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Body Fat Threatens Ability to Make Good Choices

How does excess body fat affect the brain? Over the past several years we have been describing the various mechanisms whereby body fat increases the production of the chemical mediators of inflammation, and how inflammation is the underpinning mechanism of brain degeneration like we see in Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s. But beyond considering risk of these conditions, it’s worthwhile to gain some understanding as to how excess body fat might, moment to moment, affect how the brain is functioning. Continue reading

Roger W.

Roger’s simple story is just that: a simple story about how diet can change the state of our health. – Dr. Perlmutter

A disabled veteran, I recently went to the VA for a checkup. The results were shocking! I was told I was overweight (300lbs, 6′ 1″), diabetic and had very high blood pressure. The doctors even told me that it was likely I would have a stroke at any moment. Their solution? Pills, pills, pills. There was no discussion of diet!

I rejected their therapy and hit the library, watching countless videos on diet and health, reading Wheat Belly and, just recently, Grain Brain. Grain Brain is now my favorite book, well-written with loads of zingers! Since dropping carbs and wheat, I have lost 60lbs, and all of my negative symptoms have disappeared. I am recommending your book to everyone I know. When people see me now, they ask what happened and I tell them, Read Grain Brain.

– Roger W.