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by Ray Sahelian, M.D.

 

Everyone forgets things sometimes. But do you ever feel like you can't keep track of simple things like acquaintances' names, your car keys, and the two things you needed to pick up on the way home? As America's population ages, more and more people are struggling with the fact that their memory and mental power are not that they used to be. Maybe you've tried "exercising" your mind, or maybe you've just started keeping better "to do" lists. But a proven way to improve your mind, memory and mood is to feed your brain the nutrients it needs to function at its peak performance level.Over the past few years, scientists have discovered dozens of new supplements that enhance and sharpen memory, intelligence, vision, and mental performance. In Mind Boosters, one of the world's most respected nutritional experts examines the very latest research on these breakthrough brain nutrients, amino acids, herbs, and hormones.Along with a scientific and practical evaluation of their benefits and risks, Dr. Sahelian explains how to combine mind-boosting supplements to help patients with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, depression as well as those with normal age-related mental decline. People of all ages can benefit from the sensible, step-by-step programs tailored to the differing needs of the young, the middle aged and the elderly.

 

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Mental and emotional disturbances are a major part of Environmental Illnesses and drugs are often not the best option since they add to the detoxification burden of the body and many patients are sensitive to them and cannot tolerate them at all. This book describes natural alternatives that can safely improve mood and mental functioning.

Dr. Sahelian has a very sensible approach to using natural supplements in that he always advises starting at the very lowest dose available and increasing very slowly so as to avoid any adverse reactions. He suggests that many product formulations contain too high a dose that really isn't required to get beneficial results. In this vein he starts off this book by offering 10 pieces of advice about using natural mind boosting supplements safely and effectively.

The first section of the main text gives a good outline of how the brain works, or doesn't work in the event of various illnesses. This is followed by advice on healthy habits that may help maintain a healthy brain and substances to avoid to achieve this goal.

The main part of the book deals with the natural supplements that may help improve brain functioning. These are split into a number of categories including brain fats, amino acids, psychoactive herbs, and methyl donors. Dr. Sahelian draws on research evidence and historical uses in the discussion of each supplement and then describes his own experience with it. He has personally tried every supplement he discusses which I found to be a useful addition to the purely medical and research derived information. Personal and subjective experience has been seriously devalued in modern medicine but I believe most people will find the author's own impressions offer a useful additional perspective.

The book concludes with nutrient programs aimed at specific conditions and age groups.

I found this to be a well written and well rounded exploration of the use of natural supplements to improve mental functioning and would certainly recommend it.

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A practical guide to using "mind boosters"

Mental and emotional disturbances are a major part of Environmental Illnesses and drugs are often not the best option since they add to the detoxification burden of the body and many patients are sensitive to them and cannot tolerate them at all. This book describes natural alternatives that can safely improve mood and mental functioning.

Dr. Sahelian has a very sensible approach to using natural supplements in that he always advises starting at the very lowest dose available and increasing very slowly so as to avoid any adverse reactions. He suggests that many product formulations contain too high a dose that really isn't required to get beneficial results. In this vein he starts off this book by offering 10 pieces of advice about using natural mind boosting supplements safely and effectively.

The first section of the main text gives a good outline of how the brain works, or doesn't work in the event of various illnesses. This is followed by advice on healthy habits that may help maintain a healthy brain and substances to avoid to achieve this goal.

The main part of the book deals with the natural supplements that may help improve brain functioning. These are split into a number of categories including brain fats, amino acids, psychoactive herbs, and methyl donors. Dr. Sahelian draws on research evidence and historical uses in the discussion of each supplement and then describes his own experience with it. He has personally tried every supplement he discusses which I found to be a useful addition to the purely medical and research derived information. Personal and subjective experience has been seriously devalued in modern medicine but I believe most people will find the author's own impressions offer a useful additional perspective.

The book concludes with nutrient programs aimed at specific conditions and age groups.

I found this to be a well written and well rounded exploration of the use of natural supplements to improve mental functioning and would certainly recommend it.

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