The Edge Effect: Achieve Total Health and Longevity with the Balanced Brain Advantage

The national bestseller, now in paperback! The breakthrough program for reversing and preventing aging, written by a leading medical specialist and media expert, is now available at a popular price. This could be as close to a fountain of youth as mankind will ever come, the truly scientific answer to how to reverse or prevent the debilitating effects of aging, including memory loss, weight gain, sexual dysfunction, and Alzheimer's.Dr. Eric Braverman, a leading figure in the practice of brain-body health care, reveals the dramatic impact that proper brain nourishment can have on the quality of our lives. His key to longevity and well-being is balancing the brain's four important neurotransmitters. A simple test determines which of the four is dominant in you, and what you can do to maintain the right balance, by modifying your diet with both foods and natural supplements. Proven effective for thousands of patients in Dr. Braverman's practice, this groundbreaking approach will help anyone make the most of his or her life, free of the major illnesses (such as cancer and heart disease) and minor ailments as well.

Amazon Sales Rank: #36957 in Books Published on: 2005-05-01 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: 9.25" h x 6.25" w x 1.00" l, 1.11 pounds Binding: Paperback 312 pages ISBN13: 9781402722479 Condition: New Notes: BRAND NEW FROM PUBLISHER! 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with Confidence! Millions of books sold!

About the Author Dr. Eric Braverman is the Director of the Place for Achieving Total Health (PATH) in New York and Philadelphia, and the former Chief Clinical Researcher at the Princeton Brain Bio Center. He has appeared on numerous national radio and television programs, from “Larry King Live” to “The David Letterman Show.” He hosts “Total Health,” a live call-in radio program broadcast in New York and New Jersey. Dr. Braverman lives in Princeton, NJ.

Most helpful customer reviews 98 of 100 people found the following review helpful. Early take on personality/neurotransmitter/supplement connections By Marianne The connection between personality and mood on the one side and neurotransmitters on the other side is a young subject. This book is definitely worth owning and reading to get some basic popular orientation in the field, to play with the questionaire and to experiment with medication or alternative supplements to balance your own mood states. It is very readable. - It is not an in-depth treatment, the last word on the subject or your essential reference tome. Words of caution: it's important to remember that the health of other organ systems also impacts mood and personality. Not to mention life events! We are not just wandering brain chemistries ... The supplements suggested are very high. I have effects with about 1/10 of the dosages recommended in the book, and at about 1/6 of recommended dose I start to get overdose symptoms - so get professional advice about dosage (and a general health overview if you don't already have one) if you decide to try the supplements. The author also has a website and an organisation that sells supplements and is good about giving advice on email exchanges. 65 of 67 people found the following review helpful. Get Ur Brain Balanced-- and get to where you wanna be!! By Premolardoc I can't believe there aren't more rave reviews here. I had to jump up and down when I realized that 10 years of discomfort, allergies, forgetfulness, and other annoying symptoms had a chance to finally be resolved. Of course, one cannot make any medical claims. Its just a window into what could be an answer for you. After taking the test (questionnaire in beginning of book), and reading about my Dominant type, Deficient type, and other personality/physical characteristics of the 4 neurotransmitters ... I put the book aside for a bit. I found just that knowledge had given me alot to ponder. Why do I procrastinate, why do I love to be creative... Is it good for my type to drink caffeine...? Well its alot of questions no one ever asked me, and it made me take a second look at what I do and when I feel sick. I did quite poorly on the deficiency scale. My most severe defiencey being GABA, and hence I have had chronic hives, Irritable bowel, anxiety and other things. But could GABA have anything to do with it?? Well I have taken many credits in Neurology-- this never came up. I have been to Neurologists, Dermatologists, Allergy Specialists-- why has no one given me a GABA promoting drug (atleast)?? Guess there is a disconnect between wellness and typical medical protocols. I followed the GABA promoting diet (Almonds, oranges, bananas, oats, whole wheat, broccoli, spinach, fish, eggs, and much more...). No drugs. It made a huge difference. I also drank an herbal tea (passion flower, valerian), that helps promote GABA. I decreased caffeine. I focus on what's good for my body to make and store enough GABA to keep my body relaxed. It made an impact-- big enough, that I finally feel my health can be great again. Thank You Dr. Braverman! The other reviewer is correct. You cannot get all the lab tests you want run by your MD. Its not considered necessary. You will have better luck with a Chiropractor, or just going on faith and following the diet to see how you feel. The diets are not hard-- they might include alot of foods you crave since you need building blocks of that neurotransmitter most. One thing that alot of health enthusiasts may be weary of, is his notes on aspartame containing the Dopamine promoting element phenylanaline... since fake sweeteners are typically considered toxic. I do not know what to say on this. I guess in certain situations your body can make use of it. I still give the book 5 starts because the advice outweighs the drugs and artifical stuff. Many books I've reviewed showed me weak points in my health and toxins in my environment... but few have