by David Perlmutter, MD. | hardcover, 336pp. | Item Catalogue Number: 34155
In Grain Brain, neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, exposes a finding that’s been buried in medical literature for too long: carbs can destroy your brain. Even so-called healthy carbs like whole grains can increase the risk of dementia, ADHD, epilepsy, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, decreased libido, and much more.
Grain Brain shows that the fate of your brain is not in your genes. It’s in the food you eat. The cornerstone of all degenerative conditions, including brain disorders, is inflammation, which can be triggered by carbs, especially those containing gluten or high in sugar. Dr. Perlmutter explains what happens when the brain encounters common ingredients in your daily bread and fruit bowls, how statin drugs may be erasing your memory, why a diet high in “good fats” is ideal and how to spur the growth of new brain cells at any age.
Dr. Perlmutter’s four-week plan shows you how to keep your brain healthy, vibrant, and sharp while dramatically reducing your risk for neurological diseases as well as relieving more common, everyday conditions. Easy to follow strategies, delicious recipes and weekly goals help you put the plan into action. With a blend of cutting-edge research, real-life stories of transformation, and accessible, practical advice, Grain Brain teaches you how to take control of your “smart genes,” regain wellness, and enjoy lifelong health and vitality.
David Perlmutter, MD, is a board-certified neurologist, the president of the Perlmutter Health Centre in Naples, Florida, co-founder and president of the Perlmutter Brain Foundation; and a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He is the recipient of the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American College of Nutrition and the Linus Pauling Award.