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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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    RD 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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

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


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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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    Neonila 05-07-15
    Neonila 05-07-15
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    "Great book"

    We will change our life style because now we educated. We learned how to live longer with clear mind.
    Thank you so much.

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    Krazyst8 05-06-15
    Krazyst8 05-06-15 Member Since 2017
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    "So Simple...You can't disagree!"
    Where does Grain Brain rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Has to be one of the best over all total health books written. Physical health, mental health and over all life style will improve dramatically.


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    deborah 05-01-15
    deborah 05-01-15 Member Since 2013
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    "New important information"

    Good clear narration, relevant new facts discussed. I learned much more about this hotly questioned topic. Lots of useful tools at the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cory Stock 04-28-15
    Cory Stock 04-28-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Great"

    Great info, finally the truth! Our wheat is far different now and foods w naturally occurring fat are healthy & essential!

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    dessa 04-26-15
    dessa 04-26-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Informative and life-changing"

    Very much worth a listen. Even if you don't follow the diet to a T it definitely makes you more conscious about what you're eating and on your health.

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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.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • 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.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Kate
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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.

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  • Warren
    10/28/16
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    "interesting!!"

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 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
  • Anthony C.
    11/3/17
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    "A real eye opener!"

    Very informative. Highly recommend everyone reads or listens to this book! Will make you re think everything you thought you knew about food and its relation to our health. Five star!

    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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