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  • Great new book out! GRAIN BRAIN by Dr. David Perlmutter

    Very excited to see more educated docs out there.

    A great resource. Am 1/2 way through reading it and will review it on my blog soon!

    Here's the Amazon Kindle linkalso available in hardback, etc.)
    Amazon.com: Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers eBook: David Perlmutter, Kristin Loberg: Kindle Store
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  • #2
    Awesome. Will be keen to check it out!
    The more research like this that comes out the better.
    http://learningthesteel.com/books

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    • #3
      Originally posted by kingofbaconandeggs
      Check out Dr. Perlmutter interviews on Robb Wolf's and Jimmy Moore's podcasts. Great stuff.
      Can't listen to Moore. Would rather stick burning matches in my ears.

      I heard the Wolf interview and found it interesting when they were talking about a keto diet for athletes and the Dr. Basically told Wolf he didn't do it right, or long enough to become fully keto adapted.
      If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

      Originally posted by tfarny
      If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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      • #4
        Perlmutter interviews on Robb Wolf's and Jimmy Moore's podcasts. Great stuff.

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        • #5
          Hi Dragonfly,

          Did you finish the book yet? Can't wait for your review. I need to add to my collection
          Some people just need a sympathetic pat... On the head... With a hammer.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Misabi View Post
            I heard the Wolf interview and found it interesting when they were talking about a keto diet for athletes and the Dr. Basically told Wolf he didn't do it right, or long enough to become fully keto adapted.
            Haha, yeah, I got the feeling that Dr. Perlmutter didn't know Robb's full story/history/depth of knowledge on biochemistry/physiology.

            I liked the point that Robb made: It seems that it's not necessarily the case that a high carb diet alone causes brain dysfunction/disease (see Kitavans and other groups that eat high carb and are free of "diseases of civilization") but a low carb diet seems to have benefit after these diseases have manifested.

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            • #7
              Really interesting, thanks for the heads up. Podcast was long and good. I wonder if he covers in his book what you can do if being low carb is keeping your weight too low. I have had to add back in potato and odd rice etc.
              Started Primal June 2012 at 148.5lbs, and 5' 1", reached goal weight in 5 months.
              Lowest weight 93lbs - too thin. Now stable at around 100lbs much better weight for me at my age.
              Primal, minus eggs, dairy and a myriad of other allergens.

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              • #8
                Depending on your location this might be a better option for a hard copy:
                http://www.bookdepository.com/search...arch=Find+book
                Last edited by Misabi; 09-27-2013, 04:33 PM.
                If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

                Originally posted by tfarny
                If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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                • #9
                  I'm about half done the book. I'm not sure about his ideas for a very low carb diet... he recommends 30-40 grams of carbs initially, then around 60 later. That seems awfully low to me. The information itself is quite interesting, I'll post an update when I'm finished.
                  Out of context quote for the day:

                  Clearly Gorbag is so awesome he should be cloned, reproducing in the normal manner would only dilute his awesomeness. - Urban Forager

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Wildrose View Post
                    I'm about half done the book. I'm not sure about his ideas for a very low carb diet... he recommends 30-40 grams of carbs initially, then around 60 later. That seems awfully low to me. The information itself is quite interesting, I'll post an update when I'm finished.
                    I am so tempted to kindle it. but seems like nothing very new to us Paleo folks, and I agree, 60 would be the minimum I would need to not lose too much weight. I cut the carbs yesterday, felt better, but now down to 95. Seems soon as I lower my carb my weight goes down, even though I added a lot more fat. I am already convinced again........after seeing all the peat threads and adding back sugar.......... that no sugar is best for me.
                    Started Primal June 2012 at 148.5lbs, and 5' 1", reached goal weight in 5 months.
                    Lowest weight 93lbs - too thin. Now stable at around 100lbs much better weight for me at my age.
                    Primal, minus eggs, dairy and a myriad of other allergens.

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                    • #11
                      Grains absolutely impact mental health, as the grain brain points out.
                      Research has shown that. It leads to further addictions, cravings and lower willpower/discipline too.
                      BOOKS for LEARNING THE STEEL | Learning The Steel

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                      • #12
                        Dr. Perlmutter came across as very intelligent and well spoken in the podcast with Wolf. I read Grain Brain and he basically advocates Primal/Paleo but steers the boat towards very low carb. The Doc does a great job addressing the diet-heart hypothesis and showing why eating healthy saturated fats and cholesterol are good for brain function. His supplement recommendations are I think a little bit different from those in the Paleo Solution or Primal Blueprint. I was surprised in the Podcast when he recommended that Robb give up his sweet potato after intense exercise. Overall it is just great and surprising to see someone with so much mainstream credibility jump on board with this lifestyle approach.

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                        • #13
                          I finished it. I enjoyed reading it and I liked the emphasis on brain health. I was not entirely thrilled with the diet part of the book, though. I think that his idea of 30-40 grams of carbs for the first month followed by 60 a day thereafter would be very difficult for most people to follow. Also, I think that some people just don't thrive on a ketogenic diet, which is what he seems to feel is ideal for everyone. And some of the foods he allows are things like amaranth and legumes. How can a person possibly make 30-40 grams of carbs a day eating beans? *shrugs* Still, it was a book worth reading. I won't be following his nutritional advice though.
                          Out of context quote for the day:

                          Clearly Gorbag is so awesome he should be cloned, reproducing in the normal manner would only dilute his awesomeness. - Urban Forager

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                          • #14
                            I kindled it last night, read some, skimmed some so far. It pretty much sounds exactly the way I ate on the first few months if me starting PB. I was more strict then and had zero sugar and starchy carbs. I have never counted anything, but I must have clearly been very very low carb. I added starchy carb to keep my weight up as it was dropping too low. But I think I felt better on it. Not sure what I should do now.
                            Started Primal June 2012 at 148.5lbs, and 5' 1", reached goal weight in 5 months.
                            Lowest weight 93lbs - too thin. Now stable at around 100lbs much better weight for me at my age.
                            Primal, minus eggs, dairy and a myriad of other allergens.

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                            • #15
                              About the low carbs....I've done next to zero (only what trace amounts are found in meat) for long periods of time and have had nor problems at all.
                              Took massive discipline to do but ended up giving me massive discipline in turn, as detailed.

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