• Power Foods for the Brain

  • An Effective 3-Step Plan to Protect Your Mind and Strengthen Your Memory
  • By: Neal Barnard
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (556 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Strengthen your memory with New York Times best-selling author Dr. Neal Barnard’s simple three-step plan to protecting your brain with your diet.

Could your breakfast or lunch be harming your memory?

Are you missing out on the foods that could prevent Alzheimer's disease?

Everyone knows good nutrition supports your overall health, but few realize that certain foods-power foods-can protect your brain and optimize its function, and even dramatically reduce your risk of Alzheimer's Disease. Now, New York Times best-selling author, clinical researcher, and health advocate Dr. Neal Barnard has gathered the most up-to-date research and created a groundbreaking program that can strengthen your memory and protect your brain's health.

In this effective three-step plan Dr. Barnard reveals which foods to increase in your diet and which to avoid, and shows you specific exercises and supplements that can make a difference. It will not only help boost brain health, but it can also reduce your risk of Alzheimer's disease, stroke, and other less serious malfunctions such as low energy, poor sleep patterns, irritability, and lack of focus. You'll discover:

  • The best foods to increase cognitive function
  • Dairy products and meats-the dangers they may pose to your memory
  • The surprising roles alcohol and caffeine play in Alzheimer's risk
  • The latest research on toxic metals, like aluminum found in cookware, soda cans, and common antacids.
  • Plus a detailed menu plan, recipes, and time-saving kitchen tips
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2013 Neal Barnard (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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Audio Book Needs a PDF cookbook attachment

Excellent information that is applicable for any level of physiological understanding; the author does not dummy down information, but makes it accessible.

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What made the experience of listening to Power Foods for the Brain the most enjoyable?

Good narration and interesting material

What about Jeremy Arthur’s performance did you like?

Quite good

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Fascinatingly informative about where garbage in our food and personal products comes from. Compelling book about eating a more plant-centric diet.

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Vegan book

I didn't know that dairy and meats could affect our guts and thus our brain. Say goodbye to all bad habits and get healthy along with me

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Waste of money!!!

Would you try another book from Neal Barnard and/or Jeremy Arthur?

No

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Very disappointed!

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As an RN with a strong nutritional background, I was greatly disappointed with this book. The authors motive to convince me to refrain from ALL meat/dairy is poorly substantiated as he never even addressed the benefits of grass fed red meat. And the fact he wants you to limit your intake of vital minerals is laughable. Save your money as you will learn NOTHING regarding optimizing brain health (assuming you read the medical/nutritional news) and this book might even work against your goals in optimizing your brain health..

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wonderful book

emphasizes plant based eating which I already do but really reinforced what I already believe. Don't eat animals or their products! doesn't do you any good.

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What did you love best about Power Foods for the Brain?

This book was jam-packed with nutritional information that I loved. Dr. Barnard puts the medical information in layman's turns so it is easy to understand and comprehend. Sometimes nutritionists and doctors use their medical terms and expect you to understand what they're saying. There was so much information that I wanted to remember or highlight and so I bought the book! He gives such compelling information from our diets, to vitamins, minerals, exercise, and sleep. Jeremy Arthur also did a great job in narrating the book.

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some good info but strong bias clouds objectivity

Have read over a dozen books on food and health. I learned a few new things in this one so was worth the time. Agreed with much he said but he is overly biasesd against any animal products to the point it erodes credibility. It seems universally accepted vegetables are good for health in every book I have read. Then you have the fats and ethically and properly raised meat is nutrient dense and critical (paleo camp) and then the carbs and vegan is good (vegetarian or vegan camp). This author quotes a lot of research but like most he picks what supports his existing personal bias. When he says vitamins are best from food except B12 which is better from fortified cereals and vitamins I question his objectivity. Nature provides all that we need not a cereal company or lab. I am interested in science along with balanced common sense and when an author starts in on an animal welfare or all animal products are bad kick you lose me. Human history as well as disease patterns do not support this view. Furthermore everyone's genetics and body's are unique so anyone who says all bread is bad or all meat is bad or all saturated fat is bad is likely pushing their agenda. I read every book with scepticism and look for biases or willfull blindness.

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SUPERB! Thank you for the “science” behind this book.

Very concise and easy to follow. Longevity runs on both sides of my family. However, I have seen that my brothers and sisters do not enjoy a quality of life that my father and mother enjoyed into their last years. Mental clarity well into their nineties - father died at 95 and mother just shy of 100.
A must read for not only those that are approaching their senior years but for the young. This book offers hope and guidance to make the changes in what we eat so we can grow old gracefully.

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learned so much

Great book! I've learned alot about our brain and how to feed it correctly. Very helpful advice.

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Time for a Food Revolution.

An excellent book. Thank-you Dr Neil. I brought. sweet potatoes yesterday and baked them today.

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