Everything you were taught about the brain, it turns out, is wrong. The brain is not static but adapts and grows. That means we have considerable control over brain health and intellectual capacity. This is good news, indeed—brain disease is set to overtake cancer and heart disease as the No. 1 killer of Americans. Michelle Schoffro Cook, Ph.D., who holds advanced degrees in traditional natural medicine and natural health, says the brain can be fortified by simple lifestyle changes.
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After suffering a disabling brain injury, Cook writes, she healed herself with alternative remedies. Conventional medicine had failed. Her natural program improved her damaged memory, cured her accident-induced migraines and returned movement to her paralyzed left arm. Cook’s four-week program is big on nutrition (no sweeteners or gluten; lots of seafood, tomatoes and curry). You can’t go wrong by giving it a try.
Boost Your Brain Power in 60 Seconds
By Michelle Schoffro Cook, Ph.D.
November; Rodale; $16
This article originally appeared in the November 2016 issue of SUCCESS magazine.
Chauncey Mabe is a freelance writer, book critic, and blogger in Miami, Fla. For 23 years he served as Book Editor and Senior Entertainment Writer at the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale. He was Book Blogger for the Florida Center for the Literary Arts, the parent organization of Miami Book Fair International, from 2009 to 2012. He also blogs for the Betsy Hotel South Beach hotel, which sponsors literary events year round. His reviews and feature stories have appeared in publications such as the Toronto Globe & Mail, the Serving House Journal, Inspicio, the Palm Beach Arts Paper, the Baltimore Sun, the Juneau Empire, and the Chicago Tribune.