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Magnificent Mind at Any Age: Natural Ways to Unleash Your Brain's Maximum Potentialby M.D. Daniel G. Amen
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It all starts with your brain: how you think, how you feel, how you interact with others, and how well you succeed in realizing your goals and dreams. When your brain works right, so do you. When it’s out of balance, you feel frustrated, or worse. Yet amid all the advice that bombards us daily about how to keep the rest of our body strong and healthy, we hear very little about how to keep the most complex and magnificent organ of all—the human brain—in top working order.
Based on the most up-to-date research, as well as on Dr. Daniel Amen’s more than twenty years of treating patients at the Amen Clinics, where he and his associates pioneered the use of brain imaging in clinical practice, Magnificent Mind at Any Age does exactly that. Dr. Amen shows how many of the traditional approaches to overcoming the mind-centered challenges that hold us back—try harder, work longer, find the sheer willpower—either do not work or may make our problems worse. The true key to satisfaction and success at any age is a healthy brain. By optimizing our brain function we can all develop these qualities of a magnificent mind enjoyed by the world’s most successful and happiest people:
• Increased memory and concentration
• The ability to maintain warm and satisfying relationships
• Undiminished sexual desire and performance
• Goal-oriented perseverance
• Better impulse control and mastery over potential addictions
• Free-flowing creativity and the ability to relax and enjoy life’s pleasures
To achieve this, as Dr. Amen explains here in clearly accessible language, we have a range of options available, including proper diet, natural supplements and vitamins, exercise, positive thinking habits, and, if needed, medication. In addition to revealing how we can all take advantage of such strategies to enjoy the benefits of a balanced and healthy brain at every stage of our lives, Dr. Amen also pinpoints specific ways to tailor behavior, nutrition, and lifestyle to deal effectively with common mental challenges such as memory problems, anxiety and depression, attention deficit disorder, and insomnia.
Whether you’re in the midst of a demanding career or are looking forward to an active and richly rewarding retirement, Magnificent Mind at Any Age can give you the edge you need to live every day to your fullest potential.
Building on Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, a pioneering physician introduces his revolutionary system for transforming one's life by improving the health of the brain; healing such ailments as anxiety, depression, memory loss, and insomnia without medication; and enhancing motivation, creativity, impulse control, and social skills. 75,000 first printing.
About the Author
DANIEL G. AMEN, M.D., is a clinical neuroscientist, psychiatrist, and brain imaging expert who heads the world-renowned Amen Clinics. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and has won several writing and research awards. He is a regular contributor to Men’s Health 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, Making a Good Brain Great, Sex on the Brain, and the New York Times bestseller Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. He is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and the star of the very popular public television special Change Your Brain, Change Your Life.
Table of Contents
pt. 1. A magnificent mind starts with a healthy brain — 1. Are you wired for success or failure? The secret behind why some people achieve their dreams and others don't — 2. A magnificent mind starts with a healthy brain : essential strategies — 3. Brain envy : eliminate the daily habits that hold you back — 4. Hidden short circuits may be ruining your life : learn how to identify and correct your vulnerable areas — 5. If you were my family, how would I treat you? The four circles of health and healing and why you should consider natural treatments — 6. natural ways to heal : attention deficit disorder — 7. Natural ways to heal : anxiety and depression — 8. Natural ways to heal : memory disorders, insomnia, and pain — pt. 2. A magnificent mind makes your dreams a reality — 9. Ignite your passion : light up the brain circuits that drive success — 10. Make your own miracles : use your brain to define your dreams and make them a reality — 11. Know when to apply the brakes : strengthen your brain's internal controls — 12. embrace the truth : liberate yourself from the lies polluting your brain — 13. Get unstuck : enhance your brain's ability to change and adapt — 14. Develop mental toughness : cultivate a resilient brain — 15. Brain trust : enhance your social networks — 16. Be a maverick thinker : stop anxiety from allowing others to run your life — 17. Create lasting trust : send the signals that build integrity — Appendix A : When more help is needed — Appendix B : Why spect? What brain SPECT imaging can tell clinicians and patients — Glossary — References and further reading — Acknowledgments — Index.
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