David Perlmutter; Alberto Villoldo
Release Date: 10 December 2010
Publisher: Hay House
The quest for enlightenment has occupied mankind for millennia. And from the depictions we've seen--monks sitting on meditation cushions, nuns kneeling in prayer, shamans communing with the universe--it seems that this elusive state is reserved for a chosen few.
But now, neuroscientist David Perlmutter and medical anthropologist and shaman Alberto Villoldo have come together to explore the commonalities between their specialties with the aim of making enlightenment possible for anyone.
Joining the long-separated worlds of science and spirit, Perlmutter explores the exciting phenomena of neurogenesis and mitochondrial health, while Villoldo brings his vast knowledge of shamanic and spiritual practices to the table. Together they draw from the most powerful tools in each discipline to create the Power Up Your Brain" "program," a ground-breaking, five-week plan that helps prime the brain for enlightenment. With nutritional advice, dietary supplements, physical exercise, shamanic practices, meditation, and visualizations, Perlmutter and Villoldo guide readers, step by step, through a program to help them clear their minds from previous trauma and open themselves up to experience the inner peace, vast insight, and extraordinary creativity that define the experience of enlightenment, paving the way to successfully face the challenges to come.
;MD, FACN, ABIHM is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition who received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award. After completing residency training in Neurology, also at the University of Miami, Dr. Perlmutter entered private practice in Naples, Florida.
Dr. Perlmutter is a frequent lecturer at symposia sponsored by such medical institutions as Columbia University, the University of Arizona, Scripps Institute, and Harvard University, and serves as Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Functional Medicine. He has contributed extensively to the world medical literature with publications appearing in The Journal of Neurosurgery, The Southern Medical Journal, Journal of Applied Nutrition, and Archives of Neurology. He is the author of: The Better Brain Book and Raise a Smarter Child By Kindergarten, and is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of nutritional influences in neurological disorders. Dr. Perlmutter has been interviewed on many nationally syndicated radio and television programs including 20/20, Larry King Live, CNN, Fox News, Fox and Friends, The Today Show, Oprah, Dr. Oz, Montel Across America and The CBS Early Show. In 2002 Dr. Perlmutter was the recipient of the Linus Pauling Award for his innovative approaches to neurological disorders and in addition was awarded the Denham Harmon Award for his pioneering work in the application of free radical science to clinical medicine. He is the recipient of the 2006 National Nutritional Foods Association Clinician of the Year Award. He will be awarded the 2010 Humanitarian of the Year award from the American College of Nutrition on October, 2010.
Ph.D. is a medical anthropologist who has studied the healing traditions of the Jungle and the Amazon for over twenty years. He began his research among the jungle peoples in the Amazon basin, studying the effects of the ayahuasca, the mythical potion used by jungle shaman?s to take them beyond death. His investigations eventually led him to the high mountains of the Andes, where he has spent the last fifteen years working and studying with a group of Inka that fled to high mountaintops at the time of the Spanish conquest, and who have maintained virtually no contact with the West for the last 500 years.
While on the faculty at San Francisco State University, Dr. Villoldo founded and directed the Bio-Self Regulation Labo-ratory, where he investigated the effects of psychosomatic medicine and energy healing on blood and brain chemistry. In 1984 he founded the Four Winds Society, dedicated to bridging ancient Shamanic healing with modern medicine and psychology. Dr. Villoldo is author of more than ten books on the subject of health and healing.
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