I admit it. The old gray matter doesn’t work like it used to. Let’s face it – I spend way too much time wandering around the house looking for what I just had in my stinking hand!

This book has been on a lot of reading lists lately. The question is – is it all mumbo-jumbo? Cause I really, reallly would like to know where I put my Zune… or maybe it is just the Gremlins that live behind the baseboards? Hum…

HOPESBeing me, I started doing research. HOPES, Huntington’s Outreach Project for Education, at Stanford, has an interesting article online about diet and Neurogenesis that indicates that this is something we should all be paying attention to. The jury is still out, of course, as scientific studies take time. But as the last line of the article says, ” In conclusion, eating healthy might promote neurogenesis – but even if it does not, a healthy diet certainly will not hurt.”

I don’t know if this book is any good or not. I haven’t read it. But the idea is worth study, especially for us on the upper side of ** (grin). It does concern me that the author is not a physician or a scientist, but a psychologist. Not exactly the chops for writing a book based on scientific enquiry. I wouldn’t rely just on this book to gain all my information by any means. However, it might be a good starting place? It is $0.99, or Free if you have Kindle Unlimited. Then do some online research from the major medical research universities: Harvard, Yale, Stanford, etc. and make your own decisions. It does sound interesting, though…

(The following information was taken from FreeBookster.com – I don’t take responsibility for anything said below!!)

“The most important book you’ll read this year.”

The Neurogenesis Diet and Lifestyle brings together the latest in neuroscience research to present a new and proven view of brain health and aging.

Only recently has it been discovered that the brain produces new brain cells throughout our entire lives, a process called neurogenesis. The rate at which we form new brain cells has a profound influence upon every aspect of our life. When the rate of neurogenesis is low, we see cognitive deficits and memory problems, anxiety and stress, depression, and lowered immunity. Life is difficult.

With high rates of neurogenesis we see the opposite: enhanced cognitive abilities, rapid learning, emotional resilience, protection from anxiety, stress and depression, heightened immunity and robust health. We flourish. Life is wonderful.

Given the neurotoxic norms of society, it’s almost universally true that your brain is working far below its capacity. It is deteriorating much faster than it needs to. What good is living longer if your brain can’t go the distance?

Recent discoveries in the emerging field of neurogenesis reveal the secrets to radically improve your brain’s health. You can operate at a higher level than you ever dreamed possible – at any age!

”A revolutionary paradigm shift in brain health and brain aging.”

This scientifically validated, 4-point program of diet and lifestyle will:
• Improve your memory and brain power
• Inoculate you against stress and depression
• Prevent or delay cognitive decline, dementia and Alzheimer’s
• Enrich your relationships and sex life
• Help you connect with your loving center of peace

This book presents the latest neuroscience discoveries to increase brain power, enhance memory, increase brain fitness by seeing what kinds of brain exercises actually work, and build a better brain. It contains dietary recommendations for brain food, brain vitamins, brain supplements, memory vitamins and memory supplements.

“This is the best book to give anyone over 50!”

This book also spells out the symptoms of dementia, the stages of dementia, signs of cognitive decline and stages of Alzheimer’s. The plan presented in The Neurogenesis Diet and Lifestyle will help to ward off cognitive decline and avoid dementia stages. This lifestyle is the only lifestyle for which there is scientific evidence supporting it, based on a late 2014 research study by the Buck Foundation.

The Neurogenesis Diet and Lifestyle is aimed at improving how your brain functions. Your rate of neurogenesis may be the most important factor in your brain health. And increasing your rate of neurogenesis by three to five times can result in powerfully improved memory, learning, cognitive enhancement, as well as improved immunity and protection against stress and depression.

You can live and perform well beyond where you are now.

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About Brant

Brant Cortright, Ph.DBrant Cortright, Ph.D., is the author of The Neurogenesis Diet and Lifestyle: Upgrade Your Brain, Upgrade Your Life and a brain health coach. He is a Professor of psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. As a licensed clinical psychologist he maintains a private practice in San Francisco that focuses on an integral/holistic and neuroscience-informed approach to brain health and depth psychotherapy. He specializes in depression, stress and anxiety, career and meaning, as well as relationship and intimacy issues.

He has authored two previous books, Integral Psychology and Psychotherapy and Spirit (both published by SUNY Press.) He speaks and gives workshops around the US, Europe and Asia.


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Release date April 8, 2015.