Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Delaying Brain Aging through Dietary Supplements, Mental Exercises, and 'Healthy' Foods

See also:
-- 'Longevity Science' blog
-- 'Books Forum' blog


Recently I have come across a new popular book written by a medical doctor, which suggests a combination of dietary supplements, mental exercises, and 'healthy' foods designed to:

-- Strengthen memory

-- Sharpen focus

-- Speed reaction time

-- Lift brain fog

-- Alleviate hot flashes

-- Preserve hearing

-- Eliminate migraines

-- Prevent brain aging

-- Fight depression

(cited from the book back-cover).

Obviously the claim to "prevent brain aging" sounds as an overkill, but still it may be interesting to hear from the experts here, and those people who have already read this book, whether there are some good practical suggestions there to follow.

The book also suggests a low-carb diet for each of the seven days a week, with non-overlapping menus for breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner (see pages 87-93 at http://tinyurl.com/2t6jcv ).

Therefore, it may be interesting to hear from the knowledgeable people here, whether there are some good reasons for switching to low-carb diet and permanent ketosis.

Thank you!

-- Leonid Gavrilov, Ph.D.

P.S.: Here is some additional information about this book:

The Brain Trust Program: A Scientifically Based Three-Part Plan to Improve Memory, Elevate Mood, Enhance Attention, Alleviate Migraine and Menopausal Symptoms, and Boost Mental Energy
by Larry McCleary, M.D., Perigee Trade; 1 edition (September 4, 2007)