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The Better Brain Solution
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The Better Brain Solution
How to Start Now—at Any Age—to Reverse and Prevent Insulin Resistance of the Brain, Sharpen Cognitive Function, and Avoid Memory Loss
In this step-by-step guide to enhancing cognitive function and fighting—and even reversing—memory loss, Dr. Steven Masley (bestselling author of The 30-Day Heart Tune-Up) lays out a four-pillar diet-and-lifestyle approach to improving brain health, focusing on food, nutrients, exercise, and stress management.
Based on more than a decade of clinical research, The Better Brain Solution provides the tools you need to fight back. Here, Dr. Masley explains exactly how changes in the way you eat and live can reverse elevated blood sugar levels and in the process improve cognitive performance and avert memory loss. Research has shown that insulin resistance, a condition that can lead to diabetes, can also cause memory loss and dementia, including Alzheimer's disease.
Plus fifty delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes specially designed for optimal brain and body health, along with a practical way to assess cognitive function, and much, much more.
In this step-by-step guide to enhancing cognitive function and fighting—and even reversing—memory loss, Dr. Steven Masley (bestselling author of The 30-Day Heart Tune-Up) lays out a four-pillar diet-and-lifestyle approach to improving brain health, focusing on food, nutrients, exercise, and stress management.
Based on more than a decade of clinical research, The Better Brain Solution provides the tools you need to fight back. Here, Dr. Masley explains exactly how changes in the way you eat and live can reverse elevated blood sugar levels and in the process improve cognitive performance and avert memory loss. Research has shown that insulin resistance, a condition that can lead to diabetes, can also cause memory loss and dementia, including Alzheimer's disease.
Plus fifty delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes specially designed for optimal brain and body health, along with a practical way to assess cognitive function, and much, much more.
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  • From the book Introduction

    If you could protect yourself from the illness you fear most, what would it be?

    Cancer? Heart disease? When I ask my patients this question, I almost always get the same answer: memory loss.

    The brain is the very essence of your being. Every day it fires up all your senses, brings you pleasure (and yes, pain), catalogues a lifetime of memories, solves an array of problems, and connects you to the world around you. It makes you human. You can live with a mechanical joint, without kidneys on dialysis, with a transplanted heart, liver, or other organ, but nothing can substitute for a healthy brain. Without memory, we require constant care from family, friends, or total strangers, and we become a burden on the people we love the most. Like many other physicians, I put memory loss at the top of the list of conditions I wish we could permanently vanquish.

    Despite billions of dollars of research, we've had no significant cures for medical problems such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease (the most common form of memory loss). In the United States, we now have nearly 6 million people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, and the annual bill for dementia care now tops $215 billion, more than is spent on cancer or heart disease. The number of victims is predicted to increase 200 percent by 2030, and to increase 400 percent by 2050—that's 24 million Americans with this disease—when the cost of Alzheimer's care will exceed $1.5 trillion yearly. On a global level, the numbers are even more staggering. In 2010 there were 36 million people with Alzheimer's; in 2015, at its current rate, there will be 115 million men and women worldwide with disabling memory loss—a 320 percent increase.

    On a more personal level, if you have experienced a loved one struggling with dementia, you will undoubtedly agree it's a disease that unravels the life of the sufferer and upends the lives of family and friends as well. Its costs are far more than financial, and it can last for years. With Alzheimer's disease, which accounts for up to 70 percent of all dementias, the end result is the same. It is always fatal, as we do not have any effective treatments or cures.

    In fact, we're facing two urgent epidemics right now: escalating rates of disabling memory loss, and rapidly increasing rates of diabetes and pre-diabetes. As research has now proven, these conditions are intimately connected. But here is a life-changing fact: Diabetes and memory loss are largely preventable.

    Before I tell you more, let me explain how my work as a heart guy led me to the brain. I don't think of myself that way, but because I'm known for my work in preventing and reversing heart disease, some people do. (I'm the author of The 30-Day Heart Tune-Up and created the PBS special 30 Days to a Younger Heart.) It's true that as a physician and a nutritionist, I've dedicated much of my professional life to showing people how to stop heart disease. Now I want to help prevent another looming health crisis.

    Thirty years ago as a medical resident, I focused on cardiovascular research, though I ultimately chose to become a family physician. I wanted to help heal the whole person, not just the heart, and I was more interested in preventing people from developing heart disease than in treating heart disease itself. Decades later, when I designed my medical clinic, the Masley Optimal Health Center, to assess and optimize aging, I knew that cardiovascular disease was—and still is—the #1 killer of Americans. I wanted to create treatments that would help with its prevention, and in some cases, its complete...
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  • Steven Masley, M.D., is the author of The 30-Day Heart Tune-Up, Ten Years Younger, and Smart Fat. He is a fellow of the American Heart Asso­ciation, the American College of Nutrition, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. He has helped many patients improve their cognitive func­tion and prevent or reverse type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
    Masley's scientific articles have appeared in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Journal of the American Medical Association, and The American Family Physician. His health programs have been seen on PBS, Discovery, and the Today show.
    Dr. Masley is an affiliate clinical associate professor with the University of South Florida. He lives with his wife in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he heads the Masley Optimal Health Center.

    www.drmasley.com
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  • Publisher's Weekly

    October 16, 2017
    As the number of people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia continues to rise, nutritionist and physician Masley (Smart Fat) proposes that this loss of cognitive function is closely associated with clogged arteries and poor blood-sugar control. Based on research by himself and others, Masley theorizes that diet and lifestyle changes can help make serious memory loss less likely. The steps outlined here are the same ones provided in his clinic, which he claims are associated with a 25% improvement in brain function for his patients, along with better heart health, blood-sugar control, and energy levels. In part one of the book, he uses research studies to outline the origins of memory loss (for instance, “Just one incident of serious head trauma can increase a person’s risk of Alzheimer’s by 450 percent”). The second part of the book covers nutrition, listing key nutrients, unhealthy chemicals, and 50 recipes. It also emphasizes the importance of lifestyle changes, such as increased physical activity and improved stress management. Concluding with an ample bibliography and list of additional resources, Masley’s book will appeal to anyone interested in a well-substantiated guide to mental health.

  • David Perlmutter, author of Grain Brain

    "[Masley's] recommendations will undoubtedly change the brain health destiny for any reader who follows his advice."

  • Dale Bredesen, M.D., best-selling author of The End of Alzheimer's "An authoritative, user-friendly book. . . . Highly recommended for anyone interested in protecting his or her brain."
  • Bill Burnett, co-author of Designing Your Life "The Better Brain Solution provides a simple approach to keeping your brain supple and functional. Reading this book could have a major impact on how you age well and delay the effects of aging on your brain."
  • Daniel G. Amen, M.D., author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life "In The Better Brain Solution, Dr. Masley shows us how brain and heart health are inti­mately connected and gives us the tools to correct insulin resistance, which will enhance brain function, prevent memory loss, and protect the heart. An important, essential, and welcome book."
  • Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, N.D., author of The Toxin Solution "Alzheimer's, dementia, and cognitive decline are all relentlessly gaining ground. Our brains are under constant attack--what to do? Take control! Dr. Masley expertly shows you how in this important new book."
  • JJ Virgin, C.N.S., C.H.F.S., author of JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet "In this smart, well-researched, and urgently needed book, Dr. Masley gives us a clear, realistic plan to correct blood sugar, cope with insulin resistance in the brain, and boost cognitive function. Whatever your age, you need this book."
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