In this new, updated edition of the classic book on brain performance and nutrition, Dr. Michael A. Schmidt provides a host of practical dietary information and new, ground-breaking research to support his findings. A remarkable but little known fact is that the brain is nearly 60 percent fat. The book begins with a quiz to measure the reader’s brain fatty acid profile, and goes on to demonstrate the role of fat in the brain’s structure and functioning. The author helps the reader distinguish between harmful and beneficial fats and oils, and warns the "French Fry Generation" of the dangers of a poor diet. The effects of nutrition on mood, memory and behavior are explained by a number of compelling case studies. Finally, the author presents various strategies for enhancing mental, physical and emotional intelligence through the conscious use of supplements and a healthy diet.
"Brain-Building Nutrition is destined to become a classic. It’s one of the top twenty books you have to read to get a real sense of what optimum nutrition is all about." — Patrick Holford, executive editor, Journal of Optimal Nutrition
"Schmidt presents up-to-date research to document his almost revolutionary findings." —Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients
"Dr. Michael Schmidt is one of the brilliant minds in nutritional medicine today." — Joli Martin Root, host of Food For Thought, WEVD Radio, New York
"One of my favorite books. Dr. Schmidt is one of the most gifted communicators and eloquent writers of our time. " — Deborah Ray, host of nationally syndicated The Deborah Ray Show, Healthy Talk Radio Network