April 21, 2016

more Innovative approaches to brain health and wellbeing


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How I rescued my brain

As a forensic psychologist, David Roland often saw the toughest, most heartbreaking cases. The emotional trauma had begun to take its toll and then the global financial crisis hit, leaving his family facing financial ruin. When he found himself in an emergency ward with little idea of how he got there, doctors wondered if he had had a nervous breakdown. Eventually they discovered the truth: David had suffered a stroke, which had resulted in brain injury. He faced two choices: give up or get his brain working again. Drawing on the principles of neuroplasticity, David set about re-wiring his brain. He embarked on a search that brought him into contact with doctors, neuroscientists, yoga teaches. Musicians, and a Buddhist nun, and found the tools to restore his sense of self: psychotherapy, swimming, music, mindfulness, and meditation. This is the story of David's neurological difficulties and of his remarkable cognitive recovery. It is also an account of a journey to emotional health. How I Rescued My Brain is an amazing tale of one man's resilience, and his determination to overcome one of the most frightening situations imaginable -- the fear that he had lost his mind and might not get it back.

Clean Gut

Clean Program, delivers a complete toolkit for reversing disease and sustaining life-long health.
Digestion begins in the mouth but it doesn’t stop there. Digestion is actually a long process through the body involving many factors. If something is amiss in your digestive tract, it can have far-reaching negative effects in the body and the mind. If digestion effecting the mind surprises you, consider this: A large percentage of serotonin is actually produced in our guts, or what is commonly referred to as our “second brains.” So when your gut isn’t functioning properly and serotonin isn’t being produced, or it isn’t reaching the “first brain” in your head, depression, seasonal-affective disorder, mood swings, lowered immunity, and nerve issues are quick to follow.


Toxic foods and chemicals are not the only causes of gut damage. Toxic thoughts can cause trouble, too. Stress has a major effect on your health overall, and it can really do a number on your gut. You may notice changes in your digestion or elimination when you’re stressed, and this is just the tip of the iceberg. Chronic stress may lead to larger gut problems like IBS, GERD or ulcers. Some studies have shown that stress slows digestion and elimination, encourages overgrowth of bad bacteria, and even compromises the intestinal barrier – making it difficult to properly absorb foods and keep foreign invaders out – and can make you more susceptible to illness and disease by weakening the immune system.





 











Smart brain, healthy brain
by Louise Hallinan

The amazing results of Louise’s studies have been compacted into this 5 Step Guide that will enable you to improve your overall brain health and also address those occasional memory lapses that may occur in yourself or loved ones.
Based on nine years of research, Smart Brain, Healthy Brain is packed with practical, easy to follow information.
The knowledge imparted in Smart Brain, Healthy Brain will help
  • anyone wanting to improve their brain health
  • anyone who may be concerned about their memory or that of a loved one who has become a little forgetful.
Unfortunately, memory problems are on the rise.  The best thing you can do for yourself is to stay 5 Steps ahead!
Prevention is the key to a  Smart Brain, Healthy Brain.
 
 
 
 

 

Brain maker : the power of gut microbes to heal and protect your brain -- for life

Debilitating brain disorders are on the rise -- from children diagnosed with autism and ADHD to adults developing dementia at younger ages than ever before. But a medical revolution is underway that can solve this problem: New research indicates that the health of your brain may be, to an extraordinary degree, dictated by the state of your microbiome -- the vast population of organisms that live in your body and outnumber your own cells ten to one. What's taking place in your intestines today may determine your risk for any number of brain-related conditions. Dr. Perlmutter explains the potent interplay between intestinal microbes and the brain, describing how the microbiome develops from birth and evolves based on lifestyle choices, how it can become "sick," and how nurturing gut health through a few easy strategies may alter your brain's destiny for the better.

Grain brain : the surprising truth about wheat, carbs, and sugar--your brain's silent killers


by David Perlmutter
The devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbs on the brain, with a 30-day plan to achieve optimum health.
Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a topic that's been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more. Dr. Perlmutter explains what happens when the brain encounters common ingredients in your daily bread and fruit bowls, why your brain thrives on fat and cholesterol, and how you can spur the growth of new brain cells at any age. He offers an in-depth look at how we can take control of our "smart genes" through specific dietary choices and lifestyle habits, demonstrating how to remedy our most feared maladies without drugs. With a revolutionary 4-week plan, GRAIN BRAIN teaches us how we can reprogram our genetic destiny for the better.
 
 

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