David Perlmutter, MD is a board-certified neurologist, Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and the New York Times best-selling author of Brain Maker and Grain Brain, now updated with the latest nutritional and neurological science.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • How sugar, grains, and gluten may be contributing to inflammation—the cornerstone of many chronic diseases burdening society today.

  • What Dr. Perlmutter thinks of calorie counting and why all calories aren't created equal from the perspective of your health or your weight.

  • Blood tests to get that may serve as biomarkers for better brain health as you age.

  • The link between diabetes and Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

  • Dr. Perlmutter's protocol for ketosis—including his latest feelings on exogenous ketone supplements like MCT oil.

  • And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by my friends at Four Sigmatic (check out my interview with founder Tero Isokauppila in episode 12), who make a wide range of coffees, elixirs, and teas using mushrooms like chaga, reishi, lion's mane, and more. Go to foursigmatic.com/max to save 15 percent off of everything!

Resources from this episode:

Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain for Life by David Perlmutter and Kristin Loberg

Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar—Your Brain's Silent Killers by David Perlmutter and Kristin Loberg

The Empowering Neurologist

Dr. Perlmutter's website

Dr. Perlmutter at Facebook

Dr. Perlmutter at Instagram

Dr. Perlmutter at Twitter

Dr. Perlmutter at YouTube

Let's End The Era of "Diagnose and Adios" by Max Lugavere

Practice Guideline Update Summary: Mild Cognitive Impairment: Report of the Guideline Development, Dissemination, and Implementation Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology by Ronald C. Petersen et al., Neurology

Longitudinal Relationships between Caloric Expenditure and Gray Matter in the Cardiovascular Health Study by Cyrus A. Raji et al., Journal of Alzheimer's Disease

BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor), Gene Cards

Physical Activity and Cognitive Vitality by Ruchika Shaurya Prakash, Michelle W. Voss, Kirk I. Erickson, and Arthur F. Kramer, Annual Review of Psychology

Investigating Gains in Neurocognition in an Intervention Trial of Exercise (IGNITE) by Kirk Erickson, PhD

A1C Test, Mayo Clinic

APOE (Apolipoprotein E), Gene Cards

Keep Yourself in Ketosis by Dr. David Perlmutter, MD

Feasibility and Efficacy Data from a Ketogenic Diet Intervention in Alzheimer's Disease by Matthew K. Taylor et al., Alzheimer's & Dementia

Dr. Formulated 100% Organic Coconut MCT (Medium-Chain Triglyceride) Oil, Garden of Life

The End of Alzheimer's: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline by Dale Bredesen

Ketoacids? Good Medicine? by G.F. Cahill Jr. and R.L. Veech, Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association

The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes h

Making the Mediterranean Diet Even Better! by Dr. David Perlmutter, MD

Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes

Midlife Systemic Inflammatory Markers Are Associated with Late-life Brain Volume: The ARIC Study by Keenan A. Walker et al., Neurology

Association Between Diabetes and Subsequent Parkinson Disease by Eduardo De Pablo-Fernandez et al., Neurology

"#Gluten is our generation's #tobacco. Let's kick the habit." -@DavidPerlmutter, Twitter

Gluten Sensitivity: From Gut to Brain by M. Hadjivassiliou et al., The Lancet Neurology

Association Between Headache and Sensitivities to Gluten and Dairy by David Perlmutter and Aristo Vojdani, Integrative Medicine

Celiac Disease and Nonceliac Gluten Sensitivity: A Review by Maureen M. Leonard, Anna Sapone, and Carlo Catassi, Journal of the American Medical Association

Studies Link Some Stomach Drugs to Possible Alzheimer's Disease and Kidney Problems by Karen Weintraub, Scientific American

Sugar- and Artificially Sweetened Beverages and the Risks of Incident Stroke and Dementia by Matthew P. Pase et al., Stroke

Low-Calorie Sweetener Use and Energy Balance: Results from Experimental Studies in Animals, and Large-scale Prospective Studies in Humans by Sharon P.G. Fowler, Physiology & Behavior

The Relationship Between Diabetes and Sweeteners by Angela Manderfeld MS, RD, LD, CDE, The Diabetes Council

How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat by Anahad O'Connor, The New York Times

Why Supplementing with Prebiotic Fiber Makes Sense by Dr. David Perlmutter, MD

Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.

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