What a wonderful story of success from Mike and Linda. It’s great to see how they go through this together. – Dr. Perlmutter
My wife bought your book “Grain Brain” a few months ago and like most books we buy, it just sat on the coffee table for a while and neither of us even opened it for a few days. When Linda first picked up the book and began to read, it became obvious that this was not just another diet book that was going to fail us again. We both have strong histories of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in our families and, from first-hand experience, it is the most cruel and debilitating disease I have ever seen.
Once we understood the message you were relating in the book, we knew instantly that our main motivation was to maintain and improve the cognitive functions of our brains and, hopefully, prevent either of us being cast into the nightmare of Alzheimer’s. We actually looked at the possibility of losing weight as side benefit from the healthy eating regiment you had laid out in your book and on your website.
We both are in our mid 60’s and started the plan on February 1, 2014. As of the 24th of the same month, I am happy to report that I have lost a total of 16 lbs. and my wife has lost 15. This is wonderful result for us but in addition, and possibly even more important, we both feel much more energized, sleep better and hurt less. I have had 3 spinal fusions, a total knee replacement and went through 6 months of intensive therapy. There was a lot of pain associated with these conditions and the therapy did help, but following your lifestyle changes have made a huge difference and we both feel better than we have in years.