Grain Brain Challenge takeaways

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Grain brain. 

You may remember that I started a challenge 4 weeks called based on the book by Dr. David Perlmutter, MD, called Grain Brain. Refresh your memory and let’s continue…

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Now 4 weeks later, I would like to do a quick post with some takeaways from the challenge. Did I succeed? Was it hard? What were my thoughts about the book, the challenge, and whatever else? Here’s my take…

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Grain Brain – 4 Week Challenge (without an actual gluten intolerance?)

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Grain Brain. This is an introductory post about the gluten-free low-card Grain Brain challenge from a person without an actual gluten intolerance. Watch the video to see what I think.

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Have you noticed the recent trend in everything and everyone going gluten-free? All of the full about gluten intolerance, celiac, and so on and so forth?

I have.

I’ll admit, I was slightly confused about why people without being diagnosed as having a gluten intolerance were going gluten-free. Surely gluten cannot be that bad for us, it’s been around for a long time! I know tons of people who have been eating gluten all their lives and have managed just fine. They are still alive today and are as healthy as can be. But I also know a lot of people who suffer from various diseases that were not as common back in the day from what I heard, such as depression, ADHD, diabetes, and more.

Surely, this couldn’t be the all gluten’s doing… could it? Even if you technically don’t have Celiac or a typical gluten intolerance?

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The dangers of gluten…

Well, according to Dr. David Perlmutter, MD, it is indeed. Dr. Perlmutter is the author of Grain Brain and several other books about brain health.  He is well engaged in the medical community and holds leadership roles in various medical organizations as well as serving as a medical advisor to Dr. Oz.

In Grain Brain, Dr. Perlmutter talks about the amazing effect gluten and sugar can have on a person’s brain. Apparently, the cornerstone of many brain conditions is inflammation which can be triggered by carbs, especially those containing gluten and are high in sugar. In Grain Brain, he gives many many examples and case studies from his own doctoral experience of patients who came to him with a variety of symptoms and illnesses and most of whom were cured by simply adopting a gluten-free diet. It was astounding to read. I had no idea that even a small gluten-sensitivity, something that most of us might have, could make such a huge negative impact on our health – not just our body’s but also our brain’s.

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