The UltraMind Solution

The UltraMind Solution

Fix your Broken Brain by Healing your Body First : the Simple Way to Defeat Depression, Overcome Anxiety, and Sharpen your Mind

Book - 2008
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The Ultramind Solutionspeaks directly to the massive generation of boomers who, for the first time, are encountering diminishing memory and focus, among other affects of life on earth and the human brain. Like all of Dr. Hyman's work, this latest instalment in the "Ultra" series teaches the reader how to use the body to heal the body, this time making lifestyle changes that will foster brain function, including memory, mood, and attention span as well as battle everything from brain fatigue to depression.

Like all of Dr. Hyman's books, Ultramindincludes the 7 Keys to Brain Health and a simple 6 week program that will cleanse, heal and strengthen the brain. Each section has a quiz for the reader to access the affect of each particular key on their brain function, provides a list of diagnostic tests for clinical treatments as well as a how to implement healing solutions from changes in nutrition to supplements, hormones, detoxification, and fighting brain "allergies."

The Ultramind Solutionincludes a brain workout and recipes for "brain" foods that stimulate performance.
Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, 2008.
ISBN: 9781416549710
1416549714
Branch Call Number: 616.8914 HYM
Characteristics: 447 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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wlmartin
Nov 13, 2013

I really liked this book. Lots of excellent info that is backed up by the loads of other similar books I have been reading lately. For those who cant afford to go to a naturopath or integrative physician, there is enough guidance in this book to make changes to improve overall health and brain health.

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momof2sons
Sep 06, 2012

This book is excellent!!! I highly recommend it if you are having issues of depression, anxiety, etc. I picked up this book after suffering a debilitating panic attack. Through proper nutrition, and adding recommended supplements, my anxiety disappeared. This book gave me the mental boost I needed. It really explains the effects of putting non-healthy foods in our bodies. Pretty much the North Ametican diet as we all know it.

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Theophila
Sep 01, 2012

I had to return this book before I had finished reading it, I ran out of time. Excellent description of how the brain functions at a cellular level. I found it fascinating, and will take it out again to continue reading about his plan for healthy living.

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amwebber
Jul 12, 2012

Ok, I was not impressed by this book at all. It's thick and from a doctor so you think you will get some value. For me, not the case. Just a lot of stories of this "clients" who were "fixed" by his method (pretty much a food intake detox, with heavy reliance on adding nutrients back in via tablets). After reading his claims about clients, I was like, "Liar liar pants on fire." Doing a diet detox and readding foods back in to see what the reactions are -- this is a good thing. This is not a cure all. Particularly for something as serious as mental illness. You can't fix dyslexia with a food detox; same goes for any other mental illness. Maybe make it not as severe, but that was NOT his claim.

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sarinaamira
May 15, 2012

Not what I need right now but a good choice for the future, if needed. :)

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JudithE
Oct 03, 2010

I started out *really* liking this book. Everything he said in the first chapter sounded true to me -- the need to fix problems at their source rather than just treat symptoms, and the importance of caring well for the body to affect the brain.

Then I downloaded his companion guide from the internet (as he asks you to do in the book) and it became clear that a *large* part of this book is selling his supplements. And the whole thing began to sound like a big commercial. I gave up on it.

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