Prevent aging


Daniel G. Amen is a clinical scientist, psychologist, and brain-imaging expert. He has published 45 professional articles and written twenty-eight best-selling books.The book under review, ‘Use your brain to change your age’ consists of ten chapters in 368 pages.

The fountain of youth is between your ears declares the author. It is your brain that makes the decisions that keep you healthy, happy, and on track to live a long time, and it is your brain that makes the bad decisions that ruin your health and send you off to the undertaker early.

The brain is the most complicated organ in the universe. It is estimated that there are hundred billion cells in the brain. It is 80 percent water. The brain is the most energy hungry and expensive real estate in our body. It is needless to say that we have to take care of our brain.

He is giving seven principles for a healthier living. Next, he advises us to know our numbers. The body mass index should be between 18.5 and 24.9. The waist to height ratio should be less than half your height. Know the number of calories you need and spend in a day. Know the number of fruits and vegetables a day you eat. Know how many hours you sleep each night. Getting less than eight hours sleep chronically is associated with cognitive decline.

And there other numbers you must know about you! Next you have to follow the seven simple rules about brain healthy nutrition that will become your longevity medicine!

There are twenty brain tips for making food your fountain of youth. Regular exercise will not only increase how long you live but also the quality of life in those years. There are eight steps to optimize both your PFC or prefrontal cortex and level of consciousness to boost the control you have over your life.

Just plants need water; the skin and brain also need water. Drink plenty of filtered water in order to flush toxins from your body. Basically there are eight brain types namely impulsive, compulsive, impulsive-compulsive, sad, anxious, temporal lobe, toxic and post-traumatic stress. Knowing the type of brain is critical to getting the right help.

This inspiring book is very powerful. It gives you practical advice. All chapters are filled with great stories.

Those who started reading this book will naturally go in for the other books of Daniel G. Amen. I strongly recommend this compelling and convincing book for everybody.

Santhanam Nagarajan

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