- Hardcover: 378 pages
- Publisher: Harper; 1st edition (March 1, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060183918
- ISBN-13: 978-0060183912
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 30 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,604,695 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Your Miracle Brain: Dramatic New Scientific Evidence Reveals How You Can Use Food and Supplements To: Maximize Brain Power, Boost Your Memory, Lift ... Creativity, Prevent and Reverse Mental Aging Hardcover – March 1, 2000
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Yes, you can change your brain, and it doesn't take surgery. Carper, the author of best sellers like Miracle Cures, explains how nutrition can do the trick.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"Your Miracle Brain is a dazzling achievement. It turns complex, scientific research into exciting and fascinating reading that will give hope and comfort to millions of people." -- Norman Rosenthal, M.D., Research Scientist, National Institute of Mental Health
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Ms. Carper has provided another fine study of the current research (circa 2000) related to the human brain and the effect of various supplements or lack thereof. If there is one complaint that I have about the book, it is that it is dated, continued research in the field would argue for an updated edition of the book.
The four sections of the book cover the workings of the brain, what to eat, what supplements to take and how to prevent vascular problems from affecting your brain. True to her usual form the author presents the research for each topic, broken up by nutrient or supplement, further broken down by details of the impact on the brain of a shortage and the research data to support claims that the nutrient or supplement may correct the problems, and how much to take for full effect.
The discussions are intriguing in that the author's conclusions require so little action on the reader's part to correct or prevent the stated neurological problems (topics range from depression to aggression to forgetfulness to age related problems like Alzheimer's).
One of the reasons I bought this book was because I was heading back to grad school (in my 40s), and I wasn't quite sure I was up to it. Having completed 13 semester credits in biological and chemical sciences over two 6 week summer sessions with a flawless 4.0 grade average, I can say that I feel at the top of my mental game and ready for admission to grad school. My current set of supplements include: a multivitamin with minerals, coenzyme Q10, Omega 3 fish oil, ginko biloba and grape seed extract.
Getting back to my initial statement, unless you have a perfect diet (be honest), you need a multivitamin with minerals to ensure that you are providing the basic nutrition for a healthy brain, once you are there you can look into the other supplements for further improvement. P-)
On the downside, there are quite a few conjectures and highly subjective opinions between the good nuggets of information. I think the author would have put out a more meaningful book by limiting himself to the plausible and sound topics and conclusions.
With that in mind, I'm holding on to this title and reread passages from time to time.