Power Foods for the Brain

Power Foods for the Brain

An Effective 3-step Plan to Protect your Mind and Strengthen your Memory / by Neal D. Barnard ; With Recipes by Christine Waltermyer and Jason Wyrick

Book - 2013
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Could your breakfast or lunch be harming your memory?

Are you missing out on the foods that could prevent Alzheimer's disease?

Everyone knows good nutrition supports your overall health, but few realize that certain foods-power foods-can protect your brain and optimize its function, and even dramatically reduce your risk of Alzheimer's Disease. Now, New York Times bestselling author, clinical researcher and health advocate Dr. Neal Barnard has gathered the most up-to-date research and created a groundbreaking program that can strengthen your memory and protect your brain's health.

In this effective 3-step plan Dr. Barnard reveals which foods to increase in your diet and which to avoid, and shows you specific exercises and supplements that can make a difference. It will not only help boost brain health, but it can also reduce your risk of Alzheimer's disease, stroke, and other less serious malfunctions such as low energy, poor sleep patterns, irritability, and lack of focus. You'll discover:

The best foods to increase cognitive function Dairy products and meats-the dangers they may pose to your memory The surprising roles alcohol and caffeine play in Alzheimer's risk The latest research on toxic metals, like aluminum found in cookware, soda cans, and common antacids. Plus a detailed menu plan, recipes and time-saving kitchen tips
Publisher: New York :, Grand Central Life & Style,, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781455512195
Branch Call Number: 616.83 BA
Characteristics: pages ; cm
Additional Contributors: Waltermyer, Christine
Wyrick, Jason


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Cynthia_N May 01, 2017

Quick easy read! Barnard does not come off as preachy just as informed. Came away from the book with a few ideas to try!

Oct 14, 2015

Dr. Barnard is a lively, intelligent American who seeks to prevent disease and distress via diet (and lifestyle). SAMC (Standard American Medical Care) now ranks as the number one cause of death in America (followed by cancer and heart disease). Neal started the group in DC "physicians for responsible medicine" and connects with the public on his website or via email. Can we prevent (and hopefully cure) our prevalent US diseases (artery, heart, diabetes, cancer, and mental dementia) with sound diets? Hopefully, yes, with whole foods, and a plant based, low fat diet -- just the reverse of what many Americans consume as daily "staples." He's practical and accepts it takes a while to adapt the SAD (standard American diet) over to eating mostly plants (legumes and nuts along with other veggie foods), creating energy internally and balancing our systems back to a more youthful style health -- free of many symptoms often accepted as "par for the course" with aging especially. For people on meds, or with food allergies or other medical conditions, he always advises they work with a PCP or Internist, or specialist. He does advocate a B12 supplement or a multivitamen with B12 and D3 or D2 daily. His latest book is a healthy approach to hopefully avoiding cognitive impairment with aging. Many MD's today follow the natural and plant based diet, making healthy meal choices themselves, but Neal is really putting the research and his own ideas out to the general public in easy to understand language.

Aug 06, 2013

pg 149


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