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The Better Brain Solution: How to Sharpen Cognitive Function and Prevent Memory Loss at Any Age

The Better Brain Solution: How to Sharpen Cognitive Function and Prevent Memory Loss at Any Age

by Steven Masley M.D.


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In this step-by-step guide to enhancing cognitive function and fighting—and even reversing—memory loss, Dr. Steven Masley (bestselling author of The 30-Day Heart Tune-Up) lays out a four-pillar diet-and-lifestyle approach to improving brain health, focusing on food, nutrients, exercise, and stress management.

Based on more than a decade of clinical research, The Better Brain Solution provides the tools you need to fight back. Here, Dr. Masley explains exactly how changes in the way you eat and live can reverse elevated blood sugar levels and in the process improve cognitive performance and avert memory loss. Research has shown that insulin resistance, a condition that can lead to diabetes, can also cause memory loss and dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.

Plus fifty delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes specially designed for optimal brain and body health, along with a practical way to assess cognitive function, and much, much more.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525433248
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/31/2018
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 182,007
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Steven Masley, M.D., is the author of The 30-Day Heart Tune-Up, Ten Years Younger, and Smart Fat. He is a fellow of the American Heart Asso­ciation, the American College of Nutrition, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. He has helped many patients improve their cognitive func­tion and prevent or reverse type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Masley’s scientific articles have appeared in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Journal of the American Medical Association, and The American Family Physician. His health programs have been seen on PBS, Discovery, and the Today show.

Dr. Masley is an affiliate clinical associate professor with the University of South Florida. He lives with his wife in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he heads the Masley Optimal Health Center.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Part 1 Save Your Brain 1

Chapter 1 Origins of Memory Loss: The Brain-Blood Sugar-Heart Connection 3

Chapter 2 How Sharp Is Your Brain? 26

Part 2 The Better Brain Solution 51

Chapter 3 Boost Your Brain with 12 Smart Foods 58

Chapter 4 More Ways to Feed Your Brain 97

Chapter 5 Key Nutrients for Brain Health 122

Chapter 6 How to Move Your Body for a Better Brain 151

Chapter 7 Calm Your Brain 173

Chapter 8 Protecting Your Brain from Toxins 196

Chapter 9 A Better (Happier) Brain for Life 215

Chapter 10 Getting Started: Recipes to Nourish Your Brain 234

Appendix 1 Heart Rate Targets by Age 317

Appendix 2 Curcumin Absorption 318

Acknowledgments 319

Better Brain Resources 321

Notes 323

Additional References 341

Index of Recipes 347

Index 353

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