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Brain Weaver: Creating the Fabric for a Healthy Mind through Integrative Medicine

Brain Weaver: Creating the Fabric for a Healthy Mind through Integrative Medicine

by Andrew Newberg M.D., Daniel A. Monti M.D.


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"Brain Weaver is a breathtakingly empowering and landmark book that has arrived at a time when it is needed more than ever. It compassionately reveals that there’s so much more to the story of brain health than simply living our lives, and hoping for the best, come what may. —DAVID PERLMUTTER, MD, FACN, author of #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain, and Brain Wash      

Brain Weaver is a book I’ll keep in my own personal library and will recommend that my patients do the same for theirs. A real gem of a read!” —DR. MARK HYMAN, MD, thirteen-time New York Times bestselling author of Food Fix    

Brain Weaver can help make your brain your best friend. It has the potential to not only improve your life but also those of generations to come.” —DANIEL AMEN, MD, author of New York Times mega-bestseller Change Your Brain, Change Your Life and Your Brain Is Always Listening    

Brain Weaver is a book you will refer back to often to remind yourself of evidence-based integrative medicine strategies to boost mental acuity, amplify executive performance, and avoid Alzheimer’s.” —SARA GOTTFRIED, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure    

“In Brain Weaver, Doctors Newberg and Monti elegantly show us that optimal brain health and maximal mental vitality requires having a plan to get your intellect, emotions and spiritual awareness working together in perfect balance.” —DR. RUDOLPH TANZI, Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, and New York Times bestselling author of The Healing Self    

“Doctors Newberg and Monti have offered a smart, practical guide to a better brain and a better life. A great read backed by solid neuroscience, Brain Weaver will help you master both the messy details and the big picture of everyday living.” —DANIEL H. PINK, author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Drive and To Sell is Human

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733395816
Publisher: Kales Press
Publication date: 05/11/2021
Pages: 260
Sales rank: 661,738
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Andrew B. Newberg, MD is the Research Director at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health, and a Professor in the department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at Thomas Jefferson University. His research involves the use of diet and nutrition, supplements and natural products, meditation, acupuncture, and other mind-body interventions for diseases including head injury/concussion, Parkinson’s disease, and inflammatory disorders. Dr. Newberg has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and chapters on Integrative Medicine, brain function, brain imaging, and the study of spirituality and health. He is also the author of eight books including the national bestseller How God Changes Your Brain and is regarded as one of the most influential neuroscientists alive today. His media appearances include Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, the National Geographic Channel, StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson and NPR.

Daniel A. Monti, MD, MBA is Founding Director and CEO of the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health and founding Chair of the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences, the first medical school department in the nation devoted to the field of Integrative Medicine, at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. He also is Professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Monti's extensive research has focused on assessing promising mind-body interventions, understanding brain mechanisms of stress and emotional regulation, and testing natural molecules for therapeutic efficacy in nervous system diseases and cancer. He is author of dozens of scholarly papers and one popular press book, and editor of three textbooks.

Table of Contents

Foreword Bernie Marcus xiii

Introduction George Zabrecky, DC, MD xv

Part 1 The Basics

Chapter 1 A New Paradigm for Healing 1

Chapter 2 Is Your Brain Starving to Death? Our Solution: The Think Better Diet 19

Chapter 3 Your Gut Health Can Determine Your Brain Health 37

Chapter 4 Preventing a Toxic Brain 47

Chapter 5 Brain Games: Do They Work? 63

Chapter 6 Sleep Better, Think Better 71

Chapter 7 The Social Brain 87

Chapter 8 The Spiritual Brain 97

Part 2 Healing Systems

Chapter 9 Mental Fitness through Physical Fitness 111

Chapter 10 The Effects of Stress and Stress Reduction on Brainpower 117

Chapter 11 Art, Music, and the Healthy Brain 129

Chapter 12 The Meditative Brain 137

Chapter 13 Special Tools for Brain Health 149

Part 3 Dealing With Brain Problems

Chapter 14 Anxiety 159

Chapter 15 Weaving Together an Elevated Mood 175

Chapter 16 Headaches and Migraines 189

Chapter 17 Concussions and the Brain 197

Chapter 18 Cognitive Disorders and Cognitive Enhancement 207

Epilogue You Are a Brain Weaver 219

Acknowledgments 221

Notes 223

Index 247


Brain Weaver Webinar Series

Times are as follows; recordings will be available:

  • Weaving a De-Stressed Brain - Tuesday, 27th April 2021- 7:00-7:45p.m. EDT
  • Weaving a Vibrant Brain with Targeted Nutrition - Tuesday, 4th May 2021 – 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. EDT
  • Weaving a Spiritual Brain - Tuesday 11th May 2021 – 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. EDT


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