Think and Eat Yourself Smart: A Neuroscientific Approach to a Sharper Mind and Healthier Life

Think and Eat Yourself Smart: A Neuroscientific Approach to a Sharper Mind and Healthier Life

by Dr. Caroline Leaf


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Science is beginning to understand that our thinking has a deep and complicated relationship with our eating. Our thoughts before, during, and after eating profoundly impact our food choices, our digestive health, our brain health, and more. Yet most of us give very little thought to our food beyond taste and basic nutritional content.

In this revolutionary book, Dr. Caroline Leaf packs an incredible amount of information that will change readers' eating and thinking habits for the better. Rather than getting caught up in whether we should go raw or vegan, gluten-free or paleo, Leaf shows readers that every individual is unique, has unique nutritional needs, and has the power to impact their own health through the right thinking. There's no one perfect solution. Rather, she shows us how to change the way we think about food and put ourselves on the path towards health.

Anyone who is tired of traditional diet plans that don't work, who struggles with emotional eating, or who simply isn't satisfied with their level of health will find in this book the key to discovering how they can begin developing a healthier body, brain, and spirit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801072888
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 173,974
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dr. Caroline Leaf is the author of Switch On Your Brain and holds a PhD in communication pathology from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Since 1981, she has researched the science of thought as it relates to thinking, learning, renewing the mind, gifting, and potential. Dr. Leaf is an international and national conference speaker on topics relating to optimal brain performance, such as stress, toxic thoughts, male/female brain differences, thinking and learning, controlling our thought lives, wisdom, and how to identify and use one's natural gifts. She is frequently interviewed on TV stations around the globe, has published many books and scientific journal articles, and has her own TV show, Switch On Your Brain. Leaf and her husband, Mac, live with their four children in Texas.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Prologue 13

Part 1 Admit It!

1 Real Food and the MAD Way of Eating 21

2 The Trouble with Mass Production 33

3 The MAD Diseases 41

4 The Mad Truth about the MAD 46

5 Marketing to Children and Other Scandals 52

6 Who Rules the Economic Roost? 60

7 The Genetic Elephant in the Room 67

Part 2 Quit It!

8 Mindset and Meal 83

9 Taking Responsibility 88

10 The Meeting of the Minds 93

11 Toxic Schedules and Television: Twin Enemies of Our Minds 105

12 What's Eating You? 116

13 This Is Your Brain on Brain Scans 128

14 Confused Emotions, Destructive Behaviors 133

15 Me, Myself, and My Epigenetic Environment 144

16 The Whole Beef and Nothing but the Beef 154

17 Sugar: The Forbidden Fruit? 173

18 To Eat Gluten or Not to Eat Gluten: That Is the Question 197

19 Sleep in. Then Move It 206

Part 3 Beat It!

20 Twelve Tips to Beat It 213

21 A Twenty-One Recipe Kick Start 235

Conclusion 253

Notes 255

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