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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

Critic Reviews

"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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Foundational & Transformational Book

Fantastic book in every way! Would recommend to anyone who wants to improve their understanding of and take control of their own health. Great examples, great suggestions. I knew gluten was not a good thing. This book clearly proves that if you have any interest in preventing dementia (my Mom had dementia), read this book! And reduce carbs, sugar and processed foods. He clearly describes why. His other book, Brain Maker, is equally great!

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  • JJ
  • 06-28-15

Reading This Book Will Extend Your Life. Literally

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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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Very well written and easy to understand.

This book was well written and easy to understand. I'm familiar with the material already so I think perhaps a print version of the book would be better for most.

If you want to be hopping mad at the government and doctors over their shoddy nutrition advice, read this book. If you want to fix your health, read this book. You'll be healthier than the doctor that gave you all that bad advice.

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Awesome book!

Changed the way I look at food and the way my body responds. Very scientific backed

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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  • 03-08-15

Fantastic

This is a fantastic book with some really in depth science for geeks and or students of medicine or nutrition etc. highly recommended!

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