Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs,  and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers

Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers

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.

Title:Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780316234801
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    Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers Reviews

  • Brian Gordon

    I received this book as an advanced copy from Good Reads. In this book Dr. Pearlmutter makes the case that many healthy problems currently endemic in our society are directly related to our over consu...

  • Patrick Visniewski

    Unfortunately, this book is more dogmatic than it is educational. The author might be right overall. No one in this day and age can know for sure due to the sheer complexity of human physiology and th...

  • Justin

    I don't even know why I read this. Listened to it. Whatever. It's 1:12am. I actually finished this like two weeks ago anyway. Found it on Overdrive and needed something for the commute. I thought nonf...

  • Susan

    I received this advance readers copy from Goodreads First Reads. Yay for free books and thank you!Perhaps I should apologize in advance, this is long and probably a bit of a tirade. Here's the good pa...

  • Melanie

    tl;dr: quack sensationalist quack data-mining quackAuthor claims that the source of almost all neurological illnesses/dementia is *not* due to genetics, but to diet. Author's father is 96 and demented...

  • Diane

    I admit I have a bias against health books: They are usually poorly written, bloated with patient testimonials, and the information could be better summarized in a good magazine article.And that's tru...

  • Grace Jensen

    As with any diet book, and especially with this one, follow your doctors orders, listen to your body, and use common sense.I have had gluten issues in the past, and several of the medical issues menti...

  • Riku Sayuj

    Scary stuff, but as is the case for all nutrition science, it is more smoke than fire here too. I prefer to use Pollan's simple rules as far as nutrition is concerned, instead of obsessing over the la...

  • Roya

    DNF at p.17.A Letter From Present Me to Past Me-When-I-Was-Book-Shopping-a-Year-AgoDear Past Roya,Over the past twelve months, I've noticed some new things. I've noticed that people are far more irrit...

  • Jenni

    This was a really informative book that definitely blew my mind in terms of the argument - fat and cholesterol are good? Really? But he's got the research to back up the claims, and it's very compelli...