Women are at the epicenter of the Alzheimer's crisis.

That's why we must be at the heart of solution. - Maria Shriver

12 Books to Get Smart on Brain Health

Through our work, we’ve come across a plethora of resources on how to take care of and optimize your mind. Now, for easy ready, we’ve put together a roundup of the books and authors that we’ve featured all in one place. Click on each title below for more information:

  • SUPER MIND: How to Boost Performance and Live a Richer and Happier Life Through Transcendental Meditation by Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal
    • Clinical psychiatrist and bestselling author Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., shows how the incredibly simple daily practice of Transcendental Meditation (TM) can permanently improve your state of mind during the routine hours of waking life–placing you into a super-mind state of consciousness where you consistently perform at peak aptitude.
  • MIND GYM: Achieve More By Thinking Differently by Sebastian Bailey, Ph.D and Octavius Black
    • Brimming with insight, proven to work, and immensely practical, Mind Gym is the essential fitness program of the mind that will help you be your best every day and manifest your highest potential.

Alzheimers Diet Richard Isaacson

  • THE ALZHEIMER’S PREVENTION DIET: Using Nutrition to Combat the Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease by Dr. Richard S. Isaacson
    • A comprehensive and easy to understand guide to combating Alzheimer’s Disease through evidence-based nutrition, vitamins, supplements and lifestyle changes from Harvard-trained Neurologist, Dr. Richard Isaacson and Columbia-trained Nutrition scientist, Dr. Christopher Ochner.
  • THE HEALTHY MIND COOKBOOKBig-Flavor Recipes to Enhance Brain Function, Mood, Memory, and Mental Clarity by Rebecca Katz, MS
    • Rebecca Katz harnesses the latest research on the brain to identify the foods that can improve the brain’s ability to control cognition, emotion, and physical function—all of which impact memory and mood. She then translates the very best of brain science into the kitchen, using delicious, nutrient-dense foods as a tool for promoting a healthy mind from childhood through the golden years. The Healthy Mind Cookbook features more than 120 recipes formulated to optimize brain health, boost memory, improve mood, sharpen the central nervous system, and more.The Healthy Mind Cookbook Rebecca Katz
  • 2 WEEKS TO A YOUNGER BRAIN: An Innovative Program for a Better Memory and Sharper Mind by Dr. Gary Small and Gigi Vorgan
    • In 2 Weeks to a Younger Brain, Dr. Gary Small and Gigi Vorgan translate the latest brain science into practical strategies and exercises that yield quick and long-lasting benefits. It will not only improve your memory, it will also strengthen your physical health by reducing your risk for diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

 

  • IT STARTS WITH FOOD: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways and THE WHOLE30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom by Melissa Hartwig
    • In their New York Times bestselling book It Starts With Food, Dallas and Melissa explained the science behind their revolutionary approach to food and nutrition. Now, the New York Times bestselling The Whole30 prepares participants for the program in five easy steps, previews a typical thirty days, teaches the basic meal preparation and cooking skills needed to succeed, and provides a month’s worth of recipes designed to build confidence in the kitchen and inspire the taste buds. Reclaim Your Brain Joseph Annibali
  • SUPER GENES: Unlock the Astonishing Power of Your DNA for Optimum Health and Well-Being by Deepak Chopra, M.D. & Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D.
    • The authors of the New York Times bestseller Super Brain present a bold new understanding of our genes and how simple changes in lifestyle can boost genetic activity. The leap into “radical well-being” is a promise waiting to be fulfilled.
  • RECLAIM YOUR BRAIN: How to Calm Your Thoughts, Heal Your Mind, and Bring Your Life Back Under Control by Joseph A. Annibali, M.D.
    • A prescriptive guide to restoring cognitive calm, based on Amen Clinics chief psychiatrist Dr. Joseph Annibali’s three decades of treating patients who suffer from overloaded, overstimulated brains.
  • A MIND OF YOUR OWN: The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
    • According to Dr. Kelly Brogan, antidepressants not only overpromise and under deliver, but their use may  The Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan Dr. Robert Melilopermanently disable the body’s self-healing potential. We need a new paradigm: The best way to heal the mind is to heal the whole body. A Mind of Your Own offers an achievable, step-by-step 30-day action plan—including powerful dietary interventions, targeted nutrient support, detoxification, sleep, and stress reframing techniques—women can use to heal their bodies, alleviate inflammation, and feel like themselves again without a single prescription.
  • DISCONNECTED KIDS NUTRITION PLANProven Strategies to Enhance Learning and Focus for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Disorders by Dr. Robert Melillo 
    • Each year, an estimated 1.5 million children-one out of every six-are diagnosed with autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD, dyslexia, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Dr. Robert Melillo brings a fundamentally new understanding to the cause of these conditions with his revolutionary Brain Balance Program(tm). Disconnected Kids shows parents how to use this drug-free approach at home.
  • THE MINDSPAN DIETReduce Alzheimer’s Risk, Minimize Memory Loss, and Keep Your Brain Young by Preston Estep III, Ph.D.
    • From an esteemed geneticist and the director of gerontology at the Personal Genome Project at Harvard Medical The Mindspan Diet Preston EstepSchool comes a revolutionary plan for curbing memory loss and improving cognitive longevity that will forever change how you think about diet and aging.
  • CHANGE YOUR BRAIN, CHANGE YOUR LIFE: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Lack of Focus, Anger, and Memory Problems by Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
    • In this breakthrough bestseller, you’ll see scientific evidence that your anxiety, depression, anger, obsessiveness, or impulsiveness could be related to how specific structures in your brain work. You’re not stuck with the brain you’re born with.
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