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Dr. Perlmutter's #1 New York Times bestseller about the devastating effects of wheat, sugar, and carbs on the brain and body -- updated with the latest nutritional and neurological science.
When Dr. David Perlmutter published Grain Brain, exposing the dangers of gluten and carbs to readers around the world, he kickstarted a nutritional revolution. Since then, the book has been translated into 30 languages, and more than 1.5 million readers have reaped the benefits of its life-changing program. They've lost weight, banished anxiety and depression, reduced or eliminated chronic conditions, and safeguarded themselves against cognitive decline, dementia, and neurological disease -- all without drugs.
In this revised 5-year anniversary edition, Dr. Perlmutter builds on his crusade. Drawing on the latest developments in nutritional and brain science, which have further validated all of his recommendations, he explains how the Grain Brain program boosts the brain, shows the benefits of using fat as a fuel source, and settles the debates about GMOs, gluten sensitivity, and coconut oil once and for all.
Featuring up-to-date data based on cutting-edge research, and a wealth of new practical advice including updated guidelines for testing and supplements, Grain Brain teaches you how to take control of your health and regain optimal wellness for lifelong vitality.
The devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbs on the brain, with a 4-week plan to achieve optimum health.
In Grain Brain, renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, exposes a finding that's been buried in the medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. Even so-called healthy carbs like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, epilepsy, 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. The cornerstone of all degenerative conditions, including brain disorders, is inflammation, which can be triggered by carbs, especially containing gluten or high in sugar. Dr. Perlmutter explains what happens when the brain encounters common ingredients in your daily bread and fruit bowls, how statin drugs 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.
Dr. Perlmutter's revolutionary 4-week plan shows you how to keep your brain healthy, vibrant, and sharp while dramatically reducing your risk for debilitating neurological diseases as well as relieving more common, everyday conditions -- without drugs. Easy-to-follow strategies, delicious recipes, and weekly goals help you to put the plan into action. With a blend of anecdotes, cutting-edge research, and accessible, practical advice, Grain Brain teaches you how to take control of your smart genes, regain wellness, and enjoy lifelong health and vitality.