“Dr. Fotuhi has summarized the latest discoveries which show how we can grow our brain bigger and stronger through simple lifestyle changes.” (Mehmet Oz, M.D., professor and vice chair of surgery, New York Presbyterian/Columbia)
Want to grow a bigger brain, improve your memory, and save your brain from premature aging? Read this book and follow Fotuhi’s advice. I do! (Jean Carper, bestselling author of Stop Aging Now!, Your Miracle Brain, and 100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's)
Emerging evidence suggests that brain health and performance can be enhanced by specific lifestyle choices. In this book, Dr. Fotuhi translates the latest scientific literature into simple layman’s terms and offers up actionable plans. If you want to think more clearly and effectively, this is the book for you. (Barbara S. Slusher, Ph.D., Director, Brain Science Institute NeuroTranslational Program, Associate Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine)
“In Boost Your Brain, Dr. Fotuhi brings his twelve-week brain fitness program-a sort of boot camp for the brain-to readers; translating into plain English the groundbreaking discoveries that allow you to make your brain years, or decades, younger, and tap into the potential of your amazing brain.” (MICHAEL F. ROIZEN, M.D., (from the Foreword) author of RealAge and coauthor of YOU: The Owner's Manual)
Boost Your Brain is a phenomenal book that teaches readers how to improve their brain health and memory. Being a two-time USA Memory Champion, and having boosted my brain to champion status, I can say that Dr. Fotuhi touches on all the important keys to developing a powerful brain. (Nelson Dellis, two-time USA Memory Champion)
For twenty-five years, I have marveled at Majid Fotuhi’s ability to speak to every type of audience. We can have no better guide to the rapidly evolving fields of cognition and memory, as well as the actions that each of us can take to maximize brain function. (Carl Rosow, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Harvard Medical School)
The human brain can actually grow—and a bigger brain means better memory, creativity, speed of learning, and ability to concentrate.
In Boost Your Brain, Majid Fotuhi, M.D., Ph.D., guides you through the innovative brain fitness program that he has developed for his patients at the NeurExpand Brain Center, an institute dedicated to helping people quickly sharpen their brain performance. You start the program with an assessment of your current brain health and then are given specific brain-fit strategies proven to promote brain acuity and longevity, detailing the latest scientific evidence behind each. Concrete advice is given on how to spur new cell growth, which foods help to build new synapses, what creates brain reserve, and more. Dr. Fotuhi also highlights key behaviors to avoid—explaining, for example, how one common sleep disorder can shrink your brain's memory and attention centers by as much as 18 percent!
Dr. Fotuhi brings together the latest brain science discoveries about neuroplasticity, which show not only that the size of the brain can be increased within a matter of weeks—resulting in better focus, memory, and creativity—but that the increase can be scientifically measured. Boost Your Brain is the only book that uses groundbreaking advances in neuroscience to present a clear explanation and prescriptive plan for how to access the benefits of significantly enhanced brain performance—at any age.
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38 of 38 people found the following review helpfulBy K. Lance on October 7, 2013 Format: Hardcover
As an aging baby boomer and physician, I am naturally concerned about what seems to be the unavoidable decline in my memory and cognitive function. On a daily basis in my practice, I deal with dementia or patients' fears about developing dementia.
It would be an understatement to say that I have been surprised and excited to learn that I cannot only halt the decay in my brain function , but actually improve it. Boost Your Brain by Dr. Majid Fotuhi reviews the newest discoveries concerning neuroplasticity, the ability to grow and mold the brain for the better. He does this in very readable manner and also gives one a game plan to mold their own brain into a larger and better organ.
The initial portion of Boost Your Brain discusses basic brain anatomy by comparing the brain to a city with various neighborhoods along with streets and highways. We can either allow our city to deteriorate over time or take active steps to keep it strong and improved. Dr. Fotuhi reviews these steps and the science behind them including methods to optimize nutrition (including potential helpful supplements) and tools to reduce stress in our lives. Instructions are also given on proper exercise and memory tricks and techniques. At the end of each chapter, Dr. Fotuhi gives a game plan to incorporate these activities into our own lives.
In the next section of the book, Dr. Fotuhi discusses the problems which can exacerbate the usual shrinkage which accompanies aging including obesity, poor sleep, depression, strokes, and head trauma and what can be done to modify these pitfalls.
I enjoyed Boost Your Brain and plan to make changes in my own lifestyle to help "grow my brain". As a physician, I highly recommend this book to everyone looking to optimize their brain health.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpfulBy Laura K. on January 2, 2014 Format: Hardcover
In Boost Your Brain, Dr, Fotuhi talks to readers as his students using personal antidotes and fascinating research to teach what we need to know about creating and maintaining brain health. He goes in depth without using medical jargon making his tips and tools accessible to all readers. I like how he uses pictures and diagrams to convey some of the more complex inner workings of the brain. The book can also be used as a guide to your own "Brain Fitness Program" as he provides charts and detailed week-to-week plans tailored for different needs and ability levels. Although I don't usually read "self-help" types of books from cover to cover, I did so with this book because the material was actually enjoyable rather than a chore. That being said for those that may not have the time to read in it's entirety, it is easy enough to pick and choose the chapters that are most relevant to your needs and the information you will find within will be well worth it.
In a nutshell, if you are looking for a comprehensive guide to ward off dementia, Alzheimer's or just want to sharpen your brain health, you will find all your answers in Boost Your Brain.
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