My wife and I are 60 years old. We saw your program, BRAINCHANGE, in March 2014 and subsequently purchased Grain Brain and made the dramatic shift to a gluten-free, grain-free approach to eating. We emptied the pantry of any gluten-related items. The major improvement is that, after three months, I no longer take a daily iron supplement and have an increased feeling of energy. My iron and ferritin readings are now in the normal range.
Both of us have experienced an amazing new sense of clear-headedness. We know how it feels to be “fuzzy headed” or have a “foggy brain” and those feelings have vanished. Even though we are very fit and regularly exercise, we both lost some more weight as a result of the reduction in carbs and we increased our protein.
My mother had and died with Alzheimer’s and I am willing to bet that this approach to eating will help me significantly reduce my chances of getting the disease. I also believe it will significantly increase my chances of watching my grandchildren grow and be part of their lives for a very long time.
I’ve fielded many questions about the efficacy of the Grain Brain lifestyle as a treatment for MS. While each and every person’s case is unique, and you should consult your physician before making any changes, Karen’s story is one answer to those questions. – Dr. Perlmutter
I’d like to share my story because I have Multiple Sclerosis and going grain-free has changed my life.
The signs of MS started in 1988, but it wasn’t until 2004 that I had an attack that left me disabled and forced to retie from a career I loved in education. I have gone through periods of being in a wheelchair, using a walker, and walking with a cane. Today, thanks to going grain-free, I rarely have to use even a cane.
Last February I read Wheat Belly, and knew right then that I needed to cut out all grains to get better. I stopped eating wheat immediately. Soon thereafter, I read The Better Brain Book and just completed Grain Brain.
If you’ve read “Grain Brain,” then you know that signing up for the Grain Brain diet means going grain- and gluten-free. Many individuals try to ease into a grain- and gluten-free diet. By and large, this should be avoided. Remember, halfway measures work halfway.
In this video, I’ll answer the question of whether or not it’s okay to stick with some grains, or as it’s more commonly phrased, “But Dr. Perlmutter, there have to be some good grains!?”