Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.97 × 6.02 × 0.8 in
Published: December 19, 2006
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1583941819
ISBN - 13: 9781583941812
From the Publisher
In this new, updated edition of the classic book on brain performance and nutrition, Dr. Michael A. Schmidt provides a host of practical dietary information and new, ground-breaking research to support his findings. A remarkable but little known fact is that the brain is nearly 60 percent fat. The book begins with a quiz to measure the reader''s brain fatty acid profile, and goes on to demonstrate the role of fat in the brain''s structure and functioning. The author helps the reader distinguish between harmful and beneficial fats and oils, and warns the "French Fry Generation" of the dangers of a poor diet. The effects of nutrition on mood, memory and behavior are explained by a number of compelling case studies. Finally, the author presents various strategies for enhancing mental, physical and emotional intelligence through the conscious use of supplements and a healthy diet.
About the Author
Dr. Michael A. Schmidt is the author of Beyond Antibiotics, Brain-Building Nutrition, Childhood Ear Infections, and Tired of Being Tired.  He did his Ph.D. research in molecular medicine and biochemistry within the Life Sciences Division at NASA Ames Research Center, with studies in neuroscience and metabolomics at Lancaster University.  He teaches in the Metabolomics Training Program at the University of Colorado, and he works closely with the human disease modeling laboratory (3-D tissue analogues group) and with the human space flight initiative of the suborbital research group at NASA.  He has applied his work in functional genomics and metabolomics to human disease states, as well as to methods to enhance human performance.  Dr. Schmidt co-founded Sovaris Aerospace, which addresses problems of complexity in space biomedicine, along with Cyvia Neurosystems, which develops EEG-based neurophysiology tools.  He is a gifted communicator, who has spent his career translating complex topics in science and medicine to general audiences.
"Brain-Building Nutrition is destined to become a classic. It’s one of the top twenty books you have to read to get a real sense of what optimum nutrition is all about."
— Patrick Holford, executive editor, Journal of Optimal Nutrition
"Schmidt presents up-to-date research to document his almost revolutionary findings."
—Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients
"Dr. Michael Schmidt is one of the brilliant minds in nutritional medicine today."
— Joli Martin Root, host of Food For Thought, WEVD Radio, New York
"One of my favorite books. Dr. Schmidt is one of the most gifted communicators and eloquent writers of our time. "
— Deborah Ray, host of nationally syndicated The Deborah Ray Show, Healthy Talk Radio Network