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

Version: Unabridged
Author: David Perlmutter , Kristin Loberg
Narrator: Peter Ganim
Genres: Disorders & Diseases, Medicine
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Published In: September 2013
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 9 hours
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Perlmutter, the devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbs on the brain, and a 4-week plan to achieve optimum health.

In Grain Brain, renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a finding that's been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. Even so-called healthy carbs like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, decreased libido, and much more.

Groundbreaking and timely, Grain Brain shows that the fate of your brain is not in your genes, it's in the food you eat. Dr. Perlmutter explains what happens when your brain encounters common ingredients in fruit bowls and bread, how statins may be erasing your memory, why a diet high in 'good fats' is ideal, and how to spur the growth of new brain cells at any age. And his revolutionary 4-week plan will show you how to keep your brain healthy and sharp while dramatically reducing your risk for debilitating neurological disease -- without drugs.

Featuring a blend of cutting-edge research, real-life stories of transformation, and accessible, practical advice, Grain Brain teaches you how to take control of your 'smart genes,' regain wellness, and enjoy lifelong health and vitality.

Reviews (3)


Written by Lisbeth K. on December 18th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 3/5

With the new revised edition of the book, Dr Perlmutter should re-record the narration. It sounds like a robot, as if reading from an instruction manual therefore impossible to listen to for long. Not the narrator’s fault - I suspect the producers didn’t understand that non-fiction medical info can be read with dynamics and pace to assist with imparting info.

Written by Jenifer Gardner on March 7th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Fantastic! Backed by research. So much information! Will definitely be making some lifestyle changes.

Written by Dr. Emily Franklin on August 28th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Outstanding book! An absolute must read for anyone and everyone.

Author Details

Author Details

Perlmutter, David

David Perlmutter, MD, is president of the Perlmutter Health Center in Naples, Florida, and the co-founder and president of The Perlmutter Brain Foundation. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American College of Nutrition and the Linus Pauling Award, and he serves on the Medical Advisory Board of "The""Dr. Oz Show." He is a frequent lecturer and a contributor to the "Huffington Post". He is the author of "The Better Brain Book", "Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten", and "Power Up Your Brain."

Loberg, Kristin

Kristin Loberg has written multiple New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, including Dr. Kelly Brogan's A Mind of Your Own, Dr. David B. Agus's The Lucky Years, and Dr. David Perlmutter's Grain Brain.