Saturday, March 19, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

Title: Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

Author: Dr Daniel G Amen

Publisher: Piatkus Non Fiction

RRP: $35.00

ISBN: 9780749954338

Release Date: March 2011

Pages: 320


A book that shows how changing your brain habits can help you lose weight, look younger and feel healthier. In short, how to get and keep the body you always wanted!

The key to a better body is a healthy brain. CHANGE YOUR BRAIN, CHANGE YOUR BODY shows you how to take the very best care of your brain. With practical, easy-to-implement solutions involving nutritious foods, natural supplements and vitamins, positive-thinking habits, and, when necessary, highly targeted medications, Dr. Amen shows you how to:

* Reach and maintain your ideal weight

* Increase your willpower and eliminate cravings

* Feed your brain to look and feel younger

* Soothe and smooth your skin at any age

* Reduce the stress that can impair your immune system

* Balance your hormones to turn back the clock

* Boost your energy

* Avoid depression and elevate the enjoyment you take in life s pleasures

*Think your way to being thinner, younger and happier.

Whether you re just coming to realise that it s time to get your body into shape, or are already fit and want to take it to the next level, CHANGE YOUR BRAIN, CHANGE YOUR BODY is all you need to start putting the power of the brain-body connection to work for you today.


Dr Daniel G Amen is a clinical neuroscientist, psychiatrist, Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and CEO of Amen Clinics, Inc in the US.


Change Your Brain, Change Your Body is a self-help book for those who want to improve their physical condition using techniques other than your normal dietery methods. There are some references to the author’s website where you can check what kind of eater you are. After establishing this, the reader can then work out what kind of diet, supplements and exercise are best suited to their kind of eating pattern.

Amen has tested his theories on brain scans that he has done on patients at his California clinic over the years. With so many people struggling with weight and keeping on track with any diets and exercise routines, this book covers some topics people are already aware of and new information based on the author’s research.

I think with any diet, it is the match between the person and the technique as what works for one person may not work for another. This approach may work for some people who have not had success with other methods and plans they have already tried. You will only know if you try it yourself. I’m giving it a go to see what results I’ll get.

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