About David Perlmutter:
David Perlmutter, M.D. is a Naples, Florida based American physician, author, and scholar. He is the president of the Perlmutter Health Center. Perlmutter is the author of health books and is known for advocating a functional and holistic approach toward treating brain disorders. Perlmutter is also a frequent contributor to publications such as the Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, and Mind Body Green. Perlmutter's book has received criticism for perceived "hyperbole" and misrepresentation of data.
The science supporting the relationship between carbohydrates and dementia is quite exciting, as it paves the way for lifestyle changes that can profoundly affect a person's chances of remaining intact, at least from a brain perspective.David Perlmutter
Increase your consumption of healthful fats like extra virgin olive oil, avocado, grass-fed beef, wild fish, coconut oil, nuts and seeds. At the same time, keep in mind that modified fats like hydrogenated or trans fats are the worst choices for brai...David Perlmutter
Carbohydrates, whether derived from gluten-containing foods or other sources, including fruit, sweetened beverages, and starchy vegetables, are dangerous as they relate to brain health in and of themselves.David Perlmutter
So-called 'complex carbs' may actually represent a more significant threat to health than simple sugar in that they may not only raise blood sugar, but keep it elevated for a more prolonged period of time.David Perlmutter
Shoot for a total of no more than 80 grams of carbs in your daily diet. This means favoring vegetables that grow above ground like kale, broccoli, spinach, and cauliflower as opposed to those that store carbohydrate in the form of starch like potatoe...David Perlmutter
Our ancestors relied upon their advanced brains to survive during times of food shortage, and fortunately, the human brain is able to utilize body fat as an extremely efficient fuel to sustain function when glucose-providing food is unavailable.David Perlmutter