Reboot Your Brain: A Natural Approach to Fighting Memory Loss, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Brain Aging, and More

Gary Null. Skyhorse (Norton, dist.), $24.95 (448p) ISBN 978-1-62636-123-2

In his latest book, health and nutrition expert and prolific author Null (Healing with Magnets), who is also host of syndicated radio talk show (The Gary Null Show), says that brain health can be improved through exercise, meditation, diet, diet supplementation, and brain challenges, rather than drugs, in the quest to fight Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, memory loss, depression, anxiety, dementia, and other mental health problems. Null suggests that readers exercise at least 45 minutes per day and at least five days a week. His dietary recommendations will be challenging for some to adopt. To combat the effects of chemicals and junk foods, certified organics are the only edibles permitted here: vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and the like. And water—lots and lots of water. For the simplest reboot, Null proposes 19 supplements a day, with various combinations of ingestion times and amounts. If the reader is suffering from anxiety, Parkinson’s disease, depression, or memory loss, for example, four to 11 added supplements may be necessary; the reader must determine which of the associated illnesses is most pressing, as only one additional supplement regimen is allowed. Null doesn’t provide guidance on how to make this determination. (Oct.)