The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers
David Perlmutter & Kristin Loberg
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Perlmutter, the devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbs on the brain, and a 4-week plan to achieve optimum health.
In Grain Brain, renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a finding that's been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. Even so-called healthy carbs like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, decreased libido, and much more.
Groundbreaking and timely, Grain Brain shows that the fate of your brain is not in your genes, it's in the food you eat. Dr. Perlmutter explains what happens when your brain encounters common ingredients in fruit bowls and bread, how statins may be erasing your memory, why a diet high in "good fats" is ideal, and how to spur the growth of new brain cells at any age. And his revolutionary 4-week plan will show you how to keep your brain healthy and sharp while dramatically reducing your risk for debilitating neurological disease -- without drugs.
Featuring a blend of cutting-edge research, real-life stories of transformation, and accessible, practical advice, Grain Brain teaches you how to take control of your "smart genes," regain wellness, and enjoy lifelong health and vitality.
From Publishers Weekly
© Publishers Weekly
'Misleading and sensationalist'
Most experts are calling this book bunk science:
'Grain Brain book distorts science and confuses public with advice to avoid grains'
'Food industry experts labeled as nonsense the notion that avoiding carbohydrates is a magic bullet that could head off many cognitive impairment conditions at the pass.'
Dr. Perlmutter is among the the elite in this field. Incredible read.
I started out very sceptical, and only read the book on a bet from a coworker. I must say, it’s not what I thought it was. The first 80 pages are hard to follow because they’re so full of technical data and rhetoric, but the following 160 pages are full of great information. If you keep a half open mind you’ll learn alot about health in general, not just gluten. Worth the read.