Unlocking the Gates to a Secret Garden, Removing Emotional Weeds, and Cultivating Change

Published: November 2017

Pages: 250

Size: 5 x 8

ISBN: 978154616772

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For anyone who wants to obtain holistic health but is held back by an unhealthy relationship with food–from food addiction, emotional eating, binge eating, to intake restriction.


In this groundbreaking book, holistic nutritionist and behaviour specialist Maria Ayne reveals how to overcome the biggest obstacle on the road to wellness–the food cravings! For anyone who struggles with an unhealthy relationship with food–from food addiction, binge eating, compulsive eating, overeating, to intake restriction. The Eating Enigma will forever transform your unhealthy relationship with food while guiding you to create new, healthy habits.

Maria’s approach is not about counting calories; it’s not about food deprivation, following complex diet plans, or any other practices that ultimately lead to increased anxiety around mealtime. Rather the aim is to re-establish the innate connection among mind, body, and food that we are all naturally born with but have been trained to reject. You will learn how to:

  • Make the right nutritional choices for your own body
  • Overcome cravings, and work to reduce or eliminate the onset of cravings
  • Eliminate destructive lifestyle habits while instilling new, empowering habits
  • Reprogram the subconscious mind to end self-sabotage
  • Balance emotions and maintain a more peaceful, relaxed state


Based on the latest scientific research and filled with powerful insights, The Eating Enigma provides easy-to-follow advice on obtaining holistic health. Using her own personal story and citing copious amounts of scientific research, Maria has written an immensely moving and inspiring book that will drastically alter your perception of your mind, body, and food.


Customer Reviews


Editorial Reviews

I love the way the book is written by a regular person who’s gone through the struggles of a bad relationship with food. It’s a success story using common sense backed by scientific and holistic research that is easy to understand and follow. The author also throws a bit of humour in as well that I was able to relate to and laugh at myself about how my brain gets stuck on an idea.

The ideas, research, and strategies flow seamlessly from one to the next in a logical fashion. Everything makes sense; I didn’t have to read something two or three times because it was too technical, but the book is definitely full of some pretty advanced thinking, as evidenced by the lengthy bibliography.

This is a book I would definitely recommend to family, friends, and followers. The fact that it’s the author’s first book makes it even more impressive, and gives me great hope that we’ll see more writing from her soon!

-Lee Ann,


Making it clear that the book is not a self-help guide but a deeper,
psychological endeavor to determine what makes a person crave certain,
unhealthy food is a profound topic to cover. Specifying the differences
between her book and other health books on the market, while supporting
her findings based on her own battle with food, instills in readers an
interest to read the book.
The author caters her words to where judgment is not administered to
readers but hope, encouragement and love that they will overcome these
food addictions. This is important with such a sensitive matter, so readers
will feel comforted by her words and know that she speaks from experience
in their positions.

-Michelle, Salem Author Services