Sugar Brain Fix: The 28-Day Plan to Quit Craving the Foods That Are Shrinking Your Brain and Expanding Your Waistline

Sugar Brain Fix: The 28-Day Plan to Quit Craving the Foods That Are Shrinking Your Brain and Expanding Your Waistline

by Mike Dow


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In this new edition of Diet Rehab, best-selling author and brain-health expert, Dr. Mike Dow, shows how sugar effects 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 effects 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401956660
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 01/14/2020
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 30,750
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Sugar: A Codependent Relationship ix

Part I Understanding Sugar Brain

Chapter 1 The Evolution of Sugar Brain 1

Chapter 2 Willpower Is Not the Problem 17

Chapter 3 How Food Addiction Fuels Sugar Brain-and Vice Versa 31

Chapter 4 The Secret of Gradual Detox 45

Part II Your Brain on the Western Diet

Chapter 5 Feeling Anxious: Hungry for Serotonin 63

Chapter 6 Feeling Blue: Ravenous for Dopamine 87

Chapter 7 Feeling Powerless: Starving for Everything 117

Chapter 8 The Secret of Intermittent Fasting 125

Part III Special Situations That Fuel Sugar Brain

Chapter 9 Obsessive Eating: Seeking Security 139

Chapter 10 Emotional Eating: The Search for Joy 153

Chapter 11 Binge Eating: Regaining Control 167

Part IV Fix Your Sugar Brain

Chapter 12 Starved for Serotonin: Sugar-Free Ways to Satiate the Craving for Sugar 187

Chapter 13 Dopamine Deprived: "Kediterranean" Diet-Approved Ways to Satiate the Craving for Fat 199

Chapter 14 The Power of Thoughts and Beliefs: Harnessing Your Subconscious and Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Heal Your Sugar Brain 209

Chapter 15 The Sugar Brain Fix Program 235

Appendix A Sugar Brain-Fixing Recipes 277

Appendix B Sugar Brain-Fixing Supplements, Foods, and Practices 309

Appendix C Exceptions: Who Should Not Use the Sugar Brain Fix 313

Bibliography 315

Index 323

About the Author 337

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