Votre téléphone est la première chose que vous regardez en ouvrant les yeux le matin ? Vous le consultez instinctivement pour trouver la réponse à toutes les questions, ou simplement passer le temps ? Et ce, même lorsque vous êtes en excellente compagnie ? Rien d'étonnant ! Les smartphones sont conçus pour nous rendre dépendants. Dix ans après leur apparition, nous commençons à connaître leurs effets néfastes sur la santé : troubles du sommeil, baisse de la concentration, stress...
En s'appuyant sur son expérience personnelle et de nombreux témoignages, Catherine Price propose un plan en deux étapes :
Wake Up !, la prise de conscience,
Break up !, un programme détox de quatre semaines pour changer ses habitudes.
Le but n'est pas de jeter son smartphone, mais de pouvoir l'utiliser librement pour être à nouveau présent à soi-même (et aux autres !).
Traduit de l'américain par Lucile Débrosse
"A hidden, many-faceted, and urgent story." --Booklist, *STARRED* Most of us know nothing about vitamins. Whats more, what we think we know is harming both our personal nutrition and our national health. By focusing on vitamins at the expense of everything else, weve become blind to the bigger picture: despite our belief that vitamins are an absolute good--and the more of them, the better--vitamins are actually small and surprisingly mysterious pieces of a much larger nutritional puzzle. In Vitamania, award-winning journalist Catherine Price offers a lucid and lively journey through our cherished yet misguided beliefs about vitamins, and reveals a straightforward, blessedly anxiety-free path to enjoyable eating and good health.When vitamins were discovered a mere century ago, they changed the destiny of the human species by preventing and curing many terrifying diseases. Yet it wasnt long before vitamins spread from labs of scientists into the realm of food marketers and began to take on a life of their own. By the end of the Second World War, vitamins were available in forms never before seen in nature--vitamin gum, vitamin doughnuts, even vitamin beer--and their success showed food manufacturers that adding synthetic vitamins to otherwise nutritionally empty products could convince consumers that they were healthy. The era of vitamania, as one 1940s journalist called it, had begun.
Though weve gained much from our embrace of vitamins, what weve lost is a crucial sense of perspective. Vitamins may be essential to our lives, but they are not the only important substances in food. By buying into a century of hype and advertising, we have accepted the false idea that particular dietary chemicals can be used as shortcuts to health--whether they be antioxidants or omega-3s or, yes, vitamins. And its our vitamin-inspired desire for effortless shortcuts that created todays dietary supplement industry, a veritable Wild West of overpromising miracle substances that can be legally sold without any proof that they are effective or safe.
For the countless individuals seeking to maximize their health and who consider vitamins to be the keys to well-being, Prices Vitamania will be a game-changing look into the roots of Americas ongoing nutritional confusion. Her travels to vitamin manufacturers and food laboratories and military testing kitchens--along with her deep dive into the history of nutritional science-- provide a witty and dynamic narrative arc that binds Vitamania together. The result is a page-turning exploration of the history, science, hype, and future of nutrition. And her ultimate message is both inspiring and straightforward: given all that we dont know about vitamins and nutrition, the best way to decide what to eat is to stop obsessing and simply embrace this uncertainty head-on.
By exposing our extraordinary psychological rela¬tionship with vitamins and challenging us to question our beliefs, Vitamania wont just change the way we think about vitamins. It will change the way we think about food.
From the Hardcover edition.
Packed with tested strategies and practical tips, this book is the essential, life-changing guide for everyone who owns a smartphone.
Is your phone the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you touch before bed? Do you frequently pick it up “just to check,” only to look up forty-five minutes later wondering where the time has gone? Do you say you want to spend less time on your phone--but have no idea how to do so without giving it up completely? If so, this book is your solution.
Award-winning journalist Catherine Price presents a practical, hands-on plan to break up--and then make up--with your phone. The goal? A long-term relationship that actually feels good.
You’ll discover how phones and apps are designed to be addictive, and learn how the time we spend on them damages our abilities to focus, think deeply, and form new memories. You’ll then make customized changes to your settings, apps, environment, and mindset that will ultimately enable you to take back control of your life.