Grain Brain

I was just given a copy of a book that is very eye-opening about how the food you eat effects the function of your brain. The Grain Brain, written by neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter is an interesting read about the results of eating carbohydrates and too many grain-based food products. This is something you may not have considered before. We know our diets and food choices are related to certain conditions, such as high cholesterol levels or type 2 diabetes, but have you ever considered what your food is doing to the function and health of your brain and brainwaves? This book is about how the brain responds to certain foods and what that can mean in terms of creating a medical condition that you may never have thought would be related. The promo from his website explains it’s “not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more. Dr. Perlmutter explains what happens when the brain encounters common ingredients in your daily bread and fruit bowls, why your brain thrives on fat and cholesterol, and how you can spur the growth of new brain cells at any age. He offers an in-depth look at how we can take control of our “smart genes” through specific dietary choices and lifestyle habits, demonstrating how to remedy our most feared maladies without drugs.” It’s interesting knowledge for sure and worth considering, even just to allow you to take a look at your diet and assess if it is the best it can be for you.