Posted: Fri, October 04, 2013 | By: Brain Health
by Jimmy Moore
Occasionally there will be a book that will come out of nowhere, get published, and ultimately shared with the world that goes on to quite literally change the course of the future by dramatically shifting the way we live our lives on a daily basis. And when that book is one about a subject as critically important as our health and is based on a strong foundation in solid, scientific nutritional principles, the significance of that event becomes magnified well beyond just some fascinating part of mankind’s literary history.
(this article was kindly contributed to BrighterBrains.org, after it was originally posted HERE)
A book of this magnitude provides perhaps some of the most life-changing information that could very well tear down some of those long-held, deeply-rooted societal modes of thinking that have become such a mindless part of the conventional wisdom of our day. These common ideas that make up our basic cultural belief system are sometimes dead wrong and need to be corrected through proper education and a bit of convincing to get people to make a change when change is warranted. Although trying to alter what people believe about anything is a proverbial uphill battle, it can, it must, and it has been done many times before.
Here are five key nutritional health books that would fit that paradigm-shifting criteria released in the past 100 years:
- Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Dr. Weston A. Price
- Pure, White, and Deadly: How Sugar Is Killing Us and What We Can Do to Stop It by Dr. John Yudkin
- The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Foods You Were Designed to Eat by Dr. Loren Cordain
- Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health by Dr. William Davis
Now we can add to that prestigious list yet another one that can and should be influential is changing the minds of everyone who reads it–LITERALLY! It’s called Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar–Your Brain’s Silent Killers by a famed neurologist named Dr. David Perlmutter. The information contained in this book is some of the most comprehensive, cutting-edge stuff on how the body works, the impact that nutrition plays on it, and why everything we do about our health really boils down to keeping our brains functioning at the highest levels. I hope you’re ready for what you are going to read in Grain Brain because it has the great potential to change everything you thought you ever knew about diet and health. Hold on tight, the information in this book is Earth-shattering stuff but incredibly relevant now more than ever before!
As someone who follows the very latest information on nutritional health through my work at “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb,” most of what I read in Grain Brain was not new to me. But for the general public who has unfortunately not been enlightened to this yet, the idea that the consumption of carbohydrates, even from the so-called healthy sources such as whole grains, is directly responsible for destroying the brain is mind-blowing! With people dutifully consuming copious amounts of these “healthy” whole grains along with the Standard American Diet consisting of other carbohydrate-rich foods such as refined flours, sugars and starches while simultaneously eschewing truly healthy real, whole brain fuel foods that contain sources of dietary saturated fat and cholesterol (such as eggs and fatty red meats), Dr. Perlmutter puts forth the notion that this has led to debilitating and incurable brain diseases such as dementia. And he says it is completely preventable if we flip the dietary advice we’ve always heard is healthy on its head–cut the carbs and increase the fat in your diet! Because you can’t undo the damage that’s done to your brain once dementia sets it, it is incumbent upon you to take action on this NOW while you still have your mental faculties to do so.
Grain Brain makes a rather compelling case to shift your diet away from the consumption of grains, sugars and other culprit carbohydrates that are leading to the early signs of neurological health problems such as migraines, seizures, mood changes, sexual dysfunction, and ADHD which then progresses to more advanced issues like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. How many of us have watched friends and family members deal with this exact thing and wondered how it could possibly be happening? We chalk it up to old age, but what if what we’re eating right now could be the very thing that leads us down a similar path to neurodegeneration? That’s precisely what this book is trying to help you prevent from happening.
Although blood sugar is generally seen by most people as something only a diabetic needs to be concerned about, Dr. Perlmutter contends that keeping it within a range of 70-100 mg/dL is ESSENTIAL to maintaining proper brain health (and getting a glucometer to test your blood glucose levels is so incredibly easy by getting a monitor from your local Walmart or pharmacy–EVERYONE should own one of these devices and know what their blood sugar is doing). He recommends several other critical health tests you need to be asking your doctor about if you want to protect what’s in that head of yours! As you read through Grain Brain, you’ll begin to realize why these tests are so important, how controlling chronic inflammation is the ultimate goal, what dietary changes are necessary that will very likely go against everything you’ve ever heard before about nutrition and its relationship to your health, and some rather simple things you can do to attain mental stability and literally rehabilitate your brain from the damage you’ve inflicted upon it because of your poor nutritional choices. It may not be too late if you take the advice of this brain health doctor who has seen thousands upon thousands of patients get their life back again by implementing easy dietary changes that radically improved their health and life forever.
If you’re concerned about how to do this, Dr. Perlmutter doesn’t leave you meandering in the wilderness with what is very likely brand new information to so many people that he provided throughout Grain Brain. He offers up a Four-Week Plan Of Action in the back of the book that walks you through everything you need to do to get back on track again. From testing to supplementation, cleaning out your kitchen to restocking it with the truly health foods (again, he’s redefining what “healthy” means), and even a few words on the benefits of engaging in intermittent fasting (GASP!)–what to do and why you’re doing it is very clearly explained in language that just makes sense. Don’t be afraid to give this a go for yourself. It could very well enhance and extend the length and quality of your life more than any drug you could ever take in the name of getting healthy.
Grain Brain is destined to become an instant classic as a key paradigm-shifting nutritional health book that will be revered for many years to come! GET YOUR COPY TODAY and start experiencing the kind of health you deserve.