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The Healthy Brain

Optimize Brain Power at Any Age

by (author) Aileen Burford-Mason

Publisher
HarperCollins Canada
Initial publish date
Dec 2017
Category
Nutrition, General, Alzheimer's & Dementia
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781443447799
    Publish Date
    Dec 2017
    List Price
    $13.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443447782
    Publish Date
    Dec 2017
    List Price
    $22.99

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The Healthy Brain makes the compelling case that most people’s brains are underperforming because they are undernourished. As the most metabolically active organ of the body, the brain’s nutritional needs are ten times higher than those of any other organ. That means the brain is the first organ to falter when it is improperly fed.

Well respected for her ability to take complex nutritional research and translate it into clear, evidence-based guidelines for the safe, effective use of supplements, Dr. Burford-Mason offers step-by-step guidance on how to implement dietary changes and select appropriate supplements for optimal brain power at any age. She makes liberal use of real-life case histories from her practice and summarizes leading-edge scientific research to support her advice.

The immediate payoff of adopting Dr. Burford-Mason’s strategies is a noticeable increase in brain vitality: better mood, focus, creativity and workplace performance, and an improved capacity to enjoy life, sleep soundly and cope well under stress. The long-term benefit is that these same dietary changes have shown the most promise in helping us avoid Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

The Healthy Brain argues that feeding the brain properly is a lifelong project, and that memory and cognition in later life depend on the care and feeding our brains receive throughout our entire lives.

About the author

AILEEN BURFORD-MASON, PhD, is an immunologist and an expert in evidence-based nutrition. She was formerly assistant professor in the department of pathology at the University of Toronto’s faculty of medicine. While maintaining a busy Toronto practice in nutrition, she also teaches health-care professionals how to use diet and nutritional supplements in clinical practice. She has written two bestselling books on nutrition and health, The Healthy Brain and Eat Well, Age Better. The War Against Viruses draws on Dr. Burford-Mason’s unusual combination of areas of expertise—the intricacies of the immune system and evidence-based use of diet and dietary supplements for the prevention and treatment of disease.

 

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