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The Healthy Brain Book

An All-Ages Guide to a Calmer, Happier, Sharper You: A proven plan for managing anxiety, depression, and ADHD, and preventing and reversing dementia and Alzhei

William Sears, Vincent M. Fortanasce


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (7/20/2020)
MP3 CD (7/21/2020)
Compact Disc (7/21/2020)


Internationally renowned family doctor William Sears and noted neurologist Vincent M. Fortanasce present an accessible, all-ages guide to optimum brain health, from treating depression, anxiety, and ADHD to preventing Alzheimer's and dementia, with or without medication

The brain is a complex organ, responsible for our thoughts, our feelings, our hopes and dreams. It's also vulnerable to a host of ailments that negatively impact quality of life, from disorders such as depression, anxiety, and ADHD that can strike at any time to illnesses of aging like Alzheimer's and dementia.

The good news is, this diverse set of mental and emotional challenges all stem from the same cause: imbalance in the brain. And getting your brain back in balance—without medication, or in partnership with it—is easier than you think.

Whether you're experiencing "normal" mental and emotional burnout or wrestling with diagnosed illness, The Healthy Brain Book can help you thrive. It explains:

   • How what we think can change how well we think
   • The role of inflammation in the brain, and how food and activity can reverse it
   • What drugs enhance and suppress the brain's ability to heal itself
   • Actionable advice to improve your memory, promote learning, and prevent common brain ailments
   • How to personalize the book's tools for your unique brain

For more than 20 years, The Baby Book author William Sears' advice has been trusted by millions across the country, and around the world. Now, he and The Anti-Alzheimer's Prescription author Vincent M. Fortanasce have put together the essential guide to a clearer, calmer, and happier brain. Laced with relatable personal stories from family members and patients as well as detailed illustrations, The Healthy Brain Book weds Fortanasce's deep neurological and psychiatric expertise with Sears' sympathetic bedside manner and reader-friendly writing.

Let The Healthy Brain Book help you, safely and effectively, "think-change" your brain for a happier and healthier life.

Praise For The Healthy Brain Book: An All-Ages Guide to a Calmer, Happier, Sharper You: A proven plan for managing anxiety, depression, and ADHD, and preventing and reversing dementia and Alzhei

“An empowering guide for the care and feeding of your body’s most precious organ.”

—David Perlmutter, MD, author of the New York Times bestsellers Grain Brain and Brain Wash

The Healthy Brain Book will be the gold standard for holistic doctors and the public for preventing and treating common brain ailments. I give it a 5-star rating for it’s cutting-edge content and easy-to- understand format.”

Mark Stengler, NMD, coauthor of Prescription for Natural Cures

“An engaging, encouraging, and empowering book with a focus on brain healthrunning the gamut from pediatrics to geriatricsthat makes it unique.”

—David L. Katz, MD, MPH, past president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine

The Healthy Brain Book is a gem, offering science, wisdom, and practical strategies that are essential to preserve and improve our brain power. Highly recommended!”

—Eva Selhub, MD, author of Your Brain On Nature

The Healthy Brain Book is an outstanding addition to any library on human health. No one makes science more interesting, understandable, and relevant than Dr. William Sears. Packed with usable, easy-to-implement tips, it will answer every question you’ve ever had about how the brain works and why it matters for your overall health.”

Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, author of The Great Cholesterol Myth

The Healthy Brain book is a complete and cutting-edge guide on how to take optimal care of what’s between your ears. You can build your best brain at any age. In the most fun and interesting way possible, America’s favourite pediatrician, Dr. Bill Sears, and world-renowned Alzheimer’s expert, Dr Vincent Fortanasce, have teamed up to share their most recent, effective, and easy-to-understand tips on how to sleep, think, and remember better than you ever have before.”  

—Bryce Wylde, DHMHS, guest expert and medical advisor for The Dr. Oz Show

BenBella Books, 9781948836517, 400pp.

Publication Date: April 21, 2020

About the Author

William Sears, M.D., has been advising busy parents on how to raise healthier families for over 40 years, and now turns his attention to the specialty of lifestyle medicine. He has served as a voluntary professor at the University of Toronto, University of South Carolina, University of Southern California School of Medicine, and University of California: Irvine. As a father of 8 children, he coached Little League sports for 20 years, and together with his wife Martha has written more than 40 books and countless articles on parenting, nutrition, and healthy aging. He serves as a consultant for TV, magazines, radio and other media, and his website is one of the most popular health and parenting sites. Dr. Sears and his contribution to family health were featured on the cover of TIME Magazine in May 2012. He is noted for his science-made-simple-and-fun approach to family health.

Vincent M. Fortanasce, MD, is ranked as one of the best medical specialists in North America and has treated such high-profile individuals as Pope John Paul II and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda. Over nearly four decades, Dr. Fortanasce has helped thousands of people as a world-renowned neurologist and rehabilitation specialist. He has appeared as a medical expert on 60 Minutes, Today, Dr. Phil, Dateline, CNN's Paula Zahn Now, Hard Ball with Chris Mathews, XM satellite radio, and many more national and local television and radio shows. Fortanasce is a regular spokesperson for the California Medical Association at the senate and legislature assemblies and has been quoted in the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, Time magazine, and many other prestigious publications. He also hosts his own syndicated radio program, St. Joseph's Radio Presents.