Celebrated neurologist Dr. Perlmutter shows readers how easy it is to regain and maintain clarity by offering the best tools for improving memory and preventing the aging of the brain.Celebrated neurologist Dr. Perlmutter shows readers how easy it is to regain and maintain clarity by offering the best tools for improving memory and preventing the aging of the brain.Read Less
Brand New. Paperback. Brand new, not a used item. Please no orders from Tennessee. Contrary to popular belief, forgetting where you put your keys or what you went to the store for are not normal signs of aging. They are symptoms of a distressed brain. Neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter shows readers how easy it is to regain and maintain clarity by identifying brain toxins, following a three-tiered food and supplement program, and performing specific exercises for keeping the mind alert. Readers will learn much more about stroke, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurological conditions than doctors generally tell.
Publishers Weekly, 2004-08-30 Playing into our culture's obsession with maintaining youthfulness, neurologist Perlmutter and coauthor Colman say the "typical" signs of brain aging-losing your keys, forgetting appointments, having trouble multitasking-aren't necessarily inevitable and are actually preventable. They divide their book into three tiers: factors affecting mental function, tools for developing a better brain and specific brain disorders. Perlmutter, who runs a Florida health center, is quite concerned with showing how brain aging can be prevented and clarity can be regained by making dietary adjustments. He and Colman also warn of the dangers of using prescription or OTC drugs that may be "interfering with your brain's ability to function at optimal levels." From stomach acid suppressors to antidepressants, medications lower brain antioxidants, they say, leaving dangerous free radicals room to roam. Perlmutter and Colman recommend the usual supplemental solutions, but also pay attention to new memory rejuvenating therapies like hormone replacement. There's also an illuminating chapter on the brain toxins present in the average daily diet (e.g., aluminum and mercury), with advice on how to eliminate them. Although the authors sometimes favor an alarmist tone, their book is an informative explanation of how the brain ages and how it can be protected, and it presents novel, practical ideas. (Sept. 1) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.