Younger Brain, Sharper Mind: A 6-Step Plan for Preserving and Improving Memory and Attention at Any Age from America's Brain Doctor Hardcover – Jan 31 2012
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Eric R. Braverman, MD, is a professor of integrative medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and the director of the PATH Medical Center and PATH Foundation. He appears frequently in national media. He lives in New York City.
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The table of contents listed below will give you an idea of what is covered in the book since the "Search Inside" feature is not available for this book.
PART I: A BALANCED BRAIN
Chapter 1: Brain Basics: What's Going On Inside Your Head
Chapter 2: The Causes of Cognitive Decline
Chapter 3: Identifying Personality and Mood Changes
Chapter 4: Identifying Memory Problems
Chapter 5: Identifying Attention Problems
Chapter 6: Identifying IQ Types
PART II: THE BRAVERMAN PROTOCOL
Chapter 7: Step One: Early Testing
Chapter 8: Step Two: Smart Lifestyle Changes
Chapter 9: Step Three: Diet and Nutrition for a Younger, Smarter You
Chapter 10: Step Four: Exercises That Boost Your Brain
Chapter 11: Step Five: Natural Hormones to Jump-Start Quick Thinking
Chapter 12: Step Six: Brain-Balancing Medications
PART III: YOUR BRAIN, YOUR BODY
Chapter 13: Reversing Disease Makes You Smarter
Chapter 14: The Daily Smarts
Bravermans fails to mention that Hoffer found out how to reverse Alzheimers/Dementia and treat depression, alcohol/drug/food addiction, and schizophrenia. In particular see Hofffer/Walkers book 'Smart Nutrients ' on the brain and how to maintain brain health. It is far, far more comprehensive than this book, and far lower in cost!!
Unfortunately Hoffer died along with Pauling 10 years back.
Hoffer was simply the greatest Physician since Jesus Christ.
The reason I only gave four stars and considered three stars was because his book talked a lot of hormones that in my opinion aren't really practical for addressing cognitive decline.While some of them are very closely related to cognitive functions, the others were a bit of a stretch and getting access to these medications is even further a stretch. Another big downfall was that he recommends a lot of supplements, and of course he recommends you buy them from him. Since he decided to discuss hormone therapy, he should have clearly explained his recommendations, in regards of levels and the difference between women and men, which he did not.
Overall, the book is worth reading to help those that would like to improve their cognitive function, but I would take the supplements and hormone section with a grain of salt.