Peta W.
Peta contacted me from half a world away to share her mother’s story. Her excitement in telling me not only of her mother’s returned health, but her happiness, is heartwarming. – Dr. Perlmutter My mother has last stage Alzhiemer’s, and I remain her primary caregiver. I am an avid fan of Dr. Oz and caught you on the program in October 2013. After seeing the episode, my father ran out and got your book. On Monday October 21, it looked like my mother only had a few weeks left. Today, she is putting sentences together correctly, she looks great (her chinks are a rosy pink and not white), and she can not...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - November 19, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Success Alzheimer’s Grain Brain Source Type: blogs

Embrace the Changing Message
Over the past 15 years I have written several books including LifeGuide, BrainRecovery, The Better Brain Book, Raise a Smarter Child By Kindergarten, Power Up Your Brain, and now Grain Brain – The Surprising Truth About Wheat Carbs and Sugar, Your Brain’s Silent Killers. Without question, the key dietary messaging over the years that I have put forth has clearly changed, and with good reason. Science is dynamic. And my mission is to remain at the leading edge of science and bring the very best and most current knowledge to public awareness. Looking back over the years there was a time when, for example, it was thought ...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - November 18, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Grain Brain Source Type: blogs

Fasting for Brain Health
If you’re new to Grain Brain and eating for brain health, then you may not know about the first step that’s included in the Grain Brain diet, which is a 24-48 hour, water-only fast. There’s a lot of science out there (and some of it is available here on the site) that demonstrates the health, and specifically brain, benefits of fasting, including enhancing genetic pathways activated by caloric restriction. Watch this video to learn more. As always, keep in mind that fasting should only be undertaken in consultation with your personal physician. The post Fasting for Brain Health appeared first on David Perlmutter M.D....
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - November 15, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Grain Brain Videos caloric restriction Fasting Water Source Type: blogs

Your Brain Needs Cholesterol
Cholesterol is vitally important for brain function. While your brain represents about 2-3% of your total body weight, 25% of the cholesterol in your body is found in your brain, where it plays important roles in such things as membrane function, acts as an antioxidant, and serves as the raw material from which we are able to make things like progesterone, estrogen, cortisol, testosterone and even vitamin D. In fact, in a recent study available on the NIH Public Access site, researchers showed that in the elderly, the best memory function was observed in those with the highest levels of cholesterol. Low cholesterol is ...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - November 14, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Grain Brain Nutrition Antioxidant Cholesterol human brain NIH Statins testosterone Vitamin D Source Type: blogs

Kudos to the FDA on Their Trans Fat Decision
As I’m sure many of you have heard, the FDA has decided to ban trans fats in our foods. While many have scarcely commented on this laudable action, I think we should take a step back and look at the implications of this. Trans fats are a type of unsaturated fat that has undergone a process called hydrogenation in a process that dates back to the early 20th century. One of the earliest trans fats to enter the American marketplace was Crisco, partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil which appeared in 1911. The process allowed the creation of fats that resisted rancidity and had incredibly long shelf lives. The concern regard...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - November 13, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Nutrition Science butter coronary arteries CRISCO fat fats FDA TRANS FATS Source Type: blogs

Stories of Success
As you know, I’m building a comprehensive collection of stories from members of our community about how going gluten-free and grain-free has improved their overall health and well-being. If you’ve taken a look at this section on my website, you’ve probably already seen some of these very meaningful stories. There are incredible accounts of individuals who have taken back control of their bodies and have reversed the damage done by years of poor dietary and lifestyle choices Please share your success story with our community and me. You can e-mail it to Success@DrPerlmutter.com, and we’ll feature it here o...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - November 12, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Grain Brain Stories Success Source Type: blogs

Regina
It all comes back to inflammation. – Dr. Perlmutter I have never had a problem with wheat (or any food for that matter) but ever since my late 20s I have suffered from arthritis. Doctors put me on Naproxen and I’ve taken that or Nabumatone for 30 years. At this stage in my life, I’ve decided I want to lose some weight. Now that I’m menopausal, I was put on a strict program by a nutritionist. This program had no grains (or non-fruit sugars) at all for the first 2 months. After about 2 weeks I was forgetting to take the anti-inflammatory meds since I didn’t feel the pain that usually indicated I...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - November 12, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Success Arthritis brain tumor Diet Grains weight weight loss Source Type: blogs

Sarah L.
Sarah’s story is a reminder that gluten sensitivity comes in many different forms. – Dr. Perlmutter 11 years ago, in my third trimester of pregnancy, I developed itchy skin that made my life all but unbearable. I did neither marks nor welts on my skin. I considered myself “lucky” when hives would show so people didn’t think I was totally crazy. I saw my GP, dermatologists, and of course a psychiatrist. I was prescribed Effexor, Adavan, Xanax. Nothing helped the itch, and I knew these drugs were not what I needed. I wasn’t crazy or depressed. I was crazy and depressed because my skin felt...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - November 12, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Success adavan digestive effexor gluten free Gluten Sensitivity itch itchy skin Pregnancy Pregnant xanax Source Type: blogs

Sharing Grain Brain
Between Facebook, Twitter, this blog and email, I hear from many of you who tell me you’re sharing Grain Brain, and its message, with family, friends, and just about anyone who will listen. Knowing that all of you feel as passionately about this cause as I do is simply amazing to learn, and I hope we can have a network effect that reaches far and wide. However, just as many of you tell me about the pushback you experience from “fatphobics and carboholics” who simply tune you out once you start discussing our nutritional plan for optimal brain health and fighting brain illnesses. I’m interested to hear what some of ...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - November 6, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Grain Brain Source Type: blogs

Too Good to be True
Between Facebook, Twitter, this blog and email, I hear from many of you who tell me you’re sharing Grain Brain, and its message, with family, friends, and just about anyone who will listen. Knowing that all of you feel as passionately about this cause as I do is simply amazing to learn, and I hope we can have a network effect that reaches far and wide. However, just as many of you tell me about the pushback you experience from “fatphobics and carboholics” who simply tune you out once you start discussing our nutritional plan for optimal brain health and fighting brain illnesses. I’m interested to hear what some of ...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - November 6, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Grain Brain Source Type: blogs

Your Health is in Your Hands
I hope this important message is something you all take away from Grain Brain. Nothing is inevitable. The post Your Health is in Your Hands appeared first on Dr. David Perlmutter MD. (Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN)
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - November 5, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Grain Brain Source Type: blogs

Stay Hydrated!
There are lots of adages about how much water we should be drinking on a daily basis. It seems like every magazine, TV show or blog suggests a new amount that each and every individual should try to intake regularly. However, all of our bodies are different, and that means we don’t all need to be drinking the same amount of water. Here’s a simple tip to help you remember how much to drink. Find your body weight, halve it, and drink that many ounces of water/day. For instance, if you weight 180 pounds, make sure you have 90 ounces of water/day. One note: for every caffeinated beverage you consume, be sure to drink an ex...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - November 4, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Nutrition dehydration Water Source Type: blogs

Terri R.
I remember meeting Terri for the first time, and it has been wonderful to see her take back control of her health like this. Wishing her continued good health. – Dr. Perlmutter In January 2013 a slight eye tic that I have had for a few years suddenly turned into very hard spasms on the entire left side of my face. Whether I was awake or asleep, they were constant. They were so severe my speech was slurred; I couldn’t drive, read or do much of anything. My life came to a complete halt! I was even dealing with a lot of depression as a result. I just did not feel right. I went to a neurologist in Montgomery and th...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - November 4, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Success blind blindness botox endocrinologist Gluten Sensitivity MS neurologist Spasms Supplements Source Type: blogs

Grain Brain Math
I’ve seen many question come in from athletes who find it difficult to thrive on the 60 grams of carbs/day that the Grain Brain diet suggests. These individuals feel they aren’t able to perform at an optimal level, and have asked if it would be possible to stretch the upper bound of allowable carbohydrate intake to accommodate for their active lifestyle. I’d like to address this question, and similar ones, in this post, so that all may benefit from the answer. Simply put: it’s not unreasonable to increase the intake if you lead an active lifestyle. Pushing your daily allowance to 90 or 100 grams of carbs/day is cer...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - November 2, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Grain Brain Nutrition athletics carbs lifestyle protein Source Type: blogs

The Anti-Alzheimer’s Trio
During an appearance on the Dr. Oz show two ago, I was asked to highlight what I would consider to be the three items we should all be working into our diets more frequently to help support better brain health. Not knowing how popular it would later become, I outlined my “Anti-Alzheimer’s Trio,”  three foods high in “brain-healthy” fat including: Grass-fed beef Avocados Coconut Oil These items are all low in carbs and high in fat, helping to reduce some of that brain-bullying inflammation the root cause of so many ailments. Specifically, coconut oil is known as a rich source of beta-HBA, is one of our ...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - November 1, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Grain Brain Nutrition Alzheimer’s Anti-Alzheimers Trio avocado beef coconut oil grain-fed grass-fed Grass-Fed Beef Source Type: blogs

Jessica L.
Jessica’s story is truly inspiring. Her battle back to better health is the kind of empowerment I hope to facilitate with Grain Brain. Adopting a Grain Brain-friendly lifestyle not only gave Jessica back control of her health, but her entire life. – Dr. Perlmutter As a travel writer with a somewhat unusual story of having sold everything my husband and I valued and owned, with no storage, on Halloween, one year ago, we left our lifetime home, family, and friends to travel the world and write about our daily adventures and share photos. Just one year prior to that, I wasn’t able to go to any of our grandch...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - November 1, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Success Alzheimer’s gluten free Grain Brain low-carb Spinal degeneration sugar travel Source Type: blogs

Happy Halloween!
Many of you might think I would be down on Halloween. From the bowls of candy that get passed around, to the binge snacking in the wee hours of the morning, Halloween is certainly not the best day for our nation’s collective health. However, I don’t want you to think the Grain Brain diet is without its perks. There are plenty of sweets you can enjoy on this night of treats and trickery. The take home message is that while the recommendations below do contain carbs, if you are careful in terms of limiting your consumption, you won’t become the party pooper. Here are some treats you could consider enjoying, or conv...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - October 31, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Nutrition candy dark chocolate Halloween pumpkin Source Type: blogs

Going to Extremes
How committed are you to the Grain Brain lifestyle? Look what I found at this market in San Francisco, and see if you think you would enjoy having this for lunch or dinner. The post Going to Extremes appeared first on Dr. David Perlmutter MD. (Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN)
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - October 30, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Uncategorized frog Grain Brain Paleo san francisco Source Type: blogs

Sophia
had adopted a very Grain Brain-friendly diet some time ago, but her success is just further evidence that this lifestyle really does work. – Dr. Perlmutter I’ve been eating all-organic for 14 years now, but starting about 2 years ago, I stopped eating wheat products and noticed a steep reduction in knee pain and hip pain within about a month. Hip arthritis runs in my family, so I was thrilled that something as simple as avoiding wheat could help so much. Then, about a year ago, I eliminated all grains (except the occasional quinoa side dish and a semi-annual pizza from the best place on earth), and I greatl...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - October 29, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Success Source Type: blogs

Jerry C.
Jerry’s story may be short, but it’s just another example of how powerful removing grains from your diet, and body, can really be. – Dr. Perlmutter. I have had heartburn/GERD most of my life. I started the Paleo diet in May of this year and immediately removed all grains from my diet. Within a week all of my heartburn/GERD was gone. I no longer take Nexium. I have lost over 25 pounds, walk 4 miles each day and overall feel better than I have in many years. Who would have though removing grains from my diet would cure my heartburn/GERD?! -Jerry C. The post Jerry C. appeared first on Dr. David Perlmutter...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - October 29, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Success GERD Heartburn Nexium Paleo Source Type: blogs

Shawna K.
Shawna’s story is similar to what I hear from many individuals: family health history motivates them to learn more about disease cause and prevention. – Dr. Perlmutter When my dad was about 55 years old (about 1975), he started having problems with his leg. It would kinda drag behind him and he would have a hard time picking it up and walking correctly.  They assumed he had a stroke or had complications from when he broke his leg a few years prior. Fast forward to 1985. He starts having serious balance problems and is diagnosed as diabetic. So he changes his diet and drops about 50 pounds. As the years go on t...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - October 26, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Success Cerebellar ataxia Grain Brain IBS Seizure wheat Wheat Belly Source Type: blogs

Must we be entirely grain-free?
If you’ve read “Grain Brain,” then you know that signing up for the Grain Brain diet means going grain- and gluten-free. Many individuals try to ease into a grain- and gluten-free diet. By and large, this should be avoided. Remember, halfway measures work halfway. In this video, I’ll answer the question of whether or not it’s okay to stick with some grains, or as it’s more commonly phrased, “But Dr. Perlmutter, there have to be some good grains!?” The post Must we be entirely grain-free? appeared first on Dr. David Perlmutter MD. (Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN)
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - October 26, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Nutrition carbs Grain Brain grain-free Grains wheat Source Type: blogs

Rob H.
Though folks are often skeptical of the gut-brain connection, Rob’s story is proof that dietary changes can manifest themselves in improved mental condition and cognition – Dr. Perlmutter I am not a medical professional, not an academic in any way, however, having suffered from a major depressive disorder my entire adult life, I have made researching my illness and treatment of if a priority for the past ten years. At 54 I have, over the past 20 years, taken at least a half-dozen different anti-depressant medications as prescribed by respected psychiatrists in Ontario and Alberta. To give you an idea of the sev...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - October 24, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Success Atkins Depression Grain Brain Medication Source Type: blogs

Can you avoid grains and gluten on a vegan diet?
On my Facebook page, an ever-increasing number of people have asked me about whether or not a gluten-free and grain-free diet, the Grain Brain diet, is compatible with a vegetarian and/or vegan one. Many interpret my call to avoid grains, something that has become a staple in vegetarian and vegan diets, as an endorsement of the meats, proteins, and fats individuals on these types of diets avoid. However, though I may not be a vegetarian or vegan, there is certainly no reason one can’t be a vegetarian/vegan and on a Grain Brain-friendly diet. In fact, it’s quite easy to be on a vegetarian or vegan diet that is gluten-f...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - October 24, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Nutrition coconut oil fat Gluten Grains Mushrooms Vegan Vegetarian vitamin B-12 Vitamin D Source Type: blogs

The Very Delightful Vitamin D
One of the most important nutrients/vitamins we have in our body? Vitamin D. In my practice, I always make a point to check Vitamin D levels in my patients, as Vitamin D plays a role in activating over 900 genes that play a role in fighting/preventing cancer, inflammation, and cognitive issues (like dementia and Alzheimer’s). I am a big advocate of Vitamin D3 supplementation. However, before adjusting your supplementation, keep in mind that the amount of Vitamin D that you may need may be difficult to determine, unless you ask your physician to follow your blood test. The post The Very Delightful Vitamin D appeared first...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - October 23, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Resources Science Supplements Video Vitamin D Source Type: blogs

Marcelene D.
Marcelene had some incredibly kind words about Grain Brain, and I wanted to share her story with you. Hers is an incredibly powerful reminder of just how significant of an impact chaning your diet can have. – Dr. Perlmutter I was not born with a seizure disorder.  I have always been extremely healthy: exercise daily, use supplements, meditate, drink plenty of water, get regular sleep of eight hours, and my weight has always been in the lean mass area. However, in my late 40s I began having petit mal seizures. Then, at age 49, I had a grand mal seizure. This one opened up a new world of this disorder. When my neur...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - October 23, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Success Grain Brain Seizures Wheat Belly William Davis Source Type: blogs

Dr. Perlmutter and Grain Brain on Dr. Oz
As many of you know, yesterday I had the opportunity to spend some time with my good friend Dr. Oz discussing my new book, Grain Brain, and the role of diet in determining brain health. For starters, welcome to all who are joining me for the first time. I hope you’ll take some time to read Grain Brain and participate in the dialogue that takes place on my website and on my Facebook page. While there were many interesting and important ideas we could have discussed, we focused on the primary and detrimental role of dietary choices favoring carbohydrates as actually proving toxic to brain health. Dr. Oz and I mentioned h...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - October 22, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Events Grain Brain Blueberries Celery Dr. Oz Fruits kale Spinach Squash Tomato Vegetables Source Type: blogs

Grain Brain on Dr. Oz
As many of you know, yesterday I had the opportunity to spend some time with my good friend Dr. Oz discussing my new book, Grain Brain, and the role of diet in determining brain health. For starters, welcome to all who are joining me for the first time. I hope you’ll take some time to read Grain Brain and participate in the dialogue that takes place on my website and on my Facebook page. While there were many interesting and important ideas we could have discussed, we focused on the primary and detrimental role of dietary choices favoring carbohydrates as actually proving toxic to brain health. I mentioned how Grain Br...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - October 22, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Events Grain Brain Blueberries Celery Dr. Oz Fruits kale Spinach Squash Tomato Vegetables Source Type: blogs

Join Me on Dr. Oz this Monday, October 21!
As the momentum around Grain Brain continues to build, I’d like to invite you to join me for my appearance on “The Dr. Oz Show” this Monday, October 21. Join Dr. Oz and me as we discuss the central tenants of Grain Brain, and how you can adjust your diet and daily routines to work towards better brain health. We’ll look at some of the key dos and don’ts of the Grain Brain diet, and I’ll provide some simple tips to help you start making healthier changes by dinner. To find out when and where the program will be airing in your area, visit Dr. Oz’s website. The post Join Me on Dr. Oz this Monday, October 21! ap...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - October 19, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Grain Brain Nutrition Dr. Oz TV Source Type: blogs

One Month Grain- and Gluten-Free!
Today marks one month since the launch of Grain Brain. Not sure if it seems like just yesterday or forever ago, because everything that has happened since has been such a whirlwind. To all of you who have been a part of this journey, thank you. However, now I want to hear from you! How has Grain Brain changed you? What have you learned? What changes have you begun to make? Share in the comments below or send us a testimonial to success@drperlmutter.com if you would like to share your story! The post One Month Grain- and Gluten-Free! appeared first on Dr. David Perlmutter MD. (Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David ...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - October 17, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Grain Brain Success Source Type: blogs

Preventing Alzheimer’s and Other Brain Illnesses
One of the main premises of Grain Brain, and much of my work, is preventing Alzheimer’s disease.You actually have the ability to make changes in your lifestyle choices to  prevent Alzheimer’s. In a recent article for The Huffington Post, I address exactly why and how to make this your reality. While our government invests millions of dollars in finding a pharmaceutical to prevent Alzheimer’s, study after study has continued to find evidence that through slight variations in our daily diet as well as dedication to exercise, we can have a marked effect on reducing our risk for Alzheimer’s as well as actually...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - October 16, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Grain Brain Resources Alzheimer’s blood sugar diabetes Huffington Post Type 2 diabetes Source Type: blogs

The World’s Leading Gluten Sensitivity Experts at The Gluten Summit: Registration is Open!
Has Grain Brain increased your awareness to the topics of gluten sensitivity, a gluten-free diet, and a diet meant to improve brain health? If so, then I encourage you attend The Gluten Summit, a FREE, on-line event next month that will feature some of the world’s leading experts on health, celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, including Nora Gedgaudas, Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. William Davis, and myself. The Gluten Summit, organized by Dr. Tom O’Bryan, is a series of online interviews that will take place from November 11-17. While I encourage you to make a point to stop by for my interview, this unique opportunity represe...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - October 15, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Events Gluten Gluten Sensitivity Gluten Summit Mark Hyman Wheat Belly William Davis Source Type: blogs

Olive Oil: Brain Food
Many people find it hard to believe that I’m such a vocal endorser, and liberal user, of olive oil. At almost any meal, I’ve been known to drizzle a bit of extra olive oil on top of my food. To those who aren’t familiar with it, olive oil is just a source of hidden calories. However, olive oil is actually one of the foods that has the greatest potential to keep us healthy. Consider that it’s a staple of the both the Grain Brain and highly-praised Mediterranean diet! The post Olive Oil: Brain Food appeared first on Dr. David Perlmutter MD. (Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN)
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - October 11, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Nutrition fat Grain Brain Mediterranean Diet olive oil Source Type: blogs

Alzheimer’s Questions
Q: What are the key open questions regarding Alzheimer’s disease? A: I think the key issue today in dealing with the epidemic of Alzheimer’s disease is what can be done to prevent this disease, a disease for which there is no cure. The evolving data is clear: a high carbohydrate diet leading to blood sugar elevations is a powerful pivot point in the genesis of the disease. So the answer as to whether the disease can be prevented or not is clearly a strong and resounding “yes.” Just take a look at this recent publication from the New England Journal of Medicine. We just have to broaden our educationa...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - October 10, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Science Alzheimer’s Carbohydrates carbs FAQ Source Type: blogs

5 Keys to Eating for Better Brain Health
Although many people may see the value in the grain- and gluten-free diet proposed by Grain Brain, getting them to take the final step, to actually make a nutritional change in their life, can often prove difficult. That’s understandable, because the first few days and weeks of making any lifestyle change are challenging. In this case, those who have trouble cite an inability to find gluten-free recipes, uncertainty over conflicting gluten-free food lists, reliance on dinning out, or any other of a multitude of issues. So, I decided to write this blog post. Eating to prevent brain disease and Alzheimer’s is, of course,...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - October 9, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Nutrition Alzheimer’s avocado beef coconut oil coffee NrF2 olive oil Omega-3 Source Type: blogs

Think Outside the Gut for Gluten Sensitivity
Dr. Maios Hadjivassiliou is a though-leader in the world of gluten sensitivity and celiac disease, and is someone whose work I have studied closely in my time as a medical practitioner. When writing Grain Brain, and in my time as a practicing physician, I have always kept these words in mind. It’s a reminder to all physicians to treat the person, not just the symptoms. The post Think Outside the Gut for Gluten Sensitivity appeared first on Dr. David Perlmutter MD. (Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN)
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - October 8, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Grain Brain Celiac disease Gluten neurological disesase Source Type: blogs

Jen Z.
Jen has an absolutely amazing story about how switching to the ketogenic has impacted her health for the better. – Dr. Perlmutter My name is Jen, I am 54 years old and for quite a number of years I had been dealing with some very questionable illnesses. I was overweight with no success in getting my weight down, was chronically tired, had trouble concentrating and had developed an autoimmune skin disorder called vitiligo where the skin no longer produces pigment. A couple of years into these problems I was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma and went through surgery and very aggressive immunotherapy as well as radiati...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - October 8, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Success Source Type: blogs

Jenniffer Z.
Jennifer has an absolutely amazing story about how switching to the ketogenic has impacted her health for the better. – Dr. Perlmutter My name is Jenniffer, I am 54 years old and for quite a number of years I had been dealing with some very questionable illnesses. I was overweight with no success in getting my weight down, was chronically tired, had trouble concentrating and had developed an autoimmune skin disorder called vitiligo where the skin no longer produces pigment. A couple of years into these problems I was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma and went through surgery and very aggressive immunotherapy as well...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - October 8, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Success Source Type: blogs

Gayle H.
Gayle wrote me a very gracious Facebook message soon after reading Grain Brain. I asked her to tell me a bit more about what the book had meant to her, and what she sent me back was a wonderful testament to the power of the Grain Brain diet and the harm glutens and grains have done to our bodies. -Dr. Perlmutter My parents both had Type 2 Diabetes. My father died at 48 (heart attack), and my mother is alive (85), but has Alzheimer’s. There’s no one on either side of my family who doesn’t have diabetes. I was diagnosed at 42, am now 56 & my blood sugar has NEVER been under control! I’ve been taki...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - October 7, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Success ADD Alzheimer’s diabetes grain brain diet low-carb type 2 Type 2 diabetes Source Type: blogs

The Grain Farmer’s Perspective
Last week I got an email from a wheat farmer in South Dakota. He had read Grain Brain and mentioned he learned a lot by doing so. In the interest of furthering his knowledge, he wanted to know what message I had for grain farmers. If he was to quit producing grain and wheat, he wanted to know what farmers who want to produce products that are healthy for consumers should be doing, both to produce something that can “feed the world,” and make a sustainable business for them. I was very excited to hear from him, and think it’s a fascinating topic, so I’m sharing our exchange with all of you. After reading Grain Brain...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - October 7, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Grain Brain farmer farming south dakota wheat Source Type: blogs

Calling all gluten-free recipes!
Now that it has been two weeks since the launch of Grain Brain, my hope is that many of you have had a chance to thoroughly examine and digest the conclusions of the book, and are beginning to incorporate the lessons and suggestions into your daily lives. As you already know, a central part of doing so is changing your diet to be completely grain-free, as well as gluten-free. Certainly, there are plenty of resources available, both on the internet or in print, for gluten-free recipes. However, since we can’t eat grains on the Grain Brain diet, many of these resources fall short of the standards required for a Grain Brain...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - October 4, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Recipes Grain Brain Source Type: blogs

Dealing with “Grain Brain”
I’ve been fortunate enough to participate in some great interviews and conversations since Grain Brain has come out, and this interview with Jennifer Fugo, of the Gluten Free School, is no different. Jennifer asked some really stimulating questions that made for a great discussion on the issues I address in Grain Brain. To take a listen, visit Gluten Free School’s website. The post Dealing with “Grain Brain” appeared first on Dr. David Perlmutter MD. (Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN)
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - October 3, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Events Grain Brain gluten free Gluten Free School Podcast Source Type: blogs

Food for Thought
Funny isn’t it? When we take our pets to the veterinarian, the first question we’re always asked is what sort of diet we’ve been keeping him/her on. However, when we go to see our own physicians, rarely, if ever, are we asked what sort of food we’re eating to fuel our body! Where’s the logic in that? Grain Brain is part of an ever-growing movement in medical literature that focuses on the impact of diet on more than just the tightness of our pants. Our diets impact the functioning of our entire body and, as Grain Brain highlights, our brain. There’s a clear cause-and-effect relationship between the food we take...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - October 2, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Grain Brain Diet Doctor Eating Medicine Pets Source Type: blogs

Everyday Paleo Podcast
Earlier today I had the chance to speak with Jason and Sarah over at Everyday Paleo Lifestyle and Fitness. We really had a fantastic conversation. Over the course of an hour, we talked everything Grain Brain, from the proper nutrition for brain health to the role of aerobic exercise in the development of our brains. To listen, visit the Everyday Paleo website. The post Everyday Paleo Podcast appeared first on Dr. David Perlmutter MD. (Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN)
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - October 1, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Events Grain Brain Paleo Podcast Source Type: blogs

New Podcast Available
I had a great conversation last week with Kacey Grean, of radio’s “Kacey on the Radio.” We had a great chat about Grain Brain. I suggest you take a listen. The audio is available on her website. The post New Podcast Available appeared first on Dr. David Perlmutter MD. (Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN)
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - September 30, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Events Grain Brain Podcast Radio Source Type: blogs

Grain Brain is a Best Seller!
I’m excited to announce that Grain Brain has made this week’s New York Times’ Best Sellers list. This is an amazing honor, and comes on the back of similar bestseller announcements from USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and The Globe And Mail. I’m absolutely floored by this response, and could never have predicted Grain Brain would be such a smash. Thanks to all of you in this community who have made this possible, I couldn’t have done it without you. The post Grain Brain is a Best Seller! appeared first on Dr. David Perlmutter MD. (Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN)
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - September 27, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Grain Brain New York Times NYT Source Type: blogs

The Good and the Bad of Cooking Oils
Most of the time, it’s not just what we eat, but how we prepare it, that determines the nutritional value and overall “healthfulness” of our foods. A common point of concern is in the use of cooking oils, like vegetable oil. Having, many times, seen members of my community on Facebook ask for clarification on the role cooking oils play in our diet, I decided to film a video on this topic. Watch to learn what oils to avoid, and which are a healthful source of fats. The post The Good and the Bad of Cooking Oils appeared first on Dr. David Perlmutter MD. (Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN)
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - September 26, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Nutrition Source Type: blogs

Talking Grain Brain on Kansas City Live
One of the many stops on my media tour for Grain Brain was on Kansas City’s “Kansas City Live.” I always enjoy having the chance to educate a new audience on the message of Grain Brain. For more, visit Kansas City Live’s website. The post Talking Grain Brain on Kansas City Live appeared first on Dr. David Perlmutter MD. (Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN)
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - September 25, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Grain Brain Media TV Source Type: blogs

One Week Ago
If you can believe it, it was just one week ago today that Grain Brain was released. In the time since, I’ve received incredible feedback from all the members of this community. For that, I sincerely thank you. It’s your stories that remind me why I do what I do. I’m passionate about the brain, but I’m inspired by the changes my work can bring to the lives of those who have nowhere else to turn for answers. If you’ve read the book, use the space below to discuss the most interesting thing you’ve learned, or feel free to ask me to clarify something you are having trouble digesting. This book is only the beginnin...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - September 24, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Grain Brain Source Type: blogs