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Now out in tradepaper is The Sugar Brain Fix (a revised and updated edition of Diet Rehab), in which best-selling author and brain-health expert, Dr. Mike Dow, shows how sugar affects brain chemistry and provides new research on dieting and hypnosis.
What makes a healthy brain? The answer is simpler than you think.
In Diet Rehab, Dr. Mike Dow shared a simple, yet powerful plan to help readers kick their food addictions. Since then, Dr. Dow has gone on to become a New York Times best-selling author and has continued to research and publish books extensively on improving brain health. Over the past five years, he's gathered even more data that shows how our standard American diet is harming our brains and our bodies--and what we can do about it. In 2015, the first human study linking the blood-sugar spiking Western diet and a smaller hippocampus was published. There is now scientific proof that sugar is shrinking the brain! With The Sugar Brain Fix, Dr. Dow takes a closer look at how sugar affects brain chemistry, and the ways we can fix it. The book features cutting-edge research and Dr. Dow's modified Mediterranean diet--the best diet for brain health and wellness. The Sugar Brain Fix will also incorporate research about hypnosis, and other activities to naturally boost brain health. At its core, The Sugar Brain Fix is a cognitive behavioral guide for boosting serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain with a new-and-improved diet and natural mind-set shifts, while improving overall health. The diet has a clinically proven, 3-prong approach: 1) eliminate sugar, 2) boost Mediterranean-diet-friendly fats, 3) increase probiotics.
About the Author
Dr. Mike Dow is a psychotherapist, best-selling author, and brain-health expert. Dr. Mike has hosted shows on TLC, E!, VH1, and Investigation Discovery. He is a recurring guest co-host on The Doctors, is one of The Dr. Oz Show's core experts, and has made regular appearances on TODAY, Good Morning America, The Talk, Rachael Ray, Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show, Dr. Drew on Call, The Meredith Vieira Show, Ricki Lake, Anderson Live, and Bethenny. He is also a contributor for the Huffington Post. Dr. Mike holds a master of science degree in marriage and family therapy and a doctorate in psychology. He is in private practice in Los Angeles. You can hear him weekly on Hay House Radio's The Dr. Mike Show.