Brain Maker: Power of Gut Microbes to Heal Your Brain

Debilitating brain disorders are on the rise; from children diagnosed with autism and ADHD to adults developing dementia at younger ages than ever before.

But, a medical revolution is underway that can solve this problem.

Astonishing new research is revealing that the health of your brain is, to an extraordinary degree, dictated by the state of your microbiome, the vast population of organisms that live in your body and outnumber your own cells ten to one.

What's taking place in your intestines today is determining your risk for any number of brain-related conditions.

In his new book, BRAIN MAKER, Dr. Perlmutter explains the potent interplay between intestinal microbes and the brain, describing how the microbiome develops from birth and evolves based on lifestyle choices, how it can become "sick," and how nurturing gut health through a few easy strategies can alter your brain's destiny for the better.

With simple dietary recommendations and a highly practical program of six steps to improving gut ecology, BRAIN MAKER opens the door to unprecedented brain health potential.

Listen in as Dr. Perlmutter joins Dr. Friedman to share more about his book and why your gut health is so essential for your overall health.
Brain Maker: Power of Gut Microbes to Heal Your Brain
David Perlmutter, MD
David-PerlmutterDavid Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM, is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition who specializes in preventative medicine and neurology. He is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of nutritional influences in neurological disorders.

Dr. Perlmutter has contributed extensively to the world medical literature with publications appearing in such journals as The Journal of Neurosurgery, The Southern Medical Journal, Journal of Applied Nutrition, and Archives of Neurology. He is the author of the international bestsellers Grain Brain, Grain Brain Cookbook, and Brain Maker. Dr. Perlmutter’s newest book, Grain Brain For Life is set to release Fall of 2016.

Dr. Perlmutter was awarded the 2002 Linus Pauling Award for his pioneering work in innovative approaches to neurological disorders. In addition, he received the 2002 Denham Harmon Award for his work in advancing the understanding of free radical biochemistry in neurological diseases and is the recipient of the 2006 National Nutritional Foods Association Clinician of the Year Award. He received the 2010 Humanitarian of The Year from the American College of Nutrition.