“Dr Perlmutter’s newly revised and updated Grain Brain is a masterpiece of scientifically accurate information on what leads to dementia and other brain conditions. And most importantly, it lays out a plan for how to stop the insidious brain inflammation that is the result of the wrong diet. The end result will be clearer thinking, improved mood, and an end to worrying about the chance of losing your memory as you get older.”―Christiane Northrup, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Wisdom of Menopause and Goddesses
In Grain Brain, renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, exposes a finding that’s been buried in the medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. Even so-called healthy carbs like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, epilepsy, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, decreased libido, and much more.
Groundbreaking and timely, Grain Brain shows that the fate of your brain is not in your genes. It’s in the food you eat. The cornerstone of all degenerative conditions, including brain disorders, is inflammation, which can be triggered by carbs, especially containing gluten or high in sugar. Dr. Perlmutter explains what happens when the brain encounters common ingredients in your daily bread and fruit bowls, how statin drugs may be erasing your memory, why a diet high in “good fats” is ideal, and how to spur the growth of new brain cells at any age.