Brain Body Diet: 40 Days to a Lean, Calm, Energized… Self by Sara Gottfried, HarperOne, US $29.99, Pp 384, March 2019, ISBN 978-0062655950
The traditional wisdom including medical wisdom is that the brain is in charge of our bodies. The body blindly follows the commands of the brain and does whatever the brain commands. In other words, the traditional wisdom tells us that the instruction moves in one direction only — brain to the body. In Brain Body Diet, Dr. Sara Gottfried argues that this is not true and the instruction is actually bidirectional. She argues that brain health is not possible without body health and vice versa. Connecting or reconnecting the brain and body will prevent or reverse many diseases particularly afflicting women. Dr. Sara Gottfried says that our brain controls every aspect of our body, health, daily functions, and relationships. She writes, “When one of these areas breaks down, your brain does, too — and vice versa.”
Dr. Sara Gottfried tells us that her research unlocked a vital missing piece of information that holds tremendous value for women: The brain is the ultimate output center for all efforts of the body, but you cannot have a healthy brain if your body is out of whack, and you cannot have a healthy body if your brain is out of whack. It’s the ultimate interdependent relationship that is essential to long term health and balance. The connection between brain and body is both mutually dependent and mutually supporting. Dr. Sara Gottfried has even coined a new term to reflect this fundamental interconnection: brain body.
Dr. Sara Gottfried says that the female brain body is different from the male brain body. What works for men cannot be assumed to work for women, because women are not merely smaller versions of men. Toxins push brain and body apart, and women are often more vulnerable to toxins. Similarly, the brain body breaks down in different ways for women compared with men. Women’s rate of anxiety, depression, insomnia, and Alzheimer’s are double that rates in men. She writes, “I developed brain body diet to help women repair and bond because the relationship between the body and brain is an essential foundation for us to function at our best today and protect our bodies and minds into the future.”
Dr. Sara Gottfried helps you repair and bond the body and brain not with drugs but with the right food and lifestyle. For her, food and lifestyle are the main drugs. She says that, unlike quick-fix pharmaceuticals targeting specific insurance-approved symptoms, changes in daily lifestyle are healing and restorative for the majority of people because they activate your body’s innate ability to restore and maintain balance. Pharmaceutical drugs carry health risks, provide limited success, and can disrupt the body’s delicate healing mechanisms. If you are one of the hundred million women who suffer from foggy thinking, anxiety, depression, addiction, forgetfulness, overwhelm, exhaustion, and other seemingly brain-related problems, then this book is for you. If you are one of the half billion women win an inflammatory issue that puts you at risk for one of these conditions — and stubborn weight gain — then this book is for you too.
Brain Body Diet is based on a revolutionary idea. It provides new insights and information as to how to lose weight and sleep well. Sara Gottfried shows how you can remove the disconnect between your brain and body just by eating the right food. In other words, bad food is the reason behind many of your health problems including your wright. If you feel lethargic and depressed, Brain Body Diet is for you. If you suffer from the irregular period or want to create hormonal balance, Brain Body Diet is for you. This scientifically and meticulously researched book will change the way how you take care of your health.