The Mindspan Diet

Pages: 304
Subject: Popular Science
Imprint: Oneworld

The Mindspan Diet

Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk, Minimize Memory Loss, and Keep Your Brain Young

Preston W. Estep, PhD

Join the ‘Mindspan Elite' - an esteemed scientist outlines a revolutionary plan that will forever change how you think about diet and ageing
9781780749549 (3 Nov 2016)
RRP £14.99

The Book

It’s a terrifying fact, that Alzheimer’s disease is now a leading cause of death in developed countries. But here’s the good news: we now have the knowledge to extend the lives of both our bodies and our minds.

By studying the diets of the Mindspan Elite – cultures where people live longest and levels of dementia are low – as well as how certain food additives and ingredients interact with our genes, esteemed scientist Dr Preston W. Estep has developed a revolutionary plan that will forever change how you think about diet and ageing.

Long-held beliefs – namely in the inherent goodness of iron, protein and wholegrains – are torn down. Guidance on how to crack the code of nutritional labels is provided. Delicious recipes are there to be savoured. The Mindspan Diet will give you a whole new perspective on how food affects you, just as it shows that you can enjoy the richest flavours life has to offer and remain lean, healthy and cognitively intact for a very long time.

Additional Information

Subject Popular Science
Pages 304
Imprint Oneworld

About the Author

Preston W. Estep is Director of Collections and Director of Gerontology at the Harvard Personal Genome Project, managing sample collections and genome sequencing. A co-founder and adviser to multiple biomedical start-ups and non-profit organizations, he is also chairman and co-founder of the Mind First Foundation. He lives in Weston, Massachusetts. 


A fascinating guide to modifying your diet to prolong the longevity of your brain as well as your health.'

- Professor Tim Spector, author of The Diet Myth

Eye-opening...fascinating, important...Estep includes plenty of practical info on improving one's mindspan.'

- Publishers Weekly, starred review

‘You owe it to your family, friends and personal curiosity to digest and share this amazing feast of ideas.'

- George M. Church, Professor of Genetics and Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School

‘A cogent, and at times provocative, view of how our lifestyles influence not only how long we live, but how well we age… provides a few simple changes that we can all incorporate to give ourselves the best opportunity for longer, healthier, and more fulfilling lives.'

- Matthew Kaeberlein, PhD, Professor of Pathology, co-Director of the University of Washington Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging, and the founding Director of the Healthy Aging and Longevity Research Institute at the University of Washington

‘Describes recent evidence showing that diets also influence brain aging and discusses in detail dietary choices that will maximize your chances of having a long ‘mindspan.' His conclusions are compelling and provocative.'

- Brian Kennedy, PhD, President and CEO Buck Institute for Research on Aging

‘Centers on positive lifestyle and diet changes, with superb recipes and surprising insights into errors in mainstream nutritional wisdom.'

- Ronald C. Kessler, Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School

Presenting a sensible regimen that people can follow easily, this recommended diet book [has] useful information about aging.'

- Library Journal