David Perlmutter, M.D., F.A.C.N., is a board-certified neurologist and fellow of the American College of Nutrition and author of Grain Brain. Dr. Perlmutter aims to expose the surprising truth about wheat, carbs, and sugar – your brain’s silent killers.
Inflammation, is a cornerstone mechanism related to progressive destruction that occurs in the brain as we age, as well as Alzheimer’s disease. Much research has focused on the important role of elevated blood sugar as it relates to this process. A consequence of persistent blood sugar elevation is a dramatically increased production in the body of inflammatory chemicals, and as such is directly relates to brain decline.
Dr Perlmutter states “one of the most critical lifestyle changes you can make today to reduce inflammation is to make dietary changes that reduce blood sugar which will pave the way for better brain health, functionality and resistance to age-related decline.”