‘Gluten Brain’: Wheat Cuts Off Blood Flow To Frontal Cortex

Research: Wheat Cuts Off Blood Flow To the Brain's Frontal CortexGreen Med Info – by Sayer Ji

Hypoperfusion is simply decreased blood flow through an organ. Whether it is an internal organ like the kidney, a muscle or the brain, the organ will experience lower availability of oxygen (hypoxia) and nutrients, and will therefore function at a suboptimal level.  Cerebral hypoperfusion, therefore, is decreased blood flow to the brain – an organ with extremely high energy demands, and upon which our entire consciousness depends.  

Dr. David Perlmutter, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book Grain Brain, has made great strides in introducing the concept to the world that grains adversely affect brain health. We know that the carbohydrate content of grains alone contribute to disrupting insulin-mediated glucose homeostasis within neurons, ultimately contributing to their suboptimal functioning and in some cases demise, but the discovery that wheat in particular has blood flow disrupting properties to the frontal cortex of the grain, has profound implications.

For example, it is know that the frontal lobe house the ‘executive functions‘ of the brain, including:

  • Recognizing future consequences resulting from current actions
  • Choosing between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ actions
  • Overriding and suppressing socially unacceptable responses
  • Retaining longer term memories which are not task-based.
  • Determine similarities and differences between things or events.

If wheat consumption, through some as of yet unknown mechanism, interferes with blood flow to the brain in susceptible individuals, and as a result disrupts the executive functions of the brain, abstaining from it should be considered a reasonable precautionary behavior, assuming we wish to retain these critical functions related to morality, cognizance, and social responsibility.

For additional research on the adverse health effects of wheat, read our article: Wheat: 200 Clinically Confirmed Reasons Not To Eat It.

Also, for more information on the brain-specific harmful effects of wheat, read the following articles or watch the video:


[i] A De Santis, G Addolorato, A Romito, S Caputo, A Giordano, G Gambassi, C Taranto, R Manna, G Gasbarrini. Schizophrenic symptoms and SPECT abnormalities in a coeliac patient: regression after a gluten-free diet. J Intern Med. 1997 Nov ;242(5):421-3. PMID: 9408073


12 thoughts on “‘Gluten Brain’: Wheat Cuts Off Blood Flow To Frontal Cortex

  1. Another case of absolute bullcrap and garbage science. Man has been eating wheat since and before the time of Moses. Half this nation grew up on wheat and so did the rest of the world.

    1. No Sir, man has NOT been growing and harvesting poisonous wheat for millions of years. Man has been living a paleo lifestyle for millions of years and if all these Celiacs and Crohns sufferers and IBS victims went to an all Paleo diet all of their symptoms would just magically disappear. Don’t you know poisoning the food goes along with the chemtrails and the hoaxes and the wars and all that. Don’t be so naive. The processed foods are poison!

    2. Jarheadusmc The wheat of old is no longer in existence. it has been hybridized so many times that it is counterproductive to the body being able to use it in a nutritious way. Take the time to search it on startpage.com rather than google, and you will see.

          1. yes NC i agree. wheat has been hybridized so many times to get higher yields that it is no where near the nutritional value that it was when God created it. the big Ag industry is all about the money. to hell with producing healthy foods. it doesn’t matter if people dye from malnutrition, as long as they make a lot of money. that’s what it’s all about.

  2. That not whats all about any more and yes most wheat is GMO
    And yes you are being poisened intentionally

    1. well Hans if most wheat being gmo then that agrees with my suspicion. I do know that most commercial foods are poisonous. of course documentation is difficult to find on this subject. Even organic is not what it was years ago because of all the cross pollination of gmo’s. so if this is true, we have a grain (wheat) that has been hybridized for years and is now gmo. that makes it useless, and detrimental to your health. thanks for your input.

      1. The only thing I see that is not poisoned anymore are what you grow in your own garden. Even then, you might want to double check to make sure the initial seeds aren’t genetically modified. What a mess of a world we are living in.

  3. I agree that the wheat has been changed artificially and chemically, but the point is that “wheat” itself is not a danger.

    Secondly: The brain does not “think”, all the brain does is to collect sensory perception from touch, taste, smell, hearing, sight, etc and present what each experiences, to the “Intellect”, which in turn reasons and organizes all the knowledge stored by that person and then presents it to the “Will”. The “Soul” is immaterial and is comprised of Intellect and will – for instance – one who is brain dead can still “think, reason and act on what is surmises intellectually.

    So, to say that “eating wheat products” interferes with acting or understanding good or bad is beyond science and demonstrates the inability of science to understand what is “not material”.

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