Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and by David Perlmutter

By David Perlmutter

The devastating fact in regards to the results of wheat, sugar, and carbs at the mind, with a 30-day plan to accomplish optimal health.

Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off an issue that is been buried in scientific literature for much too lengthy: carbs are destroying your mind. and never simply dangerous carbs, yet even healthy ones like entire grains could cause dementia, ADHD, nervousness, persistent complications, melancholy, and lots more and plenty extra. Dr. Perlmutter explains what occurs while the mind encounters universal components on your day-by-day bread and fruit bowls, why your mind prospers on fats and ldl cholesterol, and the way you could spur the expansion of latest mind cells at any age. He bargains an in-depth examine how we will take regulate of our "smart genes" via particular nutritional offerings and way of life conduct, demonstrating tips on how to therapy our such a lot feared maladies without drugs. With a progressive 30-day plan, GRAIN mind teaches us how we will reprogram our genetic future for the better.

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Although several factors play into the genesis and progression of brain disorders, to a large extent numerous neurological afflictions often reflect the mistake of consuming too many carbs and too few healthy fats. The best way to comprehend this truth is to consider the most dreaded neurological ailment of all—Alzheimer’s—and view it within the context of a type of diabetes triggered by diet alone. We all know that poor diet can lead to obesity and diabetes, but a busted brain? ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE—TYPE 3 DIABETES?

I eat cereal (any kind). TRUE/FALSE A perfect score on this test would be a whopping zero “true” answers. If you answered true to one question, your brain—and your entire nervous system—is at greater risk for disease and disorder than if you scored a zero. And the more trues you tallied up, the higher your risk. If you scored more than a ten, you’re putting yourself into the hazard zone for serious neurological ailments that can be prevented but cannot necessarily be cured once you are diagnosed.

My mission is to interrupt such an unfortunate destiny. We want to focus not on calling all the king’s horses and all the king’s men, but on coaxing Humpty Dumpty down from the wall before disaster strikes. This will require a shift in a few daily habits. If the thought of going on a low-carb diet is terrifying (you’re already biting your nails at the thought of nixing all the delicious foods you’ve come to love), don’t give up yet. I promise to make this as easy as possible. I might take away the bread basket, but I’ll replace it with other things you might have avoided under the false idea that they were somehow bad for you, such as butter, meat, cheese, and eggs, as well as an abundance of wonderfully healthful vegetables.

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