Did you know that our brains are highly sensitive to what we eat? Unfortunately, our modern diets are straining our very physiology and our poor abused bodies are struggling to cope. Many of our brain-related illnesses, from depression to dementia are closely related to what we decide to put into our mouths. Diabetes is becoming an epidemic around the world, and what is scary is that having diabetes doubles your risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease …. and there is no cure for Alzheimer’s. But what Dr David Perlmutter wants us to all know in his book, Grain Brain, is that we CAN influence our health and genetic destiny by making the right choices. This post will briefly outline what some of those choices could be.
For decades we have been told that high cholesterol is dangerous for our health and that it causes heart disease?” We have been brainwashed into believing that a heart-healthy diet is one low in fat and high in whole grains. Our doctors advise us to reduce consumption of red meat and eggs because saturated fat is bad for us. Perhaps you have already been prescribed a statin (cholesterol lowering) drug. So where has the last 30 years of demonising cholesterol and “artery clogging” saturated fat got us? Read the rest of this entry