Sunday, August 5, 2012

The UltraMind Solution: Functional Medicine by Mark Hyman

I came across Mark Hyman, M. D.'s The UltraMind Solution at my Half Price Books haunt, and decided to give it a read. As always, with any medical treatment, especially "alternative treatments," there is controversy.

A look at the review section on Amazon reveals 183 reviews: 127 five-star reviews and 15 one-star reviews, and the readers' opinions vary from "This is a life saver" to "There's no scientific validity, nothing but shameless snakeoil hype." I'm not going to buy any products. I'll just read the book and adjust my diet for now.

Nevertheless, I'm going to give this program an optimistic try. I'll report my own anecdotal results later. As always, don't discontinue any prescribed medicine without first discussing it with your personal physician.

The UltraMind Solution: The Simple Way to Defeat Depression, Overcome Anxiety, and Sharpen Your Mind by Mark Hyman,  M. D.
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 one 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.

"Dr. Hyman's brilliant new book shows us that the emotional resilience and mental clarity we all seek is within our grasp. You too can unleash the body's hidden ability to dramatically improve mood, memory, and thinking speed." -- Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., author of YOU: The Owner's Manual"The UltraMind Solution is an amazing book that will help you today. It is packed with practical information to help you heal your body and enhance your brain." -- Daniel G. Amen, M. D., author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life"For the past thirty years, I've studied how comprehensive lifestyle change can prevent and reverse many chronic illnesses. Now, Dr. Hyman shows how to prevent and often reverse mood and brain disorders by addressing their underlying causes. Highly recommended." -- Dean Ornish, M. D., clinical professor of medicine, University of California, San Francisco, and author of Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease and The Spectrum"If you suffer from anxiety, depression, memory loss, or attention problems, the help you need is right here -- in UltraMind. Mark Hyman's approach is right on the mark." -- Christiane Northrup, M. D., author of The Wisdom of Menopause
About the Author
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.
Amazon reviewer Jared Monroe points out that much of the book's material can be gleaned from a free download: he writes, "The benefits of this book can all be had in their free download "The Ultramind Solution Companion Guide" search for it online. They try to hide it so it will require some searching."

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