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David Perlmutter and Kristin Loberg
Reviewed by Stephanie
Grain Brain

David Perlmutter, MD has degrees in neurology and nutrition. He has put his learning into book form for the rest of us. I “read” the book in audio form in my car. What I learned!
Even if one does not have Celiac disease or manifestations of gluten intolerance, gluten in foods one might eat, that gluten goes straight to your blood stream and brain. Over time, gluten ingestion is likely to result in Alzheimer’s’ disease or dementia.
Perlmutter tells us that no matter how much cholesterol one might eat, that has nothing to do with the cholesterol that one’s body produces. The good news: the brain is 2/3 fat and our brains revel in saturated fat and cholesterol. The doctor states that elderly people with high cholesterol have healthy brains into old age.
But a word about saturated fat: it comes from animal ingestion. Most animals that Americans and the world eat are fed corn and soybeans. Ingestion of those animals fills one’s body with Omega 6, with which our bodies are bombarded in all the cake, cookies, sweets, chips, and junk food that one eats.
Instead, buy butter from cows that were pasture raised. Same for all animals that one eats; if the animal eats grass mostly, the meat will be healthy for us and fill us with Omega-3; same for eggs. No factory farmed chickens, please.

Get the audio book from your library and learn as I did!

Review by Patron, Janice Gintzler

He's Just Not That Into You
Ken Kwapis
Reviewed by Kaleigh

        This upbeat Romantic Comedy highlights the many struggles you can have, while being in a relationship. There are four different stories told about a failing marriage, a woman who can’t find her match, a woman who keeps falling for the wrong guy, and a guy who won’t propose to his girlfriend.

        The different stories keep you guessing on what is going to happen to each of the characters next. This movie will make you laugh, cry, and gasp in shock about what happens. You will not want to stop watching this lighthearted story because of the playful suspense.

8/10

Jessica Brody
Reviewed by Stephanie

Sixteen-year-old Ellison Sparks is having the worst Monday ever. She starts off her day by getting a red light ticket, taking the most horrible school yearbook photo, bombing varsity softball tryouts along with her class election speech, and at the end of the day, her boyfriend Tristan dumps her for no reason. Ellie knows that if she had a do-over she could make the day right. Ellie's wish is granted but can she make it right no matter how many do-overs she gets? Is she stuck in the same horrible Monday forever?

The story is predictable but heartwarming and funny. If you love a light, cute, and contemporary young adult novel and like the movie Groundhog Day, then you will enjoy A Week of Mondays!

Never Let Me Go
Kazuo Ishiguro
Reviewed by Kaleigh

       Three best friends, Kathy, Tommy, and Ruth, have known each other since they were little. They attended Hailsham, a private school, on the English countryside. Everything seems normal for the children, they go to class, attend church, eat lunch, and exercise, but they didn’t know that their teachers were hiding a huge secret: the children are clones that will start donating all of their organs, when are teenagers, until they complete.

       Ishiguro brilliantly portrays the love and loss that the children go through in their everyday life. He gives the reader a false sense of hope that leads them to an end that they will never forget. Never Let Me Go is an extraordinary story that brings realization to the beauty of life, and the importance of living in the moment.

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