The Better Brain Book

The Better Brain Book

Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101218068
  • 336 Pages
  • Riverhead Books
  • Adult


From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain and New York Times bestseller Brain Maker

Loss of memory is not a natural part of aging—and this book explains why.


Celebrated neurologist David Perlmutter reveals how everyday memory-loss—misplacing car keys, forgetting a name, losing concentration in meetings—is actually a warning sign of a distressed brain. Here he and Carol Colman offer a simple plan for repairing those problems, clarifying misconstrued connections between memory loss and aging, and regaining and maintaining mental clarity by offering the tools for:

Building a better brain through nutrition, lifestyle changes, and brain workouts

Coping with specific brain disorders such as stroke, vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, and Lou Gehrig’s disease

Understanding risk factors and individually tailoring a diet and supplementary program

Features a “Life Style Audit,” quizzes, a brain fitness program with the most effective ways to exercise your brain, and a nutritional program that details the best brain food and supplements.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


Praise for The Better Brain Book

“This is the first book I’ve seen that addresses factors that can influence brain health for better or worse.” –Andrew Weil, MD 

Praise for Grain Brain

“Dr. Perlmutter outlines an innovative approach to our most fragile organ, the brain. He is an absolute leader in the use of alternative and conventional approaches in the treatment of neurologic disorders. I have referred him patients with wonderful results. He is on the cutting edge and can help change the way we practice medicine.” –Mehmet Oz, MD

“Dr. Perlmutter takes us on a detailed tour of the destructive effects that ‘healthy whole grains’ have on our brains. Modern wheat, in particular, is responsible for destroying more brains in this country than all the strokes, car accidents, and head trauma combined. Dr. Perlmutter makes a persuasive case for this wheat-free approach to preserve brain health and functioning, or to begin the process of reversal.” –William Davis, MD, author of Wheat Belly 

“If you want to boost your brain power, keep your memory, and lift your mood and energy, as well as heal from a host of other common complaints, Dr. Perlmutter is your guide. This is the definitive instruction book for the care and feeding of your brain!” –Mark Hyman, MD, author of The Blood Sugar Solution

“Dementia and many other brain diseases are not inevitable, nor are they genetic. They are directly and powerfully linked to a diet high in sugar and grains. Grain Brain not only proves this, it also gives you everything you need to know to protect your brain–or a loved one’s–now.” –Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
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