A handbook for better health in women.
"You don't think about your brain because you cannot see it," writes Amen (The Amen Solution: The Brain Healthy Way to Get Thinner, Smarter, Happier, 2011, etc.); however, this "is a huge mistake, because success in everything you do starts with a healthy brain." Without a vigorous brain, every other aspect of life suffers. Based on brain scans, questionnaires and blood work, Amen shows women how they can optimize their brain health through diet, exercise, supplements, meditation, friendships and loving relationships. In a reader-friendly fashion, the author breaks down complex issues such as attention deficit disorder and the numerous hormones at work in the body. Mood swings, weight changes, negativity and menopause are just a few of the challenges Amen states are easy to fix once women begin to follow his prescribed regimes, and he provides real-life stories from patients who have successfully altered their lifestyles for the better. The author includes numerous lists of what to do and what not to do to optimize overall brain health, but many more are referenced that can only be found on Amen's website. Annoyingly, this requires a paid membership to access the full scope of available information. Simple one-hour exercises reinforce the lessons, requiring readers to list goals, worries and failures, among other topics.
Although most of the information is common knowledge, Amen's easy-to-follow instructions will aid readers in retaining and implementing the information.