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The Neurogenesis Diet and Lifestyle: Upgrade Your Brain, Upgrade Your Life Paperback – April 6, 2015
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About the Author
- Publisher : Psyche Media; 1st edition (April 6, 2015)
- Language: : English
- Paperback : 292 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0986149209
- ISBN-13 : 978-0986149207
- Item Weight : 15.3 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.66 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #148,972 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It has a good summary of healthy foods, but fails to connect the dots regarding lifestyle and how to integrate diet into a more comprehensive picture for maximal neurogenesis. The pieces are there, like a jigsaw puzzle, but you'll have to put them together to reinvent your lifestyle for yourself.
Just one item. The Finnish study on neurogenesis that showed cardio raised neurogenesis by up to 500% and resistance exercise made no difference is wonderful and yet fatally flawed. The study itself is very helpful in pointing the way towards further research. I contacted the authors and never heard back, so it looks like I'll have to design further experiments myself. Hint: these results are likely to be the result of fat-burning (or being in ketosis).
Disappointment is a word here that is expressed with much respect ; although it is less than deserving of such generosity.
In the following chapters will guide you in an appropiate aproach to stressful situations and a diet that will help you to improve your neurogenesis and your health. Also, the effects of a healthy mind in your body.
This book is a very complete guide of Neurogenesis and I recommended it!