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Grain Brain Audiobook

Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar - Your Brain's Silent Killers [Audiobook]

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Publisher's Summary

The devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbs on the brain, with a 30-day 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 30-day plan, Grain Brain teaches us how we can reprogram our genetic destiny for the better.

Please note that there are many references in this audiobook to information discussed in Chapter 10. Chapter 10 has been recorded in its entirety on this audiobook and all information contained in this chapter can be listened to in the recording.

©2013 David Perlmutter (P)2013 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"Dr. Perlmutter provides sound advice, supported by the latest and most well respected medical research." (Russell. B. Roth, MD, Past President, American Medical Association)

"Dr. Perlmutter is the leading integrative medicine neurologist in North America today. His ability to fully integrate conventional medicine diagnosis and treatment with the latest innovations in nutritional and environmental medicine is phenomenal. As a teacher and clinician, he has fundamentally changed how physicians and patients think about neurological degeneration and, happily, regeneration." (Joseph Pizzorno, MD, coauthor of Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine)

"A provocative, eye-opening scientific account of how diet profoundly influences nerve health and brain function. Grain Brain explains how the American diet rich in gluten and inflammatory foods is linked to neurological conditions. Dr. Perlmutter outlines a blueprint for optimal health and a more resilient brain through proper nutrition and lifestyle. Grain Brain is a must-read!" (Gerard E. Mullin, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and author of The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to Great Digestive Health)

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    Ed Saint Augustine, FL, United States 06-16-15
    Ed Saint Augustine, FL, United States 06-16-15 Listener Since 2006

    Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 13-year-old daughter.

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    "Adkins was right. Or was he?"

    A friend recommended this book and I was fearful it would be a tedious listen. My fears were not unfounded. I can't argue science with Dr. Perlmutter since it's above my pay grade. But others who can, have. And from what I've read (in both the book and responses by others) I think the jury has many more months or years of sequestration before the gluten menace can be verified among the non-celiac masses. I also found it ironic that Perlmutter's epilog made disparaging reference to pop culture fads and diets and completely missed the point that his offering was of the same ilk. Really wished that he had written an abridged version so that I could have spent half the time on this listen. I'll be requesting a refund.

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    Patches 05-29-15
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    "A new outlook on life"

    I have a whole new outlook on life after reading this book. The physiology was well explained. The reader was exceptional making it enjoyable to listen to the details. The recipes and food plan is very workable. The vitamin and supplements were very informative. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to make a positive change in their health.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cosgrove 05-25-15
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    "Excellent book"

    This is a great book that helps you understand the scientific reasons why eating healthy is important and how lifestyle changes can help prevent the most common cause of deaths today due by preventing and or healing of chronic illnesses.

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    Amazon Customer 05-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Changing my diet"

    Thank you grain brain, I'm starting to change my diet today for the betterment of my life.

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    Hedged Gaming 05-20-15

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    "Very interesting"

    Backed by information and studies with clear action steps. Changed my diet and already seeing results. Wow. Steep word count requirements.

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    R Diamond 05-18-15
    R Diamond 05-18-15
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    "Great info - a bit repetativr"

    I really enjoyed the information. The doctor seems to know what he's talking about and he is very specific with the support for what he is saying. I'm not a doctor or medical researcher though and I would've preferred more of a "bottom line" approach where he would have given his advice rather than spending a lot of time on theory and proofs. Once I decided to believe the doctor because he was credible I just didn't need all of the additional details. That being said I think he was very thorough and the book is extremely valuable. I'm going to follow the diet advice which is probably the highest compliment I could give to the author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen W Gilday Kensington, MD United States 05-11-15
    Kathleen W Gilday Kensington, MD United States 05-11-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Life Changing Book!"

    For a very long time, I have been in search of information that makes sense and makes me feel healthy. The Grain Brain is that book! After only a few weeks of low-carb, high-fat, and gluten-free, I feel great! I have no cravings. Also, I have told my siblings since after using Statins for awhile, they are now on antidepressants (all 3 of them!). Grain Brain explains this quite clearly! I am going to listen to the BrainMaker next. Thank-you, Dr Perlmutter!

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    Rachel L. 05-08-15
    Rachel L. 05-08-15 Member Since 2010
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    "This book Inspired me into action and empowered my"

    Uplifting information and clinical evidence inspired me into action. Making the changes
    suggested I feel like a 18 year old again with vitality, a playful disposition, creativity and fulfilling results in my finances and freedom.
    The changes have been cellular and productively enhanced every area of my life.
    Truly worth the try! Same experience for friends who have begun the program!

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    Wiwse 05-07-15
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    "Buy the book, not the audio version"
    What did you love best about Grain Brain?

    This is a fabulous and convincing book. I've purchased several more copies to give to friends because the information is a must have for anyone suffering chronic illness, at risk for Alzheimers, or on cholesterol-lowering drugs. My only complaint was that even though the audio version was convenient to listen to, it references charts, pdfs, and recipes that weren't available with the Audible version. Definitely buy a copy of this book, but the hardcover or paperback would be much more helpful since they are easier to reference.


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    The narrator was taxing to listen to and I really wished they'd gotten a better reader for the book.


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    El Cariso Buyer 05-07-15
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    "Important information, well delivered"

    I wish every doctor would consider diet before drugs, when possible! I wish this information were common knowledge so people could make healthier choices, based on facts instead of the lies perpetuated by the food industry.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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