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The Memory Prescription: Dr. Gary Small's 14-Day Plan to Keep Your Brain and Body Youngby Gary Small
Synopses & Reviews
While "The Memory Bible detailed healthy longevity objectives in improving your memory over time, "The Memory Prescription will show you how exactly to achieve these goals quickly and effectively. Working with fundamental tools, this book will allow the reader to customize their own specialized Memory Prescription, giving them the opportunity to begin living better and longer. "The Memory Prescription will feature Dr. Gary Small's 14-Day Plan to Keep Your Brian and Body Young. It will focus on "The Big 4" areas: mental activity, healthy brain and body diet, stress reduction, and physical fitness. Expanding on the features of "The Memory Bible, Dr. Small will offer an inclusive daily guide of mental and physical exercises, what to eat and drink, and ways to reduce stress levels.
"Director of the UCLA Center on Aging, Small (The Memory Bible) presents his 'boot camp for the brain' program, which pulls together the four most well-proven strategies for brain and body health: mental activity, physical conditioning, stress reduction and a 'healthy brain diet.' Small admits no one has found 'the fountain of youth,' but claims to be 'among the billions awaiting a first sighting.' In the meantime, he suggests using this book's memory assessment tests, basic low-fat meal plans and brain-teasing exercises to achieve 'quality longevity.' He peppers his chapters with a 'subjective memory questionnaire,' 'right brain' and 'left brain' exercises and advanced memory drills that suggest assigning visual images to words and names (e.g., 'Weinberger: a bottle of wine falling on a burger'). Employing a chatty writing style that occasionally lapses into infomercial-speak ('But wait, there's more!'), Small manages to intersperse authoritative scientific evidence from leading research universities throughout the text. But much of the information here can be found in a variety of other fitness and lifestyle books, such as relaxation and stress reduction techniques, healthy diet and exercise plans, and examples of the power of positive thinking and keeping mentally active. Small pays scant attention to popular (if unproven) memory-boosting rejuvenators like hormone replacement therapy and ginkgo biloba. Small's reporting on memory research may be up to the minute, but overall his book feels padded and unoriginal. Agent, Sandra Dijkstra. (June 9) Forecast: The Memory Bible was a 2002 bestseller, and Small is now a recognizable name. He'll promote his book on the Today show, and will do a radio interview campaign." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Now in paperback, the fastest proven memory improvement program from the doctor who pioneered the science What did you forget this week--Your car keys? Cell phone? A friend's birthday? Now help is here! New research, pioneered by Dr. Gary Small, shows that you can improve your memory in just two weeks--with a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids, combined with exercise, stress reduction, and a 15-minute-a-day program of memory aerobics. This simple yet effective program is based on years of medical research at one of the country's leading memory loss institutions, and now Dr. Small enables readers to put the results to work for them through his easy to implement, step-by-step regimen than can be customized for each person's specific needs.
In his bestselling book The Memory Bible, Dr. Gary Small showed us how to improve our memory by changing our diet and lifestyle and by incorporating physical and mental exercise. Now, in response to readers' requests, Dr. Small offers The Memory Prescription--a simple, effective two-week program to improve memory quickly. Based on years of medical research at one of the country's leading memory loss institutions, Dr. Small focuses on 'the Big 4' : mental activity, healthy brain and body diet, stress reduction, and physical fitness, and he offers a step-by-step regimen that can be customized to each reader's specific needs.
About the Author
The nation's preeminent memory expert, Gary Small, M.D., director of the UCLA Center on Aging, is at the forefront of the brain fitness movement. Dr. Small leads a major international memory loss research team, which is sponsored by the National Institute of Aging. He speaks around the world on memory loss and has appeared on 20/20, Good Morning America, and the Today show — and his articles have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, and USA Today. He lives in Los Angeles.
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