Our Brain on Wheat, Carbs, & Sugar

“Your theories on sugar may not be true.” A notion spoken by a loved one, based on my grandmother’s recent passing away at 90-years-old. She lived, like most Americans do, with a diet heavy on sweets and starch. It’s interesting how many people mistake longevity for health.

90 years is impressive on paper. Sure, my grandmother had a long life. But, she spent the past decade with dementia. If you don’t know what’s going on, who anybody is, and who you are, isn’t that like being dead already? I say that, not to be insensitive, but to make a point.

We seem to always focus on weight loss and longevity, but rarely get informed on everything in between. Everything beyond what the junk food industry and drug-pushers will tell us, via forms of paid and swayed media.

Many are easily brainwashed to believe what they are told, or were raised believing. “They say this” and “they say that.” But, does anyone even bother to question it and do their homework? I dare everyone to peek behind the curtain.

I’ve been doing my homework since the late 2000s. I learned something new about true health science every single day. Why? Because I was obese, pre-diabetic, had epilepsy, and my heart was about to explode. I wanted to live. But, I also wanted to learn.

What did I learn?

I learned that we’ve been lied to. I learned that grains, wheat, corn, starch, and sugar make us slow, sick, and stupid; that it shrinks our brain, expands our belly, and destroys our heart. I learned that dietary fat (especially Omega-3/DHA) are what we need to survive and have healthy brains, as well as a healthy heart (in conjunction with stress management). I learned that cholesterol is the hero, not the villain, and how LOW cholesterol is fatal and will cause brain damage. In fact, “bad” cholesterol only occurs when sugar/starch/glucose attaches itself to cells, causing all sorts of issues.

We’ve been duped by the big cereal companies, and Big Pharma has profited on our “self-induced” damage. I mean, why not? There’s no money in healthy people – let them consume slow poisons and suffer in their golden years.

So, how do we not be slow, sick, and stupid?

Avoid sugar & starch like the plague! Adjust your lifestyle for the better.

How do we prevent brain disease, including A.D.D., A.D.H.D., unexplained depression, unexplained anxiety, and more?

Avoid sugar & starch like the plague, and start eating that fatty fish (omega-3). Adjust your lifestyle for the better.

It’s not about obesity. That’s just a symptom from all of the above. If you’re overweight, don’t look at the treadmill, look at your plate. What’s on it? Pancakes or eggs? Potatoes or fish? Pasta or salad? Oatmeal or beef?

We pay for it now or we pay for it later. But, is it worth it? Just because you “feel fine” now, doesn’t mean you’re not on the slow road to suffering later.

Food is nourishment, not entertainment.

Personally, my goal is to stay out of the nursing home and keep my mind sharp till the end credits roll, so to speak. It’s not so much genetics as it is what you consume your entire life. It’s a gamble. Your genes may or may not be strong enough to handle all the damaging, delicious foods out there.

Look: the root cause of 80% of disease is due to constant inflammation. Logic suggests that if we remove inflammatory food, drink, and stress, we’ll have a better immune system to manage/prevent unnecessary sickness.

Is that 5-second rush of dopamine, from the bagel or cake, really worth cellular damage? “Everything in moderation,” my ass!

You are what you eat, but do you know what you’re eating?

I highly recommend you read the book Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter, a board-certified neurologist. It will make everything I wrote above make sense.

Be well.