Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a topic that's been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. And 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. With a revolutionary 4-week plan, GRAIN BRAIN teaches us how we can reprogram our genetic destiny for the better.
GRAIN BRAIN is a #1 New York Times bestseller and a finalist for a 2013 Books for a Better Life award.
Debilitating brain disorders are on the rise-from children diagnosed with autism and ADHD to adults developing dementia at younger ages than ever before. But a medical revolution is underway that can solve this problem: Astonishing new research is revealing that the health of your brain is, to an extraordinary degree, dictated by the state of your microbiome - the vast population of organisms that live in your body and outnumber your own cells ten to one. What's taking place in your intestines today is determining your risk for any number of brain-related conditions.
In BRAIN MAKER, Dr. Perlmutter explains the potent interplay between intestinal microbes and the brain, describing how the microbiome develops from birth and evolves based on lifestyle choices, how it can become "sick," and how nurturing gut health through a few easy strategies can alter your brain's destiny for the better. With simple dietary recommendations and a highly practical program of six steps to improving gut ecology, BRAIN MAKER opens the door to unprecedented brain health potential.
With more than a million copies sold worldwide, Dr. Perlmutter's books have changed many lives. Now, he's created a practical, comprehensive program that lowers the risk for brain ailments while yielding other benefits, such as weight loss, relief from chronic conditions, and total body rejuvenation. Science-based and highly accessible, THE GRAIN BRAIN WHOLE LIFE PLAN expands upon the core advice from Dr. Perlmutter's previous works, and introduces new information about the advantages of eating more fat, fewer carbs, and nurturing the microbiome. Including original recipes, tips and tricks for common challenges, meal plans, and advice on everything from sleep hygiene to stress management, exercise, supplements, and more, THE GRAIN BRAIN WHOLE LIFE PLAN shows how to live happily and healthily ever after.
Loss of memory is not a natural part of aging—and this book explains why.
Celebrated neurologist David Perlmutter reveals how everyday memory-loss—misplacing car keys, forgetting a name, losing concentration in meetings—is actually a warning sign of a distressed brain. Here he and Carol Colman offer a simple plan for repairing those problems, clarifying misconstrued connections between memory loss and aging, and regaining and maintaining mental clarity by offering the tools for:
Building a better brain through nutrition, lifestyle changes, and brain workouts
Coping with specific brain disorders such as stroke, vascular dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, and Lou Gehrig's disease
Understanding risk factors and individually tailoring a diet and supplementary program
Features a "Life Style Audit," quizzes, a brain fitness program with the most effective ways to exercise your brain, and a nutritional program that details the best brain food and supplements.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Dr. David Perlmutter's groundbreaking bestseller Grain Brain revolutionized the way we think about our health, exposing the devastating effects of wheat, sugar, and carbs on the brain. By eating the right foods, you can profoundly affect how your brain will be working next year, in five years, and for the rest of your life.
The Grain Brain Cookbook presents more than 150 delectable recipes to keep your brain vibrant and your body fit, all while dramatically reducing your risk for - and treating - Alzheimer's, depression, ADHD, and epilepsy, as well as relieving everyday conditions like headaches, insomnia, and forgetfulness. With delicious recipes for every meal -- including Spicy Chicken Burgers with Guacamole, Gruyere-Glazed Pork Chops and Cauliflower "Couscous," and many more -- The Grain Brain Cookbook gives you all the tools you need to build a gluten-free diet full of wholesome, flavorful, easy-to-make meals.
What you eat is the most important decision you make every day in terms of your health, and once you've tasted how good the Grain Brain diet can be, you'll want to keep making the right choices day after day.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.
David Perlmutter, autor del bestseller Cerebro de pan, vuelve a la carga con un asombroso dato: la flora intestinal influye de manera directa en cada aspecto de nuestra salud vital, incluido el sistema nervioso.
Recientes hallazgos científicos han demostrado que las bacterias que se encuentran en el intestino interactúan de manera sorprendentemente activa con el cerebro, influyendo así en su funcionamiento. En este libro, el doctor Perlmutter nos explica cómo la salud de nuestra flora intestinal llega a determinar nuestro apetito, nuestro estado de ánimo e incluso el riesgo de padecer déficit de atención, alzheimer y esclerosis múltiple, entre otros padecimientos.
Ciertas decisiones aparentemente inofensivas, como tomar antibióticos, beber agua clorada, comer alimentos procesados e infestados de pesticidas o incluso un nacimiento por cesárea pueden causar cambios prolongados en nuestro microbioma y, por lo tanto, en la salud de nuestro cerebro. La buena noticia es que éste puede ser fácilmente restablecido y su condición óptima puede recuperarse a través de ciertos hábitos alimenticios que aprenderás en este libro, tan simples que no solamente te ayudarán a perder peso, sino a restaurar tu flora intestinal y a mejorar tu salud mental de por vida.
Otros autores han opinado:
"La más importante revelación médica del siglo xxi es que el intestino y esos pequeños bichos que viven allí están relacionados con casi todos los padecimientos crónicos, desde el autismo y la depresión hasta el asma y las enfermedades autoinmunes, la diabetes o la demencia. Alimenta tu cerebro es un hito científico. Por primera vez el doctor Perlmutter conecta los puntos y nos enseña por qué tenemos que cuidar nuestro jardín interno, nuestro microbioma,y ofrece un plan -radical, pero simple- para reiniciar, restaurar y renovar nuestra flora intestinal." - Mark Hyman, autor de La solución del azúcar en la sangre
Simple games to reinforce memory pathways in the brain
Information on common household products and children’s toys that contain brain-damaging neurotoxins
The right foods and supplements to boost intelligence and turn on your child’s smart genes
How to turn the television, the computer, and video games into educational tools
Proven ways to reduce the risk of your child developing ADD and ADHD
Between birth and age five, your child has up to thirty IQ points at stake. Scientists now know that the human brain is undergoing a constant and dramatic transformation in the first years of life. During this peak time of development, every activity and experience leaves an indelible mark on your baby’s brain, for better or worse. The right kind of stimulation and nutrition will create connections in the brain that promote intelligence and raise IQ. The wrong kinds of activities and foods can stifle intellectual development, destroy brain cells, and leave your child more vulnerable to learning or behavior problems down the road. So, what can you do during the first five years to ensure that your child is primed to excel?
The good news is that raising a smarter child is easier than you think. It doesn’t require making an investment in expensive equipment or high priced tutors. It’s as simple as playing the right games, serving the right foods, and maintaining a brain-enhancing environment in your home by eliminating common household toxins. In Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten by Dr. David Perlmutter, you’ll learn easy and highly effective strategies that can vastly improve your child’s brain power and reduce his or her chances of developing ADD and ADHD. For example, you can:
Stimulate Memory: Changing a component on the over-the-crib mobile every week makes the baby compare what was there before to what’s there now, reinforcing memory pathways in the brain that are critical for learning.
Spread out those shots: Schedule more frequent trips to the pediatrician for vaccinations, so that fewer shots are administered at once. Flooding the immune system with a cocktail of different vaccines can damage the nervous system.
Get rid of toxins: Protecting a child from neurotoxins found in foods, toys and even baby bottles can help preserve precious IQ points.
Inside, Dr. Perlmutter provides a scientifically backed food and supplement plan for children and nursing mothers and details the many brain-building activities that you can do with your child. In addition, he reveals the numerous toys and household products that contain harmful, brain-damaging toxins and shows how to identify and combat common childhood problems like ADD and food allergies that may affect your child’s development.
Your job over the first five years is to help your child build the best brain possible. With Dr. Perlmutter’s help, you can mine the countless opportunities you have each day to make your child smarter, happier and better prepared to excel.
“El doctor Perlmutter nos lleva de la mano por un tour detallado sobre los efectos destructivos que los ‘carbohidratos complejos y saludables’ tienen en nuestro cerebro. El trigo en la actualidad, en especial, es responsable de la destrucción de mas cerebros en el mundo que todos los derrames cerebrales, los accidentes automovilísticos y los traumas neurológicos combinados. El doctor Perlmutter aboga convincentemente por una vida libre de trigo para preservar la salud cerebro y revertir el daño”.
William Davis, autor de Wheat Belly