In THE EMPOWERED MIND DIET EQUATION, Rika Mansingh, RD explains the simple (and not-so-simple) ways each person can change his or her brain. She begins the book by instructing readers that the brain is capable, not only of repairing itself, but also of producing new neurons—regardless of one’s age. Healthy lifestyle choices can ensure that these activities (called neuroplasticity and neurogenesis) continue well past one’s youth.
But how exactly does one guarantee a healthy brain well into adulthood—and even into old age? The answer lies in one’s diet and behavior. Mansingh outlines a number of changes one can make—many of them quite simple—that can empower the mind and encourage positive change. Topics range from eliminating substances with toxic effects (such as sugar, gluten, and alcohol) to embracing those substances that will encourage “positive emotions, improved mood [and] concentration, [and] better memory.”
Mansingh does not limit her discussion to diet and exercise; she also reviews how simple changes to one’s behavior can have a powerful impact on the mind. Activities including reading and learning, meditating, engaging in leisure activities, and maintaining healthy relationships have as great an impact on the brain as do diet and exercise. While Mansingh does remind readers that “there is no one-size fits all approach” and that every reader should “consult with a registered dietician to help work out a plan that’s best suited to meet [one’s] individualized nutritional requirements,” the tips proposed in THE EMPOWERED MIND DIET EQUATION provide everyone with a simple guide to empowering the mind and developing a healthy brain—leading ultimately to general wellness and all-around success.
THE EMPOWERED MIND DIET EQUATION is an informative guide perfect for anyone wishing to improve his or her lifestyle. Those who are struggling will find Mansingh’s tips clear and easy to follow, while those who have already adopted a healthy lifestyle will benefit from advanced topics involving mindfulness, the gut-brain, and nootropics. Readers at every stage will appreciate the clearly written text, as scientific concepts are explained without unnecessarily difficult jargon. Simply put, THE EMPOWERED MIND DIET EQUATION is the perfect way to begin the new year. and begin the journey to a healthier, clearer mind.
Everyone can benefit from the advice and instruction provided within THE EMPOWERED MIND DIET EQUATION, as it will enable and empower readers to make better lifestyle choices which can, in turn, boost the brain.
~Jennifer Noll for IndieReader