If you loved reading Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter as much as I did, you’re going to love what I have to say next. grain brain cookbookThe Grain Brain Cookbook is now available—with over 150 recipes for everything from Eggs Benedict with Zucchini Pancakes to Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Swiss Chard and Goat Cheese. Yum!

But healthful and delicious recipes aside, the real message is one Dr. Perlmutter carries through from his previous book: the more we know about the damaging effects of wheat, grains, carbs and sugar on the human brain (and consequently the whole body) the closer we come to understanding the critical role of diet and nutrition in preserving and maintaining our well-being. It’s a message both he and I are working hard to spread.

Fatigue, brain fog, depression—all of these can be blamed on a body weighed down by carbs, sugar and unhealthy fats. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. In the beginning of The Grain Brain Cookbook Dr. Perlmutter talks about the dangers of silent inflammation and its effects on the human brain, as well as the connection between blood sugar, dietary fats (they’re not all evil), grains and brain health. From there, you’ll learn how to choose and prepare foods that will truly benefit your whole body with the Grain Brain Diet.

Wouldn’t it be nice to finally put an end to your carb and sugar addiction? And to fill your body with foods that make you feel healthy from the inside out? Once you learn exactly what to keep and what to toss from your pantry (and why), you’ll be ready to start making all those yummy recipes.

Happy (and healthy) cooking!