Grain Brain Book Review
A #1 New York Times bestseller – by Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition who received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award. Dr. Perlmutter is a frequent lecturer at symposia sponsored by such medical institutions as Columbia University, the University of Arizona, Scripps Institute, and Harvard University. He has contributed extensively to the world medical literature with publications appearing in The Journal of Neurosurgery, The Southern Medical Journal, Journal of Applied Nutrition, and Archives of Neurology.
Grain Brain Book Review
By Guest Reviewer Jennifer Macleay
This is a hard book to review, given that hundreds of reviews have been written about this book. Most are very positive, some who are critical of Perlmutter and his views, do not appear to present clear justification for an alternative position. Dr Perlmutter’s authority to speak on the subject is evident reading his biography, above. He takes a modern integrated approach to medicine.
The book is about the devastating effects that wheat and other grains, sugars and carbohydrates in general, have on your health. It covers a whole range of diseases that are affected by these things from depression, diabetes to dementia. It is the latter disease that is the main focus of the book calling these grains, sugars and carbohydrates the silent killers of the brain.
Dr Perlmutter points out that Dementia and other brain disorders most of us definitely want to avoid are not necessarily genetic or inevitable. He guides the reader through preventative measures to restore and even grow brain cells and how to nourish them.
To quote another doctor’s Brain Grain book review, Dr. Bernie Siegell MD writes:
“This book is a treasure. It is filled with self-empowering wisdom and easily understood leading-edge science. It can help you to avoid the devastating effects of an unhealthy diet and the dietary factors which are involved. By learning from the information presented in Dr. Perlmutter’s book, you can avoid multiple health and neurological problems.”
The book also presents a list of supplements to aid the body toward recovery and optimum health.
1. Alpha-lipoic acid 600mg daily
2. Coconut oil 1 teaspoon daily
3. DHA 1,000mg this is found in fish oil supplements
4. Probiotics 1 capsule on an empty stomach up to three times a day.
5. Resveratrol 100mg twice daily
6. Turmeric 350mg twice daily
7. Vitamin D3 5,000 IU daily
Dr. Perlmutter gives a four-week plan to help shift one’s body away from relying on carbohydrates for fuel and developing some good habits to aid your progress and recovery.
There are some very nice recipe ideas to help make the change easier.
Definitely, the book is worth reading and giving due consideration to. For those wanting to take more responsibility for their own health, the book will be of great benefit.
A news item relevant to this book is that 1 in 13 dementia patients are under 65 years old, some are in their 30’s and 40’s. In another article out of the UK, they call this ‘young onset dementia’ stating that there are over 40,000 cases of young-onset dementia in the UK.
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