In my family, community, and medical practice, I have seen over and over the amazing change that can result when women understand and take steps to optimize their unique strengths and response to challenges. I have also seen the negative outcomes, including depression, anxiety, and eating disorders, that can result when women do not understand their own brains or take the necessary steps to take care of them. In this book I show you, step-by-step, exactly how to unleash the power of the female brain. You’ll learn:
- how to fall in love with your brain, so that caring for it becomes a joy and not a burden. It becomes something you HAVE to do and a habit you’ll love having. It is the expression of a logical mind and self-love.
- how to harness the unique strengths of the female brain, such as empathy, intuition, collaboration, self-control, and a little worry, and how to overcome some of its special vulnerabilities, such as depression, perfectionism, and an inability to let go of negative thoughts.
- how to naturally balance the hormones that govern energy, mood, relaxation, power, trust, and lust, and how to make your hormones work for you, instead of against you. You will also learn how to successfully navigate such hormone-related issues as thyroid imbalance, PMS, polycystic ovarian syndrome, perimenopause, and menopause.
- about the different brain types, find out which brain type is yours, and how to use the Amen Clinics Method to optimize your brain.
- how to soothe your brain with natural treatments in order to successfully tackle anxiety, worry, depression, perfectionism, and eating disorders. You’ll also learn how to turn your brain off, so you’re not always bombarded by thoughts of what you have to do next, what might go wrong, or what you fear might be wrong with you.
- how to feed your female brain so that you can flatten your tummy, permanently lose unwanted pounds, get healthy and fit, and stop feeding irritable bowel syndrome, depression, Alzheimer’s, and even cancer.
- how to get your cravings under control, and boost your decision- making skills in improve your health and weight.
- about attention-deficit disorder (ADD) in women, and how, if you have it, it can be sabotaging your success.
- about the connection between brain health and beauty, and how taking care of your brain can help you look more vital and younger.
- how to optimize your brain for love, sex, and intimacy in relationships. All of these are better when your brain is better!
- how to get your brain ready for babies, raise them in a brain healthy way, and unleash the power of your daughters’ brains.
- how to create a brain-healthy community, and how doing so can change your world.
As a psychiatrist, brain imaging researcher, husband, father of three girls, and brother to five sisters — I know that women have a unique capability to optimize the potential of their brain and I will share the stories of many women, some just like you, who have. Once you unleash the power of your female brain, you can be healthier, live longer, and slow or even reverse the aging process. You can also discover unsuspected reserves of serenity, power, vitality, and love.