How to Nurture It
“After the body, the brain... a sequel that had to be written. For the simple reason that when the head goes, everything goes!
The brain is 1.5 kg’s worth of mysterious grey matter, but its mystery is growing less impenetrable with each new discovery made by researchers constantly studying how the brain works. Hence the need for this book brimming with useful advice on how to look after this fascinating organ. To take good care of it, then, I’ve broken things down into four chapters:
– The first on diet, which has tremendous influence on brain function. I’ll tell you what foods you should favour and I’ll explain why
– The second on sleep, screens, stress, sport, culture, addictions and building happiness because they all have links with our brain
– The third on memory because it sits in the brain and should be looked after. I’ll tell you how
– The fourth deals with illnesses that can affect the brain (Alzheimer, stroke etc.) and first and foremost provides sound and practical advice on how to try and delay their outbreak where possible and even to protect you from them.”
Specialist doctor Michel Cymes works in a Paris hospital. He is also a very popular presenter for a number of medical programmes on France Télévisions (Le Magazine de la Santé, Aventures de Médecine, Les Pouvoirs Extraordinaires du corps humain, and Enquête de Santé). His previous book Vivez mieux et plus longtemps, published by Stock, sold over 300,000 copies in France. He is also the author of Hippocrate aux enfers (Stock, 2015) which sold more than 115,000 copies.