Brain Boosting Foods: 50 Ways to Improve Your Memory, Unclutter Your Mind, and Get Your Brain Working at Its Highest Capacity by Eating Right

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Is memory loss an unavoidable part of aging? Nutritionist Maccaro says no---and teaches you to boost your brainpower naturally! Discover how you can think more clearly, "unclutter your mind," and slow your brain's aging process by eating the right foods and safely consuming nutrients such as vitamin E, amino acids, and huperzine A.
 
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Overview


Is memory loss an unavoidable part of aging? Nutritionist Maccaro says no---and teaches you to boost your brainpower naturally! Discover how you can think more clearly, "unclutter your mind," and slow your brain's aging process by eating the right foods and safely consuming nutrients such as vitamin E, amino acids, and huperzine A.
 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781599792255
  • Publisher: Charisma Media
  • Publication date: 3/17/2008
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 804,495
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Janet Maccaro, PhD, CNC, is a respected lecturer, author, and radio/television personality. She has doctorates in nutrition and natural healing and is also a leading expert in natural progesterone supplementation. She is internationally recognized for her knowledge in women’s heath. Maccaro is a member of the American Association of Nutritional Consultants, the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, and the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. Her previous books include: 90-Day Immune System Makeover, Breaking the Grip of Dangerous Emotions, Midlife Meltdown, and Natural Health Remedies.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     1
Nutrition and Brain Function
How We're Made 101     5
From the Womb...     8
Child's Play     10
Nutritional Balance = Brain Balance     12
Nourish Your Brain: GABA and Magnesium     15
Fish = Brain Food     17
Antioxidants and Your Brain     20
Water: Pure and Essential     22
Building Lifelong Nutritional Habits     24
Filling Nutritional Gaps: Making Supplements Count     26
Your Brain and Your Mental Health
Your Brain's Limbic System     31
All-Important Neurotransmitters     33
Emotional Disorders     36
For Your Moods: "Do" and "Don't" Foods     39
Recharging Your A Batteries     41
Depression Haze     44
Adolescence, Eating Disorders, and Your Brain     46
Too Tired to Think Straight? Maybe It's Your Diet     48
What Does Food Have to Do With It?     51
Ban Cluttered Thinking     53
Your Brain and Your Physical Health
Migraines and Other Headaches Eating You Up?     57
Strokes and Transient Ischemic Attacks: The Nutrition Link     59
Inflammation and Nutrition     62
Syncope (Fainting) and WhatYou Eat     65
Thyroid Dysfunction and Your Diet     67
Overcoming Chronic Fatigue Syndrome     69
Fighting Off Fibromyalgia     72
Conquering Chronic Pain     74
Nourishing the Overtaxed Brain     77
Rebuilding Your Brain
What Has Stress Done to Your Brain?     83
Repairing Stress Damage     86
Undoing Psychosomatic Knots     89
Thinking Through to Health: Recovery From a Major Illness     91
Repairing Damage From Drugs or Alcohol     93
Getting Your Feet on the Ground     97
Sleeping It Off     99
Smart Weight Management: Good for Your Brain Too     102
Brain Balancers     105
Replenish Your Brain     107
Your Healthy Brain
Shake Out the Sugar!     111
Sweet Dreams     113
Hormonal Harmony: PMS and Premenopause     115
Hormonal Harmony: Menopause     118
Hormonal Harmony: Andropause ("Male Menopause")     121
B Is for Brain Boosting     123
Food for Your Aging Brain     126
Energy to Spare     129
Outlook Is Everything     131
How to Make Every Day a Good Brain Day     134
The Brain-Boosting Shopping List     137
Fifty Brain Boosters at a Glance     141
Notes     145
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