The official guide to Dr. David Perlmutter's revolutionary approach to vibrant health as described in his New York Times best sellers Grain Brain, The Grain Brain Cookbook, and Brain Maker.
With more than a million copies sold worldwide, Dr. Perlmutter's books have changed many lives. Now, he's created a practical, comprehensive program that lowers the risk for brain ailments while yielding other benefits, such as weight loss, relief from chronic conditions, and total body rejuvenation. Science-based and highly accessible, The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan expands upon the core advice from Dr. Perlmutter's previous works and introduces new information about the advantages of eating more fat and fewer carbs and nurturing the microbiome. Including original recipes, tips and tricks for common challenges, meal plans, and advice on everything from sleep hygiene to stress management, exercise, supplements, and more, The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan shows how to live happily and healthily ever after.
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©2016 David Perlmutter MD & Kristin Loberg (P)2016 Hachette Audio
"If everyone were to follow The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan, there would be a dramatic reduction in obesity, diabetes, cancer, dementia, arthritis - in short, the world would be a better place." (Dale Bredesen, MD, professor and director of Alzheimer's Disease Research, UCLA)
"The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan provides a step-by-step, proven approach that will help you reclaim and sustain health, vitality, and happiness for a lifetime." (Melissa Hartwig, author of Food Freedom Forever and coauthor of The Whole30)
"Dr. Perlmutter sifts through the emerging research on how to create brain and body health. And he created The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan, a manifesto for the new medicine, the roadmap for how to care for the one precious human life that you have." (Mark Hyman, MD, author of Eat Fat Get Thin and director of Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine)
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Compared to other books about nutrition, this is one of my favorites.
The absolute worst part of this audio book is the narrator. Peter Ganim is brutal. At times it is hard to stay awake as he is the most monotone narrator I have ever heard.
If you have read the two previous books this one falls in line. It mostly serves as a melding of his prior books, putting everything into practical terms that use can use everyday. Much of what he recommends is back by studies.
This is a lot of the same from the last two books. The action plan doesn't work very well as an audio book. still great info though for anyone who hasn't read his other books
I am a twenty year old with many serious aliments and was very interested to see if I could get myself out by the bootstraps. Some of the things Perlmutter suggests I agree with.
Gut bacteria are important, although he pumps it up crazily. There seems to be no evidence for gluten free helping most people. I'm on the fence about his ketosis recommendation some evidence for attempting ketosis, but one NCBI article said prolonged ketosis is bad. Some advise is *obviously* good: workout, cut out sugar (minus fruits and veggies), and get good sleep.
He also seems like a mountebank: he has expensive programs, his own line of supplements, and he always plugs his website. This plus Reddit saying he's a quack raised my skepticism.
I really feel bamboozled, swindled, and hoodwinked. If you're going to go into this, go in SCEPTICALLY, and write down his specific recommendations and FACT CHECK THEM (like I did with ketosis because it can induce ketoacidosis after a long time).
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