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Reading the Grain Brain Book

Friday, March 21, 2014

Well, I'm in the middle of reading the book and it is very good. It is clear, concise, and offers great research. I love a book that doesn't just tell me that something is true, it provides research, facts, and examples. Dr. Perlmutter has devoted over thirty five years of research to the subject of how nutrition affects our brains and the study of brain diseases. I also learned a lot about inflammation. He explained that too much grain affects out brains, especially in the area of inflammation. I had forgotten that our brains cannot "feel" as other organs do. Everything that I read was so logical. I'm thoroughly enjoying this book, and looking forward to my next read.
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    You are right WOUBBIE, I will correct this! Thanks!
    1523 days ago
    I agree that it's an excellent read, and sheds light on things that seem so mysterious to us.

    You might want to expand on your comment about NSAIDS and their role in reducing inflammation, though. It can be read as implying that NSAIDS have a negative impact on brain health. Dr. Perlmutter:

    "Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease result from failure of neurons that have been damaged or destroyed by free radicals as a result of inflammation. [...] Studies also reveal a reduced risk of the disease in individuals who have been treated with the common class of arthritis medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or aspirin."
    1524 days ago
    Interesting! We often think of otc products as being completely safe. Now we're learning otherwise.
    Thanks for sharing!
    1524 days ago
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