Monday, 26 October 2015

The Complete Brain Exercise Book

Train Your Brain!
By Dr. Fraser Smith
Paperback, 384 pages

The things you think about after 40. Younger, I suppose, for some people, older for others. But at some point you realize that your brain is in need of maintenance just like every other organ in your body.

Well. That sounds like work. Best left with the treadmill that currently holds a good portion of the laundry.

But The Complete Brain Exercise Book makes waking up those neurons fun (and yes, educational). The focus is wide-spread - a holistic approach to the brain including memory, language and motor skills with a healthy diet plan to foster optimum body and brain agility.

Contents include:

Part 1: More Than Memory
Part 2:Brain Strength Training Exercises
Part 3: Brain Hygiene Exercises
Part 4: A Healthy Brain in a Healthy Body
Part 5: Brain Food
Part 6: Brain Food Menu Plans and Recipes

So wake up your brain and try something new. The projects are each simple and fun. Some open up your mind, some your world. Even if you don't do all of them, or do them at your own speed, you are sure to be positively affected by this program.

From the Back Flap:

While most brain exercise books focus on preventing and treating memory loss due to aging and disease, this unique book takes it steps further, covering mental speed, visual-spatial acuity, language acquisition, sensory growth and motor skills.

In addition to helping recover brain function, the exercises will also help prevent the loss of brain function due to aging and neurological disease.

Entertaining and engaging, the Complete Brain Exercise Book features more than 150 brain exercises and puzzles. And because the relationship between brain health and diet is integral, nutrition is front and center, with extensive brain food lists, menu plans and more than 100 recipes.

This rigorous but easy-to-follow program will help your brain stay sharp.

1) Train more than just your memory: exercise all aspects of intelligence for a well-rounded brain.
2) Prevent and repair losses: build up your brain strength.
3) Feed your brain with a healthy diet: 100 delicious and nutritious recipes to support a healthy brain.
4) Have fun and grow at the same time.

Dr. Fraser Smith, BA, MATD, ND, is a naturopathic doctor who trained at Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario. He completed his Residency at CCNM and was a clinical supervisor and faculty member. He holds a Masters degree in Training and Development from Roosevelt University in Chicago. He is the former Dean of the Naturopathic Program at CCNM.
In 2006, Dr. Smith helped National University of Health Science (NUHS) in Lombard, Illinois launch their new Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree program, which is now a fully accredited program. He is currently the chief academic officer for the ND program serving as Assistant Dean for Naturopathic Medicine in NUHS' College of Professionals Studies. He is an Associate Professor, and author of the textbook Introduction to Principles and Practices of Naturopathic Medicine, which will be out in its 2nd edition in late 2015.
Dr. Smith is also an editorial board member of Natural Medicine Journal, and teaches Botanical Medicine and Naturopathic History, Philosophy and Principles at NUHS. He is licensed as a naturopathic physician in Vermont.