Book Recommendation: 30 Days to a Better Brain

We’re living longer these days. Yet most of us believe that living longer won’t mean living better. Many of us fear that our brains will suffer the ravages of age, bowing down to Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia. It doesn’t have to be this way. Taking charge of our brain health is one of the most important steps we can take to enjoy quality longevity. Good brain health is within our grasp; we just need to take that first step: a commitment to ourselves to re-vamp our lifestyle.

In his book, Canyon Ranch 30 Days to a Better Brain, Dr. Richard Carmona uses up-to-date research to show us how to go beyond that first step.     Continue reading

ABCs of Vital Aging – Brain Food

There are thieves that steal our brain health away, a little at a time.  The scary part is that we allow them into our brain readily. I’m talking about the toxic foods we eat, the ones that cure our cravings, but lead to inflammation in our brains and in our bodies. Dr. Daniel Amen talked about chronic inflammation in his book, Use Your Brain to Change Your Age; he asserted that it’s is a major cause of many diseases that plague us as we journey into our senior years (Amen, p. 14). These include brain degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Continue reading