New Optimum Nutrition for the Mind

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-15
  • Publisher: Basic Health Pubns

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How we think and feel is directly affected by what we take into our bodies. Eating the right food has been proven to boost IQ, improve mood and emotional stability, sharpen the memory, and keep the mind young. This book covers a wide range of important topics and should be of interest to anyone who wants to think and feel great.

Author Biography

Patrick Holford is founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London. He is director of the Food for Brain Foundation, whose Brain Bio Clinic offers cutting-edge treatment for mental health disorders using an optimum nutrition approach. He is Britain's top nutrition expert and the author of over twenty books, including the best-selling New Optimum Nutrition Bible.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Introduction to the new editionp. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xviii
Guide to abbreviations and measuresp. xix
A note on notes, recommended reading, and resourcesp. xix
Food for Thoughtp. 1
You think what you eatp. 2
The five essential brain booster foods-check yourself outp. 10
Complex carbohydrates-the best brain foodp. 17
Smart fats-the architects of higher intelligencep. 29
Phospholipids-your memory's best friendsp. 43
Amino acids-the alphabet of mind and moodp. 51
Intelligent nutrients-the brain's master tunersp. 61
Your methyl IQ-the ultimate balancing actp. 70
Protecting Your Brainp. 77
The brain agers-oxidants, alcohol, and stressp. 78
Sugar and stimulants make you stupidp. 87
Avoiding brain pollutionp. 96
Brain allergiesp. 109
Improving Your IQ, Memory, and Moodp. 119
How to boost your intelligencep. 120
Enhancing your memoryp. 128
Beating the bluesp. 143
Balancing out hormonal mood swingsp. 164
Unwinding stress and anxiety with natural relaxantsp. 173
Solving sleeping problemsp. 184
What Is Mental Illness?p. 197
Understanding mental illnessp. 198
Getting the right diagnosisp. 204
What's your problem?p. 213
The dangers of drugs and how to get off themp. 226
Solving Depression, Manic Depression, and Schizophreniap. 239
Overcoming depressionp. 240
Mood swings and manic depressionp. 261
Demystifying schizophreniap. 273
Schizophrenia can be curedp. 277
Mental Health in the Youngp. 301
Learning difficulties, dyslexia, and dyspraxiap. 302
The attention deficit disasterp. 309
Answers for autismp. 324
The way up from Down's syndromep. 339
Diet, crime, and delinquencyp. 346
Beating addictionsp. 354
Overcoming eating disordersp. 366
Fits, convulsions, and epilepsyp. 373
Mental Health in Old Agep. 379
Putting the brakes on Parkinson's diseasep. 380
Preventing age-related memory declinep. 389
Preventing and arresting Alzheimer'sp. 398
Smart drugs and hormonesp. 413
Action Plan for Mental Healthp. 423
Finding helpp. 424
The brain-friendly diet in a nutshellp. 428
Brain-friendly supplementsp. 430
Last wordp. 432
References and Resourcesp. 435
Referencesp. 436
Recommended readingp. 471
Useful addressesp. 474
Product and supplement directoryp. 486
Indexp. 487
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