Power Foods for the Brain

Power Foods for the Brain

An Effective 3-step Plan to Protect your Mind and Strengthen your Memory

eBook - 2013
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Could that glass of milk affect your memory? Is that aluminum can increasing your risk for Alzheimer's disease? Can a banana be a brain booster? Everyone knows that good nutrition supports your overall health, but did you know that certain foods can protect your brain and optimize its function? In this book the author has gathered research and studies to deliver a program that can boost brain health, reducing the risk of Alzheimer's disease, stroke, and other less serious malfunctions, including low energy, poor sleep patterns, irritability, and lack of focus. The plan includes information on: The best foods to increase cognitive function and boost folate, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12 ; The dangers dairy products and meats may have on memory ; The role alcohol plays in Alzheimer's risk ; The latest research on certain toxic metals, like aluminums found in cookware, soda cans, and common antacids ; Plus, 50-75 recipes and timesaving kitchen tips.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Life & Style, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781455512706
1455512702
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxi, 292 p.) : ill
Additional Contributors: Wyrick, Jason
Waltermyer, Christine

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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!

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snipeskm
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.

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Ron_Spankovich
Aug 06, 2013

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