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Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar - Your Brain's Silent Killers by [Perlmutter, David]
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"Dr. Perlmutter outlines an innovative approach to our most fragile organ, the brain." "Mehmet Oz, MD""

"A persuasive case for the wheat-free approach to preserve brain health and functioning, or to begin the process of reversal." "William Davis, MD, author of "Wheat Belly """

"If you want to boost your brain power, keep your memory, and lift your mood and energy, as well as heal from a host of other common complaints, Dr. Perlmutter is your guide. This is the definitive instruction book for the care and feeding of your brain!" "Mark Hyman, MD, author of "The Blood Sugar Solution"""

"Gives you everything you need to know to protect your brain--or a loved one's--now." "Christiane Northrup, MD, author of "Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom"""

"This book is a treasure. It is filled with self-empowering wisdom and easily understood leading-edge science." "Bernie Siegel, MD, author of "Faith, Hope, and Healing" and "The Art of Healing"""

"A provocative, eye-opening scientific account of how diet profoundly influences nerve health and brain function. Dr. Perlmutter outlines a blueprint for optimal health and a more resilient brain through proper nutrition and lifestyle. "Grain Brain" is a must-read!" "Gerard E. Mullin, MD, author of "The Inside Tract"""

"A galvanizing call to arms against a gluten-heavy diet." "Kirkus Reviews
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"Mind-blowing and disruptive to some long-standing beliefs about what our bodies require for optimal health...Grain Brain lays out an easy-to-understand roadmap packed with the latest science." "Psychology Today""

"A tour de force that is destined to save many lives. Grain Brain gives us what we need to know to be well again. Please read it." "Health Central""

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The devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbs on the brain, with a 30-day plan to achieve optimum health.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • Publisher: Yellow Kite (16 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H4EPCGW
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 294 customer reviews
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This is an important book, almost on a par with Uffe Ravnskov's and Malcolm Kendrick's books on the cholesterol myth, and Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride's books, the one refuting the diet-heart hypothesis and the other on "gut and psychology syndrome". The author is telling us that if we continue to eat as we are doing - living on a diet of grains and carbohydrates, we will destroy our brain and develop Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. Or we may develop diabetes (because of the carbohyrates), which in itself doubles the risk of Alzheimer's.

We need to get rid of our bread and exchange it with butter and eggs. Saturated fats and high cholesterol are not the problem. We need to adopt a high-fat diet, including saturated fats. The author explains how our food choices can bring inflammation under control by changing the expression of our genes.

The two biggest myths are 1) a low-fat, high carb diet is good and 2) cholesterol is bad.

It turns out that many of us, though not suffering from celiac disease, are in fact gluten-sensitive. The author is of the opinion that this "represents the greatest and most under-recognized threat to humanity". Gluten triggers "not just dementia but epilepsy, headache, depression, schizophrenia, ADHD and even decreased libido". Gluten, and a high-carbohydrate diet, for that matter, stimulates "inflammatory pathways that reach the brain".

Cholesterol, far from being the villain of the piece, is one of the most important players in maintaining brain health and function. "Study after study shows that high cholesterol reduces your risk for brain disease and increases longevity." High levels of dietary fat have been proven to be the key to health and peak brain function.
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started reading it for new year and implemented not eating bread (and nudles and anything that contains wheat, barley and rye). three months later
1. a 30 year old cough has disappeared
2. no knee problems
3. no reflux
4. dont seem to catch a cold anymore

and the best is that I can drink red wine again without getting stomach problems.
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Haven't eaten much in the way of carbs since I finished this book! Feeling great :-) recommended to all my friends and family
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if you are interested in food science, and in food as a good medicine, please read this book carefully.
Lots and lots of precious info on how and what to eat to keep your brain in good order while you age gracefully.
A must read!
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Very compelling reading on the subject of gluten intolerance and disease. The style didn't appeal to me which is why I didn't give the book five stars, but I have lent it and recommended it to friends. Personally, I feel far more energetic and healthy when I avoid wheat, so I was already a convert.
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If you have a casual interest in brain health or wish to learn about the benefits of low carb living, this book is well worth reading. For me, with some knowledge about these topics already it was a bit disappointing:
1. 25% of us carry the ApoE 4 gene which predisposes us to Alzheimer's. I agree with Dr. P that genes do not equal destiny. But I really wish he had spent more than a few short pages on ApoE. He should have gone into the latest scientific findings etc.
2. He is definately on the extremist wing of the low carb movement. All carbs need to be omitted. This is fine but very hard to do over the long run. I have been low carb for over a year, but I need to be able to eat out and live life so give myself some wiggle room. This gives me a lifestyle I can maintain forever.
3. He talks about the evils of elevated blood sugar. Great, but I would like more considered advice on how to reduce it. When I was at virtually zero carbs, my fasting glucose was right at the top end of normal. Now I eat a few more carbs, it has fallen a bit. Clearly there is more at play here than just reducing carbs and managing protein.
4. Why do all US books have to be padded out with worthless meal plans? More science and substance please.
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Absolutely fascinating book, easy to read and hard to put down. 5 stars. will be sharing with friends & family. Why is this information not common knowledge? I'm not a fan of conspiracy theories, but seems a lot of powerful people making money from chronic illness in our society, and keeping us in the dark about drug free ways to heal our bodies is in their best interest. Dr Perlmutter's style is direct, his argument research based and compelling and his advice simple, follow it and you will take a step on the path to better health.
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By Flutter Bye TOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 Aug. 2016
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This is possibly the most informed and interesting book about food and health that I've ever read. And I've read a few over some 40 years! It's written by a neurologist who is also a nutritionist. David Perlmutter writes in an engaging way, making a complex subject very understandable for the lay reader.

I guess we're aware of the detrimental effects of too much sugar and the link to diabetes. But what about the links to dementia, Parkinson's, auto immune conditions, heart health and more? I found his approach both compelling and literally life changing. He writes persuasively about metabolism and how one thing works with another. He confirms a view I've held for a while about the many myths around cholesterol; mainly that LDL isn't as bad as it's made out to be and is, in fact, critical for maintaining brain function. He references numerous studies, already widely reported in medical journals, but often with a different slant on the facts.

He's not preachy, but the facts are presented in such a way that the reader can make their own choice about what or whether to change in their diet. This book is literally food for thought and I can't recommend it highly enough to anyone interested in improving their well being.
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