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  • Writer's pictureChrystina Braaten

Gluten and Your Life

The book "Grain Brain" is a great way to learn more about how foods impact your physical and mental health. You don't have to have an understanding of medical terms or how the body works to gain knowledge from this book. The author does a great job of explaining everything so anyone can gain insight into how the foods we eat impact your body and specifically brain functions.

I think the main points and key "take aways" I see are:

1. Gluten effects each and every person on this earth. The only difference is the level of side effects you experience. Gluten contributes and makes to mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, and even autism as well as all neurological disorders like seizures and dementia (also considered the new diabetes type 3 because of the connection to those who have diabetes or have pancreas issues but are not yet diagnosed with diabetes)worse.

2. Low cholesterol is not good for the brain and lowering your cholesterol is not done by eating low cholesterol foods like we were once thought. Cholesterol is really important for data processing as well as retention. So basically your ability to think and create memories. Research is showing those with low cholesterol also tend to have dementia and Are at a greater risk of developing dementia and depression including suicidal ideation.

3. Antioxidants aren't what you think and DHA is so important for your brain!!!

4. Inflammation...most infections, body pains, sinus issues, and even ADHA are bodily reactions to inflammation. Try a gluten free diet and DHA before medications... no matter you age, but particularly in children.

And 5. It's almost the exact same lifestyle for choices I recommend!!!!

So take a listen to the audiobook or give it a read! You won't regret it!!! P.S. I have three different versions of the book including audiobook, ebook, and hardcopy!!!!

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