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

Front Cover
Little, Brown, Sep 17, 2013 - Health & Fitness - 336 pages
A #1 New York Times bestseller--the devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbs on the brain, with a 4-week 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 4-week plan, GRAIN BRAIN teaches us how we can reprogram our genetic destiny for the better.

GRAIN BRAIN is a #1 New York Times bestseller and a finalist for a 2013 Books for a Better Life award.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
9
4 stars
6
3 stars
4
2 stars
1
1 star
0

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - crazybatcow - LibraryThing

There is a quite a bit of "marketing" of the author's "diet plan" spread throughout the book. The author seemed loathe to actually call his eating plan what it is: Keto. Though, he does permit legumes ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - VhartPowers - LibraryThing

pg.41 growing more brain cells is under your control LDL is not a cholesterol molecule, nor is it good or bad. (Low Density Lipoprotein) pg.126 We are designed to be smart people our entire lives ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2013)

David Perlmutter, MD, is president of the Perlmutter Health Center in Naples, Florida, and the co-founder and president of The Perlmutter Brain Foundation. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American College of Nutrition and the Linus Pauling Award, and he serves on the Medical Advisory Board of The Dr. Oz Show. A frequent lecturer, he writes a blog at VanguardNeurologist.com and is a contributor to The Huffington Post. He is the author of The Better Brain Book, Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten, and Power Up Your Brain.

Bibliographic information