Biohack Your Brain: How to Boost Cognitive Health, Performance & Power (Hardcover)
A neuroscientist’s groundbreaking, science-driven plan for revitalizing, nourishing and rejuvenating your most essential asset—your brain.
Your brain is the most essential organ in your body. The brain and spinal cord are intimately connected to every bodily system and organ, so when it is balanced everything in your body and mind will function more efficiently. It’s vitally important to take proactive steps now, or you risk losing everything, including your ability to think clearly, be creative, remember details, solve problems and retain your memory.
In Biohack Your Brain, leading neuroscientist Dr. Kristen Willeumier reveals how you can change your brain by making simple and easy modifications to your lifestyle. Combining clinical experience with revolutionary science, she details how biohacking your brain can boost your cognitive performance and so much more.
Dr. Willeumier’s essential guidebook shows you the most effective techniques to prevent memory loss and neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease—and even how to overcome negative thoughts and stress. Through research and case studies, you’ll learn how to upgrade your nutritional choices along with the effective use of supplements, brain games, and physical activity to overcome cognitive damage, whether it’s from previous injuries, such as a concussion or a bad fall or from the effects of living in modern day times.
Dr. Willeumier shares her own story alongside those from the NFL players and other clients she has worked with to help you leverage the latest research to find personal solutions. Biohack Your Brain teaches you how to take better care of your brain, and also how to enhance your memory, lose excess weight, increase your energy and vitality in order to create the best health and life possible.
About the Author
Dr. Willeumier conducted her graduate research in the laboratory of Neurophysiology at the University of California, Los Angeles and the laboratory of Neurogenetics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She received MS degrees in Physiological science and Neurobiology and a PhD degree in Neurobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She was a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Neurology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where she continued her work in the field of neurodegenerative disease. She was the recipient of an NIH fellowship award from the National Institute of Mental Health and has presented her work internationally. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.
“After my years playing professional football in the NFL, I took a deep dive into studying the most important organ in my body: the brain. Thankfully, I came across Dr. Willeumier, the foremost expert on research, knowledge, and practical ways to regenerate and revitalize the most valuable asset we each possess. Her passion for and dedication to helping and healing athletes’ brain function is unparalleled, and I am thrilled that you each get to receive some of the wisdom that she has blessed me with over the years.”
— EMMANUEL ACHO, former NFL linebacker, Fox Sports analyst, and author of Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man
“Neurobiologist Willeumier debuts with a collection of proactive, accessible strategies for preserving and promoting cognitive health…This smart take will help those seeking ideas on how to sharpen their mental performance.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Biohack Your Brain is filled with wisdom, hope, and many great strategies to give you a better brain and a better life. Having worked closely with Dr. Willeumier for more than a decade, I know she is deeply passionate and a great communicator, which is found on every page of this book. I highly recommend it!”
— DANIEL AMEN, M.D., CEO and founder of the Amen Clinics and ten-time New York Times bestselling author
“I’ve often wished I had a handbook I could give patients that outlined the interventions we actually know can improve brain health. I now have one.”
— from the foreword by KEITH L. BLACK, M.D., chair and professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
“Biohack Your Brain is a superb brain-health guide that will nurture your mind, heart, and spirit.”
— BOB ROTH, global meditation leader, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, and author of the New York Times bestseller Strength in Stillness
"It is so easy to get lost in the over-saturated market of mental health and wellness today. I’ve learned as an elite athlete to beware of the quick fix products and tactics promising stronger better brain health with no tangible action steps. Dr. Kristen Willeumier’s Biohack Your Brain is a step-by-step guide to unlock the power of your brain through simplified literal practices anyone can employ to optimize cognitive function. Such a thoughtful, relevant, and necessary approach to improve brain health.”
— CHAMIQUE HOLDSCLAW, Team USA Olympic Gold medalist, Hall of Fame athlete, six-time WNBA All-Star, mental health advocate, host of Tremendous Upside podcast
“Biohack Your Brain is an essential guide for those who are seeking to upgrade their mental game or to reverse the effects of damage from repetitive impacts. Read the newly revealed secrets Dr. Willeumier has discovered and utilizes—it might just save your brain function.”
— LEIGH STEINBERG, J.D., American sports agent, CEO of Steinberg Sports and Entertainment, and author of the New York Times bestseller The Agent
"A beneficial overview of the brain, what we know about it, and what we’re still discovering."
— Library Journal Advance Reviews
"With the rise of health-focused wearables, we're predicting biohacking will be bigger than ever in 2021. This book further fuels that theory, as leading neuroscientist Kristen Willeumier, Ph.D., shares ways to supercharge your brain (think boosting cognitive performance and prevent memory loss) via simple lifestyle changes."
"In Biohack Your Brain, Kristen Willeumier, PhD, provides simple and easy tips to master cognitive training in your everyday life."
— The Women's Alzheimer's Movement Weekly Newsletter
“…a manageable guide to live a brain-healthy lifestyle.”
— Harper’s Bazaar Arabia