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
"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)
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
The narrator was taxing to listen to and I really wished they'd gotten a better reader for the book.
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.
"Gently illuminating, but somewhat waffly at points"
Yes, because I am a nutritional therapy student and it illuminates the impact of inflammation (caused by gluten and certain carbohydrates) upon the brain, as well as the body. However, it does repeat some of the softer information too much - I would have preferred this in the areas relating to more complex scientific information so that I could come away from the listening experience with more than a basic outline of the content, and instead, with more substantial scientific connections which I could explain to others. Instead, I will need to buy the book itself and re-read it so I can focus on and absorb that information more.
I haven't listened to others before.
There was only one character, but the narrator was excellent - he managed to keep full, clear energy even in the most dry of topics.
Yes, it was. But I do feel I need to buy the book as well now.
I think this is perhaps better in a paper book rather than audible, given the content and that the recipes etc will always be to hand in the book, whereas those sent in PDF form via audible cannot be downloaded and saved to the computer for future reference.
The book however, the content of it, is most certainly worth listening to and I would recommend it to all carbohydrate and gluten lovers, and those who want to improve their health - it sounds generic, as everyone would like that, but I do believe the recommendations given in this book, would do just that.
I found this book to be somewhat repetitive and therefore dull. interesting information if completely new to low carb diets, but nothing unique. could have pulled same info off the internet in a short session and saved a few hours of my life!
"If Bread is Your Passion - Do Not Read!"
I doubt Mr Warburton is going to read this (for non-UK readers Warburton's is the name of a bread producer in the UK) as their profit is derived from feeding the nation crap - badged up as "Healthy Whole Grains". Cheap to produce, easy to market and highly addictive this modern manufactured "food" makes up part of the average diet and is one of the reasons heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's & dementia is all too prevalent in our world today.
Dr Perlmutter will take you through the details in a compelling argument and you'll be going back over some of the information as you attempt to clear your kitchen cupboards of the things that are killing you!
Sill doubtful? Then read Wheat Belly afterwards.
Despite approaching this with an open mind, I'm not convinced by the extravagant claims made. I'd be interested to know the physiological costs of such a diet and why, if so effective, it's not adopted more widely in medical/health arenas. Yes, food affects brain function, mood, concentration etc but to these extents? Really?
Following on from the 'Wheat Belly" this book now confirms my new way of eating... Thank you
"Both a fascinating & disturbing book! A must read!"
I love listening and re listening to this book. So good I even bought the hard copy!!
"Well worth a listen."
Can't pretend to have understood everything but feel like my diet is now headed in the right direction.
This book blew me away with its information. I had to go away and investigate all its claims. What I found is that it is all true!! This book is a revelation and a must read (hear)
"Part of any healthy Eaters Library"
Wheat Belly, Fat Chance, Why we get Fat
A great resource for anybody wanting to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Very in-depth at times.
"Informative and substantial"
Interesting theory. Not something you read about everyday - adds more weight to the anti-sugar mission.
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