About Dr. Alter

I’ve spent the last 30 years helping people just like you to cultivate optimal wellness in body and mind. This website is a gathering place for those who wish to create healthier habits and bring about optimal health and healing to brain, body, mind and spirit.

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  • Staying Sharp is so comprehensive and accurate it can easily replace a dozen books on the subject. I heartily recommend this body-mind-spirit approach to maintaining and increasing mental acuity.
    — Larry Dossey, MD, author of One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters
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    — Jane Brody, The New York Times
  • Based on leading edge research, Staying Sharp presents information that is nothing short of vital. Read this book today and you will pave the way for future brain health.
    — David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, author of Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain--for Life
  • Staying Sharp will change your mind and your brain in the best possible way. I highly recommend this book.
    — Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Wellbeing
  • In Staying Sharp, Drs. Emmons and Alter combine cutting-edge neuroscience with proven mind/body/spirit techniques to offer 9 practical, actionable ways to preserve memory and promote brain health – it’s essential reading for anyone who wants a drug-free approach to a sharper mind and a happier life.
    — Dr. Frank Lipman, author of Revive: Stop Feeling Spent and Start Living Again


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