To help her many patients with the Body Blues, Dr. Brown and her colleagues at the University of Washington designed and developed the LEVITY Program, a program based on three simple activities, each one proven to boost women's mood and energy or tame their appetites:
The LEVITY Program was put to the test in a "placebo-controlled, randomized" 8-week study. One hundred and twelve mildly depressed women spanning the ages from 18-78 took part in the study. Half of the women took a placebo pill, while the other half took part in the three activities.
The women found the program remarkably easy to do. All told, it took them just 20 minutes a day. Nonetheless, at the end of the 8-week study, tests showed that the women had greatly improved. They were less anxious, angry, irritable and stressed. Remarkably, their depression scores were cut in half, which is similar to the results one hopes to see from antidepressants. Just as impressive, in a test of overall well-being, the women moved from the worst to the best possible category. Last but not least, the volunteers had significantly fewer eating problems. In fact, 25 percent of them lost a noticeable amount of weight, even though they had not been asked to diet.
The results of the University of Washington study were published in the scientific journal, Women and Health. Read the study in its entirety.
Dr. Brown and Jo Robinson's best-selling book, When Your Body Gets the Blues, (Berkley Books, 2003) contains all the information and support you need to reap the benefits of the LEVITY program. Like the tens of thousands of women who have already taken part in the program, you will feel more energetic, hopeful, and relaxed in a matter of weeks—or even days.
|Home | What is the Body Blues? | Do You have the Body Blues? | Relieving your Symptoms | The Body Blues Store | News Updates | Successful Weight Loss | Advice and Support | Q&As | Testimonials | Meet Dr. Brown | Contact|
|Copyright 2012 by Jo Robinson and Dr. Marie-Annette Brown. All Rights Reserved.|