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"The Alzheimer's Solution" Dean and Ayesha Sherzai MD

Updated: 7 days ago

book review Alzheimer's Solution Sherzai

What? We learn that Alzheimer's is not a genetic inevitability, that cognitive decline can be reversed. The book features self-assessment tools and lifestyle guidance for how to look after your brain.

Who? Respected neurologists - Drs Ayesha and Dean Sherzai - are the Co-Directors of the Brain Health and Alzheimer's Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Loma Linda is one of the so-called 'Blue Zones' - one of a few locations around the world that has a markedly high number of centenarians.

Why? The lifestyle recommendations alone are invaluable as is the personal approach from the authors. What is really interesting is that the same advice for brain health is also the same advice for 'whole health'. In this case, look after your brain and the rest will follow.

So... Diet, exercise, sleep, stress, socialising. If you could pick one area of your health to work on to achieve brain, and, whole health... what would it be?

Look out for the publication on Kindle.

Stay Healthy,

Felicia and Alastair

  • Brain health, cognitive health, are a real concern for many. Read our other articles on this subject here.


See Drs Sherzai interview with Rich Roll...


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