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The Mindspan Diet: Reduce Alzheimer's Risk, Minimize Memory Loss, and Keep Your Brain Young
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A comprehensive, easy-to-use guide to the foods that curb memory loss and improve cognitive longevity, this book will forever change how you think about diet and aging.

Even though people around the world are living longer than ever, but record numbers of us are experiencing cognitive decline and other brain disorders later in life. But there is good news: We now have the knowledge to extend both lifespan and mindspan, helping to ensure that our minds and bodies stay in peak form at any age.

Studying the diets of the populations that live longest with low levels of dementia, as well as the ways that certain food additives and ingredients interact with our genes, Dr. Preston Estep shatters myths about which foods are (and are not) beneficial to our brains, with simple changes you can make today to slow cognitive decline. Startling in its revelations about healthy eating for those over the age of fortyThe Mindspan Diet challenges us to rethink our approach to many common staples, including:

• Iron: While iron-fortified foods sound healthy, high iron intake can be toxic, especially for people over forty, and increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease.
• Whole grains: Processed grains such as white rice, pasta, and flour are actually staples in the diets of cultures with the best cognitive health.
• Protein: Though it’s considered by some to be a miracle macronutrient, high levels of protein are actually hard on the kidneys, and may promote cancer and accelerate the progression of dementia.

Complete with food recommendations, shopping lists, advice on reading nutrition labels, and more than seventy delicious recipes, The Mindspan Diet shows that you can enjoy the richest flavors life has to offer and remain lean, healthy, and cognitively intact for a very long life.

Praise for The Mindspan Diet

“Eye-opening . . . fascinating, important . . . Estep includes plenty of practical info on improving one’s mindspan and puts some refined grains back on the table.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Presenting a sensible regimen that people can follow easily, this recommended diet book [has] useful information about aging.”Library Journal
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A comprehensive, easy-to-use guide to the foods that curb memory loss and improve cognitive longevity, this book will forever change how you think about diet and aging.

Even though people around the world are living longer than ever, but record numbers of us are experiencing cognitive decline and other brain disorders later in life. But there is good news: We now have the knowledge to extend both lifespan and mindspan, helping to ensure that our minds and bodies stay in peak form at any age.

Studying the diets of the populations that live longest with low levels of dementia, as well as the ways that certain food additives and ingredients interact with our genes, Dr. Preston Estep shatters myths about which foods are (and are not) beneficial to our brains, with simple changes you can make today to slow cognitive decline. Startling in its revelations about healthy eating for those over the age of fortyThe Mindspan Diet challenges us to rethink our approach to many common staples, including:

• Iron: While iron-fortified foods sound healthy, high iron intake can be toxic, especially for people over forty, and increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease.
• Whole grains: Processed grains such as white rice, pasta, and flour are actually staples in the diets of cultures with the best cognitive health.
• Protein: Though it’s considered by some to be a miracle macronutrient, high levels of protein are actually hard on the kidneys, and may promote cancer and accelerate the progression of dementia.

Complete with food recommendations, shopping lists, advice on reading nutrition labels, and more than seventy delicious recipes, The Mindspan Diet shows that you can enjoy the richest flavors life has to offer and remain lean, healthy, and cognitively intact for a very long life.

Praise for The Mindspan Diet

“Eye-opening . . . fascinating, important . . . Estep includes plenty of practical info on improving one’s mindspan and puts some refined grains back on the table.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Presenting a sensible regimen that people can follow easily, this recommended diet book [has] useful information about aging.”Library Journal
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      • source: George M. Church, Ph.D., Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics and professor of health sciences and technology, Harvard Medical School
      • content: Advance praise for The Mindspan Plan "Dr. Estep exposes common misconceptions and provides (literally) recipes by which we can reverse recent well-intentioned but misguided advice on aging and diet. Rigorously researched, this book is also full of tasty tips--illuminating not just a set of rules to follow as blindly as the last set, but how you, yourself, can apply scientific methods to assess these and other components of our increasingly technical world. You owe it to your family, friends, and personal curiosity to digest and share this amazing feast of ideas."
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      • source: Brian Kennedy, Ph.D., president and CEO, Buck Institute for Research on Aging
      • content: "This gem of a book offers a practical roadmap for maximizing vibrant cognitive functioning throughout life. We come away convinced that a longer and better life is as close as our own kitchen cupboards. And the Chickpea and Fava Tapenade is to not die for!"--Ronald C. Kessler, Ph.D., McNeil Family Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School "Founded on rigorous scientific evidence and up-to-date research, The Mindspan Diet debunks myths and misinformation that have become widespread among nutritional 'experts.' It provides a few simple changes that we can all incorporate to give ourselves the best opportunity for longer, healthier, and more fulfilling lives."--Matt Kaeberlein, Ph.D., professor of pathology and founding director of the Healthy Aging and Longevity Research Institute at the University of Washington "Compelling and provocative, this book details dietary choices that will maximize your chances of having a long 'mindspan.' "
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        Starred review from April 18, 2016
        In his eye-opening first book, Estep, director of gerontology at the Harvard Personal Genome Project, proposes “mindspan” as a quality-of-life standard for an era when people are living increasingly longer. As he writes, “lifespan measures how long we live, but how fulfilling that life is depends on how well your mind works during that time.” Estep thus examines populations who have both long lives and long mindspans—which he calls the “mindspan elite”—using the latest information on metabolism and genetics to understand their dietary secrets. Most surprising is his assertion that after age 40, iron, dairy, and whole grains can be harmful to metabolism and contribute to diseases associated with aging, including dementia. Estep’s insights into aging are informed by the last 60 years of research into senescence—the “array of physical changes that accompany the decline of… reproductive ability.” The downside to this fascinating, important book is that it’s another bolus of the food-as-medicine philosophy that can make readers feel guilty if they develop disease. However, Estep includes plenty of practical info on improving one’s mindspan and puts some refined grains back on the table. The book includes extensive notes and an appendix with “cheat sheets.” Agent: Mitchell Waters, Curtis Brown.

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        Harvard University geneticist Estep offers the latest entry in the antiaging diet arena. He coins the term mindspan to describe the length of life with good mental performance and notes that both genetic and environmental factors play a role. The latter can be altered to insure that the mind remains in peak condition. The author looks at areas of the world where people live long, fully functional lives and examines their diets. He states that nutritional needs change with age and that some foods that are important for young people may be harmful later in life. In particular, iron-fortified items, dairy, and some whole grains should be avoided after age 40. He recommends a modified Mediterranean diet that includes healthy oils (canola, olive), breads and pasta made with flour that is not enriched, white rice that is not iron-fortified, fruits and vegetables, and small amounts of meat and fish. Lists of recommended foods and brands as well as tasty recipes are provided; also offered are resources for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and recommended genetic and biomarker testing. VERDICT Presenting a sensible regimen that people can follow easily, this recommended diet book with useful information about aging is for most consumer health collections.--Barbara Bibel, formerly Oakland P.L.

        Copyright 2016 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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Even though people around the world are living longer than ever, but record numbers of us are experiencing cognitive decline and other brain disorders later in life. But there is good news: We now have the knowledge to extend both lifespan and mindspan, helping to ensure that our minds and bodies stay in peak form at any age.

Studying the diets of the populations that live longest with low levels of dementia, as well as the ways that certain food additives and ingredients interact with our genes, Dr. Preston Estep shatters myths about which foods are (and are not) beneficial to our brains, with simple changes you can make today to slow cognitive decline. Startling in its revelations about healthy eating for those over...
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