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Grain brain : the surprising truth about wheat, carbs, and sugar - your brain's silent killers / Dr David Perlmutter with Kristin Loberg.

By: Perlmutter, David, 1954-.
Contributor(s): Loberg, Kristin [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England : Yellow Kite, [2019]Copyright date: ©2018Edition: Revised edition.Description: x, 371 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781473695580 (paperback).Subject(s): Brain -- Diseases -- Nutritional aspects | Carbohydrates -- Metabolism | Energy metabolismDDC classification: 613.26 Summary: When Grain Brain was published in 2013, Dr Perlmutter kick-started a revolution. Since then, his book has been translated into 30 languages, and more than 1.5 million readers have been given the tools to make monumental life-changing improvements to their health. They've lost weight, banished anxiety and depression, reduced or eliminated chronic conditions, and taken proactive steps to safeguard themselves against cognitive decline and neurological disease - all without drugs. In this fully revised edition, Dr Perlmutter builds on his mission. Drawing on the latest developments in scientific research, which have further validated his recommendations, he explains how the Grain Brain program boosts the brain, shows the benefits of using fat as a main fuel source, and puts forth the most compelling evidence to date that a non-GMO, gluten-free, and low-carb diet is crucial for cognitive function and long-term health. Featuring up-to-date data and practical advice based on leading-edge medicine, including modified guidelines for testing and supplements, plus a wealth of new recipes, Grain Brain empowers you to take control of your health like never before and achieve optimal wellness for lifelong vitality.
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Dr David Perlmutter's #1 New York Times bestseller about the devastating effects of gluten, sugar, and carbs on the brain and body - updated with the latest nutritional and neurological science.

When Grain Brain was published in 2013, Dr Perlmutter kick-started a revolution. Since then, his book has been translated into 30 languages, and more than 1.5 million readers have been given the tools to make monumental life-changing improvements to their health. They've lost weight, banished anxiety and depression, reduced or eliminated chronic conditions, and taken proactive steps to safeguard themselves against cognitive decline and neurological disease - all without drugs.

In this fully revised, 5-year anniversary edition, Dr Perlmutter builds on his mission. Drawing on the latest developments in scientific research, which have further validated his recommendations, he explains how the Grain Brain program boosts the brain, shows the benefits of using fat as a main fuel source, and puts forth the most compelling evidence to date that a non-GMO, gluten-free, and low-carb diet is crucial for cognitive function and long-term health.

Featuring up-to-date data and practical advice based on leading-edge medicine, including modified guidelines for testing and supplements, plus a wealth of new recipes, Grain Brain empowers you to take control of your health like never before and achieve optimal wellness for lifelong vitality.

'There was a time when the notion that diet and gut health could affect brain health was controversial. Today, it is frontline news. The incredible Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter is a significant reason for this change.' - Robb Wolf, New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired to Eat

' Grain Brain, Revised Edition , is brilliant, accessible, and life changing. By following the scientific advice, you can have healthier brain and healthier body starting today.' - Daniel G. Amen, MD, author of Memory Rescue and Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

'Dr. Perlmutter has compiled an important and highly useful update to his bestselling book that has helped so many understand the pernicious influence that grains can have on your health.' - Dr. Joseph Mercola, New York Times bestselling author and author of Fat for Fuel

"Completely revised and updated"--Cover.

Includes bibliographical references (pages [295]-312) and index.

When Grain Brain was published in 2013, Dr Perlmutter kick-started a revolution. Since then, his book has been translated into 30 languages, and more than 1.5 million readers have been given the tools to make monumental life-changing improvements to their health. They've lost weight, banished anxiety and depression, reduced or eliminated chronic conditions, and taken proactive steps to safeguard themselves against cognitive decline and neurological disease - all without drugs. In this fully revised edition, Dr Perlmutter builds on his mission. Drawing on the latest developments in scientific research, which have further validated his recommendations, he explains how the Grain Brain program boosts the brain, shows the benefits of using fat as a main fuel source, and puts forth the most compelling evidence to date that a non-GMO, gluten-free, and low-carb diet is crucial for cognitive function and long-term health. Featuring up-to-date data and practical advice based on leading-edge medicine, including modified guidelines for testing and supplements, plus a wealth of new recipes, Grain Brain empowers you to take control of your health like never before and achieve optimal wellness for lifelong vitality.

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Library Journal Review

Carbohydrates create inflammation and ultimately degenerative disease, says neurologist Perlmutter; the book focuses particularly on the brain. (LJ 11/1/13) (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publishers Weekly Review

In his latest book, neurologist Perlmutter (The Better Brain Book) declares war on a common foodstuff, attributing a bewilderingly wide assortment of maladies to the consumption of gluten, a substance found in bread and other stock foods. Contrasting modern humans against idealized humans of the distant past, Perlmutter concludes that the former, whose average life expectancy at birth is about twice that of their Paleolithic ancestors, have gone off the proper track. He addresses the churlish objection that gluten has been part of the human diet for many millennia by firmly asserting that recent changes to crops have transformed a once-safe food into a terrible scourge. The book features health advice, a number of gluten-free recipes, and details on some relevant case studies. Lauded by such nonconsensus pundits as Mehmet Oz and William Davis, Perlmutter offers readers a comfortably simplistic model for thinking about carbs. Agent: Bonnie Solow, Solow Literary Enterprises. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Kirkus Book Review

"Gluten is our generation's tobacco," argues Perlmutter (Power Up Your Brain, 2012, etc.), whose credentials as a board-certified neurologist and American College of Nutrition Fellow make him a uniquely qualified voice in the debate about which foods are best for the brain and body. Gluten, most commonly found in wheat products, plays a significant role in pernicious health issues relating to the brain. Bucking the mainstream notion that fat and cholesterol lead to poor health, the author proposes that the carbohydrate-laden foods that form the staple of many diets may cause brain problems as diverse as migraines, ADHD, Parkinson's, depression, anxiety and more. In addition, he provides ample evidence to suggest that diabetes, a disease already linked to the high sugar content of carbs, doubles the risk of developing Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Gluten, not cholesterol, activates damaging chemical chain reactions which can result in inflammation and leave the brain and heart vulnerable to dysfunction and disease--even if an individual has no gastrointestinal sensitivity to gluten. Importantly, Perlmutter stresses that brain damage need not be permanent. A few simple lifestyle changes, he argues, can dramatically reduce the risk for debilitating brain diseases in the future, without the need for any kind of prescription medication. This "genetic reprogramming" is possible at any age, and its side effects include weight loss and increased energy levels in addition to brain health. Alongside numerous professional anecdotes detailing the successes of a diet without carbs but with omega-3 fats, the author provides abundant lists of "good" and "bad" foods, a 30-day plan of action that includes suggested meals, and a slate of gluten-free recipes. A galvanizing call to arms against a gluten-heavy diet.]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.