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Grain Brain - more about the effect of carbs on the brain

Friday, September 13, 2013

This book looks promising. Maybe not that much additional info for people who have done paleo/low-carb for a while, but a good resource for people just learning about the negative effect of grains (incl. whole grains) on our health.

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    I am reading the "Grain Brain" now. It is more than simply remembering things - the book cites diseases caused by too much gluten and sugar including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Lou Gehrig's. The concept flies in the face of everything I have been doing on SparkPeople and it has been difficult switching gears. One comment Dr. Perlmutter made is that when cattle are "fatten" for market, they are fed corn and other grains, not fat. Bottom line, excess carbs are being stored as fat, not fat stored as fat.

    I am going to follow this concept because I fear Alzheimer's more than cancer or heart disease.
    1497 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/13/2013 11:14:13 AM
  • LOSER05
    1525 days ago
    i just finished a year of no bread, rice, oatmeal, potatoes low fruit.... to keep the carbs down because cancer needs glucose to survive.... now I reintroduced because I don't have a gluten problem but I am still aware not to do so much and try to eat low carb but Atkins is too low. emoticon
    1526 days ago
    Whether we've been LC or gluten-free for a day or years, you can't really have enough (much less "too much") info! Thanks for the link. The book does look worthwhile. If I can just work my way through the stack of books I'm reading now, I suspect this will be on my next list!

    (I haven't forgotten that I've set myself a purpose to keep reviewing for our forums - I'm just a terrible procrastinator!)

    Regarding the Amazon review... I'd have preferred not to see Dr Oz mentioned! but he's out there. People have faith in him. I suppose it sells books! I'm happier to see the good review from Dr Davis.
    1527 days ago

    From WHEATONTRIAL's blog
    1527 days ago
    Thanks! I know that I have way more mental acuity when I'm eating fewer carbs, but I might just read that to give myself more of a kick in the pants to decrease my sugar intake some more. I'm not super sensitive, so I have to eat quite a bit of sugar/grain to see an effect in the short term, but dementia scares the crap out of me, so this book could do the trick!
    1527 days ago
    Thanks. I need a bit more info.
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