Synopses & Reviews
The human brain can actually grow—and a bigger brain means better memory, creativity, speed of learning, and ability to concentrate.
In Boost Your Brain, Majid Fotuhi, M.D., Ph.D., guides you through the innovative brain fitness program that he has developed for his patients at the NeurExpand Brain Center, an institute dedicated to helping people quickly sharpen their brain performance. You start the program with an assessment of your current brain health and then are given specific brain-fit strategies proven to promote brain acuity and longevity, detailing the latest scientific evidence behind each. Concrete advice is given on how to spur new cell growth, which foods help to build new synapses, what creates brain reserve, and more. Dr. Fotuhi also highlights key behaviors to avoid—explaining, for example, how one common sleep disorder can shrink your brain's memory and attention centers by as much as 18 percent!
Dr. Fotuhi brings together the latest brain science discoveries about neuroplasticity, which show not only that the size of the brain can be increased within a matter of weeks—resulting in better focus, memory, and creativity—but that the increase can be scientifically measured. Boost Your Brain is the only book that uses groundbreaking advances in neuroscience to present a clear explanation and prescriptive plan for how to access the benefits of significantly enhanced brain performance—at any age.
“Dr. Fotuhi has summarized the latest discoveries which show how we can grow our brain bigger and stronger through simple lifestyle changes.” Mehmet Oz, M.D., professor and vice chair of surgery, New York Presbyterian/Columbia
Want to grow a bigger brain, improve your memory, and save your brain from premature aging? Read this book and follow Fotuhis advice. I do! Jean Carper, bestselling author of Stop Aging Now!, Your Miracle Brain, and 100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's
Emerging evidence suggests that brain health and performance can be enhanced by specific lifestyle choices. In this book, Dr. Fotuhi translates the latest scientific literature into simple laymans terms and offers up actionable plans. If you want to think more clearly and effectively, this is the book for you. Barbara S. Slusher, Ph.D., Director, Brain Science Institute NeuroTranslational Program, Associate Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
“In Boost Your Brain, Dr. Fotuhi brings his twelve-week brain fitness program-a sort of boot camp for the brain-to readers; translating into plain English the groundbreaking discoveries that allow you to make your brain years, or decades, younger, and tap into the potential of your amazing brain.” MICHAEL F. ROIZEN, M.D., (from the Foreword) author of RealAge and coauthor of YOU: The Owner's Manual
Boost Your Brain is a phenomenal book that teaches readers how to improve their brain health and memory. Being a two-time USA Memory Champion, and having boosted my brain to champion status, I can say that Dr. Fotuhi touches on all the important keys to developing a powerful brain. Nelson Dellis, two-time USA Memory Champion
For twenty-five years, I have marveled at Majid Fotuhis ability to speak to every type of audience. We can have no better guide to the rapidly evolving fields of cognition and memory, as well as the actions that each of us can take to maximize brain function. Carl Rosow, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Harvard Medical School
Based on cutting-edge science, Boost Your
Brain is internationally recognized neurologist Majid Fotuhi's complete program for increasing brain size and enhancing brain function, including memory, creativity, comprehension, and concentration.
Our brains don't have to decline as we get older, argues Dr. Fotuhi. Depending on the things we do or neglect to do, we can actually get smarter and measurably improve our brain speed. In Boost Your Brain, the founder of the NeurExpand Brain Center and host of the PBS series Fight Alzheimers Early offers a three-month brain-optimization program—with noticeable results in just a few weeks.
Boost Your Brain explores the very latest neuroscience research and offers actionable, authoritative advice on how readers of every age can experience the benefits of a bigger, better brain. Featuring more than two dozen black-and-white illustrations, Boost Your Brain: The New Art and Science Behind Enhanced Brain Performance includes a foreword by Michael Roizen, M.D., coauthor of the bestselling YOU series and author of the Real Age books.
About the Author
Majid Fotuhi, M.D., Ph.D., is an internationally recognized neurologist and author of two previous books and numerous scientific articles about brain health. Based on his more than twenty-five years of clinical, research, and teaching experience at Johns Hopkins and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Fotuhi has created the NeurExpand Brain Center and serves as its chief medical officer. He is the recipient of the distinguished teaching award from the American Academy of Neurology and has appeared on CNN, ABC, Discovery Channel, and The Dr. Oz Show. His television series, Fight Alzheimer's Early, has aired on PBS stations across the country. He lives with his wife and two young daughters in Baltimore, Maryland.