Louise Hallinan author of Smart Brain, Healthy Brain wins another award - received a "Highly Commended" for "Practitioner of the Year" Award
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Smart brain, healthy brain
by Louise Hallinan
Contents: Step1 identifying the causes of memory problems -- medical – lifestyle -- step 2 -- avoid foods -- you are what you eat -- step 3 -- let’s do some testing -- step 4 -- prevention -- vitamins -- food and supplements for the brain -- give your brain a workout -- homeopathy -- step 5 -- lifestyle -- smart brain life style -- where to from here -- endnotes -- about the author
other awards:Announcing the 2015 Living Now Book Awards Results -& Amazon.com has selected "Smart Brain, Healthy Brain" as one of the "BEST BOOKS OF THE MONTH" !!!
Health / Wellness
- 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.
Experts at the Mayo Clinic survey the most important and popular therapies, remedies, procedures and practices of natural medicine, delivering you the facts, based on clinical experience and current research and testing. From acupuncture to yoga, Echinacea to St. John's wort, and meditation to healing touch, Mayo Clinic provides answers to the most pressing questions people have about the effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine, and when it's appropriate to use natural remedies in place of or in conjunction with traditional medicine. This guide also offers practical advice for treating common ailments and incorporating alternative treatments into your and your family's life. The book covers areas as diverse as simple products that can be worked into your daily menus (i.e. drinking green tea), to more specific natural practices like massage therapy and traditional Chinese medicine that can help address a specific health condition or improve your quality of life
Written in clear, jargon-free language, the book covers an introduction to complementary therapies, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, spiritual healing, homeopathy and osteopathy. Uniquely focusing on complementary therapies and older people, the book helps readers to decide which therapies are best suited to their needs, and where to go for help.
Each chapter or article includes:
Brief definition of modality
Anecdotal reports of usefulness
Discussion of scientific evidence for and against modality
List of resources that reader can use to find further information
How I rescued my brain
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