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Podcast 230: Brain Grain with Dr. David Perlmutter

grain-brain-bookby Allyson Drosten-Brooks

Heart healthy.

Lowers cholesterol.

These familiar labels are stamped across products up and down the supermarket shelves.

They’re the lines that you hear repeatedly during commercial breaks.

And for those who don’t know any better, thy are what people look for when making their food choices.

But here’s the thing – cholesterol is VITAL for life. If we didn’t have cholesterol, we’d be dead.

And the war against cholesterol needs to end now.

Dr. David Perlmutter, author of Grain Brain, was recently a guest on UW Radio and discussed the role of cholesterol for many essential life functions.

For example…

Did you know that 25% of the cholesterol in your body is found in the brain, where it is an antioxidant, helps build neuronal membranes, and is the precursor that allows your brain to make vitamin D? (Estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and cortisol, too.)

With that in mind, why would we want to lower cholesterol, hence inhibiting those functions that are vital for life?

Dr. Perlmutter also shared the shocking results of a study observing the correlation between cholesterol levels and cognitive brain function. But you’re going to have to listen to the show to find out the results…

Bottom line is, cholesterol is your friend helping you live a long, healthy life. Not your enemy.

Click the player below to listen to the entire interview.

Or, click HERE to read my notes!

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