Although representing barely 2% of our body weight, the brain has priority access to our food intake for its requirements to stay healthy and in tip-top shape for optimum performance. In spite of numerous discoveries resulting from today’s leading-edge technology, such as MIRs and CAT-scans, the brain, without question is the most ‘noble’ organ in our body, and its functions remains the least understood. In order for the brain to actively function day and night, controlling vital functions even while we sleep, avoid getting overwhelmed by chaos (not finding a word, forgetfulness, headache, fatigue, etc.), reduce the risk of common illnesses (Alzheimers, Parkinsons, depression, etc..), certain nutrients are vital. So as to optimize its efficiency and especially prevent its deterioration resulting from aging, stress, pollution and other causes, the brain needs to find these nutrients in our daily food intake. Neither therapy nor medicine will ever take the place of the nutrients provided by the food we eat. A lack of one vitamin or mineral will have consequences on brain functions and on our memory that can bring about catastrophic results. Everything you need to know about the brain, you will find in this book: How it works: The medical exams that allow us to determine if it is in good health, and what its nutrition requirements are to make certain it continues to work well. Which nutrients and why. The nutrients vital to its activity (amino acids, vitamins, trace elements, sugars, fats, minerals), the foods where these are found, and in abundance, your recommended diet if you are a student, or lead a fast-paced lifestyle, or are an expecting mother, or maybe are over 50. Also some thirty recipes, easy to prepare, and each tailored to your specific profile and activity level. After receiving his doctorate in medicine in the 80s, Dr Luc Bodin obtained a university degree in clinical cancer research at Villejuif in 2004. For 25 years he has been a general practitioner, leaning toward alternative medicine. He now resides in the Narbonne region of France, and dedicates his time to continuing research and to writing. Dr Bodin is the author of several books on health by the same publisher.