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Grain Brain with Dr. David Perlmutter

By JJ Virgin

Dr. David Perlmutter is a world-renowned neurologist and the bestselling author of Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar – Your Brain's Silent Killers. Dr. Perlmutter joins JJ in today's podcast episode to explain how your diet and lifestyle choices can make a significant impact on the destiny of your brain. Listen as Dr. Perlmutter shares the truth about Alzheimer's drugs, as well as the connection between elevated blood sugar levels, a low-fat, high-carb diet, and the risk of dementia. Dr. Perlmutter also talks about the effects that gluten can have on your body and the influence of agriculture on the modern brain. Plus, you'll get a sneak peek into the revised and updated copy of Grain Brain that's soon to be released. With helpful tips to optimize your brain function and reverse cognitive decline, this is one book you don’t want to miss!   Freebies From Today’s Episode Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s free Keto Guide by going to\grainbrain.   Main Points From Today’s Episode We’ve known for quite some time that the so-called Alzheimer’s drugs don’t work. A recent study by the Journal of the American Medical Association found that not only do Alzheimer's drugs not work, they're actually associated with a more rapid cognitive decline. Research from the Mayo Clinic showed that people who followed a diet lower in fat and higher in carbs had about an 83% increased risk of dementia in contrast to those who followed a higher fat diet, whose risk was reduced by 46%. You don't need to buy anything, you just have to change what you're eating! The size of the human brain continued to increase until about 12,000 years ago, which was around the time of the development of agriculture. Since then, our brains have shrunk by about 10%.   Episode Play-By-Play [2:10] Dr. Perlmutter’s career briefing [4:00] Listener’s review on iTunes [5:38] How Dr. Perlmutter became an expert in neurodegenerative conditions [7:10] How your lifestyle choices play a role in the destiny of your brain   [9:45] A recent study showed that Alzheimer’s drugs are actually associated with a more rapid cognitive decline. [11:29] Research on a low-fat, high-carb diet and the risk of dementia [12:40] The connection between blood sugar levels and the risk of dementia [14:28] The Silent Killers described in Grain Brain [15:18] Blood sugar and increased insulin resistance are fundamental to the decline of the brain. [17:15] The impact of agriculture on the modern brain [18:43] The manifestations of non-celiac gluten sensitivity [21:24] Research is starting to become more responsive to public demand. [24:28] Dr. Perlmutter’s experience with research being challenged [26:59] If you’re over age 35 or under stress, you may not be digesting protein well. Try JJ’s Metabolic Digestive Balance! [27:49] Listener’s question: What were the top things that you did to help heal your son’s brain? [29:08] Increase healthy fats, get rid of sugar, lower carbs, drop the gluten, supplement with fish oil, and eat clean, lean protein. [30:13] Connection is key to healing   Mentioned in this episode: Metabolic Digestive Balance Omega Ultra JJ Virgin All-In-One Protein Shakes Become part of JJ’s community JJ Virgin Official Facebook page JJ Virgin on Instagram JJ Virgin on YouTube

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