The key to a better body—in shape, energized, and youthful—is a healthy brain. Based on the latest medical research, as well as on Dr. Amen’s two decades of clinical practice at the re¬nowned Amen Clinics, where Dr. Amen and his as¬sociates pioneered the use of the most advanced brain imaging technology, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body shows you how to take the very best care of your brain.
With fifteen practical, easy-to-implement solutions involving nutritious foods, natural supplements and vitamins, positive-thinking habits, and, when neces¬sary, highly targeted medications, Dr. Amen shows you how to:
* Reach and maintain your ideal weight
* Soothe and smooth your skin at any age
* Reduce the stress that can impair your immune system
* Sharpen your memory
* Increase willpower and eliminate the crav¬ings that keep you from achieving your exercise and diet goals
* Enhance sexual desire and performance
* Lower your blood pressure without medication
* Avoid depression and elevate the enjoyment you take in life’s pleasures.
Whether you’re just coming to realize that it’s time to get your body into shape, or are already fit and want to take it to the next level, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body is all you need to start putting the power of the brain-body connection to work for you today.
The Long Story
I must admit, when I first held this book in my hands, I didn’t think it would tell me much more than I already knew. I’ve been reading about and researching all things weight-related for years. But, it wasn’t yet another diet book, so I was willing to give it a go.
And here’s the part you’re probably expecting: I’m glad I did.
Yes, this book covered territory I have already been through, but it does so in a new way. A brain-oriented way. Dr. Amen’s foundation of changing your life all starts in the brain, and I find that fascinating.
Amen had me from the moment he posited that early life brain trauma (well, any brain trauma, regardless of when it happens) can help create the bad habits that we have today. Poor concentration, poor follow-through, anger issues… All of it can have to do with how you are or have treated your brain.
That sports injury you got when you were a kid because you weren’t wearing a helmet? That could be the reason you exhibit ADD symptoms. Or why you might have trouble sleeping. The implications of what he covers in this book are far reaching, and I quite like that.
Like I said, this is not another diet book, and that’s a relief. Yes, there is advice to cut sugar and the ‘white’ things, but that’s about it. Everything else engages you to think about your brain and the life of your brain on multiple levels. It’s not just about weight but about overall health.
The Short Story
This book is a great way to start thinking about your overall health in a new light.
Change Your Brain Change your Body
Dr. Daniel G. Amen
Paperback: 384 pages