It seems like every year we’re getting new recommendations from experts regarding disease prevention, our diets, and exercise regime. More often than not the recommendations conflict with previous information from government agencies or medical communities. Sometimes it’s hard to know what to believe when the experts can’t even agree!
While the U.S. government recommends a diet of 60% carbohydrates, in his New York Times bestselling book, Brain Grain, Dr. David Perlmutter is telling us that grain is bad for our brain.
In his book, published in September 2013, Dr. Perlmutter describes how gluten and carbohydrates are leading causes in diseases like Alzheimer’s, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and even cancer. He likens eating gluten to drinking gasoline and says that if we stop eating it, we can prevent these kinds of health issues from ever happening. Dr. Perlmutter also tells us that we can reverse the effects of these diseases by growing new brain cells.
How does gluten cause Alzheimer’s? Dr. Perlmutter explains that when gluten is eaten, blood sugar increases, which causes inflammation of the blood-brain barrier