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    Has anyone read Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter? I'd like to hear your opinion before I buy it myself.

  • #2
    I recommended this book to my sister-in-law, who is something of a neuroscience buff, after finishing it several weeks ago. Grain Brain ties in nicely with Davis' Wheat Belly (the covers are even alike!), but having a history of dementia and Alzheimer's in the family, I was looking for something more specific about feeding the brain. Depending on your familiarity with the science (mine is pretty minimal), the technical writing, in places, bogs down an otherwise good read.

    The price on Kindle was reasonable at $6.49, or like my S-I-L, check it out at the library.

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    • #3
      The information is EXCELLENT. I have started a file on Grains fr family & friends:

      Wheat is Devastating to our Health
      This File Link =
      http://tinyurl.com/Wheat-Health-Problems

      Most spectacular are the photos of weight loss from simply giving up grains.

      Grizz

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      • #4
        I enjoyed it-agree that it is a great companion book to Wheat Belly.

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        • #5
          Loved it. Highly recommend.
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          • #6
            Easy read with great information.
            Some of you may die, but that is a risk I'm willing to take.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by flammable1 View Post
              I recommended this book to my sister-in-law, who is something of a neuroscience buff, after finishing it several weeks ago. Grain Brain ties in nicely with Davis' Wheat Belly (the covers are even alike!), but having a history of dementia and Alzheimer's in the family, I was looking for something more specific about feeding the brain. Depending on your familiarity with the science (mine is pretty minimal), the technical writing, in places, bogs down an otherwise good read.

              The price on Kindle was reasonable at $6.49, or like my S-I-L, check it out at the library.
              I read Wheat Belly during the time I was losing weight. I've learned a lot and become more confident just because it was written by a preventive cardiologist. Since our primal way of eating "flies in the face" of most things medical, it's encouraging to read books written by doctors supporting these changes. From the responses to this post I intend to buy the book, on Kindle. We can't be armed with enough facts. I also searched the library for the ebook. They had 1 and there was a waiting list. I never was good at waiting. Thanks.
              Last edited by Rosemary 231; 01-05-2014, 01:29 PM.

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              • #8
                It's very informative and easy to read. I have already recommended it to friends (without letting them take my copy away with them!).
                In the past year I have discovered that I am gluten, grain, dairy and legume intolerant.

                I am trying to make sense of it all through my blog: http://www.goingagainstthegrain.co.uk

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                • #9
                  This book is so informative and was the second book I read after Wheat Belly when I was considering going primal. I keep 'Grain Brain' on my coffee table along with 'Primal Blueprint' so I can keep referring back to it. I also tried some of the primal recipes and they are good! As an aside Dr. Perlmutter's Podcasts are also good and very informative. He really gets his point across in 'Grain Brain, it was easy to understand his explanation of the physiological response to grains that our brain goes through and I was especially interested in his opinion about dementia and Alzheimers with regard to eating grains. I think it also helps that he is a Board Certified Neurologist so his viewpoint might carry a little more whollop than other authors on this subject. Like Sisson he recommends being in a slight state of ketosis and maintaining a stable blood sugar. 'Grain Brain' is a good tool to have and I highly ecommend it!

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                  • #10
                    Can someone suggest which book would be best for me to purchase?

                    Grain Brain or Wheat Belly?

                    I want to get one of these two books, mainly for my parents to read. My father has dementia as well as heart disease/high bp/ cholesterol and im after something to convince him that a diet change is worth it!

                    I just can't decide which book would be better and at the moment I cannot afford both.
                    Thanks!

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                    • #11
                      I read both and preferred Wheat Belly. It was a better read and made more sense to me. Grain Brain was a little "technical" for NY liking. Just my preference though. Though they both have fabulous information.

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                      • #12
                        51: Dr. David Perlmutter | Grain Brain & Ketones | Jimmy Moore Presents: Ask The Low-Carb Experts

                        I recommend listening to this before you buy the book since Dr. Perlmutter outlines a lot of the concepts he discusses in the book and even answers some more in-depth questions. Just smile and nod when Jimmy Moore adds his color commentary.

                        Respect to Jimmy for having some awesome guests though!
                        "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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                        • #13
                          Read both and then decide. Public library is usually paid for with your tax dollars, why not use it? Then buy the book that better fits.

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