The Better Brain Solution: How to Start Now--at Any Age--to Reverse and Prevent Insulin Resistance of the Brain, Sharpen Cognitive Function, and Avoid Memory Loss

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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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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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Knopf
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Published on
Jan 2, 2018
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9781524732394
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Language
English
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Genres
Health & Fitness / Diseases / Alzheimer's & Dementia
Health & Fitness / Diseases / Diabetes
Health & Fitness / Diseases / Nervous System (incl. Brain)
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