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Part I: What's Happening to Us? Introduction: Why Brains Change 3 1. Adam's and Eve's Brains 12 2. What and Where Is Memory? 24 3. The Brain's Voyage of Life 31 4. What Is "Alzheimer's," and Are You Getting It? 46 Part II: What Can We Do About It? Introduction: Twain's Maxim and Pascal's Bet 63 5. Is Stress Destroying Your Brain? 74 6. Is Your Job Eating Your Brain? 97 7. Can Sex Hormones Keep You Smart? 120 8. Can Non-sex Hormones Keep You Smart? 141 9. Dodging Aluminum May Save Your Brain 163 10. Saving Your Brain's Blood Flow 174 11. Food for Thought: The Brain-Saving Diet 200 12. Good News: Antioxidants Save Your Brain 238 13. Botanicals for the Brain: The Growing Promise of Natural Neuroprotection 259 14. Smart Drugs: Utopian Dream or Fast-Approaching Reality? 280 15. More Good News: Anti-inflammatories Help Save Your Brain 298 16. Saving Your Brain by Saving Your Skull 315 17. Brain Fitness I: Using Your Body to Build Your Brain 343 18. Brain Fitness II: Using Your Mind to Build Your Brain 364 Conclusion: What the Future Holds for the Human Brain 385