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