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מכניסים את המוח לכושר!: The Amen Clinic Program for Achieving and Sustaining Optimal Mental Performanceby Daniel G. Amen
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Daniel Amen, M.D., one of the world’s foremost authorities on the brain, has news for you: your brain is involved in everything you do—learn to care for it properly, and you will be smarter, healthier, and happier in as little as 15 days!
You probably run, lift weights, or do yoga to keep your body in great shape; you put on sunscreen and lotions to protect your skin; but chances are you simply ignore your brain and trust it to do its job. People unknowingly endanger or injure their brains, stress them by working at a frenzied pace and not getting enough sleep, pollute them with caffeine, alcohol, and drugs, and deprive them of proper nutrients. Brain dysfunction is the number one reason people fail at school, work, and relationships. The brain is the organ of learning, working, and loving—the supercomputer that runs our lives. It’s very simple: when our brains work right, we work right—and when our brains have trouble, we have trouble in our lives.
Luckily, it’s never too late: the brain is capable of change, and when you care for it, the results are amazing. Making a Good Brain Great gives you the tools you need to optimize your brain power and enrich your health and your life in the process. The principles and exercises in this book, based on years of cutting-edge neuroscience research and the experiences of thousands of people, provide a wealth of practical information to teach you how to achieve the best brain possible. You will learn:
•how to eat right to think right
•how to protect your brain from injuries and toxic substances
•how to nourish your brain with vitamins and do mental workouts to keep it strong
•the critical component of physical exercise, and which kinds work best
•how to rid your brain of negative thoughts, counteract stress, and much more
Full of encouraging anecdotes from Dr. Amen’s many years of experience, Making a Good Brain Great is a positive and practical road map for enriching and improving your own greatest asset—your brain.
From the Hardcover edition.
The author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life explains how to achieve and maintain optimum mental performance, drawing on cutting edge neuroscience research to explain how to protect the brain from injury and toxic substances, nourish it with vitamins, give it a mental workout, alleviate stress, and more. 100,000 first printing.
Neuroscientist Amen has news for you: your brain is involved in everything you do--learn to care for it properly, and you will be smarter, healthier, and happier in as little as 15 days! Brain dysfunction is the number one reason people fail at school, work, and relationships. The brain is the organ of learning, working, and loving--the supercomputer that runs our lives. It's very simple: when our brains work right, we work right--and when our brains have trouble, we have trouble in our lives. Luckily, it's never too late: the brain is capable of change, and when you care for it, the results are amazing. This bookgives you the tools you need to optimize your brain power and enrich your health and your life in the process.--From publisher description.
About the Author
Daniel G. Amen, M.D., is a clinical neuroscientist, psychiatrist, and brain-imaging expert who heads up the world-renowned Amen Clinics. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and has won numerous writing and research awards. He writes a monthly column in Men’s Health called “Head Check” and has published nineteen books, numerous professional and popular articles, and a number of audio and video programs. His books include Preventing Alzheimer’s, Healing Anxiety and Depression, Healing the Hardware of the Soul, Healing ADD, and the New York Times bestseller Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. He is an internationally renowned keynote speaker and a popular guest expert for the media, with appearances on CNN, the Today show, The View, and other venues.
Table of Contents
Introduction: making a good brain great — Pt. 1. nine brain-centered principles to change your life — Your brain is involved in everything you do — When your brain works right, you work right: when your brain is troubled, you have trouble in your life — Your brain is the most complex organ in the universe — Your brain is very soft, housed in a very hard skull: injuries can change your life, and no one knows about it — Know and heal the brain systems that run your life: Amen clinic brain system quiz — One size does not fit everyone: most problems (such as ADD, anxiety, and — depression) are not single or simple disorders — How do you know unless you look?: new knowledge from imaging — Yes, you can change your brain and change your life! — The myth of the perfect brain: we all need a little help — Pt. 2. The Amen Clinic program for making a good brain great — Protect your brain — Eat right to think right: food as brain medicine — Brain workouts: keeping the brain young through mental exercise — Exercise for your brain — Coordinate your brain — Brain sex: making love is good for your brain — Improving reality: the brain's role in perception — Serenade the brain: musical interventions — Soothing the brain: calming the stress that kills cells — Keeping the brain young: preventing problems of aging — Supercharging neurons: brain-specific supplements — Getting more help: knowing when and how to get help — Fifteen days to a better brain — Appendix: why SPECT: what brain SPECT imaging can tell clinicians and patients that they connot obtain elsewhere — Glossary.
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