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In this groundbreaking new book, a Harvard-trained neurologist shows how you can attain lifelong mental fitness. Utilizing the latest breakthroughs in research, Dr. Jeff Victoroff has developed a definitive, life-changing plan that provides you with the powerful, scientifically based methods you need to protect your brain from aging and memory loss. Starting today, you too can save your brain. If you are over forty years old, you already kw the bad news: names may be harder to remember; a word may sometimes elude you as you speak; you may sometimes misplace your glasses, your car keys (or even your car!). But medical research is lifting the veil of mystery off the process of brain aging and offering up strong evidence that you do t necessarily have to accept deteriorating brain function as you get older. From the benefits of exercise to the effects of stress relief, from what you eat and drink to the kind of work you do, from the natural substances that are most likely to help to the new medications your doctor can prescribe, this book outlines literally hundreds of preventive measures you can take to keep your mind sharper, stronger, and healthier your whole life. Among the many topics covered in this book are: - Amazing new studies revealing who is most likely to get Alzheimer's disease--and how we can all reduce our risk- Powerful evidence showing how the Brain-Saving Diet can boost your defenses against memory loss- How stress, depression, anger, and low self-esteem can literally threaten the structure of our brains, and what we should all be doing about it- The surprising discovery that inflammation is slowly cooking our brain cells, and how we can stop it- The two ways you can literally add new brain cells! A book that will change the way you live, eat, and work, Saving Your Brain is a wake-up call to those people who have long since learned the wonders of taking care of their body--and w have the very real chance to provide the same lifesaving care for their brain. From the Hardcover edition.
Dr. Jeff Victoroff is a neurologist and neuropsychiatrist who trained at Harvard in both neurology and psychiatry and is currently Associate Professor of Clinical neurology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. He has published numerous scientific articles on brain aging and behavior in such journals as Neurology, Archives of Neurology, and the American Journal of Psychiatry and has received the distinguished Faculty Scholar Award from the Alzheimer's Association. From the Hardcover edition.