Power Up Your Brain

Power Up Your Brain

The quest for enlightenment has occupied mankind for millennia. And from the depictions we’ve seen—monks sitting on meditation cushions, nuns kneeling in prayer, shamans communing with the universe—it seems that this elusive state is reserved for a chosen few. But now, neuroscientist David Perlmutter and medical anthropologist and shaman Alberto Villoldo have come together to explore the commonalities between their specialties with the aim of making enlightenment possible for anyone. Joining the long-separated worlds of science and spirit, Perlmutter explores the exciting phenomena of neurogenesis and mitochondrial health, while Villoldo brings his vast knowledge of shamanic and spiritual practices to the table. Together they draw from the most powerful tools in each discipline to create the Power Up Your Brain program, a ground-breaking, five-week plan that helps prime the brain for enlightenment. With nutritional advice, dietary supplements, physical exercise, shamanic practices, meditation, and visualizations, Perlmutter and Villoldo guide readers, step by step, through a program to help them clear their minds from previous trauma and open themselves up to experience the inner peace, vast insight, and extraordinary creativity that define the experience of enlightenment, paving the way to successfully face the challenges to come.

Power Up Your Brain

The Neuroscience of Enlightenment

Power Up Your Brain

Neuroscientist David Perlmutter and medical anthropologist and shaman Alberto Villoldo have come together to explore the commonalities between their specialties with the aim of making enlightenment possible for anyone.

Power Up Your Mind

Learn Faster, Work Smarter

Power Up Your Mind

Bill Lucas, a leading international expert on life-long learning, shows that while we have learned more about how the brain works in the last decade than we have ever known, only a fraction of this is grasped and applied by most people. Power Up Your Mind applies this practical knowledge for the first time and shows you how to learn. Drawing on research from a wide variety of subject areas, from neuroscience to psychology, from motivation theory to accelerated learning, from memory to diet, this book shows how everyone has the capacity to succeed and how most people use only a very small portion of their talents. For learning to be effective, an understanding of how the brain works is essential and unlike most of the recent thinking on the mind, Lucas connects an understanding of the brain with the reality of the workplace and translates what we know about the brain into useful insights for work. Much work-based training is a waste of time and money because the majority of people are neither emotionally ready nor practically inclined to apply their learning to the way they behave. Power Up Your Mind offers a new model of learning-READY, GO, STEADY-which will revolutionize the way you learn and perform.

The Real Happy Pill

Power Up Your Brain by Moving Your Body

The Real Happy Pill

Is there a foolproof way to reduce stress and anxiety while you boost your memory? Raise your IQ even as you slow down the aging process? Become more creative and train your ability to focus at the same time? The answer is simple: Move! Modern neuroscience and research has shown, more than ever, that physical exercise has extraordinary effects on our cognition. Physical activity, more so than Sudoku or crossword puzzles, optimizes our mental abilities and health in a way unparalleled by any drug, medication, or food supplement. And exercise doesn’t just enhance your health, energy and mood levels, and cognitive abilities. You will also learn: Why physical training is the best protection against dementia What type of exercise can be used to treat depression as an antidepressant How exercise increases the ability to focus in children, especially kids with ADHD How children with good fitness can become better in math and reading comprehension Why “runner’s high,” the natural chemicals released during jogging, improves your health and mood With practical and concrete advice for the layman on how to reap these benefits, as well as neuroscientific research from the last five years broken down to accessible findings, The Real Happy Pill urges you to train your body and mind for a whole-body upgrade, and start to move!

Build Your Brain Power

The Art of Smart Thinking

Build Your Brain Power

This new edition of a popular guide to improving your mental agility will help you improve your performance at work and sharpen your thinking skills in all areas. Based on the latest scientific findings and including up-to-date coverage of how meditative skills such as mindfulness can enhance your brain power, this book gives you everything you need to get a mental edge. It challenges you to think on your feet with hundreds of puzzles, quizzes and problem-solving games, while giving you lifestyle advice on diet, exercise and lifestyle choices. Showing you how to put your new, more powerful brain to the test at work, home and play, this is a smart guide for any smart professional who wants to be brighter, quicker and in the lead at all times.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Boost Your Brain Power!

You Can Improve and Energize Your Brain at Any Age

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Boost Your Brain Power!

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Boost Your Brain Power! will encourage readers to maximize their brain power, no matter what their age or medical condition, with its inspiring stories and helpful medical information. Who doesn’t want to be smarter, think faster, have a better memory? This book, combining inspirational Chicken Soup for the Soul stories written just for this book and accessible leading-edge medical information from Harvard Medical School neurologist and instructor Dr. Marie Pasinski, will motivate readers to get more out of their gray matter!

Power up Your Life & Make Stress Work 4 You

A Do-It-Yourself Handbook on Managing Stress Efficiently

Power up Your Life & Make Stress Work 4 You

Stress is a positive force in our bodies that can be utilized to motor our dreams and desires. It can become the power needed to accomplish personal fulfillment, career success and emotional and mental balance. We all experience stress in our daily lives and as long as well be part of this world, it will be ever-present. We just need to acquire the knowledge of how to manage and minimize its destructive effects and learn to use its potent energy advantageously. "Power Up Your Life and Make Stress Work 4 You" is an easy, short and efficient handbook that covers proper nutrition as a line of defence and describes various routines such as self-relaxation, meditation, auto-suggestions, breathing exercises and mind reprogramming techniques to help convert and channel stress through your body to manifest relaxation, control and peace.

The Smart Omega 3 Cookbook

50 Incredible Recipes to Power Up Your Brain Body

The Smart Omega 3 Cookbook

As it turns out, not all fats are bad. There's one type of fat that you don't want to avoid, and it's called omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 is known for its incredible effects on the brain and body. For one, omega 3 can fight off anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. It is also proven to boost eye health, reducing the risk of common vision ailments such as macular degeneration. During pregnancy, sufficient omega 3 can ensure proper brain development in infants. When a mother gets enough omega 3 while she is pregnant, the child is said to have higher intelligence and reduce risk of delay in mental development. As if all these are not enough, studies also show that omega 3 can lower the risk of heart disease through more ways than one. It can help stabilize blood pressure levels, increase the levels of good cholesterol otherwise known as HDL, prevent blood clots, strengthen arteries, and prevent plaque formation. These are just few of the many incredible benefits of omega 3 for the brain and body. The best way to ensure enough intake of omega 3 is by eating fatty fish such as salmon at least 2 times per week. In this book, you will find various ways to include omega 3 in your daily diet. Most of what you'll find are salmon recipes but don't worry, the ways of preparing fish are so varied, you won't easily get bored. Plus, these recipes are also simple and easy to prepare that you don't have to exert too much time and effort preparing them. Make sure you start getting enough omega 3 for your brain and body.