Magnificent Mind at Any Age: Natural Ways to Unleash Your Brain's Maximum Potential

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It all starts with your brain: how you think, how you feel, how you interact with others, and how well you succeed in realizing your goals and dreams. When your brain works right, so do you. When it’s out of balance, you feel frustrated, or worse. Yet amid all the advice that bombards us daily about how to keep the rest of our body strong and healthy, we hear very little about how to keep the most complex and magnificent organ of all—the human brain—in top working order.

Based on the most up-to-date research, as well as on Dr. Daniel Amen’s more than twenty years of treating patients at the Amen Clinics, where he and his associates pioneered the use of brain imaging in clinical practice, Magnificent Mind at Any Age does exactly that. Dr. Amen shows how many of the traditional approaches to overcoming the mind-centered challenges that hold us back—try harder, work longer, find the sheer willpower—either do not work or may make our problems worse. The true key to satisfaction and success at any age is a healthy brain. By optimizing our brain function we can all develop these qualities of a magnificent mind enjoyed by the world’s most successful and happiest people:

· Increased memory and concentration
· The ability to maintain warm and satisfying relationships
· Undiminished sexual desire and performance
· Goal-oriented perseverance
· Better impulse control and mastery over potential addictions
· Free-flowing creativity and the ability to relax and enjoy life’s pleasures

To achieve this, as Dr. Amen explains here in clearly accessible language, we have a range of options available, including proper diet, natural supplements and vitamins, exercise, positive thinking habits, and, if needed, medication. In addition to revealing how we can all take advantage of such strategies to enjoy the benefits of a balanced and healthy brain at every stage of our lives, Dr. Amen also pinpoints specific ways to tailor behavior, nutrition, and lifestyle to deal effectively with common mental challenges such as memory problems, anxiety and depression, attention deficit disorder, and insomnia.

Whether you’re in the midst of a demanding career or are looking forward to an active and richly rewarding retirement, Magnificent Mind at Any Age can give you the edge you need to live every day to your fullest potential.
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Daniel G. Amen, M.D. is a clinical neuroscientist, psychiatrist, and brain imaging expert who heads the world-renowned Amen Clinics. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and has won several writing and research awards.

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It's quite an achievement that this information-filled guide to brain functioning sounds so casual and breezy. Credit Marc Cashman's performance. He's so consistent and professional, so in tune with the author's thinking that most listeners will simply devour the wealth of information and not even think about the talent of the messenger. Cashman is a reasonably positive interpreter, an improvement over the author's overenthusiasm when he lectures or reads. The material explains what parts of the brain cause familiar behaviors, and the complexity of this kind of science is kept grounded with engaging case histories. The resulting mix, along with Cashman's appealing voice, interpretive talent, and restraint, makes this a credible audio lesson that remains engaging for the entire 12-plus hours. T.W. AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine

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