Releases 29 August 2024

Brain Brilliance by Lucinda Miller

60 Nourishing Recipes and a Nutritional Toolkit for Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, Autism and all Neurodivergent Kids

Brain Brilliance offers 60 delicious and nutritious recipes as well as a wealth of diet and supplement tips and hacks for children living with unique and special brains. If you are a parent, teacher or carer, you can learn how to help them thrive and live their best neurodivergent life…with a little bit of nutritional know-how. The best news
is that no one needs to wait for a diagnosis to benefit from better diet and nutrition. You can begin nourishing your child’s brain cells right away, setting the foundations for a healthier and happier future.

Brain Brilliance will help you and your children make the important connection between what they eat and their mood, behaviour, and learning – even if they are a highly selective eater and resistant to change. This book provides the most accessible and up-to-date evidence-based nutritional advice to improve a child’s brain function for all ages from toddler to school age to teens, and beyond.

Drawing from over 25 years’ experience as a family Naturopath and Functional Medicine practitioner, Lucinda Miller highlights how to rebalance your child’s blood glucose levels to prevent ‘hanger’ and meltdowns, and teaches you to understand how inflammation and the immune system can also dysregulate the neurodivergent brain, and what to do about it.

Woven throughout Brain Brilliance are gentle and respectful ways to manage mood swings, tics, anxiety, chronic pain, speech delay and learning difficulties through better nutrition. Find easy to prepare Breakfasts, Lunches, Suppers, Drinks and those all-important Savoury and Sweet Snacks – which include switches for key food allergens. All the recipes contain brain foods which encourage optimal development, mood and behaviour, whilst being kind to the sensory palate – they are fun to make and easy to cook.

An indispensable read for better brain health, packed with important, helpful information. Highly recommended.

Liz Earle, MBE

At last, here is an integrated and integrative look at the field of neurodivergence. I will be recommending it to parents and all my medical colleagues.

Dr Richard Fry, Consultant Integrative Child Psychiatrist MD

Warm, generously informative, practical and simply delicious. This is the cookbook my bookshelf and my family have been waiting for!

Anna Mathur