I’ve heard many responses from folks who have read Grain Brain, but to know that I brought tears to someone’s eyes is incredibly humbling. – Dr. Perlmutter
I live in Australia and, by chance, came across Grain Brain whilst browsing iBooks for a good summer read. Once I got over the shock of the scientific revelations of your findings, I did three things:
- I cried with relief: I finally had some answers as to why my health was deteriorating in recent years (I am a 50 year old who exercises and followed a low fat/carb diet).
- I collected all my statins and hypertensive medication and threw them in the bin.
- Next, I cleared my pantry of all sugary foodstuffs along with anything containing gluten.
As I was doing all this, it suddenly occurred to me why a recent holiday to Sri Lanka had left me feeling “normal” and refreshed: it was because I was eating good oils and detoxing spices and had not touched wheat for two weeks! It takes a couple of days to adjust to no sugar, but two weeks into your lifestyle plan, I feel a lot better and feel I am coming back to my natural self with good energy levels and deep sleep. And, without even intending for it to happen, the spare tire around my middle is shrinking.
I am horrified that I was contributing to the demise of my brain and thank you once again, from the bottom of my heart, for helping thousands of people avoid premature aging and degeneration.