Healthwatch on 09/16/13

Air date: 
Mon, 09/16/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs and Sugar, Your Brain's Silent Killers

Neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter is a leader in the field of nutritional influences on neurological disorders.  Today on Healthwatch he discusses his latest book Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar.  Learn about the latest research on how elevated blood sugar, even just slightly elevated, can considerably increase your risk of dementia, the ways in which hidden gluten intolerances can lead to neurological symptoms (e.g. depression, ADHD, movement disorders), and why dietary fat is more friend than foe when it comes to brain health.  Dr. Perlmutter also discusses the cutting edge science of neurogenesis, the dietary and lifestyle choices we can make to increase the formation of new neurons as we age.  Dr. David Naimon hosts.


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