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Authors: Mark Hyman M.D.
ISBN-13: 9781416549727, ISBN-10: 1416549722
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Date Published: June 2010
Edition: (Non-applicable)

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Author Biography: Mark Hyman M.D.

Mark Hyman, M.D., is the editor in chief of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, the most prestigious journal in the field of integrative medicine. After ten years as co-medical director at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires, he is now in private practice in Lenox, Massachusetts. He is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Ultraprevention. His websites are and

Book Synopsis

Bestselling author, Dr. Mark Hyman reveals how cleansing the body can maximize brain function, improve memory and alleviate depression—without drugs.

Is your brain broken?

We refer to our broken brains by many names depression, anxiety, memory loss, brain fog, ADHD, autism, to name a few and although we can t see it, this silent epidemic affects more than 1 billion people worldwide.

If you can answer yes to any of the following, you may have a broken brain:

Are you depressed, feeling down, and don t have the drive to do anything?

Do you find it next to impossible to focus or concentrate?

Do you get anxious, worried, or stressed-out frequently?

Does your mind feel foggy, unable to experience the world clearly?

All is not lost. In The UltraMind Solution, New York Times bestselling author Mark Hyman shows that to fix your broken brain, you must heal your body first. Dr. Hyman presents a simple six-week plan based on the emerging field of functional medicine to restore health and gain an UltraMind one that s highly focused, able to pay attention at will, has a strong memory, and leaves us feeling calm, confident, in control, and in good spirits.

Table of Contents

Introduction to The UltraMind Solution xiii

Preface 1

Introduction: How to Use This Book 3

Part I The Accidental Psychiatrist's Approach to the Epidemic of Broken Brains 5

Chapter 1 Broken Brains: A Twenty-first Century Epidemic 7

Chapter 2 The Accidental Psychiatrist: Finding the Body-Mind Connection 16

Chapter 3 The Myths of Psychiatry and Neurology 39

Chapter 4 Why You Are Suffering from Brain Damage: Learning How to Protect Your Brain 55

Part II The Seven Keys to UltraWellness 77

Chapter 5 Your Mood and Brain Power Are Not All in Your Head: The Seven Keys to Ultra Wellness 79

Chapter 6 Key #1: Optimize Nutrition-The Key to Mental Health and Brain Health 83

Chapter 7 Key #2: Balance Your Hormones 145

Chapter 8 Key #3: Cool Off Inflammation 172

Chapter 9 Key #4: Fix Your Digestion 194

Chapter 10 Key #5: Enhance Detoxification 216

Chapter 11 Key #6: Boost Energy Metabolism 243

Chapter 12 Key #7: Calm Your Mind 265

Part III The UltraMind Solution 285

Chapter 13 The Six-Week Basic Brain-Boosting Program for Everyone: A Simple Approach to Optimal Brain Function and Health 287

Chapter 14 Eating Right for Your Brain: A Science-Based, Whole-Foods Approach to Eating-Food as Medicine 292

Chapter 15 Tuning Up Your Brain Chemistry with Supplements 304

Chapter 16 The UltraMind Lifestyle: Exercise, Relax, Sleep, and Train Your Brain 313

Chapter 17 Living Clean and Green 323

Chapter 18 The Preparation Week: Preparing Your Body and Mind for the Goodness to Come 328

Chapter 19 The UltraMind Solution: Boosting Your Brain Power for Life 331

Chapter 20 What to Do When the Six Weeks Are Over: Achieve an UltraMind for Life 338

Part IV Balancing the Seven Keys and Optimizing the Plan 343

Chapter 21 Creating an UltraMind: Balance the Seven Keys to Ultra Wellness and Optimize the Six-Week Plan 345

Chapter 22 Key #1: Optimize Nutrition 352

Chapter 23 Key #2: Balance Your Hormones 356

Chapter 24 Key #3: Cool Off Inflammation 363

Chapter 25 Key #4: Fix Your Digestion 367

Chapter 26 Key #5: Enhance Detoxification 372

Chapter 27 Key #6: Boost Energy Metabolism 378

Chapter 28 Key #7: Calm Your Mind 381

Special Considerations 387

Conclusion 390

Acknowledgments 395

Resources 399

Notes 411

Index 433