Bestselling Book, Feed Your Brain Lose Your Belly, Promotes Both Brain Health and Weight Loss

Incline Village, NV (PressExposure) April 03, 2011 -- "Feed Your Brain Lose Your Belly" by neurosurgeon Dr. Larry McCleary promotes a healthy diet that slows brain aging and results in weight loss, as proven in a double blind placebo controlled clinical trial that was published in "The Internet Journal of Nutrition and Wellness" in 2009. The book is a bestseller on Barnes & Noble and Amazon list on April 2, 2011, just days after being released.

Dr. McCleary's bestselling book is an extension of his thorough understanding of the vital connection between brain health and metabolism. It addresses weight gain from the brain's perspective, explaining the problem as a fat storage issue. Poor food choices raise insulin levels, which cause fat cells to store calories. A problem arises because persistently high insulin levels never allow the energy that is stored as fat to be released between meals when it is needed.

Simultaneously, the wrong message is sent to the brain - it is fooled into thinking that one needs to eat again before the calories from the prior meal have been used. It's as if the fat cells become "sticky" - meaning that they store calories after one eats and rarely release them between meals because insulin keeps the storage switch turned on most of the time.

"The costs of obesity, both personally and financially, are bankrupting this country. Obesity leads to diabetes, which quadruples one's risk of getting Alzheimer's disease. In addition it raises the risk of developing heart disease, certain cancers and stroke. Although many people are familiar with the term insulin resistance, very few really understand how it works," says Dr. McCleary. "I set out to simplify the science with the hope that if people finally comprehend the dangers of persistently elevated insulin and realize that they can actually do something about it via their diet to eventually get off their drugs, they'll be motivated to lose weight and improve their overall health."

Larry's best selling book tells what foods to choose to prevent the sticky fat cell problem. By allowing readers to tap into the fat stores in a timely fashion overeating is prevented.

The book includes recipes, a 7-day meal planner and a calculator that enables readers to determine what their daily caloric needs are. It also provides insights from people who have followed the diet and tips that helped them lose hundreds of pounds.

As noted by NY Times bestselling author and brain specialist Dr. Daniel Amen, who concurs with many other well respected doctors who have embraced the book, "The message is powerful and potentially lifesaving. I highly recommend it." And Publishers Weekly says "This title is a standout among other programs on the market promising health turnarounds."

'Feed Your Brain...' is currently available at bookstores nationwide and online including and Barnes and Noble.

For further information about it or to discuss features, book signing and interviews, visit, or contact Christine McCleary,, 775-831-5965.

For medical professionals and anyone interested in a more in-depth presentation of many of the scientific topics discussed in this book, a series of webinars is available at [].

About Dr. Larry McCleary

Dr. Larry McCleary, M.D., is the former acting Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Denver Children's Hospital. His scientific publications span the fields of metabolic medicine, tumor immunology, biotechnology and neurological disease. He has lectured to audiences around the world.

His current research interests involve the investigation of unique nutritional and metabolic approaches designed to beneficially impact optimal health, especially for those over 45. His special areas of expertise involve the cardiovascular and neurological systems.

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