In this completely revised and updated edition of the breakthrough best seller, you'll see scientific evidence that your anxiety, depression, anger, obsessiveness, or impulsiveness could be related to how specific structures in your brain work. You're not stuck with the brain you're born with. Renowned neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen includes cutting-edge research and the latest surprising, effective "brain prescriptions" that can help heal your brain and change your life.
To quell anxiety and panic: Use simple breathing techniques to immediately calm inner turmoil
To fight depression: Learn how to kill ANTs (automatic negative thoughts)
To curb anger: Follow the Amen antianger diet and learn the nutrients that calm rage
To conquer impulsiveness and learn to focus: Develop total focus with the One-Page Miracle
To stop obsessive worrying: Follow the "get unstuck" writing exercise and learn other problem-solving exercises
"With a cutting-edge, easy-to-apply plan, Dr. Daniel Amen proves you needn't succumb to depression, anger, and other negative emotions. This must-read book provides the key to heal your brain and transform your life." (JJ Virgin, celebrity nutrition and fitness expert, author of the NYT best sellers The Virgin Diet and Sugar Impact Diet)
"This is the definitive manual for taking care of your brain, so it can take care of you. Prevent one of the most important hidden agers of your body." (Sara Gottfried MD, Harvard-trained physician and NYT best-selling author of The Hormone Cure)
"Change Your Brain, Change Your Life is your manual for fully optimizing your brain. Dr. Amen and I partner with Pastor Rick Warren in creating The Daniel Plan that has helped tens of thousands of people get well by using habits that optimize decision making and brain function. His newly revised book gives readers a powerfully practical exploration into the organ that makes you who you are." (Mark Hyman, MD, director of the Cleveland Center for Functional Medicine and the author of the number-one New York Times best seller The Blood Sugar Solution)
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- Eileen Speranza
Excellent. Remarkable discoveries about the brain
Yes. Full of valuable information.
I was searching for books to help me work with adult learners coping with anxiety. This book presented itself and I thought 'Why not?'. The book was an eye opening experience.
Well organized, well argued and well presented, understanding the biological roots of neurological processes is fascinating.
Before reading, I perceived neurological issues as existing in some sort of sphere almost independent of their biological engine. Certainly I knew nutritional choices like energy drinks, excess caffeine, sugar, the S.A.D., created some issues with behavior, attentiveness, nervousness, focus, and learning - but I had no idea how physiologically important a proper metabolic environment could be.
As your body gets bigger, your brain gets smaller. What greater motivation for making positive lifestyle choices?
Overall this book has some advice on how to communicate with certain types of personalities, but did not provide what I was looking for. That said, the book is aimed at personal change and has had a profound impact on my approach to nutrition.