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Brain Reset

By: David Gillespie
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Anxiety, depression and addiction are the scourge of modern-day living. How are they linked? How do we beat them?

According to bestselling author and researcher David Gillespie, we are more addicted than ever before, which is playing havoc with our dopamine levels. This is fuelling epidemic-like levels of depression, anxiety and stress.

Gillespie reveals a large and robust body of research that shows how addictive activities, such as screen use, sugar consumption, drinking, gambling, shopping and smoking, spike our dopamine levels. This, in turn, affects our brain's ability to regulate our mood.

The good news is that we can break the cycle to make things better. There are myriad root causes of mental illness, many of which are beyond our control; David argues that it makes sense to tackle the thing that is within our control - our see-sawing dopamine levels.

Packed with cutting-edge research and practical advice, David's latest book arms us with the tools we need to break our addictions, conquer uncertainty and reset our brains.

©2021 David Gillespie (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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Transformative and Practical

"Brain Reset" by David Gillespie is a transformative and practical guide to improving your brain health and cognitive function. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in maximizing their brain power and living a healthier, more fulfilling life.

Gillespie's writing style is engaging and accessible, making complex neuroscience concepts easy to understand and apply to our daily lives. He provides readers with a comprehensive overview of the latest research on brain health, and offers practical strategies for improving our cognitive function through diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes.

What I love most about "Brain Reset" is its emphasis on the power of small changes. Gillespie reminds us that even simple changes to our diet and lifestyle can have a profound impact on our brain health and cognitive function.

But "Brain Reset" is not just a book about improving our cognitive function - it's also a book about living a healthier, more fulfilling life. Gillespie encourages readers to prioritize sleep, stress management, and social connection, and provides practical tips for incorporating these habits into our daily routines.

Overall, "Brain Reset" is a transformative and practical guide to improving our brain health and cognitive function. Whether you're looking to enhance your cognitive performance, prevent cognitive decline, or simply live a healthier life, this book is an invaluable resource.

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Super interesting, couldn’t stop listening.

Incredibly well delivered, easy to understand topic that is for everyone. I would say a must read for every adult and every parent.

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Narration let’s this down

Gillespie should stick to writing books, not reading them. He’s too fast and sounds bored. Better when I reduced his speed to 0.8 but would benefit from a professional VO artist’s rendition.

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very insightful

one of the best books I've read regarding the cause of mental illness. I know a lot about the topic from experience and this boom has taught me the most valuable information do far.

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Something here for everyone.

A fairly broad exploration into how and why we do many things. Food, drugs, social media, exercise, sleep… the list goes on with what David helps to explain and guide you to improve. Highly recommend. Great work David.

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Magnificently explained

This book should be played and educated to the masses. Resolution is always in simplicity such as understanding root cause rather than the focus symptoms only

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Essential Knowledge

I’m listening to this for the third time - I’m addicted!
Haw. Seriously this is essential knowledge for everyone both to treat and prevent (although I can attest that treatment is a whole other journey of its own, one that I am still enduring).
I realize now that all the self-help initiatives I have tried in the past (lots) had no hope until the brain chemistry basics are sorted.
I have recommended this to friends who struggled with behavioral issues with children and it gave them light bulb moments too.
It is narrated slightly too fast for my slow brain so I turned the speed down a bit which allowed my comprehension to keep up with both the information and his dry humor.
Thanks David. I hope you’re now working on a brain chemistry explanation for extremism and conspiracy theorists.

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Great book but needed a new narrator

The book is excellent. It provided a lot of things to consider and was well researched. Gillespie would have done better to have used someone else as narrator. He is very monotone and his humour, which I have appreciated reading in his other books, just feel flat.

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David writes a (dopa)mean piece of literature

This was spectacular. Simple. Elegant and palatable. Delivered in a relaxingly dry and occasionally sarcastic candour. Thanks David. I admire your contribution to this very important issue.

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Monotone narration with very dry content made it difficult to stay focused and listen to.

I read a review saying that this book was easy to understand. So I bought it. But it wasn’t easy for me to understand.

I found the first half confusing. I’m not sure if it was due to the content or the narrator’s monotone voice. Either way, it was difficult to listen to.

I preserved though and found the book more monotonous and even more boring. The narrator read a joke, which I’m sure would’ve been funny if he spoke with any enthusiasm at all.

Shame my review can’t really reflect on the content so much because I found myself not being able to concentrate on the narrator.

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