Now that the book, Grain Brain, has been out for a week, the reviews are starting to come in. I haven’t read it yet, but will probably add it to my ever-growing list of requested reads at the library. I attended the webinar and did a short write-up about it last week:
Anyway, it’s clear from this review of the book that proponents of conventional nutrition are eager to poke holes through Dr. Perlmutter’s theories:
Interestingly enough, the same e-newsletter that delivered this review also shared another article with me about the health benefits of a diet low in refined carbs and higher in saturated fats:
Ever since I watched the webinar (and read Wheat Belly, It Starts with Food, etc.), I’ve regretted every cupcake I’ve ingested the moment I’ve taken that first bite. So why can’t I stop myself from taking that first bite? Why is it that I’m not connecting enough with my future self enough to know that the two minutes of sugary-induced euphoria isn’t worth a lifetime of inflammation? (Or anxiety. Or skin problems. Or all of the other things I’ve been trying to conquer this year…) For example, yesterday I was at a conference for work at a beautiful hotel that provided a delicious assortment of good, nutritious food. I think I’ve mentioned before that my employer does a pretty good job when it comes to health and wellness:
- At breakfast, I had my choice of eggs and fruit… yet I still had a bagel.
- I had a protein packed lunch with chicken and salad… followed by cookies and chocolate cake.
- More cookies during an afternoon break… and though there was a gluten free cookie available, I went for the chocolate chip.
-And don’t forget the wine reception following the event that was optional… but I hung around to consume some wheat-filled hors d’oeuvres for dinner.
Today wasn’t much better – someone left some cake in the break room. Figured I’m off the wagon, so what’s one more piece going to hurt?
Seriously, I have to stop thinking like this. I have some serious grain brain. Maybe I should seek hypnotherapy.