Grain Brain

2014-06-09 17.50.27I’m paleo; it’s no secret. Because of this, reading Dr. David Perlmutters’s book, Grain Brain, was an easy sell. We’re not big carb eaters, and I don’t consume any type of sugar except for the occasional taste of dark chocolate. I also carry HLA-DQ2 and anti-gliadin antibodies; I’m, obviously, gluten-free.

The amount of information contained in this book is simply astounding. The listing of scientific citations is most impressive, and it definitely served to activate my inner-geek. Of all the quotes, however, I think I like this one the best:

  • Mounting research prompted Dr. George Mann, a researcher with the Framingham Heart Study, to go on record stating, “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.”
    The World’s Biggest Fad Diet (and why you should probably avoid it)

The book is a wealth of information for improving your brain function and insuring that it remains healthy and in the best-possible condition even as you age. I highly recommend it!

Take home message–go gluten free and avoid carbs.

Thank you, Dr. Perlmutter.

extra credit:
Perlmutter’s interview by Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation’s Medical Director, Dharma Singh Khalsa

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