Why Did You Write This Book?
Excerpt from the book, Lifesaving FAQs of How Food Reversed My Brain Damage, written by Myron Norman
I wrote this publication for three primary reasons. Firstly, the average person will likely spend more than 1/3 of their life eating. In many cases, the average person can also eat three meals each day with snacks in between.
With so much time being spent eating, there apparently isn’t enough time spent discussing how foods can help the body recover from a neurological vantage point. That has to change.
While various cognitive and neurorestorative treatments and programs are available today, programs about food and the brain are significantly lacking. Especially when we consider that what we eat can affect our brain much faster than many prolonged neurorestorative programs.
My intention is not to place food as a superior option for treating the brain--instead, food therapy coupled with today’s modern restorative programs and advancements in brain research give our brains a better chance to recover and/or stave off atrophy.
Secondly, finding credible information about the brain can be difficult, especially if the brain is injured. A foggy brain bombarded with doctor appointments and pending medical bills make it very hard to search and focus on ways to get well.
Some people will say that conspiracies in the medical field prevent everyday people from accessing vital information about the brain. I don’t agree with that. I am proof that the information is out there.
I happen to believe that the internet can be a great resource when it comes to finding valuable information. That’s assuming a person knows where to look online for that info. This book will take the guesswork out of searching for credible information online and offline.
One of the most disheartening things I have experienced was seeing survivors flood social media groups hoping to find the right answer for their symptoms or an injured loved one. Often group administrators believe they are providing an excellent resource for survivors, yet many social media groups only circulate less than accurate information.
When you have thousands of people in a single group sharing information, almost everyone believes their information is the best information. I certainly believe that online forums and discussion groups can be helpful. However, I believe there are millions of people who need something more than just emotional comfort. They are seeking unbiased information about the brain so they themselves can make their own informed decisions.
I will highlight social media groups that are having a more significant impact in the brain space in an upcoming publication.
I believe it is also essential for communities to champion in-person support groups with a brain focus. Support groups can provide a tangible resource for individuals and families in need of support and credible information.
Thirdly, I knew the information in my head could be very helpful to many people. I received numerous emails and phone calls from people hoping to learn more about the things I learned.
I spent hours corresponding with survivors sharing information I had learned and discovered. I quickly realized that there was not enough of me to go around. What I didn’t know was that I had such a large amount of information in my head about the brain.
A friend explained that I could write a book if I gathered all of my notes. I thought, yeah right! I figured I might have 10 to 20 pages worth of writings but probably not a book. Obviously, I was wrong.
What’s even more shocking to me is that I have several more books pending from my studies. I didn’t want to compile everything in one read. This book is an excellent start to understanding scientifically proven research about food and brain recovery.
I am an information junkie. I enjoy consuming large bodies of research and facts related to nutrition and the brain. Even now each of the walls in my bedroom is occupied by stacks of books and research papers (ideas, models, theories, logic, scientific methods, descriptive, associational, intervention, practitioner, collaborative, etc.) Learning about food and the brain makes me happy.
As an author and brain injury survivor, I wanted to publish a book that makes others happy or at least hopeful while making brain and food research easy to understand. No matter your educational background, health or income bracket, this publication will be an excellent fit for you.