How to eat for maximum brain power and health from an expert in both neuroscience and nutrition. Like our bodies, our brains have very specific food requirements. And in this eye-opening book from an author who is both a neuroscientist and a certified integrative nutritionist, we learn what should be on our menu.Dr. Lisa Mosconi, whose research spans an extraordinary range of specialties including brain science, the microbiome, and nutritional genomics, notes that the dietary needs of the brain are substantially different from those of the other organs, yet few of us have any idea what they might be. Her innovative approach to cognitive health incorporates concepts that most doctors have yet to learn. Busting through advice based on pseudoscience, Dr. Mosconi provides recommendations for a complete food plan, while calling out noteworthy surprises, including why that paleo diet you are following may not be ideal, why avoiding gluten may be a terrible mistake, and how simply getting enough water can dramatically improve alertness.Including comprehensive lists of what to eat and what to avoid, a detailed quiz that will tell you where you are on the brain health spectrum, and 24 mouth-watering brain-boosting recipes that grow out of Dr. Mosconi's own childhood in Italy, Brain Food gives us the ultimate plan for a healthy brain. Brain Food will appeal to anyone looking to improve memory, prevent cognitive decline, eliminate brain fog, lift depression, or just sharpen their edge....
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Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power Reviews
Interesting overall, with lots of good advice and tips. I found it a little hit and miss for me. I'm by no means a beginner and have a pretty darn healthy diet, but found much of the advice overwhelming and/or off-putting. Caviar, really? The economics of what she suggests are troubling for anyone who lives outside of a big city and/or doesn't have the money and time for the type of grocery shopping and cooking that following this to a T requires.
At the end of the book, she gets a little more pr ...more
FINALLY!!! A doctor that listens to those of us with a long family history of Alzheimer's and dementia. We live in fear of losing our precious memories.. that we've seen in loved one's as they have aged. There are things that you CAN eat that will promote a healthy brain! There are also things that you do that can have a negative long lasting impact upon your brain health. The book is easy to read and understand. One that I will reference many times in the future on my path to avoiding Alzheimer ...more
This book provides guidelines for brain nutrition and a lot of examples from clinical and scientific studies.
Main things I took from the book:
1. Even mild dehydration reduce brain functioning up to 20%
2. The brain doesn't send us signals if it needs something or if it suffers. We have to prevent dehydration and malnutrition without reminders from the brain.
3. Must products: omega-3, greens, berries, nuts, eggs, olive oil, avocado, yogurt, honey.
4. Dark chocolate is actually good for the brain. ...more
Mosconi is an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience in Neurology and the Associate Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic, Weill Cornell Medical College. Her research interests lie in using PET and MRI imaging in the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Clearly, Mosconi knows what she is talking about!
All of us know someone who is (or has) suffered from dementia—particularly Alzheimer’s. It is a horrific disease that we hope and pray doesn’t visit us in our later years. Mosconi makes a s ...more
If every adult read BRAIN FOOD, by Lisa Mosconi, it might change the course of history. A non-fiction book like this, one that makes bold claims about health matters, is entirely dependent on the author's credentials. Lisa Mosconi has the right credentials: She has a duel PhD in neuroscience and Nuclear Medicine, and is a board-certified integrative nutritionist and holistic health-care practitioner; she is the associate director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical Coll ...more
Science based info
Mostly validates what I already know about good eating. The one thing she didn’t really address was that some of the recommended foods are ecologically not easy or responsible to come by. In describing the diets of the blue zones, there was one region that didn’t eat seafood, and yet all recommended diets include cold water wild caught fish. Other than that, the info was helpful, and not really new to me.
This book could drive you a little crazy-- it's so difficult to meet these standards! But it was very good and I learned a lot even though I know a lot about nutrition already. I suggest reading it and not listening to it on Audible etc. as the narrator is terrible!
While I have read many different books and articles on this topic, this definitely is a good book for those who want to get their brain health back on track, or headed in the right direction. Very good, thorough information that if we are eating well we should not have to take tons of supplements with few exceptions. However, I am on the fence with that due to our declining soil quality, but understand she is trying to say essentially is that if we eat as healthy as possible, that will be our me ...more