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Making a Good Brain Great

The Amen Clinic Program for Achieving and Sustaining Optimal Mental Performance

Daniel G. Amen, M.D.

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Description

Daniel Amen, M.D., one of the world’s foremost authorities on the brain, has news for you: your brain is involved in everything you do—learn to care for it properly, and you will be smarter, healthier, and happier in as little as 15 days!

You probably run, lift weights, or do yoga to keep your body in great shape; you put on sunscreen and lotions to protect your skin; but chances are you simply ignore your brain and trust it to do its job. People unknowingly endanger or injure their brains, stress them by working at a frenzied pace and not getting enough sleep, pollute them with caffeine, alcohol, and drugs, and deprive them of proper nutrients. Brain dysfunction is the number one reason people fail at school, work, and relationships. The brain is the organ of learning, working, and loving—the supercomputer that runs our lives. It’s very simple: when our brains work right, we work right—and when our brains have trouble, we have trouble in our lives.

Luckily, it’s never too late: the brain is capable of change, and when you care for it, the results are amazing. Making a Good Brain Great gives you the tools you need to optimize your brain power and enrich your health and your life in the process. The principles and exercises in this book, based on years of cutting-edge neuroscience research and the experiences of thousands of people, provide a wealth of practical information to teach you how to achieve the best brain possible. You will learn:

•how to eat right to think right

•how to protect your brain from injuries and toxic substances

•how to nourish your brain with vitamins and do mental workouts to keep it strong

•the critical component of physical exercise, and which kinds work best

•how to rid your brain of negative thoughts, counteract stress, and much more

Full of encouraging anecdotes from Dr. Amen’s many years of experience, Making a Good Brain Great is a positive and practical road map for enriching and improving your own greatest asset—your brain.

From the Hardcover edition.

Publishers Weekly Review

Oct 10, 2005 – In order to make muscles grow, one must eat right, exercise and force the muscles to do new things; the same is true of one's brain-which is just one of the things to learn from this short but informative audiobook from one of the world's leading experts on how the brain works. Works of this sort usually aren't well suited to audio, and this one is no exception. Unless listeners are studiously taking notes while listening, they will need to find a hard copy when the time comes to apply Amen's advice. However, Amen's friendly and warm narration relates the precepts of his brain-boosting program in a way that makes them easy to understand and absorb. The audiobook becomes repetitive when Amen tries to reinforce certain points, but this production is otherwise enjoyable and will leave listeners eager to implement some of the strategies outlined. Amen is a renowned keynote speaker and frequently appears on TV, so there's no surprise that his engaging and exuberant style makes this a fascinating exploration of how the brain works.

Customer Reviews

Necessary reading

I sat on this book for five years, always promising myself I'd start reading it. After finally reading it, I understand why the procrastination and general indecisiveness permeated every facet of my life.

Regardless of whatever or whichever of Dr. Amen's books you choose to read, be sure this is close to the top of the list. His other books tend to focus on specifics of disordered brains. This one seems to cover it all.

I found this work replete with gratifying explanations of the many difficulties I've had all my life. It turns out I've been doing the mental version of pushing boulders up the North Face (you know... Yosemite?)

My life has gotten better than my ever-present, reduced expectations would have allowed me to imagine. And it promises to continue improving.

As if it couldn't get better, The Amen Solution website offers insight into the specifics of your own brain function that will prove very useful in identifying the direction in which your recovery lies. It's amazing how much easier it is to make good decisions when your brain is working with you.

No mumbo jumbo here. Pure science. And once revealed, it's a puzzle as to why this isn't common knowledge!

I've read the slam reviews of Dr. Amen's work. All I can say, without vandalizing the characters of his enemies, is this: if you aren't wondering, while reading his books, where to go to get hold of the things that will support repair of your brain, then you don't need Dr. Amen's information or are ill equipped to make good use of it.

Making a Good Brain Great
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  • $13.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Self-Improvement
  • Published: Oct 11, 2005
  • Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
  • Seller: Random House, LLC
  • Print Length: 336 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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