The GRAIN BRAIN, has anyone else read it?

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Posted: 21 Oct 2013, 16:41
Just reading this very interesting book that has a theory that all carbs are bad, not just the simple carbs as we've been taught in the past.

I never jumped on the Wheat Belly wagon because of gluten but I don't eat wheat because it's GMO'D, but this one is intriguing me more and more especially as I head into this stage of life.

A friend called to tell me he was on Dr Oz today (not a fan of the big O but okay) and she said 'he (dr. Perlmutter) is saying everything you've been eating is okay! She never believed eating bacon in the morning was a good thing....So my high fat , high protein has been a good thing to do.

I'm going to do more searches on this but would like to hear from anyone who has already looked into it.
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Posted: 21 Oct 2013, 17:26
You can have my apples when you pry them from my cold dead inflamed fingers. That is if I can remember where I left them.

However - keeping my cheese & bacon too!

I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.

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Posted: 21 Oct 2013, 17:43
I just downloaded the book & saw Dr Oz. I'm intrigued but not yet ready either to give up fruit. I incorrectly thought Dr P was saying it was wheat or gluten that was causing memory issues, but now realize he thinks it's all carbs that raise blood sugar. I'm eager now to read the book & learn more too. Please keep me posted as to what you learn. Thanks!
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Posted: 21 Oct 2013, 17:55
As with anything, common sense must prevail, don't think I'll ever cut out fruit completely but maybe not feel so guilty for not eating as much as has been dictated in the past.
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Posted: 22 Oct 2013, 06:00
I don't think I could ever give up fruit. Bread, rice potatoes yes, but not fruit. Couldn't do it.

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Posted: 22 Oct 2013, 09:44
I think different people have different reactions to carbs. My son was on a medically supervised ketogenic diet to control epilepsy seizures. He was on a very low carb, high fat diet for 2 years and became seizure free. Now he can eat normally and still retains seizure control. For some reason his body could not tolerate carbohydrates for a period of time, and burning fat for energy rather than glucose was what he needed while his brain learned to not default to seizing. So carbs for one person might be harmless, but for someone else with neurological problems they may tip the scale the wrong way. To be on the safe side, having a family history of cancer, diabetes and Alzheimers, I stick to low carb foods.

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Posted: 22 Oct 2013, 10:05
That is so wonderful to hear Gina, to take control and do it naturally instead of drugs, stories like that make me happy.

And that's why this book interested me, I'm 58 and have a friend that works with Alzheimers patients. It is such a sad disease and if i can do anything possible to keep my faculties straight, I will.

I haven't read this whole book yet so will wait to see what his plan is. But I don't think I will ever give up real fruits either. However that being said, I try to do the 100 mile diet and only by local so now we're into fall the fruits available are only apples, so back to maybe an apple a day. I'll never give up my veggies, love my greens and they grow above ground so that's supposed to be a better alternative.

thanks for the story.
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Posted: 15 Nov 2013, 00:38
I have never been a huge fruit fan but I do like strawberries and apples and bananas. If I don't have them though I don't miss them. I do think they are good for fibre - something my digestive system always seems to need.


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