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

ISBN-10: 031623480X
ISBN-13: 9780316234801
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Description: The devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbs on the brain, with a 30-day plan to achieve optimum health.Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a topic that's been buried in medical literature for far too  More...

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Book details

List price: $36.50
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 9/17/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

The devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbs on the brain, with a 30-day plan to achieve optimum health.Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a topic that's been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more. Dr. Perlmutter explains what happens when the brain encounters common ingredients in your daily bread and fruit bowls, why your brain thrives on fat and cholesterol, and how you can spur the growth of new brain cells at any age. He offers an in-depth look at how we can take control of our "smart genes" through specific dietary choices and lifestyle habits, demonstrating how to remedy our most feared maladies without drugs. With a revolutionary 30-day plan, GRAIN BRAIN teaches us how we can reprogram our genetic destiny for the better.

David Perlmutter, M.D. is a Naples, Florida, based American physician, author, and scholar. He is the president of the Perlmutter Health Center. He wrote the New York Times bestselling book Grain Brain, released September, 2013. The book addresses nutritional and lifestyle influences and their impact on neurological disorders, such as Dementia. Perlmutter serves as a medical advisor for The Dr. Oz Show, and lectures at symposia sponsored by such medical institutions as Harvard University, the University of Arizona, Scripps Institute, New York University, and Columbia University. His contributions to medical literature include publications appearing in the Journal of Neurosurgery, the Southern Medical Journal, Journal of Applied Nutrition, and Archives of Neurology. Perlmutter has received awards for his approaches to neurological disorders including the 2002 Linus Pauling Award, 2006 National Nutritional Foods Association Clinician of the Year Award, and 2010 Humanitarian of the Year award from the American College of Nutrition. His title The Grain Brain Cookbook: More then 150 Life Changing Gluten-free Recipes to Transform Your Health made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014.

Introduction Against the Grain
Self-Assessment What Are Your Risk Factors?
The Whole Grain Truth
The Cornerstone of Brain Disease: What You Don't Know About Inflammation
The Sticky Protein: Gluten's Role in Brain: Inflammation (It's Not Just About Your Belly)
Attention, Carboholics and Fat Phobics: Surprising Truths About Your Brain's Real Enemies and Lovers
Not a Fruitful Union: This Is Your Brain on Sugar (Natural or Not)
The Gift of Neurogenesis and Controlling Master Switches: How to Change Your Genetic Destiny
Brain Drain: How Gluten Robs You and Your Children's Peace of Mind
Grain Brain Rehab
Dietary Habits for an Optimal Brain: Hello, Fasting, Fats, and Essential Supplements
Genetic Medicine: Jog Your Genes to Build a Better Brain
Good Night, Brain: Leverage Your Leptin to Rule Your Hormonal Kingdom
Say Good-Bye to Grain Brain
A New Way of Life: The Four-Week Plan of Action
Eating Your Way to a Healthy Brain: Meal Plans and Recipes
Epilogue The Mesmerizing Truth
Acknowledgments
Illustration Credits
Notes
Index

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