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Brain Wash: Detox Your Mind for Clearer Thinking, Deeper Relationships, and Lasting Happiness Hardcover – Illustrated, January 14, 2020
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A letter from the authors
The first edition of this book was published in the United States just days before a new and deadly coronavirus swept the globe. The collective anxiety, panic, and stress that descended on society—on top of what people were already shouldering—has only made our message all the more relevant, potent, and needed today. It is a message that focuses on distancing ourselves from fear, enhancing our ability to make good decisions, finding stability in our thought patterns and actions, engaging in behaviors that build physical and mental resiliency, and recognizing the healing power of empathy. As we describe in Brain Wash, when we come from a place of empathy, everyone wins.
The Covid-19 pandemic raises an untold number of questions for which we don’t have full or satisfactory answers yet. We are only beginning to understand this virus’s biology and personality. Its rapid spread has exposed wide gaps in our knowledge and medical infrastructure, disparities among our communities, and the staggering impact of one person’s decisions on the health of many. At the same time, the pandemic has sparked worldwide solidarity and scientific collaboration.
Though the focus has primarily been on the direct physical consequences of the virus, it’s also clear that navigating this new landscape is causing widespread psychological distress. A March 2020 survey revealed that 36 percent of American adults were already experiencing a serious impact on their mental health due to the virus. When 1,210 Chinese respondents were polled on their mental health in early 2020, over half reported the psychological impact of Covid-19 as moderate-to-severe. Another survey done by the Harris Poll revealed that loneliness is rising sharply; 44 percent of Americans are lonelier now than ever before as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic. And more than half of Americans (52 percent) wish they had tips on how to better take care of their mental health during this time. Given the degree to which lives have been changed to date, it’s likely we’ll experience psychological—and economic—aftershocks of Covid-19 for decades to come.
The truth is, we may have to learn to live with the physical and mental consequences of Covid-19 for a while. The good news is we each can take action today to address the challenge, thrive despite unpredictability, and preserve our health, safety, and wellness—especially mental wellbeing. This starts with optimizing the brain for clear, conscientious thinking. As a result of this process, we can allay fears and fortify our resistance to all manner of disease. The science-backed interventions we describe and show you how to apply to your everyday life—limiting news exposure, developing mindful practices, leveraging social media’s beneficial sources of authentic connection, creating healthier sleep and dietary habits, and spending more time with nature—will serve to renovate your body and rewire your brain for navigating this new normal as effortlessly and fearlessly as possible.
We have temporarily given up some freedom in our fight against this invisible enemy. But we retain the ability to choose how we show up in the world. Yes, we should acknowledge the struggles of the moment. But we should also look for opportunities for growth. When we invest in our thinking and our health, we bring the best versions of ourselves to all we do, and can more easily face the challenges ahead. We hope this book provides you with wellness and strength as we navigate this period together.
~ Drs. David and Austin Perlmutter, April 2020
"We all know what it's like to feel distracted and overwhelmed. Brain Wash is an invaluable guide that's crammed with solutions for helping us to restore our focus, energize our bodies, and refresh our minds."―Gretchen Rubin, author of The Four Tendencies and The Happiness Project
"Brain Wash shows us how our ability to make the best decisions is literally being hijacked every day. But more importantly, Drs. David and Austin Perlmutter empower the reader with the tools to regain control over our decision-making and implement strategies to allow health, empathy and happiness to manifest. Brain Wash brings a healthy dose of compassion to the world."―Dr. Josh Axe, bestselling author of Keto Diet
"Inflammation, enhanced by so many influences of our modern world, dramatically reduces our ability to make good decisions and feel content. Brain Wash not only explores how this is happening, on a global scale, but also shows what we can do right now to take back control. From spending time in nature to choosing to consume one plant-based meal a day, Brain Wash provides the tools the reclaim and rebuild your brain's ability to make better choices and allow health and happiness to flourish."―Mark Hyman, MD, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Food and director of the Cleveland Clinic Ce
"What if there was nothing wrong with you, and so much wrong with the ways in which our dominant culture hijacks your decision-making? You'd want to know how to reclaim your mind, your biology, and your sense of balance. Brain Wash feels, at once, like a sympathetic recognition of our modern day struggle with tech and a science-paved path back home to ourselves. This is one of the most important topics of our time, and Drs. David and Austin Perlmutter have compassionately, intelligently, and creatively opened a vital dialogue."―Kelly Brogan, MD, author of Own Your Self
"This book was a total surprise. A father and son representing entirely different generations arrive at the same conclusion: that wellness fosters connection and this creates a meaningful life. Beautifully scripted and a bit like an adventure story, I kept wanting to get to the 'final message' of how being well makes us more loving and lovable. This is the endpoint where well-being takes us, and this is especially critical in our disconnected digital age with its constant distractions. Do yourself a favor and get this book"
―John Ratey, MD, Harvard Medical School, author of Spark
"In a world where most of us are feeling rushed, tired, and burned out, Brain Wash reveals how even small changes in your lifestyle choices can dramatically improve your day, your mood, and even your life."―Melissa Hartwig Urban, Whole30 Co-Founder and CEO
"Brain Wash presents a road map for the relationship between how we think, feel, and behave and our lifestyle and environment. It is an artful and compelling manifesto on how to improve our mood, mind, and memory."
―Jeffrey Bland, PhD, founder of the Institute for Functional Medicine and president and founder of P
"The message of Brain Wash couldn't be more urgent or timely. If everyone followed its advice, the world would be a happier and healthier place."―Catherine Price, author of How to Break Up with Your Phone and founder of Screen/Life Balance (scree
"Brain Wash is an important book that tackles a colossal modern challenge: the quest to reclaim our health and happiness from a world that encourages us to overspend, overindulge, and underthink. David and Austin Perlmutter are consummate guides who share a multitude of approachable, concrete, and down-to-earth solutions. Highly recommended."―Adam Alter, author of Irresistible and Drunk Tank Pink
About the Author
- Item Weight : 1.1 pounds
- Hardcover : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0316453323
- ISBN-13 : 978-0316453325
- Product Dimensions : 6.25 x 1 x 9.63 inches
- Publisher : Little, Brown Spark; Illustrated Edition (January 14, 2020)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #23,548 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What left me a bit underwhelmed in this book was I that found it to be pretty much a rehash of all that’s been published and YouTubed and written about the long term necessity of eating whole foods, tossing out the junk and additives, systemic inflammation, (how many times have you been told tumeric is good for you by now, do you need to hear that again?) and living in a psychology healthy way: connected to nature, other people, and your “best self”.
Doc P. here runs the message through the brain health wash, which is fine, but there’s nothing very novel coming across if you’ve delved into this whole shebang before through *his* prior books and the other luminaries in this field.
If you’ve not read or followed any of Doc P.’s prior work or others like him than sure, this book will definitely be very valuable. Leave it at that.
Life changing information!
Thank you doctors!🙏🏻
Dr. Perlmutter reminds me that I need to step away from these things and reconnect to nature, my kids, myself, my friends and activities that do not involve a damn screen. It's so so easy to fall back into this trap.
I was doing amazingly well for YEARS without Netflix or games on my phone. For some reason, I find myself watching more Netflix and looking for 'strategy' games thinking I'm being good as long as I am being strategic.
I'm going through his recommendations now to purge and change my ways. I'll be sure to pass this on to my three boys and we'll do it together.
Overall, we have a lot of great things going on in our home. We are active. We do not have phones at the table when we eat and we don't use WiFi. However, there are many things that need improving and thanks to Brain Wash, I have a tool to help me - and my family - break the chains.
Thank you, David and Austin!
If you find yourself behind any type of screen, you need this book. Yes, I know you are aware that it's bad to be behind a screen and you think you can change it without any tools. I lied to myself, too. Get Brain Wash. You need help - we all do.
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Very useful information and support.