Get Smart: Samantha Heller's Nutrition Prescription for Boosting Brain Power and Optimizing Total Body Health

Get Smart: Samantha Heller's Nutrition Prescription for Boosting Brain Power and Optimizing Total Body Health

by Samantha Heller
     
 

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A healthy body makes for a healthy brain, and this fun, creative guide is designed to help readers have both—they can be smarter, stronger, happier, and more energetic by changing a few dietary habits. Nutritionist and frequent morning talk show guest Samantha Heller has created a life raft in a sea of confusing and contradictory nutrition and diet information

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Overview

A healthy body makes for a healthy brain, and this fun, creative guide is designed to help readers have both—they can be smarter, stronger, happier, and more energetic by changing a few dietary habits. Nutritionist and frequent morning talk show guest Samantha Heller has created a life raft in a sea of confusing and contradictory nutrition and diet information.

Heller's Nutrition Prescription plan considers each person’s habits, budget, and food preferences when making lifestyle recommendations. Raised on white rice and beans? Switch to brown rice instead. Can’t afford fresh Atlantic salmon? Canned salmon will do just as well. Fresh vegetables unavailable at the neighborhood bodega? Frozen are just as nutritious. Heller's unique, user-friendly approach is based on the most current scientific and medical research, while her food lists, meal plans, substitutions, and recipes are easy to follow.

Heller links the benefits of good nutrition to healthy brain functioning, explaining how readers can improve memory, focus, mood, mental clarity, heart health, psychological well-being, and energy levels—all through a healthy diet and regular exercise.

Get Smart will motivate and empower people of all ages to change their lives.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Editorial Reviews

Huffington Post - Riva Greenberg

The way Heller turns science and the biology of our bodies into easy-to-understand, well organized and usable information, could not [be improved].

Boom! Magazine - Dr. Margie Maddox

Very well research and compelling approach.

ABC News - Charles Stuart Platkin

Heller's unique, user-friendly approach is based on the most current scientific and medical research, while her food lists, meal plans, substitutions, and recipes are easy to follow.

Midwest Book Review

Perfect for health and general collections alike!

ABC News
Heller's unique, user-friendly approach is based on the most current scientific and medical research, while her food lists, meal plans, substitutions, and recipes are easy to follow.

— Charles Stuart Platkin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801893766
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
01/11/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
409,187
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Missy Chase Lapine

I am the Sneaky Chef, and I strongly recommend that you read this book! I am proud to have contributed recipes to it. As a mom, I am even more convinced by Samantha Heller's book that brain health is as much a factor of your lifestyle as the rest of your body's health. This book outlines a simple way to protect your brain, help prevent dementia, improve your mood, and enhance cognitive abilities at any age.

Missy Chase Lapine, Author of The Sneaky Chef books

Bonnie Taub-Dix

Samantha Heller makes it easy to 'get smart' and boost your brain power throughout your life cycle by following her user-friendly, realistic tips about what to put on your plate. This book will surely help you protect the organ that calls the shots about how you think, feel, act -- and eat.

Bonnie Taub-Dix, M.A., R.D., C.D.N., National Spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association

Edward K. Kasper

Samantha Heller not only gets it, she gets the details right. This is a funny, readable book spiced with great information on what you need to make healthy choices in nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle. We would all do well to follow her advice. Much more than just another diet book, Get Smart gives you the tools to make healthy choices.

Edward K. Kasper, M.D., Director, Clinical Cardiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Joy Bauer

A book dedicated to keeping our minds fit and sharp with food -- what a smart idea! Samantha Heller provides a wealth of information on how to nourish your brain with the right ingredients and offers fun, fresh meal ideas to get you off and running.

Joy Bauer, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., New York Times bestselling author of Your Inner Skinny and nutrition and diet expert for The TODAY Show

Marc Siegel

Samantha Heller is a vibrant, passionate teacher. She is all about energy of the positive kind. Even better, she is an expert at where that energy comes from. That it can't be bottled, but that it can be developed. She knows the foods that contain this energy and she knows the combinations to the vault of good health. In Get Smart, she tells us her best secrets. We would be wise to listen.

Marc Siegel, M.D., New York University; medical director, Doctor Radio; Los Angeles Times health columnist; and Fox News medical contributor

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