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

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ISBN13: 9780316234801
ISBN10: 031623480x
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A #1 New York Times bestseller — the devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbs on the brain, with a 4-week plan to achieve optimum health.

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. And not just unhealthy carbs, but 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 offers an in-depth look at how we can take control of our "smart genes" through specific dietary choices and lifestyle habits, demonstrating how to remedy our most feared maladies without drugs. With a revolutionary 4-week plan, Grain Brain teaches us how we can reprogram our genetic destiny for the better.

Grain Brain is a #1 New York Times bestseller and a finalist for a 2013 Books for a Better Life award.

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"In his latest book, neurologist Perlmutter (The Better Brain Book) declares war on a common foodstuff, attributing a bewilderingly wide assortment of maladies to the consumption of gluten, a substance found in bread and other stock foods. Contrasting modern humans against idealized humans of the distant past, Perlmutter concludes that the former, whose average life expectancy at birth is about twice that of their Paleolithic ancestors, have gone off the proper track. He addresses the churlish objection that gluten has been part of the human diet for many millennia by firmly asserting that recent changes to crops have transformed a once-safe food into a terrible scourge. The book features health advice, a number of gluten-free recipes, and details on some relevant case studies. Lauded by such nonconsensus pundits as Mehmet Oz and William Davis, Perlmutter offers readers a comfortably simplistic model for thinking about carbs. Agent: Bonnie Solow, Solow Literary Enterprises. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

David Perlmutter, MD, is president of the Perlmutter Health Center 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, and he serves on the Medical Advisory Board of The Dr. Oz Show. A frequent lecturer, he writes a blog at VanguardNeurologist.com and is a contributor to The Huffington Post. He is the author of The Better Brain Book, Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten, and Power Up Your Brain.

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selective reader, March 3, 2014 (view all comments by selective reader)
I give this book a top score. I must eat a gluten free diet due to an irritating intolerance to wheat that is not Celiac. Should I choose to eat wheat it irritates my intestinal track, I suffer with stomaches, I get skin rashes, brain fog, sleep disturbances. I personally eat a low grain diet due to a yeast issue and I have to say that when you swap out wheat for healthier choices it such as healthy protein, fruits, veggies and small amounts of gluten free grains such as brown rice bread and quinoa you just feel better and kids act nicer. My teenage son would rather eat quinoa which is an indian grain with a nutty taste than he would steamed brown rice. We eat a meal of quinoa and beans plus another healthy vegetable sometimes and my teenage boys clean their plates. My boys eat oatmeal instead of a wheat based cereal for breakfast or eggs. The more you eat the healtier options the less your body craves the unhealthy carbs. It's about time the medical community caught up with how unhealthy it is to eat so many carbs instead of more healthy options. Way to go David Permutter! I can't wait for the cookbook which comes out in the fall 2014.
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writermala, October 7, 2013 (view all comments by writermala)
Hmm...; what do I make of this book? If all his claims are borne out, medicine is in for a major change. However, I find it difficult to believe that so many claims he makes have not been substantiated by mainstream medicine. The book made enough of an impression on me that I'm going to make some lifestyle changes.

I would urge you to read this book and make your own decisions.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316234801
Subtitle:
The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers
Author:
Perlmutter, David
Author:
Loberg, Kristin
Author:
Ganim, Peter
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Medicine Nutrition and Psychology
Subject:
Diseases - Nervous System (incl. Brain)
Subject:
General Health & Fitness
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20130917
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.5 x 1.5 in 1.55 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In his latest book, neurologist Perlmutter (The Better Brain Book) declares war on a common foodstuff, attributing a bewilderingly wide assortment of maladies to the consumption of gluten, a substance found in bread and other stock foods. Contrasting modern humans against idealized humans of the distant past, Perlmutter concludes that the former, whose average life expectancy at birth is about twice that of their Paleolithic ancestors, have gone off the proper track. He addresses the churlish objection that gluten has been part of the human diet for many millennia by firmly asserting that recent changes to crops have transformed a once-safe food into a terrible scourge. The book features health advice, a number of gluten-free recipes, and details on some relevant case studies. Lauded by such nonconsensus pundits as Mehmet Oz and William Davis, Perlmutter offers readers a comfortably simplistic model for thinking about carbs. Agent: Bonnie Solow, Solow Literary Enterprises. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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