• Why Isn't My Brain Working?

  • A Revolutionary Understanding of Brain Decline and Effective Strategies to Recover Your Brain's Health
  • By: Dr. Datis Kharrazian
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 26-11-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Elephant Press
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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Summary

Losing your memory? Can't focus or concentrate? Do you have brain fog or tire easily? Have you lost your zest for life or motivation? Do people tell you this is all a normal part of aging? If so, your brain may be growing old too fast, or degenerating. Modern diets, a stressful lifestyle, and environmental toxins all take their toll on the brain. This doesn't just happen to seniors - brain disorders and degeneration are on the rise for young and old alike. The good news is the brain is extremely adaptable and wants to get well. You simply have to know how to feed and care for your brain. How do you know if your brain isn't working? See if some of these signs and symptoms of brain degeneration apply to you:

  • memory loss
  • brain fog
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • difficulty learning
  • lack of motivation, drive, or passion
  • tire easily
  • poor focus and concentration
  • fatigue in response to certain chemicals or foods

Brain degeneration affects millions of Americans of all ages. The destruction sets in years or even decades before Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, or other serious neurological diseases can be diagnosed. Learn how to spot brain degeneration and stop it before it's too late. Why Isn't My Brain Working? will teach you strategies to save and improve brain function. You will learn how simple diet and lifestyle changes and nutritional therapy can profoundly impact your brain health and thus the quality of your life. Don't waste another day wondering why your brain is not working. Learn what you can and should do about it. Why Isn't My Brain Working? harnesses cutting-edge scientific research for safe, simple, and truly effective solutions to declining brain function.

©2013 Datis Kharrazian (P)2014 Dr. Datis Kharrazian

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Has changed how I live my life completely

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Book filled with incredible research that is easy to digest. It was read really well for a non-fiction scientific based book. I can't recommend it more for people looking for answers.

Which character – as performed by Adam Verner – was your favourite?

Great reader, engaging and interesting throughout.

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omg. bad.

struggling to finish. lost interest even before finishing one third of the book. his explanations are all vague. he claim to have all the protocols to help brain disorders but fail to tell us a more specific content.. all in all. not for me. i would rather read a book by medically trained neuro physicians than listening to this crapt.

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  • Acteon
  • 14-04-15

A book I wish I could have read earlier

What did you love best about Why Isn't My Brain Working??

It made me understand, concretely, how the brain is in constant interaction with all parts of the body. Tthis interconnection is at the center of most health problems and must be taken into account in the search for well-being, and of course in all our remedial or preventive efforts. A malfunction anywhere often reflects a problem in the brain, and it in turn can cause further damage to the brain. Vaguely knowing that something might be bad for my health was not enough to me to act accordingly, especially in my youth, but knowing concretely how it would damage my brain sure would have been!

What other book might you compare Why Isn't My Brain Working? to and why?

Datis Kharraziac's book on Thyroid, another must. David Perlemutter's Grain Brain. They are all books that probe the deeper workings of the human organism.

Any additional comments?

If I had read this book twenty, ten, or even five years ago, I would be in hugely better shape today. I have read many books on various aspects of health, and I have invested a lot in all sorts of ways to improve my functional health, but without a deep and detailed understanding of the brain, it never came together for me, and my various attempts as well as those of numerous health practitioners, many excellent in their own domain, never coalesced into the good health I sought.

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  • Oliver Nielsen
  • 17-08-15

Fine, but very elaborate, content

I like the content of the book, but it's quite long, partially due to the many (!) case stories.

First of all, I dislike case stories presented in anecdotal form. Each time a new anecdote is told, one has put oneself in a state of mind to relate to that story. It gives a haphazard, jumbled-up feeling. you're listening to a list of dopamine's various roles in the brain, then the next moment you're presented with Liz, 27, who visited Dr. XX (one of Dr. Datis many students/franchise partners?) with problems of inattention, blah blah blah..." then before you know it, that story is over and he's moved on to listing the benefits of natural supplements, rinse and repeat.

Those case stories serve as testimonials. They are there, partially (I believe), to give you the feeling that this Dr. Datis fella is THE guy who can you YOU. He listens. He cares. Etc. Just be aware that he is VERY expensive.

It also feels like each and every issue with the brain is causing: inattention, moodiness, aggressive behavior, etc. So each list of "do you suffer from these symptoms" sounds ultra similar. My take on it: don't expect to be able to diagnose yourself from a book like this. You can't.

For the above reasons, I recommend getting the book, not the audiobook. And preferably the Kindle version. That way, you can search for your issues, keywords, etc – find what you need, and not have to bother with the many case anecdotes.

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  • ChellB
  • 26-06-15

Worth the read esp. For thyroid conditions.

Long and lots of information so have a pen & paper handy for taking notes on types of supplements.

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  • R.
  • 01-07-16

just go the health food store and listen

This consists simply of case examples and recommendations for supplements. I would not recommend this.

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  • margaret
  • 17-12-14

Dr. Datis Kharrazian should have narrated it!

What did you love best about Why Isn't My Brain Working??

Dr. Datis Kharrazian has an amazing grasp of how the the brain influences every part of the body & life & he is able to make it understandable to the "patient"/reader. He gives tips on how to improve brain function at home with no special equipment or supplements.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jackie. Her experience of years of incorrect diagnosis & treatment is typical of what most patients experience. Her improvement under Dr. Datis Kharrazian's guidance is typical only in his world, not in the "normal" medical world or even the "normal" functional medicine world.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Adam Verner?

Dr. Datis Kharrazian's voice reflects his knowledge & enthusiasm & holds the listener's attention totally. He is THE person to narrate his own work & I would buy it again immediately if I knew he was narrating it. Listening to someone else is boring & hard to listen to. It doesn't feel "real" or authentic, like something lost in translation.

Any additional comments?

The paper version is fabulous & I was looking forward to reading along while listening to the AudioBook, but impossible for me to listen to a "narrator". So disappointed that Dr. Kharrazian's voice wasn't there. I normally prefer Audio to written, but not by a "narrator" when the author really has a message & a voice that holds my attention.

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  • JT LAc
  • 08-04-15

Amazing

I am very thankful to have heard such a book, informative;gives techniques and knowledge I can use myself to make my life better. I don't want to live forever, but I do want to be healthy and happy as I live. This books assist on my goal in many ways. Thank you-

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  • Judith L. Fenton
  • 15-01-15

Awesome book with awesome information!!!!

After listening and reading his book, everything seems to make much more sense! I am a health coach and an RN, and I feel like it much better serve my clients now.

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  • 23-02-15

Enlightening!

If you are searching for ways to optimize your brain and body health, then you have found it here!
Dr. Kharrizan will tell you what to eat and supplement with, but you will have to do your own trials to figure out what amounts work for you.

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  • Dr. Todd M. Narson
  • 04-01-15

Finally a doctor that thinks with science!

Dr kharrazian certainly thinks outside the typical medical model most doctors are boxed into. With 1000 scientific references he demonstrates logical processes by which he (and you can) solve complex health issues.

I've heard him speak before so it's a little weird hearing the book with someone else's voice. But it's a great way to reinforce the knowledge from reading the book.

I just wish the narrator would stop reciting the doctor's degrees. It's weird. Either just say "doctor kharrazian" or say what the letters stand for.

Other than that, highly recommend.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-08-15

Good information, would prefer print copy

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

good information for a lay person new to this topic. However at times the terminology can get quite technical and this is where a print copy would be easier because you can see how things, such as recommended supplements, are spelled. Otherwise it is difficult to look more into it or find it at a store.

Would you be willing to try another book from Dr. Datis Kharrazian? Why or why not?

A next step for somebody new to this topic would probably be to go into a clinic and talk directly about my specific situation.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Adam Verner?

yes

Did Why Isn't My Brain Working? inspire you to do anything?

yes, i am investigating to go to a local clinic referenced in the book to get testing

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