In the Atlantic, James Hamblin has a skeptical take on anti-grain doctor, Andrew Perlmutter. I’m open to contrarian views on diet, but this sounds like propaganda to me:
“More than 50 percent of Alzheimer’s cases didn’t have to happen, and this is a disease for which there is no treatment. Why do I say that? Because it was actually published, by Dr. Deborah Barnes at UCSF. I’ll send you the link.”
“The empowering part of that is this is what our most well-respected science is telling us. It’s been kept from us.”
“That information is well established. It was actually published by the Mayo Clinic, that gluten can in fact be related to risk for dementia.”
“We have absolute data from Dr. Hadjivassiliou…”
Italics all mine. Sometimes propaganda is right, but usually not.
And Hamblin quotes a Dr. David Katz at Yale, who brings up a very good point: What in the world were our “paleo” ancestors eating that allowed them to get 75% of their calories from fat? That’s an extraordinary claim.