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 - 2009
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Is your brain broken?

We refer to our broken brains by many names--depression, anxiety, memory loss, brain fog, ADHD, autism, to name a few--and although we can't see it, this silent epidemic affects more than 1 billion people worldwide.

If you can answer yes to any of the following, you may have a broken brain:

Are you depressed, feeling down, and don't have the drive to do anything?

Do you find it next to impossible to focus or concentrate?

Do you get anxious, worried, or stressed-out frequently?

Does your mind feel foggy, unable to experience the world clearly?

All is not lost. In The UltraMind Solution, New York Times bestselling author Mark Hyman shows that to fix your broken brain, you must heal your body first. Dr. Hyman presents a simple six-week plan based on the emerging field of functional medicine to restore health and gain an UltraMind--one that's highly focused, able to pay attention at will, has a strong memory, and leaves us feeling calm, confident, in control, and in good spirits.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, c2009.
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781416549727
Branch Call Number: 616.8914 HYMAN M
Characteristics: xiv, 447 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.


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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.

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.

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.

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.

May 15, 2012

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

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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