Your Mind at Its Best: 40 Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp

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Practical Steps to Keeping Your Mind Sharp at Any Age

You want a healthy brain--one that continues to function at high levels throughout your life. But did you know you can help make that goal a reality?

In forty easy-to-understand chapters, Your Mind at Its Best collects and distills the most current research on gaining and maintaining optimal brain health. You'll discover ...

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Overview

Practical Steps to Keeping Your Mind Sharp at Any Age

You want a healthy brain--one that continues to function at high levels throughout your life. But did you know you can help make that goal a reality?

In forty easy-to-understand chapters, Your Mind at Its Best collects and distills the most current research on gaining and maintaining optimal brain health. You'll discover a wide variety of tips and tricks to keep your mind sharp, including how your brain is affected--for good or ill--by

water quality exercise prayer and meditation stress playing games memorization hobbies and artistic pursuits medications diet and much more

Seamlessly combining science and self-help, Your Mind at Its Best makes fascinating neurological discoveries understandable and immediately applicable to your life, no matter what your age.

David B. Biebel, DMin, is a minister, an award-winning author, an editor, and a health educator. He speaks often on health-related subjects and has been a guest on many radio and TV programs. He resides in Florida.

James E. Dill, MD, and Bobbie Dill, RN, were among the first husband-wife Christian medical teams to help establish a truly holistic medical practice. Jim is a board-certified gastroenterologist and Bobbie is a nurse, certified in women's health. Currently they reside temporarily in various places around the United States, from Massachusetts to Hawaii, as Jim provides locum tenens medical care.

David, James, and Bobbie are also the authors of 70 Ways to Beat 70 and 50 Ways to Feel Great Today.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780800732929
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/2011
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

David B. Biebel, DMin, is a minister, an award-winning author, a health educator, and medical editor of Today's Christian Doctor. He speaks often on health-related subjects and has been a guest on many radio and TV programs. He lives in Florida.

James E. Dill, MD, and Bobbie Dill, RN, were among the first husband-wife Christian medical teams to help establish truly holistic medical practice, which they have been involved in since 1978. Jim is a board-certified gastroenterologist and Bobbie is a nurse, certified in women's health. They reside temporarily in various places around the United States, as Jim provides "locum tenens" medical care.

David, James, and Bobbie are also the authors of 70 Ways to Beat 70 and 50 Ways to Feel Great Today.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction 11

1 Alter Your Brain with Prayer and Meditation 15

2 Ask: Is It Alzheimer's, Aging, or Stress? 19

3 Avoid Dirty Water 25

4 Become a Lifelong Learner 31

5 Brain Safe Your Home 35

6 Discover Something 41

7 Discover Your Gold Mind 46

8 Dodge a Stroke 50

9 Don't Eat Squirrel Brains 55

10 Don't Let Your Habits Become Addictions 60

11 Eat Safe Fish 65

12 Embrace the Digital Age 70

13 Enjoy Sports 77

14 Equip Your Brain by Exercising Your Heart 81

15 Feed Your Neurons Well 85

16 Get Off the Couch 90

17 Go to Church 94

18 Improve Your Thinking Day by Day 99

19 Keep Your Nose Clean 104

20 Know How Your Meds Affect Your Brain 109

21 Learn a New Language 114

22 Learn to Paint 118

23 Memorize 124

24 Mind Your Head 129

25 Pay Attention to the Brain in Your Gut 135

26 Play Mind-Friendly Games 140

27 Practice Positive Self-Talk 144

28 Protect Your Brain from Insects 148

29 Rearrange Your Living Space 154

30 Refuse to Retire 158

31 Rejoice 162

32 Replay Good Times 168

33 Resolve Damaging Emotions 174

34 Stay Focused 179

35 Stay Socially Active 185

36 Stop Killing Your Brain with Your Fork 190

37 Teach Your Brain to Tango 195

38 Tune In to Your Senses 199

39 Understand how Alcohol Affects Your Brain 205

40 Worship God in Spirit and Truth 210

Notes 217

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