The Ultramind Solution

Fix Your Broken Brain by Healing Your Body First

This week’s book review is The Ultramind Solution by Dr. Mark Hyman.

Hyman explains how the food we eat impacts our physical and mental health. He explains how conditions like ADHD, Alzheimer’s, bipolar disorders, OCD, Parkinson’s, etc., can be caused by, or significantly impacted by our diet. Everything he discusses in this book is clearly supported by published, scientific research studies.

I originally read this book back when it first came out in 2009 but decided to reread and compare it to the research that was cited in Grain Brain, Brain Maker, and The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living.

My conclusion: Although some recent research has changed a few of the positions Hyman takes in the Ultramind Solution, most of the research is still valid. Hyman also maintains a great website where he provides up to date articles and links to the newest research.

My takeaway from this book is that our day to day mental health is profoundly impacted by the food that we eat. Even more profound is that the diet we consume today contributes significantly to our cognitive abilities as we age.

 

Note that I have previously reviewed the following books in 2017:

  1. Les McKeown’s Predictable Success
  2. Exponential Organzations by Salim Ismail, Michael S. Malone and  Yuri van Geest
  3. Smart Thinking by Art Markman
  4. Arianna Huffington’s The Sleep Revolution
  5. RG LeTourneau’s Mover of Men and Mountains
  6. Kevin Kelly’s The Inevitable
  7. Ram Charan’s The Attacker’s Advantage
  8. Jeff Goins’s The Art of Work
  9. Ron Karr’s Lead, Sell, or Get Out of the Way
  10. Timothy Ferriss’s Tools of Titans
  11. Dr. David Perlmutter’s Grain Brain
  12. Howard Schultz’z Onward
  13. Nicholas Eberstadt’s Men Without Work
  14. Jason Fried’s and David Heinemeier Hansson’s Remote
  15. VALVE Employee Handbook

 

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