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Sunday, 12/01/13 - Want to boost your brain power and keep your memory?

<“If you want to boost your brain power, keep your memory, and lift your mood and energy, as well as heal from a host of common complaints Dr. Perlmutter is your guide.  This is the definitive instruction book for the care and feeding of your brain!”  Mark Hyman, MD, Author of ‘The Blood Sugar Solution’.

“In ‘Grain Brain’, renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, exposes a finding that’s been buried in medical literature for far too long; carbs can destroy 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 those 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 the new brain cells at any age.

Part 1, “The Whole Grain Truth,” takes you on a tour of your brain’s friends and enemies, the latter of which render you vulnerable to dysfunction and disease.  Turning the classic American food pyramid upside down, I’ll explain what happens when the brain encounters common ingredients like wheat, fructose (the natural sugar found in fruit), and certain fats, proving that an extremely low-carbohydrate but high-fat diet is ideal (we’re talking no more than 60 grams of carbs a day, the amount in a serving of fruit). 

This may also sound preposterous, but I’ll be recommending that you start swapping out your daily bread with butter and eggs.  You’ll soon be consuming more saturated fat and cholesterol and re-thinking the aisles in your grocery store. 

Anyone who’s already been diagnosed with high cholesterol and prescribed a statin will be in for a rude awaking:  I’m going to explain what’s really going on in your body and tell you how to remedy this condition easily, deliciously, and without drugs. 

In compelling detail, backed by science, I’ll put a; new spin on the topic of inflammation, shoeing you that in order to control this potentially deadly biochemical reaction that lies at the heart of brain disease (not to mention all of our degenerative illnesses from head to toe), your diet will need to change.”   David Perlmutter, MD.

"This is what was happening to me before I finally hit rock bottom in 2008 and decided to change my diet.  I was in denial after one of my holistic doctors did blood testing which revealed that I was highly allergic to gluten/wheat.   I was losing my memory, in debilitating pain daily, and could barely function or walk even one foot without holding on to my husband’s arm.  I wasn’t able to spend much time with my family because I was in bed most of the time. I could not work nor was I enjoying much about my life.  Basically I was wasting away and now looking back, thank God for my doctors encouragement to either change or die. I chose to live and to live better without foggy brain or pain and drug free.  Now all these years later you can see the difference in the photo below and after hearing Dr. Perlmutter speak during 'The Grain Of Truth' and reading his book totally realize that if I had not taken her advice I’d most likely be an invalid by now or worse.  My husband would have been burdened with having to care for someone with Dementia and eventually most likely Alzheimer’s. 

I’ve always had high cholesterol too and all the doctors tried to put me on Lipator and I refused to take the drugs because of the side effects.  Now years later after reading Dr. Perlmutter’s book I’m so thankful that I never took those drugs to lower my cholesterol!  There’s a reason it’s high.  After reading his book you’ll see why!

I’m on a mission to help spread the word to anyone who will listen and encouraging others to read Dr. Perlmutter’s book, not only those who have recurring health issues at this time but for everyone who wants to have not only a longer life but one that is much more productive on into their golden years. Just because you may not have been told you are allergic to gluten/wheat doesn’t mean it’s good for  you and this book proves it!   He also sites references to the research that many of us unfortunately never hear about.  It doesn't do any good to try and put a bandaid on the symptoms either. That's like fanning the flame.  I had to do something to put out the fire!"  Sue Seward - Gluten Free Lady

“Dementia and many other brain diseases are not inevitable, nor are they genetic.  They are directly and powerfully linked to a diet high in sugar and grains.  ‘Grain Brain’ not only proves this, it also gives you everything you need to know to protect your brain or a loved one’s now.”  Christine Northrup, MD.


Reply from Louise-Jayne Haddaway:
Sunday, 12/01/13

Wow... been listening to an audio book on loan from my daughter and wanted to take it further. You got my attention and i am going to be actively pursing this. Thanks for the info and please write more...

Sue Says: Thank you Louise! Just launched my new blog where I'm writing more and posting recipes at -

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