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Grain Brain Audiobook

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

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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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    Jonathan Henrich 05-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing! Especially for the Depressed and Anxious!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Spending my life investigating depression and anxiety, this book was a game changer. I spent my time writing my own book on how to conquer depression and I was only able to touch on the vitamins and nutrients that were suspect but David digs in and gives you all the science you can handle. Overall great read and informative. We have been fed lies about food, time for a change. Thanks David and Kristin.


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    Amazon Customer 04-28-17
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    "Good info, hard listen"
    Where does Grain Brain rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Great information that I found very interesting. It is a very long book made to feel even longer by the narrator. He has a dry, monotonous style, that makes it a little more challenging to listen to technical information for long periods of time. Overall, I did appreciate all of the information in this book


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    melissa Reed BUENA VISTA, VA, US 10-13-17
    melissa Reed BUENA VISTA, VA, US 10-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Investigate for your own health "

    The way our health care system is in USA ,every person should look into and investigate all medical needs one uses .This book helped open up some different avenues in which I will be looking into more .wonderfully read also

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    Amazon Customer Texas, USA 08-12-17
    Amazon Customer Texas, USA 08-12-17 Member Since 2014
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    "More evidence"

    Explains with chemicles the new disease epidemic of inflammation that is the heart of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, etc.

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    Nat 08-11-17
    Nat 08-11-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Very eye opening!"

    Very eye opening! Great information! This is the exact information my whole family needs to hear about. Our genetic make up seems to be greatly impacted by these factors! Couldn't put the book down!

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    Katya yeschenko 08-06-17
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    "Caused weight gain!"

    I agree with the author about avoiding wheat but not eating potatoes and fruit while eating all the eggs, meat, seafood and butter u want is absolutely ridiculous and there is no way that can be healthy!This caused me to gain weight and I didn't go to the bathroom as regularly as before. I went back to a mainly vegan diet with fish few times a week which works great for me. Everyone should read how not to die by Dr. Gregor which explains all the scientific research behind why meat and dairy are bad for you!!!!

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    brandon 08-03-17
    brandon 08-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Keto"

    Keto is the way. Carbs are scarce in nature & the science is just overwhelming to support carbohydrate rich diets

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    Marcelo Fandino 07-31-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Gluten Free Reading"

    This reading surely will not be your final truth but will improve your knowledge about your health. another step forward.

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    Douglas DeGroot 07-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Life changing!"

    The concepts in this book blew my mind. The research is there and once you know it, you realize that you can no longer ignore the effect that gluten has on all parts of your life. The content was dense so I'm glad I read along while I listened. It helped me move through the material instead of getting lots on the technical terms. Certain sections reminded me of my AP Biology class in high school and I enjoyed learning the biology behind gluten sensitivity and intolerance. It has given me a new perspective that I am applying to the good that I eat as well as my family.

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    Brian E. Robinson FAIRFAX, VA, US 07-25-17
    Brian E. Robinson FAIRFAX, VA, US 07-25-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Love this book!"

    A great book! I purchased it right after being diagnosed as gluten sensitive and advised to begin a gluten free diet. This book has helped me tremendously!

    I bought 4 hard cover copies. One for my wife and me, and one for each of my 20-something children, their spouses and my grandchildren.

    I'm recommending this book to many people.

    My gluten free diet seems to be helping me with my chronic headaches as well. I've been trying to improve this situation since I was 5 years old and first remember suffering from a migraine headache. That was almost 55 years ago.

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    9/1/14
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    "Gently illuminating, but somewhat waffly at points"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    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.


    If you’ve listened to books by David Perlmutter and Kristin Loberg before, how does this one compare?

    I haven't listened to others before.


    Which character – as performed by Peter Ganim – was your favourite?

    There was only one character, but the narrator was excellent - he managed to keep full, clear energy even in the most dry of topics.


    Was Grain Brain worth the listening time?

    Yes, it was. But I do feel I need to buy the book as well now.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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  • liz
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    "very protracted"

    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!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
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    "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.

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  • Warren
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    "interesting!!"

    authors ambition was admirable. difficult to create a one size fit all book, but he does a great job.

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  • shirley
    10/5/16
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    "re-affirmed the horror stories about grains"

    I got this book after the Whole 30. Just to keep me on track and help me kick the wheat habit. This book really helped reaffirm why I was doing it. I was shocked by the increased levels of gluten in our food, and by some of the well ingrained (no pun intended!) myths about eating fat and cholesterol. Yes, some of the technical names /terms are difficult to assimilated when you are just listening, but for people with busy lives, the audible version is a great way to digest the ideas.

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  • Losa
    8/7/16
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    "Unconvincing"

    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?

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  • Elizabeth
    2/7/16
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    "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!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • H. Rodson
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    10/3/16
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    "Flies in the face of current NHS thinking in England"

    Currently the NHS is still on the saturated fat bandwagon. I am sure it won't be long before it turns full- circle but that four or five years will be a long wait for doctors who do not necessarily think that we have the management of health issues correct when giving advice about diet . Everything points towards carbohydrates being the problem and our evolution has not been able to accommodate such intakes of carbohydrates no wonder we have a problem.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Kate
    8/26/17
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    "Outstanding Book - I've listened twice"

    This book made so much sense, it was uncomplicated and easy to understand despite the medical/scientific elements.

    For anyone that wants to live a healthier, happier life, this book is a must. It's not a fad diet book, it's based on scientific research and an understanding of who we are and where we have come from, giving a comprehensive view on how we are designed to exist.

    I recommend this book to anyone and everyone that will listen. I already feel fantastic myself for adopting Dr Perlmutters recommendations for a healthier way of life. I am a Personal Trainer and will be recommending this to all my clients.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Simon
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    7/2/17
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    "Losing Over 2kg Weekly - Amazing!"

    Tinkering with my diet has been an obsession for years while trying to lose weight and keep it off. This book changed everything, because it worked without making me starve. This is a bit of a biology lesson in places, but it's not hard to stick with. I found that the narrator started off badly and it sounded a bit weird for the first 30 minutes, before he bounced back, doing a great job for the rest of the book. Well written, uncompromising and thought provoking. This book will definitely help you redefine your relationship with many foods and not just wheat.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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