BRAIN WASH reveals the dangers of consumption culture to our mental and cognitive health, and offers diet and lifestyle interventions to heal the brain.
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of GRAIN BRAIN and his physician son explore how modern culture threatens to rewire our brains and damage our health, offering a practical plan for healing.
Contemporary life provides us with infinite opportunities, along with endless temptations. We can eat whatever we want, whenever we want. We can immerse ourselves in the vast, enticing world of digital media. We can buy goods and services with the touch of a button or the swipe of a finger. But living in this 24/7 hyper-reality poses serious risks to our physical and mental states, our connections to others and even to the world at large.
BRAIN WASH builds from a simple premise: Our brains are being gravely manipulated, resulting in behaviours that leave us more lonely, anxious, depressed, distrustful, illness-prone and overweight than ever before. Based on the latest science, the book identifies the mental hijacking that undermines each and every one of us and presents the tools necessary to think more clearly, make better decisions, strengthen bonds with others and develop healthier habits. Featuring a 10-day boot camp program, including a meal plan and 40 delicious recipes, BRAIN WASH is the key to cultivating a more purposeful and fulfilling life.
'By showing us how to consciously rewire our brains for connection, compassion, and better decisions, BRAIN WASH provides a framework for reclaiming joy and health in the modern world.'
- Deepak Chopra, author of Metahuman
'BRAIN WASH reveals how our day-to-day decisions are deeply influenced and actively manipulated by the modern world. But more importantly, it is a powerful manual that allows each of us to reclaim control of our choices and make better decisions that will pave the way for health and happiness. While we generally know what's best for ourselves, acting on this knowledge is a constant struggle. BRAIN WASH allows us to turn this knowledge into action. I highly recommend this innovative book.'
- Daniel G. Amen, MD, founder, Amen Clinics and author of THE END OF MENTAL ILLNESS
By showing us how to consciously rewire our brains for connection, compassion, and better decisions, Brain Wash provides a framework for reclaiming joy and health in the modern world. - Deepak Chopra, author of Metahuman
'In a world where most of us are feeling rushed, tired, and burned out, Brain Wash reveals how even small changes in your lifestyle choices can dramatically improve your day, your mood, and even your life.' - Melissa Hartwig Urban, Whole30 Co-Founder and CEO
'Brain Wash shows us how our ability to make the best decisions is literally being hijacked every day. But more importantly, Drs. David and Austin Perlmutter empower the reader with the tools to regain control over our decision-making and implement strategies to allow health, empathy, and happiness to manifest. Brain Wash brings a healthy dose of compassion to the world.' - Dr. Josh Axe, bestselling author of Keto Diet
We all know what it's like to feel distracted and overwhelmed. Brain Wash is an invaluable guide that's crammed with solutions for helping us to restore our focus, energize our bodies, and refresh our minds. - Gretchen Rubin, author of The Four Tendencies and The Happiness Project
'Inflammation, enhanced by so many influences of our modern world, dramatically reduces our ability to make good decisions and feel content. Brain Wash not only explores how this is happening, on a global scale, but also shows what we can do right now to take back control. From spending time in nature to choosing to consume one plant-based meal a day, Brain Wash provides the tools to reclaim and rebuild your brain's ability to make better choices and allow health and happiness to flourish.' - Mark Hyman, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Food and director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine