Appearance on WISH’s Indy Style
During my media tour last week, I had the chance to talk Grain Brain on Indianapolis’ “Indy Style.” Take a listen. The post Appearance on WISH’s Indy Style 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 23, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Grain Brain TV Source Type: blogs

The Process of Neuroplasticity
Q: What is neuroplasticity and how does it work? I posted an answer to this question over on IntegrativePractitioner. What follows are snippets from that article. For the whole article see: Making New Connections: The Gift of Neuroplasticity. The ability of the brain to change and reorganize itself and its function is called neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity provides us with a brain that can adapt not only to changes inflicted by damage, but more importantly, allows adaptation to any and all experiences and changes we may encounter, freeing us from merely responding reflexively as a consequence of genetically determined har...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - September 23, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Exercise Science BDNF brain Diet Neuroplasticity Omega-3 Source Type: blogs

Eating for Tomorrow, Today
He may have been President, but John F. Kennedy also made a great philosopher. The spirit of this comment is what I hope to impart to people with Grain Brain. In good times, we can, and we must, make the choices that will ensure continued health and prosperity, so that we may all lead long, healthy lives. The post Eating for Tomorrow, Today 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 21, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Nutrition Diet JFK Source Type: blogs

Friendly Fast-Food?
Thinking they might be able to catch me off-guard, I’ve received plenty of seemingly impossible to answer questions from some investigative minds. One that always entertains me is the question of what I would do if faced with the prospect of fast food for dinner. In this seemingly dangerous, grain-heavy environment, how could I find anything to eat? Watch, and find out. The post Friendly Fast-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 - September 20, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Nutrition Fast Food Video Source Type: blogs

This-For-That
When it comes to going gluten- or grain-free, the first complaint I always hear is the same: “But what am I going to do without my (insert grain/gluten-filled food here)!” For those of you who have the same concern, here’s a simple list of some easy substitutions you can make to phase grains and gluten out of your diet: Instead of hamburger buns, try wrapping your patty in lettuce Instead of a cupcake, try a square of dark chocolate Instead of a tuna melt, try spreading it over spinach and drizzling on some olive oil Instead of cereal, try halving a grapefruit and filling with cottage cheese Instead of nachos, try s...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - September 19, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Nutrition Gluten Grains Source Type: blogs

Will You Join Me?
In support of Grain Brain, I’m going to be participating in what’s known as a “satellite media tour” tomorrow. Starting with an 8:20AM appearance on ABC/CW in Rochester, NY, and concluding with WVIT-NBC (hello Hartford!) at 11:45AM, I’ll be on-air in media markets from Memphis to Phoenix, and everywhere in-between. You can find a full list of my appearances in the Media Appearances section of this website. I hope you’ll tune in and join me. Perhaps I’ll be asked a question similar to one that you have about Grain Brain! The post Will You Join Me? appeared first on Dr. David Perlmutter MD. (Source: Renegade Ne...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - September 18, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Events Grain Brain Media Radio TV Source Type: blogs

On a Personal Note
As this day goes on, I’m increasingly reminded of how fortunate I am to be able to do the work that I do, and be able to interact with and learn from an inspirational group of individuals like yourselves. Many of you have written to me to thank me for my work, or note how I’ve changed your life, but I wouldn’t be able to do what I do without the support of this community. It’s your support for my work that continues to drive me to do more research, question commonly held assumptions, and search for the right answers. It’s in that spirit that I want to share a personal note about why I wrote Grain Brain. Many time...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - September 17, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Grain Brain Alzheimer’s Source Type: blogs

On Shelves Today!
Today’s the day! I couldn’t be more excited to announce that Grain Brain is now available in-stores and online. To those of you who pre-ordered weeks and months ago, you’re just mere moments away from having this manual for better mental, and physical, health in your hands. For those of you who haven’t ordered a copy yet, what are you waiting for? The post On Shelves Today! 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 17, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Grain Brain Alzheimer’s Dementia Gluten gluten free Grains Source Type: blogs

The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show
A big fan of his podcast, I was excited to join Jimmy Moore for a special podcast for The Livin’ Lad Vida Low-Carb Show. We had a great conversation, and the podcast is the perfect way to whet your appetite for the release of Grain Brain tomorrow. Click here to download the podcast. The post The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show 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 16, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Events Science carbs Grain Brain Podcast Source Type: blogs

Angela S.
Angela, a patient of mine, wrote in with the story of her path to a gluten-free lifestyle. The journey she undertook, and how radically her life changed as a result, is proof-positive of the overwhelming health benefits of a gluten-free diet. -Dr. Perlmutter For over the last 10-11 years I have spent a great deal of time in and out of doctor’s offices, trying to figure out why I was having so many health issues. At 16, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), at 21 I was found to have severe candidiasis, at 22 I had to have my tonsils out, 23 I had an emergency appendectomy, and most recently I had a 10...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - September 14, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Success Fatigue Gluten gluten free Source Type: blogs

Three Days!
We’re now just three days from the release of Grain Brain. It’s hard for me to believe that after this weekend, the book will finally become available to you all. Most of all, I’m eager for this information to work it’s way into our community and to start getting feedback from everyone. That will be the most rewarding part of this entire experience. I’m so excited that I want to share with you a brief excerpt from the book. Here’s a brief bit from the opening paragraphs of Grain Brain: Alzheimer’s disease is a modern medical bogeyman that’s never far from the headlines. If there is one health worry that see...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - September 14, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Grain Brain Science Alzheimer’s Dementia genes Source Type: blogs

Avoiding Alzheimer’s
Q: What are some ways to avoid getting Alzheimer’s? A: Here are the fundamental keys for reducing your risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease, a disease for which there is no treatment. First, dramatically reduce your carbohydrate consumption while increasing your consumption of “good” fats like fish, nuts, seeds, and olive oil. Second, get 15-20 minutes of aerobic exercise each day. This actually turns on the DNA in your genome that codes for the production of BDNF, basically the brain’s “growth hormone.” Third, make sure you’re consuming at least 1000mg daily of the omega-3 DHA. R...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - September 12, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Exercise Science Alzheimer’s BDNF Carbohydrate DHA Omega-3 Source Type: blogs

Let’s Make Some Noise
Getting people to understand that the diet we’ve been surviving off of for the past few generations is unsustainable is no easy feat. Writing Grain Brain is one step I’m taking to try to reach a larger audience, but I need your help to spread the reach of this message even further. Take a moment and support my campaign on Thunderclap and dedicate a tweet or status update to supporting our movement. Click here to sign up here.   The post Let’s Make Some Noise 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 11, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Events Grain Brain Thunderclap Source Type: blogs

Free Grain Brain Tote!
Have you ordered your copy of Grain Brain yet? We’re just a week away from launch now and it seems like the next seven days can’t happen fast enough. This book is going to provide you with a wealth of insights and will be the key to better brain, and overall, health. Need another reason to order? Well, pre-order today and forward your receipt to contest@DrPerlmutter.com, and you’ll receive a FREE Grain Brain tote bag. That’s right, a FREE gift to all of you just for ordering Grain Brain. Just think of the statement you’ll be making when you bring the bag to your local farmer’s market to grab some avocados. Th...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - September 10, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Resources avocado Contest Grain Brain Source Type: blogs

The Greatest Medicine
The sentiment of the above quote is something that speaks directly to the point I convey with my book. Grain Brain is all about how our diet is responsible for some of the most frightening neurological disorders around. A little more forethought, and greater consideration of how our actions impact our bodies, can go a long way. The post The Greatest Medicine 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 9, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Nutrition Diet Food Medicine QOTD Quote Source Type: blogs

Increasing Gluten Sensitivity?
Q: Why, in the last few years, has the number of people with gluten sensitivity skyrocketed? A: There is no doubt that the number of people who are now clearly and significantly sensitive to gluten has increased dramatically in recent years. And there are several reasons why this is happening. First, the ability of the immune system to recognize friend or foe as far as proteins are concerned is fundamentally regulated by the balance of bacteria that reside within our intestines, our microbiome. With the overuse of antibiotics and other challenges including other medications like anti-inflammatories, and even chlorinated wa...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - September 6, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Science Source Type: blogs

Cholesterol: Setting the Record Straight
Like one of the most common sources of this protein in the human diet (eggs), the science on cholesterol changes by the week. Think about it, how many times have you heard doctors, nutritionists, scientists, journalists, or just about anyone, say that cholesterol is bad (or good) for you, and then change their mind? In putting together Grain Brain, the science that I found painted a very clear picture of the true nature of cholesterol. The fact is: cholesterol isn’t the harbinger of nutritional doom that many would have you believe. In fact, study after study has linked cholesterol to improved attention/concentration, le...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - September 5, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Resources Science Source Type: blogs

The Best Antioxidant – David Perlmutter, MD
In this report, Markesbery demonstrated that early on as cognitive function begins to decline, markers for free radical mediated damage correlate directly with the degree of mental impairment. He stated, “These studies establish [free radical mediated] damage as an early event in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease that can serve as a therapeutic target to slow the progression or perhaps the onset of the disease.” What a concept – targeting free radicals in an attempt to prevent Alzheimer’s disease! So if in fact our brain tissue is being assaulted by free radicals does it make sense to load up wi...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - August 21, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: Dr. Perlmutter Tags: Heads Up Source Type: blogs

Omega-3 Prostate Cancer Study – Comment
CONCLUSIONS ARE OVERBLOWN WASHINGTON, D.C., July 11, 2013—In response to a new study, “Plasma Phospholipid Fatty Acids and Prostate Cancer Risk in the SELECT Trial,” published yesterday online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association representing the dietary supplement industry, today issued the following statement: Statement by Duffy MacKay, N.D., vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs, CRN: “The numerous benefits of omega-3 fatty acids from foods (like salmon and sardines) and dietary supplements are well-established fo...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - July 13, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: Dr. Perlmutter Tags: Heads Up Source Type: blogs

Hyperbaric Oxygen – Powerful Therapy for Stroke Recovery
This is an excellent review of recent research showing the incredible efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in treating stroke patients:   By Helen Albert, Senior medwireNews Reporter - News Medical.net Treatment with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can lead to significant neurologic improvements for stroke patients, show study results. The researchers found that HBOT produced noticeable improvements even as long as 3 years after the initial stroke event. Based on the theory that increasing a person’s level of dissolved oxygen using HBOT could activate neuroplasticity and improve stroke-induced neurologic def...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - June 4, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: Dr. Perlmutter Tags: Heads Up Source Type: blogs