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Women, Food, and Desire

Honor Your Cravings, Embrace Your Desires, Reclaim Your Body



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About The Book

A holistic health counselor and co-star of the award-winning documentary Super Size Me explores women’s cravings—for food, sleep, sex, movement, companionship, inspiration—and teaches them to listen to their bodies for a healthier, fuller life.

“Desire is the basis for new conception, new growth, new life. We’re born with it. And often talked out of it. When you tap it, you have access to your inner guidance. Women, Food, and Desire will show you how. Sweet.” (Dr. Christiane Northrup, author of New York Times bestsellers Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom Of Menopause)

Transformational health expert Alexandra Jamieson is a woman on a mission. Having overcome her own food addictions and the weight and health problems these habits caused, she learned something life-altering: when we listen to our cravings, they will lead us onto the path of deep healing. Since her own personal breakthrough more than a decade ago, Alexandra has dedicated her life to helping other women learn to listen to the wisdom of their cravings and make food their greatest ally as they step into their lives with authentic passion.

With love, deep compassion, and fearless honesty, she calls upon all of us to boldly use food as a tool to cleanse ourselves of the nutritional, emotional, physical, and mental blocks that limit our ability to live full, meaningful, and joyful lives.

In this book she’ll show us how our cravings are the gatekeepers of our deepest longings and desires; how transforming habits set us free; and how detoxing unclutters our bodies and minds so we may engage in our lives with more power and authenticity. She also helps us embrace our sexual selves, trust our instincts, and form a nurturing community that is essential for a vital, healthy, hot life.

About The Author

Photograph by Christa Meola

Alexandra Jamieson has been featured on Oprah, CNN, MSNBC,, Dr. Oz’s, and scores of other television, radio, and web programs. She travels around the country speaking at conferences and colleges spreading the message about the wisdom of cravings and coaches thousands of people via her webinars, retreats, and one-on-one programs. You can find Alex on Facebook and on her website, She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her son and partner.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Gallery Books (September 22, 2015)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781476765068

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Raves and Reviews

“Desire is the basis for new conception, new growth, new life. We’re born with it. And often talked out of it. When you tap it, you have access to your inner guidance. Women, Food, and Desire will show you how. Sweet.”

– Dr. Christiane Northrup, author of New York Times bestsellers WOMEN'S BODIES, WOMEN'S WISDOM and THE WISDOM OF MENOPAUSE

Women, Food, and Desire is a must read! As a physician fully aware of the impact of our thoughts and food on the waistline, I've waited for a book like this: one that brings together the sensual, emotional, and nutritional. Alexandra Jamieson brilliantly empowers women to face their toxic thoughts and food habits to establish a new relationship with their body and cravings. Her functional nutrition experience and vulnerability shine through each page of the book as she simplifies the path women can take to an embodied, pleasurable, and juicy life.

– Dr. Sara Gottfried, MD

Combining humor and candor with a smart, science-based approach, Alexandra Jamieson helps you develop a healthier, sexier, more vital existence in Women, Food and Desire. With practical, easy-to-implement strategies, she shows you how to transcend obstacles and tap into your deepest purpose. Transformative and life-changing!

– JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS, Celebrity Nutrition and Fitness Expert, best-selling author of The Virgin Diet

Finally, someone is giving us permission to embrace our cravings and desires! Alex invites us to take a deep-dive within ourselves and use the cravings we try to avoid to create real transformation. This is an absolute must-read for every woman seeking liberation from being stuck in a world where we’ve been taught to hide our deepest desires!

– Cynthia Pasquella, CCN, Bestselling author of PINK Method and The Hungry Hottie Cookbook, Founder of the Institute of Transformational Nutrition

Get out your highlighter when you read Alexandra's book. Every page is filled with wisdom, wit, and warmth.

– Donna Gates, M.Ed., ABAAHP, international best-selling author of The Body Ecology Diet

Alex Jamieson understands the complexity of our relationship with food and how we can heal ourselves from a lifetime of self-judgment in regard to it. There is deep knowledge and insight in Women, Food, and Desire, and the best part is we are not alone and we can enjoy our lives by understanding this part of ourselves.

– Mariel Hemingway, Actress Author Speaker Mother

"As a theologian, I am intimate with the ways that religious texts have given the body a bad rep. The idea that the flesh is sinful and deceiving has created holy wars for women in their own bodies. Alexandra Jamieson reminds us that Eve was infinitely wise to eat that red apple. Pleasure is a form of soul-nourishment that we need to feel whole, vibrantly alive, and in love with life.This book will detox the shame that has kept you from being in your body. It will let you trust what you truly crave.It will open you to the power of becoming entirely who you are, and it will give you the permission to take action on your deepest desires."

– Meggan Watterson, Author of REVEAL: A Sacred Manual For Getting Spiritually Naked

Women, Food and Desire is a beautiful book that above all else, praises women. It’s filled with sweet words, clear advice, deep thoughts, and timeless wisdom. Alex Jamieson has reached into the heart of the feminine experience when it comes to food, and touched the place where transformation and delight can finally happen. If you’d like to go beyond the usual fare when it comes to nutritional advice, then consider this book a worthy feast.

– Marc David, best-selling author and founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating

Diet industry beware. You are about to be dismantled by the power of self-love. Alexandra Jamieson's approach to women's wellness brings joy and self-acceptance to the thorny issue of desire, that force that makes each of us who we are.

– Claire Cavanah, co-founder of

Pleasure and desire take center stage as the soul-nourishment that we need to finally be truly healthy, whole and alive.In Women, Food & Desire Alexandra Jamieson takes a stand for a woman's vibrant health and calls on you to trust your body and listen to what you truly crave.

– Christina Rasmussen, best-selling author of Second Firsts

Like a perfect meal savored over an evening with good friends, Alexandra’s book offers nourishment, laughter, uh-huh moments, and wisdom— not just about how to feed your body — but how to feed your soul. Her insights and stories invite you back to your truest self, beckoning you to listen …listen... to the deeper inner longings that your cravings can reveal. She illuminates the path to making peace with your body and to living your most authentic life. I guarantee that you will find yourself reflected in her words. This book will give you the tools you need to give your overtired willpower a rest, move beyond blame and shame about cravings and food, and find the true fulfillment you are hungry for.

– Dr. Aviva Romm, MD

“The feminist perspective and focus on self-care, as well as Jamieson’s honesty about her own struggles, create a compelling authenticity. Far from another faddish diet guru, Jamieson guides readers into revolutionizing their entire relationship with food and their bodies.”

– Publishers Weekly

As a physician on the front lines of the sugar wars, I’ve longbeen on the lookout for a book I could recommend to patients who were ready toget off the dieting treadmill and really do the internal work necessary inorder to achieve a new relationship with nutritional healing, food, cravings, andtheir bodies permanently. Look no further, Women, Food & Desire is thatbook.

– Dr. Mark Hyman

“Writtenby the co-star of Super Size Me, this book explores how desire andemotion underpin our relationship with food—and how we can begin tounravel the concept of craving to understand what we really need.”


“Alexandra has a plan to help you let go of your cravings and make peace with food.”

– Dr. Oz

“Her new book, Women, Food, and Desire, tackles what Jamieson calls the four root causes of cravings…The key to living healthy without letting a diet consume you lies in learning to decode your body’s signs. With Jamieson’s help, it’s a piece of cake.”

– Elle Magazine

“[Alex Jamieson] has become a successful public speaker who helps other women eat more healthfully by understanding their cravings.”

– More Magazine

“Functional nutritional coach Alexandra Jamieson hopes to offer reliable, knowledgeable and trustworthy support to help women satisfy many forms of hunger…Given her approach, every meal is an opportunity to ask what will lead to feeling good over time. Alexandra Jamieson offers a gentle, non-judgmental approach to embracing all sorts of cravings in a healthy and life-giving way.”

– ShelfAwareness

“[Jamieson] has healthy food tips galore.”

– Well + Good

"Touching, funny, authentic, scientific and smart! Alexandra Jamieson goes straight to the heart of our hungers in Women, Food and Desire. A refreshingly liberating book to help us better understand our cravings as the drive to live an actualized and soulful life."

– Katherine Woodward Thomas, bestselling author of Calling in "The One"

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