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Mar 16, 2016

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/breadhead Confession: I eat bread a few times a week. Mostly, it's my wife Jessa's mouth-watering, homemade sourdough bread. But lately, I saw a documentary got me thinking a bit more about bread, how much you can "get away" with eating, how often you can or should eat it, and whether it affects parts of your body other than your gut, even if you don't have something like celiac disease or gluten intolerance.

The documentary is called "Bread Head", and in it, 33 year old director Max Lugavere explores the impact of our diets and lifestyles on brain health. Max's "vlogs" have garnered thousands of fans, and in each of these, he delivers bite-sized blasts of easily digestible information on health science topics ranging from intermittent fasting to the microbiome. You can check them out here. He has spoken at both the NY Academy of Sciences and the United Nations, has appeared on multiple top health podcasts and TV shows including NBC Nightly News, and is a Yahoo Health contributor and regular guest expert on The Dr. Oz Show.

During this podcast, you'll discover: -What bread has to do with your head... -Why bread affects a lot of people who don't have celiac disease and have no gluten-related gut issues... -How long bread can have a deleterious effect on your body after you eat it... -How much bread you can "get away" with eating... -Whether you can eat bread if the bread has been fermented, like traditionally made sourdough bread... -What if you use a gluten digesting enzyme like gluten peptidase... -Hidden sources of the same type of dangerous compounds you can find in commercial bread... -And much more!

Resources from this episode: -Aztec sea salt -MCT oil -Max's Dr. Oz Explanation of Bread & The Brain video -The BreadHead Teaser (below) and BreadHead movie Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Max or I about bread and what it can do to your brain? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!