some of the supplements she mentions are:
She also covers a large range of conditions and foods that could affect your mood including:
- Thyroid issues
- Food allergies/intolerances
- Adrenal fatigue
- Drugs and alcohol
- Bad mood foods
- Sleep issues
In multiple cases she mentions a specific treatment, but then has the proviso that if this treatment doesn’t work for you, then you may have Pyroluria and to get tested for it. I can relate to this as I have tried so many treatments that didn’t work in the past (some made me feel worse) until I found Pyroluria.
Again I admit this is not the most detailed review to read on the book as I tend to look at these type of books through my ‘Pyroluria tinted glasses’ where I am only looking for answers in relation to this condition. Although my next phase of study might very well be looking at amino’s to take with my Pyroluria supplements, I hesitate doing this though because I already take so many other supplements…
I would recommend this book along with the other two I have already reviewed. I would recommend buying the books in the following order:
- Depression Free Naturally – as it lists the supplements and dosages to take for Pyroluria
- Nutrient Power – as it has the most up to date and technical information available (but doesn’t list dosages so much)
- Mood Cure – for help with additional amino acid support
So this is the end of my book reviews, unless anyone can comment and recommend another book that has information on Pyroluria (there don’t appear to be many out there). Also feel free to comment if you have read Mood Cure, I would be interested to hear your thoughts.