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Title:
Balance your brain, balance your life : 28 days to feeling better than you ever have
Author:
Lombard, Jay.
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Publication Information:
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
x, 294 pages ; 25 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
The yin and yang of balance, health, and disease -- Your personal brain chemistry assessment -- Are you too cool? how warming deficiencies affect your mind and body -- Are you too warm? how cooling deficiencies affect your mind and body -- Are you too cool and too warm? how dual warming and cooling deficiencies affect your mind and body -- Warming up: how to balance your warming neurotransmitter deficiency -- Cooling off: how to balance your cooling neurotransmitter deficiency -- Getting back in balance: overcoming your dual neurotransmitter deficiency.
ISBN:
9780471374220
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Book

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Summary

Explaining why an imbalance in our brain chemistry is behind a range of health problems, this book tells us what we can do to restore balance and achieve unprecedented levels of physical, mental, and emotional well being. It also explains how to treat serious imbalances, in consultation with a physician, using hormones, antidepressants, and more.


Author Notes

Dr. Jay Lombard is Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology at Cornell Medical School and the Director of the Brain Behavior Center in Rockland County, New York
Dr. Christian Renna is an expert on preventive medicine and the founder of LifeSpan Medicine clinics
Armin A. Brott is a freelance writer


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Neurologist Lombard and preventive medicine speaker Renna argue that we are all in a state of chemical imbalance. The authors' premise is that people who are too warm need more of the cooling neurotransmitter serotonin, while people who are too cool need more dopamine. Deficiencies of either chemical lead to certain personality characteristics and are even affiliated with medical conditions such as heart disease. People who are too warm are often restless and angry, while those who are too cool are often fatigued and anxious. As the authors explain, "When we say mind-body balance what we really mean is brain-body balance." Lombard and Renna provide a test so readers can determine whether they have a warming or cooling tendency, and then they offer tailored 28-day programs that include diet, dietary supplements, exercise, sleep and possible medical treatment. Although the authors say that people can have a dual deficiency, trying to fit into the categories may remind readers of trying to match up with an astrological sign. Interesting points are made, but still it will be hard for many to accept that so much of our mental and physical health is due to a neurotransmitter deficit. Additionally, while many of the authors' recommendations appear sound, they don't provide much evidence for their dietary or supplement advice. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Part 1 Warming and Cooling--What's Your Brain-Body Type?p. 1
Introductionp. 3
1 The Yin and Yang of Balance, Health, and Diseasep. 11
2 Your Personal Brain-Body Type Assessmentp. 20
3 Are You Too Cool? How Warming Deficiencies Affect Your Mind and Bodyp. 29
4 Are You Too Warm? How Cooling Deficiencies Affect Your Mind and Bodyp. 58
5 Are You Too Cool and Too Warm? How Dual Warming and Cooling Deficiences Affect Your Mind and Bodyp. 90
Part 2 The Balance Your Brain, Balance Your Life 28-Day Programsp. 107
6 Warming Up: How to Balance Your Warming Neurotransmitter Deficiencyp. 109
7 Cooling Off: How to Balance Your Cooling Neurotransmitter Deficiencyp. 187
8 Getting Back in Balance: Overcoming Your Dual Neurotransmitter Deficitp. 265
Conclusionp. 273
Recommended Readingp. 275
Appendix Purchasing Supplementsp. 276
Indexp. 279