Can healthy habits lead to clearer thinking and overall mental wellness? The author of the bestseller, Grain Brain, has a thing or two to say about the potential damage to our brains caused by technology and modern convenience. So much of what we take for granted as "normal" in our daily lives — the gadgets, social media, access to everything online — can be insidiously ruinous to our health. David Perlmutter is worried how all of this is influencing our minds and emotions and offers solutions to bring us back to a better, healthier state.
Contemporary life provides us with infinite opportunities, along with endless temptations. We can eat whatever we want, whenever we want. We can immerse ourselves in the vast, enticing world of digital media. We can buy goods and services for rapid delivery with our fingertips or voice commands. But living in this 24/7 hyper-reality poses serious risks to our physical and mental states, our connections to others, and even to the world at large.
Brain Wash builds from a simple premise: Our brains are being gravely manipulated, resulting in behaviors that leave us more lonely, anxious, depressed, distrustful, illness-prone, and overweight than ever before.
Based on the latest science, the book identifies the mental hijacking that undermines each and every one of us, and presents the tools necessary to think more clearly, make better decisions, strengthen bonds with others, and develop healthier habits. Featuring a 10-day bootcamp program, including a meal plan and 40 delicious original recipes, Brain Wash is the key to cultivating a more purposeful and fulfilling life.
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|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
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About the Author
He is the recipient of numerous awards, including: the Linus Pauling Award for his innovative approaches to neurological disorders; the National Nutritional Foods Association Clinician of the Year Award; and the Humanitarian of the Year award from the American College of Nutrition. He maintains an active blog at DrPerlmutter.com and is the author of Grain Brain, Brain Maker, The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan, The Grain Brain Cookbook, and Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten.
Austin Perlmutter, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami and completed his internal medicine residency at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland Oregon. His academic interests center on studying the effects of burnout and depression as well as preventive care and chronic disease management.
Table of Contents
Introduction A New Reality 3
Part I Living Under The Influence
Chapter 1 Disconnection Syndrome: A Sad State of Affairs 13
Chapter 2 Mind Blowing: The Incredible History of Your Brain 23
Chapter 3 The Brain's Highs and Lows: The Route to Reward 39
Chapter 4 High-Tech Hijack: How Digital Life Disconnects 54
Chapter 5 The Gift of Empathy: Freedom from Disconnection Syndrome 69
Part II Breaking The Spell
Chapter 6 It's Not Man Versus Nature: Getting Back to Our Roots 85
Chapter 7 Clear the Table: Food for Thought 105
Chapter 8 Sweet Dreams: The Overnight Brain Wash 128
Chapter 9 Happy Body, Happy Brain: A Body in Motion Stays in Motion 144
Chapter 10 Quiet Time: Be Mind Full 156
Chapter 11 The Ten-Day Brain Wash: Putting it All Together 169
Chapter 12 The Brain Wash Recipes: Finding Connection in the Kitchen 191
Conclusion We Need You 253
Illustration Credits 261