Category: Success

We’re excited to showcase the success that our program has brought to your lives. Below, find first person testimonials from people just like you about how the plans and wisdom contained in Grain Brain have changed your bodies, minds, and lives.

Whether a gluten free diet has ended your experience with brain fog or cutting back on carbohydrates has improved your energy levels, we want to know about it! We welcome you to share your experiences with us at success@drperlmutter.com

Ellie W.

In just three months of living a Paleo life, I’ve lost 15 lbs., I have more energy,and my thyroid function has improved mightily! My doctor is very impressed with my success.

– Ellie W.

Anette L., from Luxembourg

In July 2015 I found “Grain Brain” in a bookshop. It turned out to be much-needed validation of my gluten-free diet, which lead to better thyroid function and reduced severity of allergies for me, and healed digestive issues for my husband. But Grain Brain was also eye-opening for some of the new ideas it introduced, like the fact that a full English breakfast (without bread, of course!) is actually quite healthy! This was most important for my husband, a Brit.

-Anette L., from Luxembourg

C.T.

At only 57 years old, I began to experience the onset of cognitive decline. Beginning at age 31, I suffered from epilepsy, and was also told I was prediabetic.  Today, with a low-carb, gluten-free lifestyle, my memory is functioning at an incredibly higher level. Yes, diet took away the whole problem! Better yet, my epilepsy and prediabetes have disappeared too!

One final perk? I have more energy than ever before!

-C.T.

Muge B.

For years and years, I suffered from daily migraines and physical pain. To manage this, I was taking several medications that, in the longer term, results in paralysis, a significantly worse health outcome than what the pills were intended to manage. Not only could I no longer feel the pain, but I couldn’t move my arms or hands either. I can’t find the words to express how debilitating this was for me.

Being gluten-free made all the difference. The pain and headaches are, finally, gone.

-Muge B.

Robert R.

Over the last decade I have suffered from severe sleep deprivation and daily brain fog. That is, I did, until I learned about adrenal fatigue. A ketogenic diet has erased my symptoms almost entirely. I no longer need bottles of soda (and all that deadly sugar) just to get through the day. This was added relief, as I was, at the same time, being told I was prediabetic. No more do I fear falling asleep on long drives or at the dinner table!

-Robert R.

Judy B.

To go from 15 medications every day to just one? Wonderful to hear how Judy has been freed from this burden. – Dr. Perlmutter

I developed epilepsy in 1966 after falling off a bike. This preceded 50 years of never-ending seizures, which were unresponsive to a plethora of medical treatments. But, since switching to this diet, I have been seizure-free! I’ve also gone from taking 15 medications/day to just 1 every night. The result? I feel better than I did at 30, 20, or even 15 years-old!

-Judy B.

Agi R. from Hawaii

I spent 10 years trying Chinese herbal treatments, Ayurvedic medications, and detoxes to treat my ulcerative colitis. In that 10 years I experienced occasional remissions, and I always had the sinking feeling that these colon problems would come back. Now, after following a ketogenic diet, taking supplements, exercising, and fasting, I am healthy and full of energy! Here’s to my health!

-Agi R. from Hawaii

Ken L.

The most amazing thing about Ken’s story is that he managed this without any expensive pills or medication. It was all diet and lifestyle changes! – Dr. Perlmutter

At age 62, I was diagnosed with severe type 2 diabetes. I was told I would always be a diabetic and would need to be on medication for the rest of my life. At the time, my fasting blood glucose was 220 and I weighed 185 lbs. (I am 5’11”).

After researching lifestyle options, I embarked on a high healthy fat/low-carb diet with supplementation of Vitamins D and K2, and gut improvements with probiotics and homemade fermented vegetables. Today, at 64, my fasting blood sugar is 72 and I weigh 159 lbs. That’s nearly 30 lbs. lost! I am probably in the best shape I’ve managed in the past 30 years. This was achieved with absolutely no medication whatsoever, and I couldn’t be happier.

-Ken L.

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Juan P.

Leading up to my decision to take back control of my health, I was diagnosed with myriad health problems that, if I didn’t make a change, could have debilitated me for the rest of my life. Collectively, I was diagnosed with metabolic syndrome (hyperinsulinemia), benign fasciculation syndrome (BFS), celiac disease, atherosclerosis, focal seizures of the temporal lobe (affecting memory), and severe twitching.

Fast forward to several months, and now years, later, and after embracing a Paleo diet and making the lifestyle changes I needed to, I’ve now lost 180lbs, and seen my life turn almost entirely upside down, but for the better. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

-Juan P.

Lucy K.

Our small family is following the gut healing protocol we’ve recently discovered in books like Brain Maker, and to our delight our 25 year-old daughter, who is high-functioning special needs and has severe brain injuries and, is reaping numerous benefits. Her brain seems to be perking up, she has more energy ,and is sleeping less and getting active. Ever since she went through puberty she has been very quiet and introverted, but no we begin to notice her speaking more. All this after only a month or more on the healing protocol!

-Lucy K.