Top 4 Gluten Health Books
Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar–Your Brain’s Silent Killers
by David Perlmutter, MD.
In this New York Times #1 bestseller, David Perlmutter, a neurologist focuses on gluten’s neurotoxicity and inflammatory potential. As a psychologist, I especially enjoyed this book’s focus on the brain and how a grain based, junk diet can upset the harmony of the brain, immune and endocrine systems, giving people myriad symptoms and diseases.
I personally have seen clinically, how severe gluten intolerance creates a host of psychological imbalances: everything from depression, anxiety, and ADD/ADHD or bipolar and developmental disorders at young ages. Mostly I see the more subtle disruptions of gluten and food sensitivities: neurotransmitter imbalances, hormone disruptions, especially thyroid and adrenal imbalances, insomnia, and many intestinal symptoms. I foresee the day when gluten also connects to neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease, Dementia’s, MS, etc. in the scientific research.
If you are suffering from any psychological or neurological symptom, this is your go-to book for answers. Based on current scientific research and cutting edge research on gluten itself, you will find some answers here to take back your natural health and vitality. Dr. David Perlmutter is also a featured speaker on The Gluten Summit (Insert link w/banner with his featured talk: Eliminating Gluten as the 1st Step in Preventing Brain Conditions.
Wheat Belly : Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health, by William Davis, MD
Now in paperback, one of the most important books of 2014 for your health and well-being. Will continue to be relevant far into the future as a go-to book for understanding what is making you sick, fat and inflamed! Wheat is in hundreds of foods, cosmetics and personal care products. And, this isn’t the wheat of the 1940’s and 50’s. William Davis, in an understandable writing style gives you the hard hitting scientific facts on wheat and how it is undermining every system in your body. It is right up there in the top 10 environmental influences, wreaking our health today.
I especially like his indepth functional analysis of how wheat creates sugar problems in the body resulting in inflammation and weight issues. Obesity is becoming a world wide epidemic today and wheat is certainly a main player. Heart disease is directly connected to sugar and carbohydrate metabolism. Again, the focus is on wheat and it’s diabetic causing potential. Here is a book that gives you the who, what and why’s of, if your value your health, anything with wheat in it would never cross your lips. He is one of the many top experts on gluten featured in The Gluten Summit (insert link)/banner, his talk titled: Modern Wheat: It’s More Than Wheat.
3. Change Your Brain Change Your Body by Daniel Amen, MD
Dr. Amen, author of many books on different aspects of brain function and disease is famous for his functional brain imaging technology. In this book as in all his books, he emphasizes proper diagnosis and then more health lifestyle interventions than drugs to help with brain disorders. Since gluten is fundamentally a neurotoxin, attacking the central nervous system, mediated through the small intestine, Dr. Amen is a fan of gluten free lifestyles and other environmental assaults on our health.
If you want a complete course on functional brain health and what influences bring it down, this is a one stop shop. He teaches people to know their brain and how to feed it, nurture it and increase it’s potential in many doable and practical ways. Dr. Amen is a featured speaker at the Gluten Summit (insert link). His featured talk is titled: How Gluten Can Affect the Brain, and How to Optimize Brain Function.
4. Gluten Freedom: The Nation’s Leading Expert Offers the Essential Guide to a Healthy, Gluten-Free Lifesyle by Alessio Fasano, MD and Susan Flaherty.
One of the best books out there to get you started with going gluten free. Cutting edge research and information by one of the world’s renown experts on gluten sensitivity and celiac disease. Published in 2014, this book has the most up to date research and resources of the gluten books out there. Not only is there the science to understand why gluten does what it does in your body, but it shows you how to actually implement a gluten free lifestyle, because, just going off grains and bread is not the whole story. In fact, that barely gets you started.
Here is a researcher and clinician from Harvard that knows the facts that will dispute the naysayers that think gluten free is the fad of the day. Reading this can be the light that shows you what is contributing to the dozens of symptoms you may be having, from headaches to reflux and everything inbetween. The information here can literally help save the lives of those people who have celiac disease and do not know it or have been misdiagnosed. I have seen these people in my practice and it is a tragedy. Dr. Fasano is a featured speaker at The Gluten Summit (insert link), speaking on: Why Creating the Healthiest Intestinal Environment Possible Can Arrest Your Vulnerability to the #3 Cause of Getting Sick and Dying.