Change Your Brain, Change Your Body: Use Your Brain to Get and Keep the Body You Have Always Wanted by Daniel G. Amen
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
In a nutshell, you are what you eat (literally) and what is good for your heart is good for your brain is good for your skin is good for your body.
Less a book about weight or weight loss. This is a book that explores the intimate relationship between our brain (executive function) and our overall health. Amen uses brain imaging to help identify areas of his patient's brain that are not functioning well. His main point is that in order to maximize our health which depends on a healthy brain, we need to be able to target areas of suboptimal brain function. And for those of us who do not have access to brain imaging, he has developed a questionnaire that can be used to pinpoint potential problem areas.
As someone interested in the brain and brain science I enjoyed the content. However, aside from the idea that whatever is good for the brain is good for the body, he never really makes the connection between how addressing brain health specifically will help you change your body.
As a general introduction into the brain and brain health, this book succeeds. As a guide to losing weight or even achieving health this book falls short.
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