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

Grain Brain

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

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Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a topic that's been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain.

It's not just unhealthy carbs that are doing the damage: even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more. Dr. Perlmutter explains what happens when the brain encounters common ingredients in your daily bread and fruit bowls, why your brain thrives on fat and cholesterol, and how you can spur the growth of new brain cells at any age.

He also offers an in-depth look at how you can take control of your 'smart genes' through specific dietary choices and lifestyle habits, demonstrating how to remedy your most feared maladies without drugs.

Including a revolutionary 30-day plan to help you cut grains from your diet, Grain Brain will show you how you can reprogram your genetic destiny for the better.

About the Author

David Perlmutter, MD, is president of the Perlmutter Health Centre in Naples, Florida, and the co-founder and president of The Perlmutter Brain Foundation. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American College of Nutrition and the Linus Pauling Award. A frequent lecturer, he writes a blog at VanguardNeurologist.com and is a contributor to The Huffington Post.

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Jawdropping and eyeopening

This was my 2nd copy for a relative as I thoroughly enjoyed it myself. I was astounded, shocked and in some cases horrified at how misled we have been. Common misconceptions about what's...Read complete review

This was my 2nd copy for a relative as I thoroughly enjoyed it myself. I was astounded, shocked and in some cases horrified at how misled we have been. Common misconceptions about what's considered "bad food", myths of whats good results debunked, this book turned my misconceptions upside down. Full of great statistical data brought out in an entertaining and engaging way, it made it a very inspiring read. A definite call to action to protect our brains, not just our bodies from 1st world induced debilitation and degeneration.

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Interesting topic

This is a topic I am interested in, but I did find the book a little bit hard to read at times. There is a lot of scientific and medical information, and the...Read complete review

This is a topic I am interested in, but I did find the book a little bit hard to read at times. There is a lot of scientific and medical information, and the author is obviously passionate about the topic, but as a lay person I found some parts a bit boring to read and I lost interest in a couple of places. Overall, though, I think the book's content is extremely informative and interesting, and I feel I gained a lot from reading it. I think I will pick the book up again to re-read some parts.

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absolutely lovable

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  • extraordinary approach to the gluten free diet

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    Great approach. I did read it in a week. Lovely understanding about what might sickens us.

     
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    Wow what an amazing read

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      Very informative and precise

       
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        This is a topic I am interested in, but I did find the book a little bit hard to read at times. There is a lot of scientific and medical information, and the author is obviously passionate about the topic, but as a lay person I found some parts a bit boring to read and I lost interest in a couple of places. Overall, though, I think the book's content is extremely informative and interesting, and I feel I gained a lot from reading it. I think I will pick the book up again to re-read some parts.

         
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        Influential!

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          Makes a persuasive case for me to finally go Grain Free - and I feel fantastic! So life changing really!

           
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          I want to give this book to everyone I know!

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            I love this book! It will blow your mind!
            Very informative and all backed up with evidence.
            I've already started changing things about my lifestyle and feeling better for it, I can't wait to get started on the 4week program. I'm even thinking of purchasing the cook book.
            I just wish I had this book a few years ago before my mother died of a brain tumour and it may have prolonged her life a bit.

             
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            Not what I expected, BETTER

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              What I really appreciate about book are the connections made between gluten and hormones. Cortisol, especially. Also, if you're wanting to know more about treating your brain better, this book touches on " Brain Health", extraordinary! Great read. I actually carry this book in my handbag still.

               
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                This was my 2nd copy for a relative as I thoroughly enjoyed it myself. I was astounded, shocked and in some cases horrified at how misled we have been. Common misconceptions about what's considered "bad food", myths of whats good results debunked, this book turned my misconceptions upside down. Full of great statistical data brought out in an entertaining and engaging way, it made it a very inspiring read. A definite call to action to protect our brains, not just our bodies from 1st world induced debilitation and degeneration.

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                A must read.

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                  This book is a real eye opener to the effects that certain types of food has on our body and most importantly to our brain. Very informative, yet easy to understand. The research is mind blowing and compelling. This is definitely a must read for all, young, old, sick or healthy.

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                        very very informative

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                        This book is a bit of a game changer. Highly recommend. - Lorraine Pascale

                        Dr Perlmutter outlines an innovative approach to our most fragile organ, the brain. He is an absolute leader in the use of alternative and conventional approaches in the treatment of neurologic disorders - Dr Mehmet Oz

                        Dr Perlmutter takes us on a detailed tour of the destructive effects that 'healthy whole grains' have on our brains. Modern wheat, in particular, is responsible for destroying more brains in this country than all the strokes, car accidents, and head trauma combined. Dr. Perlmutter makes a persuasive case for this wheat-free approach to preserve brain health and functioning, or to begin the process of reversal - Dr William Davis, 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! - Dr Mark Hyman, author of The Blood Sugar Solution

                        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! - Dr Gerard E. Mullin, author of The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut

                        ISBN: 9781444791907
                        ISBN-10: 1444791907
                        Audience: General
                        Format: Paperback
                        Language: English
                        Number Of Pages: 336
                        Published: 14th January 2014
                        Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
                        Country of Publication: GB
                        Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 13.3  x 2.6
                        Weight (kg): 0.37
                        Edition Number: 1