Grain Brain by David Perlmutter, MD

The subtitle of the book is “The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar–Your Brain’s Silent Killers”. In the book Perlmutter, renowed neurologist, relates to cognitive health, makes a multi-faceted argument that most neurological conditions are preventable and diet is the key.

Perlmutter bases his dietary recommendations on what he says are the diets that our ancestors evolved on. He claims that ancient diets consisted of 75% fat, 20% protein and 5% carbohydrates. He contrasts that with the modern dietary recommendations, which work out to about 20% protein, 20% fat and 60% carbs. He claims that the dietary guidelines outlined in his book, which include eating no more than 50 grams of carbohydrates a day and the avoidance of most fruit, will positively affect a host of conditions including ADHD, migraines, epilepsy, mood disorders, Tourette’s syndrome “and much more”.

An interesting point of view, I recommend have a look the book.
What do you think about this? Do you dare to make the 4-week plan?


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