Foreword Introduction: Reclaiming Women's Health PART 1. TAKE IN: THE RESEARCH BEHIND THE PRACTICE 1. The Inner Workings of the Female Brain 2. Dispelling Myths Around Women's Brain Health 3. Unique Risks to Women's Brain Health 4. The Brain's Journey from Pregnancy to Menopause PART 2: TAKE ACTION: GET TESTED 5. The Age of Precision Medicine 6. Medical History and Laboratory Tests 7. Fill Out the Questionnaires PART 3: TAKE CHARGE: OPTIMIZE YOUR BRAIN HEALTH, MINIMIZE YOUR RISKS 8. Hormones, Antidepressants, and Other Meds: Do You Need Them? 9. Food Matters for Your Gray Matter 10. Eight Steps to a Well-Nourished Brain 11. Supplements for Women's Brains 12. Women and Exercise: Could Less Be More? 13. Be Mindful: Stress, Sleep, and Balance 14. More Ways to Protect Your Brain Conclusion: Arrivederci, for Now Appendix A: Where to Find Help Appendix B: Diet Plan and Recipes Acknowledgments Notes Index
Dr Lisa Mosconi, PhD, is the director of the Women's Brain Initiative and associate director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College, and the author of Brain Food.