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

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63 out of 75 people found this review helpful.

Are you experiencing any of the following signs: Being overwei

Are you experiencing any of the following signs:

Being overweight?

Being unable to change how your body looks, no matter how much you exercise?

Being unable to lose weight or keep weight off?

Constantly craving "comfort foods"?

Fatigue after meals?

Feel...
Are you experiencing any of the following signs:

Being overweight?

Being unable to change how your body looks, no matter how much you exercise?

Being unable to lose weight or keep weight off?

Constantly craving "comfort foods"?

Fatigue after meals?

Feeling consistently anxious or stressed-out?

Feeling hungry all the time or at odd hours of the night?

Having a tendency to snack after meals?

Having high fasting triglycerides, over 100 mg/dL - particularly when equal to or exceeding cholesterol levels?

Having osteoporosis?

Having problems falling or staying asleep?

High Blood Pressure?

Regularly craving sugar or stimulants like caffeine?

The presence of "love handles"?

If you're like me, you probably answered yes to almost all of these. But there is a common answer that can alleviate these symptoms simply without medication and by what we eat and what is in what we eat. Funny how the food pyramid is where most of us gain our information on what's good for us, but you'd be surprised at how wrong the information has been that has enabled our society not only to gain larger waistlines, but also smaller brains.

Did you know that the larger your waistline is, the smaller your brain really is? Not to mention that the risks of diabetes, obesity, dementia, cardiovascular disease, cancer, auto immune disorders and even brain disease is all being elevated now but what is in our food and what we are consuming? Evidence now points to those with risks of diabetes and are also overweight, studies have shown that degenerative brain cognition is now being proven that link the two together? If that doesn't shock you into awareness, I don't know what will.

In the latest book, Grain Brain, Dr. David Perlmutter takes readers into the heart of what our diets and eating habits are doing to our health. Now science is proving that gluten is linked to increasing the risks of common neurological ailments such as ADHD, anxiety disorder, Tourette's syndrome, mental illness, migraines and even autism. He discusses gluten's role in behavioral and movement disorders and shows you how simple dietary changes may make significant improvements in our overall neurological health.

He teaches you what's been happening and what we are doing that is literally killing us slowly. But there is hope, he shows you how to begin turning back the clock on some of these old habits and bring us closer to a healthier lifestyle without the need for medication or crazy fad diets. Learn the real secret behind high fructose corn syrup and even why eating fruit may be bad for you. He'll show you what supplements are worth taking, when and why, along with a great beginning exercise and healthy eating plan. He shows you what to eliminate from your kitchen and how to avoid those seemingly innocent food labels that fool you into thinking what you're buying is really healthy when its not.

There is simply so much great information that even Dr. Mehmet Oz has commented that this is"An innovative approach to our most fragile organ." This book is packed with easy-to-follow strategies, delicious recipes, and weekly goals to help you put the plan into action, along with real life stories of transformation to gain control of your life, regain wellness and enjoy lifelong health and vitality.

I received Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter compliments of Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group for my honest review and received no monetary compensation for a favorable review. I've been working on my own healthier eating plan for three weeks and found the information in this book instrumental to aid me in my way to a stronger more well balance lifestyle. I already knew that grains were something most farmers feed their stock to fatten them up so it made sense that it would work on us as well. It's great to know that some of the things I was doing was great, but also the reduction of how much fruit I was eating didn't make sense until I read through the chapter on sugar, Chapter 4, Not a Fruitful Union -This is Your Brain on Sugar (Natural or Not). What I read literally shocked me and made complete sense. I would rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars and plan on changing what I buy and what my family eats to ensure a healthier lifestyle for all of us.

posted by Heart2Heart on September 18, 2013

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54 out of 78 people found this review helpful.

I was excited about this book and wanted to find something novel

I was excited about this book and wanted to find something novel and appreciable in it, but now after having wasted my time with it, I feel too disinterested to even write a proper review. But as a physician, I feel compelled to write something here to caution others a...
I was excited about this book and wanted to find something novel and appreciable in it, but now after having wasted my time with it, I feel too disinterested to even write a proper review. But as a physician, I feel compelled to write something here to caution others about this nonsense. This book can mislead people into harmful approaches to their diet and health. The author makes fantastic claims in his title and synopsis to grab your attention, but utterly fails to make his case with quality, peer reviewed, scientific bases for his dramatic assertions.

Consider: ridiculous pages filled with promises and rants supported by things like a sciencey looking pie chart that purports to compare the fat, protein, and carb content of our modern diet (whatever that means) with out ancestors' diets. Of course, they ate almost half fat and half protein, with a smittering of carbs, etc. Nevermind that he doesn't tell us how he knows that, or more about the so called ancestors (who, btw, didn't the cavemen supposedly die in early age?) Laughable garbage like this through and through. Bad plagiarism of Atkins and others' theories mixed with pseudoscience and fad mania.

It seems to be fashionable these days for everyone and anyone to write a book. Mediocre contributions to literature that lack virtue is bad enough, but disseminating unproven hypotheses with such conviction is just wrong. He pulls dubious 'facts' out of his hoohaw and expects us to accept it because of his credentials. What an abuse of trust.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Has the wow factor for literally giving us "food for thought."

    This is a great read and very informative. This book dove tails off the "The Wheat Belly" and "The Longevity Factor." Keeping ourselves informed of how our nutrition is directly linked to our health and wellness should be everyone's goal. This book is very well written.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 17, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    A great read.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 21, 2014

    Very Interesting

    In the middle of reading this book. Very interesting concept. Would recommend it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2014

    A must read for everyone.

    A book everyone should read. Am so glad some of the medical profession recognizes that some foods may not agree with all people and cause headaches and other problems which Doctors never seem to be able to treat other than with pills!! I can now lead a normal life again after eliminating some foods from my diet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2014

    Excellent Book

    I enjoyed this book very much. It contains great information about going gluten free in easy to understand language. The recipes in the back are also really good. It makes going gluten free easy to follow. This book was recommended by my chiropractor & I have suggested it to many friends.

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  • Posted June 20, 2014

    "The diet heart hypothesis that suggests that a high intake

    "The diet heart hypothesis that suggests that a high intake of fat or cholesterol causes heart disease has been repeatedly shown to be wrong, and yet, for complicated reasons of pride, profit, and prejudice, the hypothesis continues to be exploited by scientists, fund-raising enterprise, food companies, and even governmental agencies. The public is being deceived by the greatest health scam of the century". - Dr. George Mann researcher with the Framingham Heart Study. I notice people who gave one star said this was a trend, but then again McDonalds is still around look what it has done to society. How can you trust the government rather its food, your tax dollars, or the idiots on television speaking at the United States Capitol????? I think do what makes sense to you. This book made absolute sense to me. I made shifts in my diet and can totally tell the difference in my behavior.

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    Posted June 18, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2014

    A Must Read!! :))

    I loved this book. Packed with information & education. This book is extremely resourceful from websites that will help, recipes, & Dr. Perlmutter does an excellent job explaining the why & how. Standing Ovation !'

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  • Posted March 28, 2014

    Fascinating read

    Great deal of health information. I had to reread several passages to get it. Will recommend to my family members for their health.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    Highly Recommend!

    It will change your thinking and your life! A true gift!

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  • Posted January 24, 2014

    highly recommend

    This is a MUST READ for everybody, not just those with celiac disease, my family & I read the book, started going gluten-free with food, & am working on gluten-free products...it IS shocking what gluten does!

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