Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar–Your Brain’s Silent Killers

As someone who took my health back 5 years ago, I am always reading and learning as much as I can about health and nutrition so I can help others. Therefore, I read everything I can get my hands on so I can gain as much knowledge as I can.

This past week I have been reading David Perlmutter’s book, Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar–Your Brain’s Silent Killers.

The topic discussed didn’t surprise me as I learned the hard way that wheat and grain wreaks havoc on our bodies. I was almost 200 pounds. I suffered from joint pain, chronic headaches and depression. I was grumpy and moody. I often was sick with sinus problems and never really felt good.

Once I gave up the carbs it all cleared up. And now at 140 pounds I feel amazing. I don’t get headaches; I don’t get sick and my overall mental health is amazing.

I loved that a low carb diet helped me to lose the weight and gain control of my life. But this book made me realize that the lack of sugar and grains also helped me mentally. I am now realizing how cloudy my head was and how sad I felt most of the time. I thought at times, that I was crazy. Maybe I was working too many long hours and suffering from stress.

But now I know that the wheat and grain was literally stealing my emotions. I suffered from anxiety and depression for years. Wheat and grain really do affect our brains. And in many ways, it steals our life.

The elimination of all sugars and grains gave me back my life.

Wheat and gluten is a real problem in America. It is the root cause of many health issues including obesity. It is also the cause of many inflammatory diseases including type 2 diabetes. And it is frustrating for me as a health coach when I work with people and they think that they can just eat less and work out more. And yes, people can lose a little bit of weight this way, but in order to get healthy you really need to eliminate the grains.

These types of foods are also very addictive which is why many of us who struggle with our weight, wait so long to get help. And sadly, many don’t.

If you are overweight or suffer from Fibromyalgia, chronic pain, diabetes, depression, anxiety, foggy head, moody, headaches please read this book!

8 thoughts on “Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar–Your Brain’s Silent Killers”

  1. Very true what you’ve written here. I used to be very big weighing about 250. I knew it was my eating habits. I had grown so much in love with junks that I couldn’t leave a day without it. Foods made with wheat and sugar became my daily routine. After some research on how to try to reduce the consumption, I have reduced the amount of wheat and grains but I need extra help so I’ll definitely get this book.

    1. The book Grain Brain will be very helpful to you Henderson. It really is about elimination rather than reduce. I know it sounds scary giving up completely but it is amazing how much healthier you will feel. Let me know what you think of it.

  2. Hello Wendy, I must say that this article is very helpful and informative. Wheat is truly one of the most dangerous groceries for our brain and body but still, so many people actually consume it. I ejected it 4 years ago and I can’t explain how better I feel and look. I would definitely recommend people to get rid of this “poisonous” food as soon as possible.

  3. I got this book in January, and I can tell you this book is a life changer. I have made changes in my diet for some time now since reading this book and I already see significant changes in the way I feel. I am a care-giver for my wife and I was continually waking up in the early hours before 6 am with anxiety attacks. These have now gone away completely and I sleep throughout the night. I’ve lost about 40 pounds within a short period. This book has defunct many ideas I thought were true.

    Great review wendy.

    1. I used to suffer from anxiety and panic as well. I no longer get them. It really is amazing how food affects how we feel. I also never get headaches. I had a bottle of Tylenol that I ended up throwing away because it expired. We simply don’t need it. Low carb really helps with inflammation in the body.

  4. I knew wheat to be a healthy food that people suffering from diabetes can take because of its low starch compared to cassava flour. Too much of sugar can affect brain as well as other immune system. Everyone want to put on light weight inorder to scape through several diseases. One disease leads to another that is why there’s high record of diabetes,heart disease rate, arthritis etcetera. 
    One week will not pass without eating wheat in my family. This is high time we will need to cut it low. I need to checkout other medical prediction about wheat. Thanks for sharing this educating review.

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