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
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…
—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 health—running the gamut from pediatrics to geriatrics—that 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
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.