Neurologist: Grains Rot Your Brains

NAPLES, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – A Florida neurologist says carbs, especially whole grains, are causing permanent damage to our brains.

David Perlmutter says mankind has strayed from the dietary path that brought us to this point in evolutionary history.

Perlmutter writes in his bestselling new book, Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar – Your Brain’s Silent Killers. “The origin of brain disease is in many cases predominantly dietary.”

Perlmutter says we need to return to the eating habits of early man, a diet generally thought to be about 75% fat and 5% carbs.  Today’s average American diet features about 60% carbs and 20% fat.

Forbes says s book is propelled by a growing body of research indicating that Alzheimer’s disease may really be a third type of diabetes.

If so, that would be a powerful link between lifestyle and brain disease.

It also reveals a potential opening to successfully warding off debilitating brain disease through dietary changes.

Several critics have pointed out that readers may interpret his book as a green light to load up on meat and dairy instead, a choice that has its own well-documented cardiovascular heart risks.

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