Americans are in great need of a book like this! We are digging graves eating the amount of carbs and gluten an average person comsumes day to day. It really makes sense once you read this book why americans are so over weight and the simple change (I guess not simple, but worth it) that can give you better heath and a better life!
Greetings. My brother introduced me to Audible in 2011. Since, nothing but enjoyment. Hopefully my reviews are very useful to you. Enjoy!
Yes and No. Very informative however provides so much info you must take notes to reference.
Good performance. A joy to hear his voice.
More of shocking info. This book can scare you aware from how you eat however once put in proper prospective you will make changes within reason.
I've read wheat belly, why we get fat (Gary taubes), and fat chance (Robert lustig) and this book is the weakest of the group of similar low carb books. This book states over and over that there is an association between Alzheimer's and wheat, but association does not equal cause and effect. Cause requires a randomized controlled trial, while associations could have nothing to do with cause and effect. For example, a propensity to develop Alzheimer's may lead to a hunger for carbs. Or hunger for carbs may lead to both eating more carbs and separately lead to Alzheimer's. In other words in order to prove cause and effect you would need to randomize people to either a high carb diet or low carb diet and see the incidences of Alzheimer's. If such a study exist is he doesn't mention it.
He mentions that you should give up dairy but gives no evidence to why this is in any way related to grain/gluten or even scientifically why dairy is bad. Ive reviewed the literature on dairy and I believe milk products to be ideal foods (cheese, milk, whey protein). The book, "the great cholesterol myth" does a more convincing job illustrating why cholesterol is not bad for you.
Grain brain gets off point by too often making non evidence based recommendations. Stating that studies show this or that without giving enough info to find and scrutinize these studies is not convincing. He makes a case for exercise helping the brain, but I didn't hear any journal names, authors, years of publication, or even the methodology of the studies. I will return this book and get my money back.
Not only should you not buy this book, but beware of his claims on supplements. Sure, grains may be not great for you, but to eliminate all carbs is not possible nor necessary to lose weight (he does day that 60 carbs per day are allowed). Read the boom, "mindless eating" by Brian Wansink if you want a more evidence based diet book with more reasonable recommendations.
I have read dozens of audio books on Audible and hundreds are hard copy books. This is the best book I have ever read. Period. I literally went to Amazon.com and ordered several hard copies to be shipped to my family and friends. I have dabbled in the Keto diet on and off and this finally made everything click. This book is extremely well written and easy to understand and the author's theories are backed up by a lot of scientific research and studies. If you don't want to die of a degenerative brain disorder than you will need to read this book.
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I tend to take all of these things with a grain of salt (salt - is that healthy this week? Probably not)
I completely believe that “you are what you eat” but there are SO MANY different theories out there about doing it “the right way” that who do you ultimately believe? This doctor says A, another doctor swears by B, and yet another says C is the key to health and long life… so who’s the liar? (and are they all doctors?) Do you just go with whoever sounds the most credible and who presented their hypothesis in the most factual way? and if so, did you fact-check their research? How can you REALLY be sure it’s all correct? And of course… who funded them? Am I really getting both sides of the argument?
Regarding this book in particular, I can’t help but feel that he is selling fear and the miracle pill to solve everything. “Even if you have no symptoms, you can be at high risk… unless you do as I say” “Do you suffer from any of these symptoms? ____________ (insert endless list of ailments), well read on because I have the cure!” – there is an element of false hope in there somewhere. I’m not saying he is lying, or wrong, or anything like that – it’s just that the tone of his book seems a little foreboding and ominous. Perhaps he is just trying to express how serious the issue is, but to me it just left me feeling doomed.
Personally, I really believe that no one method will have the same impact or work in the same way in different people’s bodies. I think the answer is somewhere in the middle where the zillions of nutrition theories intersect; I don’t think there is such a thing as a “universal answer” aside from: put the fork down and go for a walk!
In conclusion I would say it’s an informative book, it’s all very interesting … but pass the salt.
An incredible book based on a lifestyle change unlike any other out there. It goes against traditional dietary concepts that once applied to your daily living, your health,body and brain take on a whole new positive outcome. I've been in this program for quit a while and I got rid of all my neuro medication and other pills for physical pains. I am at the healthiest I've ever been. And my waist line went down 3 sizes. I'm a slim 31 men's waist at 49. My abs are beginning to show. That's the bonus. But the best of all is the brain. My days now are with a take-charge attitude. I'm at my best most of the time. And the energy is crazy. I highly recommend and dare you to make the change. It's worth it for your health.
A greater understanding is what I seek. With this I hope to enrich my knowledge of life and my legacy. Why Dad?Well here's a head start son
The PDF and references more than equip you for the road ahead. I would suggest listening the second time and bookmarking the areas of interest.
The results of the science after implementation.
Well spoken and keeps your interest with his tone.
The amount of sugar in whole wheat bread that's thought to be healthy.
You are what you eat, Genetically modified doesn't mean better The book "Grain brain" fills the over all body effect that this waist line specific book does not address. In stating this It is very important to read/listen to them both. I started a diet and vitamin program after I read them both. I have struggled with my wait for the last 5 years. I exercise 3 to 5 days a week. Nothing has helped me loose my waist. To test the science i did nothing for two and a half weeks at the gym ( I wanted to see what diet and vitamins alone would do). I did the one day fast and started the vitamins and diet set up in the books. I lost just over 20 pounds in 19 days. I really didn't believe it would work much less in the time that it did. I'm also much less hungry than I was even after reimplementation of my work out program."TRY IT" Before you dismiss the science.
This is one of the best books I read in last few wks, information is practical, true and supported by medical literature. Writer also underlines where the information is taken from and provides solutions, as well proof.
what we can do to help ourself by living better
Modern Wheat Destroys life!
Great book, very educational. It enforced thoughts I've had for a long time.
The enclosed PDF does not include the 7 Day and 30 Day Plans. I've searched the internet and can't find them. I guess I'll have to purchase the paper book to get that information.
Yes, more convenient with my busy schedule.
The science based information
Easy to listen to
This is a very informative book that EVERYONE should hear or read. It contains information that explains how we can all help not only our brains but every facet of our health and longevity.