BRAINCHANGE

“If you could make just three simple changes in your life to prevent, or even reverse, memory loss and other brain disorders, wouldn’t you?” – Dr. David Perlmutter

In this new and empowering 90-minute special, Dr. Perlmutter reveals just what those changes are, and how you can begin the path to better brain health today. Airing across the country, BRAINCHANGE is a follow-up to the lessons and information Dr. Perlmutter has shared in Grain Brain, his #1 New York Times bestselling book about our body’s silent killers: wheat, carbohydrates and sugar. Dr. Perlmutter overturns many of the assumptions we’ve made about nutrition for the past few decades, and shares with you the science that backs up his findings (also available here on this website).

Upcoming Airings (all times local):

State
City
Date
Time
Channel
PAScranton9/11/149:30 PMWVIADT
PAPittsburgh9/11/149:30 PMWQEDDT4
COSteamboat Springs9/12/143:00 AMKRMZDT
ILCarbondale9/12/149:30 PMWSIUDT
MIAllendale9/12/148:00 PMWGVUDT2
MIKalamazoo9/12/148:00 PMWGVKDT2
PAScranton9/12/143:00 PMWVIADT2
PAPittsburgh9/12/142:30 PMWQEDDT4
PAScranton9/12/149:00 AMWVIADT2
WACentralia9/12/145:30 AMKCKADT
WATacoma9/12/145:30 AMKBTCDT
PAScranton9/12/144:00 AMWVIADT
ILOlney9/12/149:30 PMWUSIDT
COPueblo9/12/143:00 AMKTSCDT
PAScranton9/12/143:00 AMWVIADT2
CODurango9/12/143:00 AMKRMUDT
PAScranton9/12/149:00 PMWVIADT2
COSteamboat Springs9/12/143:00 AMKRMZ
CODenver9/12/143:00 AMKRMADT
COGrand Junction9/12/143:00 AMKRMJDT
MNBemidji9/13/143:30 PMKAWEDT
NYPlattsburgh9/13/143:00 PMWCFEDT
WIMilwaukee9/13/143:00 PMWMVTDT
WAYakima9/13/142:30 PMKYVEDT
WASeattle9/13/142:30 PMKCTSDT
MNBrainerd9/13/143:30 PMKAWBDT
FLOrlando9/13/149:00 AMWUCFDT
PAPittsburgh9/13/147:30 AMWQEDDT4
CASacramento9/13/141:30 AMKVIEDT
FLOrlando9/13/1412:00 AMWUCFDT
UTProvo9/13/141:30 PMKBYUDT
MNBemidji9/14/148:30 PMKAWEDT5
MNBrainerd9/14/148:30 PMKAWBDT5
PAPittsburgh9/14/145:30 PMWQEDDT4
WAYakima9/14/1412:00 PMKYVEDT
NYPlattsburgh9/14/1412:00 PMWCFEDT
WASeattle9/14/1412:00 PMKCTSDT
NJTrenton9/14/146:00 AMWNJTDT
NJCamden9/14/146:00 AMWNJSDT
NJMontclair9/14/146:00 AMWNJNDT
NJNew Brunswick9/14/146:00 AMWNJBDT
NYPlattsburgh9/14/144:00 AMWCFEDT
PAScranton9/14/143:30 AMWVIADT
MNBemidji9/14/141:30 AMKAWEDT
MNBrainerd9/14/141:30 AMKAWBDT
PAPittsburgh9/14/1412:30 AMWQEDDT4
PAPittsburgh9/15/1410:30 AMWQEDDT4
WAYakima9/15/1412:00 AMKYVEDT
WASeattle9/15/1412:00 AMKCTSDT
PAPittsburgh9/16/143:30 AMWQEDDT4
PAPittsburgh9/16/148:30 PMWQEDDT4
PAPittsburgh9/17/141:30 PMWQEDDT4
FLJacksonville9/17/148:30 PMWJCTDT4
PAPittsburgh9/18/1411:30 PMWQEDDT4
PAPittsburgh9/18/146:30 AMWQEDDT4
FLJacksonville9/18/142:30 AMWJCTDT4
PAScranton9/19/1410:30 PMWVIADT2
PAScranton9/19/144:30 PMWVIADT2
PAPittsburgh9/19/144:30 PMWQEDDT4
PAScranton9/19/1410:30 AMWVIADT2
PAScranton9/19/144:30 AMWVIADT2
FLJacksonville9/19/1410:30 PMWJCTDT4
PAPittsburgh9/20/149:30 AMWQEDDT4
PAScranton9/20/143:30 AMWVIADT
PAPittsburgh9/21/147:30 PMWQEDDT4
PAPittsburgh9/21/142:30 AMWQEDDT4
WAYakima9/21/1412:00 AMKYVEDT
WASeattle9/21/1412:00 AMKCTSDT
PAScranton9/22/149:00 PMWVIADT2
PAPittsburgh9/22/1412:30 PMWQEDDT4
PAScranton9/22/149:00 AMWVIADT2
PAScranton9/22/143:00 AMWVIADT2
PAScranton9/22/143:00 PMWVIADT2
PAPittsburgh9/23/1410:30 PMWQEDDT4
PAPittsburgh9/23/145:30 AMWQEDDT4
PAPittsburgh9/24/143:30 PMWQEDDT4
PAPittsburgh9/25/148:30 AMWQEDDT4
PAScranton9/26/149:00 PMWVIADT2
PAPittsburgh9/26/146:30 PMWQEDDT4
PAScranton9/26/143:00 PMWVIADT2
PAScranton9/26/149:00 AMWVIADT2
PAScranton9/26/143:00 AMWVIADT2
PAPittsburgh9/26/141:30 AMWQEDDT4
PAPittsburgh9/27/1411:30 AMWQEDDT4
PAPittsburgh9/28/149:30 PMWQEDDT4
PAPittsburgh9/28/144:30 AMWQEDDT4
PAPittsburgh9/29/142:30 PMWQEDDT4
PAPittsburgh9/30/147:30 AMWQEDDT4

(For channel numbers, please visit PBS’ online TV schedule)

  • James Murphy

    I can’t wait

  • Sarah

    When will this come to the Detroit PBS station? This needs broader distribution by PBS!

    • David Perlmutter

      We’ve just picked up two airtimes in Detroit! Check the updated list above.

  • Lynn

    when is the PBS special airing in NYC, and if you know, AZ (for my friends who live there) thank you.

    • David Perlmutter

      We’ll be on air in Tucson today and the 12th!

  • Emelie Anderson Pletcher

    can it be viewed any where else?

  • DukesMom

    Can we see this online anywhere? I don’t have TV

    • David Perlmutter

      Right now the special is not available online, however that may change in the future. Stay tuned to this page for more info.

      • Marianne Soldner

        online yet ?:)

      • savontb82

        Yes, please put this video online! I read Grain Brain shortly after it was released and was completely blown away. Since then, I have been encouraging everyone I know to buy/read it. I happened to catch Brain Change on tv a few weeks ago and thought it was the perfect explanation for the content in the book. I would love to be able to direct my mother to watch the video on your site because she has not taken the time to read the book yet, and the information is vitally important. I’m pretty good at explaining it now, but you do it so perfectly.

      • Silvia Regina

        Dr. David, could your videos have subtitles for deaf people like me? That would be fantastic!

        • David Perlmutter

          I don’t have control over that Silvia, but that is an excellent suggestion.

          • Silvia Regina

            :)

  • Eric

    I sure hope the video is posted online after the airing so that I can see it. I’m not in those listed locations.

    • David Perlmutter

      We just posted new listings, take a look if your city is here.

  • David Perlmutter

    Hi all: This is currently a “test airing” for other PBS stations to see the performance of my program and judge if they want to pick it up as well. So, if you want it aired in your area, call your friends in the Bay Area and tell them to tune in!

  • Janine Lex

    Thank you so much Dr. Perlmutter for your focus and dedication to getting this message to a broad base of the population. Hopefully this will air nationwide soon!!

    • Kate Rudolph

      Agreed and second that, Janine Lex! Great coverage on PBS this week here in OH! So refreshing to hear this message even though it’s “against the grain”!

  • Darlene

    would like to see it on wskg in Penn and NY state

    • David Perlmutter

      We’ve just aided some airdates in the NY market. See above to find out if the program is coming to your area Darlene.

      • vin

        none in the greater nyc area?

      • Mary

        My husband and I have read your book and it has been an eye-opener. Our 40 year old son has epilepsy caused by flickering lights, and has been on very strong meds since about the age of 11. We were told when he was young he would most likely outgrow this, but he never has. Is it possible wheat could be causing this?

  • Cheryl

    I live in the Cleveland area but do not see a listing for this program!

    • David Perlmutter

      Some airings have just been added!

    • Lisa Muzic

      WEAO, PBS channel #9 on Time Warner Cable.

    • Cheryl

      thanks for info!

  • Jane

    What about Atlanta???

  • Cindy Ceteras

    OREGON!…..Ashland and Portland

    • Deborah Ellis

      In Portland, I’d go in a heartbeat. Been GF for six years due to neurological issues, and just found and purchased Grain Brain yesterday … hard to put the book down.

      • David Perlmutter

        Glad you can get your hands on a copy Deb!

  • Tracy

    What is the station listed for Maine & New Hampshire? Listings say W18BO? This doesn’t correspond to any PBS station around here. Help!

  • Marlea Oates

    What about Canada ???

    • David Perlmutter

      We’re adding new air-dates as we go, so stay tuned to this page for more info.

      • Cheryll

        Looking forward to sharing it with friends and family when it is available in Canada (Vancouver). TIA Dr. Perlmutter!

  • Avner Mandler

    When will it air in Las Vegas?

    • David Perlmutter

      As stations pick up the program, I add the airing information here. Hopefully your local station will pick it up soon!

  • Jane

    Let me know when you come to Scotland!!

  • Bernice Blauvelt Henry

    We need Binghamton/Elmira NY

  • Jim

    You gotta be kidding!!! It’s not airing in Austin,Texas?!? =)

  • Kathy

    Shucks, not in Virginia?? I have read the book and starting it all over again. And YES I have made big changes in my diet. So much easier to do when you have a mom who has uncontrolled diabetes and at 68 was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Six years later it breaks my heart to see what the disease has taken from her.

    Wish I could view in Virginia. Keep pushing and driving this awareness. We have your back!

  • Tina Shiver

    How about Richmond, Virginia?

  • Jayne Kae Nielson Erickson

    Utah doesn’t count, huh?

    • David Perlmutter

      We have an airing upcoming in Provo, UT on the 14th.

  • shellie

    airing in Virginia? Richmond area

  • Sullivic

    I would LOVE to watch this but Wisconsin is not listed :( Do you have any idea if it will broadcast in the Milwaukee area in the future?

    • Stacy

      I hope the same! I am in MKE!!

      • Maureen McGovern

        Me too, me too!

    • John

      I am also in the Milwaukee area and would like to see the program

    • David Perlmutter

      Hi All, we are constantly adding new listings, so while you may not see Milwaukee up there yet, that may change soon!

  • Anca

    I just got your book, I have started reading it and can`t wait to finish it! Your revealings are indeed amazing and life-changing. How could I see this 90 min video if I`m from Romania?

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  • Paul D.

    When is it coming to you tube? We don’t have television because I believe ALL television is relay bad for you. How about Net flix? Television is dead in my world!

    • David Perlmutter

      While there is no schedule for online release, that may happen at some point in the future. Check back here for more.

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  • Marbara

    What about KET in Louisville, KY?

  • Stacy

    how about Wisconsin?

  • Violet Rich

    when does this come to phoenix arizona

  • Lori Sorrells

    Where is the Chicago airing???

    • David Perlmutter

      Hi Lori, while we currently don’t have one scheduled, that may change. Keep in touch!

      • Guest

        I’m looking forward to sharing it with my frailly and friends here in Canada (Vancouver) too! TIA Dr. Perlmutter!

  • Deb

    Only one showing in the entire state of Oklahoma??? I am surprised the OKC PBS station isn’t showing it.

  • Diane

    We don’t get regular television either. We use Hulu Plus and Netflix and of course we have internet. I purchased your book Grain Brain but would love to watch this show as I am a visual learner! Will it be available online? Thanks!

    • David Perlmutter

      Unfortunately, the special is not available online at this time. Stay tuned for updates though!

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  • nevadaviewers

    Now I’m upset. We have a different “Brain Health” group on our PBS in Nevada. How can we get your show?

  • brinn

    What “DukesMom” said…. Will we be able to view this online at some point? (fingers crossed)

  • Janet

    How about Albany NY area?

  • Lou

    I am in the Minneapolis/St Paul area, any chance this will air in our local viewing area, would love to see this!!

  • CindyB

    No listing for Virginia – any way those of us who live here can view this?

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  • Shannon

    How can we get KERA in Dallas/Fort Worth to run this?

  • Carolyn Pierini

    I’m in southern California. Can you add us?

  • lorraine

    what about BC Canada?

  • Dr. Smitih

    What about Virginia? Can we see this online?

    • David Perlmutter

      We’re adding more stations constantly. Keep checking back here for the latest!

      • Alaska Penny

        What about Anchorage AK? KSKA

  • Karen M

    I would love to see this program in Las Vegas, Nevada. So far, it’s not on the list. : (

  • Tony D.

    Hi, would love to see this, but not available in Rochester, New York.. Can you make it happen?…

    • David Perlmutter

      We’re adding more stations constantly. Keep checking back here!

  • Sharon

    What about New Zealand!!!! Please show it here! I know that’s probably unreasonable but will you make it available on your site? PLEASE please please

  • Lemonylynn

    Would like to see this in San Diego

  • Jeremy

    With this sporadic amount of showings (and no apparent plans to put it online), hopefully someone who is sufficiently tech savvy will take the initiative to record/produce a .torrent file of the broadcast.

  • David

    I thought I saw listed this past week on your site, that you were going to be on PBS Baltimore today, Dec8 at 5:00 PM. Suddenly you were not listed. What happened? Are you going to be on either PBS Baltimore or Harrisburg?

  • Lisa

    Just watched BrainChange…Awesome show! Must know information. Love this Doctor! :0)

    • David Perlmutter

      Thanks for tuning in Lisa!

  • Elaine J. Balt., Md.

    I missed your show on Md.PBS on Sun. 12/08/13 @ 5:30P.M.. Will you be on again on that station in Md.?

  • Beth

    Just watched the show on PBS Detroit last night – Dec 9. It was awesome!!! Will you be coming to Canada any time in near future? Calgary, Alberta? Have many friends and coworkers who would attend.

  • Cathy Rixie

    Orlando, Florida or even better, online or DVD that can be purchased.

  • Diane

    Hope to see a Canadian posting soon.

  • WOW! Whowknow?

    My son, who has returned after 6 yrs. in the military, was experiencing episodes of being prone on the couch, writhing in pain, high fever, severe abdominal pain, and subsequent massive and frequent bouts of diarrhea. This went on for about 18 months, with over 45 trips to the VA Hospital in Denver, Co. He has endured numerous colonoscopies, gallbladder pictures and testing for gallbladder activities, liver biopsies, and upper and lower GI series. We were thinking maybe he had picked up some kind of parasite on his overseas travels.
    One day, out of the blue- a GI Dr. suggested we try a gluten free diet, just to see if it might help. The GI Dr. said we have no indication of a gluten or wheat allergy, but just try the diet, as we are out of things to do with this boy, and all his tests come back negative. After months of thinking our son had some major medical problem, he has had wonderful success on a gluten free diet. He can eat, and not have diarrhea within 10 minutes of eating. He is not longer prone on the couch writhing in abdominal pain, with high fevers. His blood count shows he is not anemic anymore. How does a 6ft 250lb buff sailor get to the point of being anemic, anyways? This boy went thru all the Navy physical training and 6 yrs. of service just fine. When he returned to us is when his problems started. Seems our American diet if full of gluten products. We dove heavily into this gluten issue and studied and learned all we can about it. For our son, it was a matter of life or death. I am so happy to say, that now- he is thriving well and doing well on a gluten free diet, and his mind is sharper than ever. Yes, we experienced the brain numbing effects of gluten. this super smart boy is now enrolled in an engineering double degree at School of Mines, Co (he did nuke engineering in the Navy). it was very hard to see gluten take a fit young man and his mind down to a level of destruction as it did, we were desperate to find a solution. Going gluten free has been the best choice we have ever made. This works well for my husband and myself also, as we wish to avoid the mind numbing effects of wheat overdose that so often happens, and can get complicated for our brains as we age.
    We learned a valuable lesson, and are so glad we did not loose our son, or had any major surgery to remedy this situation.
    Strange thing is- although the Navy does not serve a gluten free diet, he was choosing to leave off the breads, cakes, pies, gravies, and that combined with the rigorous workouts of military life, has helped him stay slim and trim.
    I an so very thankful for your research and study in this area, as all of us in America can use this knowledge and better ourselves thru a gluten free diet.
    This gluten free lifestyle, combined with no foods containing acrylamide, makes a very good choice for us all. To bad that in America, we are so subject to popular and false advertisements and misleading food packaging labels. Here is a recent discovery to us- carmel coloring in foods, do indeed contain gluten. Thank goodness for you and your truth about the wheat in our diets. And thank goodness for celiac.com website, so we can check all foods.
    Continue the good work!

    • Teri

      Dr. Perlmutter, I watched your series on Channel WHYY last night. I am a school nurse and also follow the GF diet for Celiac dx. I ordered your Brain Change Master Pkg combo because there is a wealth of information that needs to get out that I believe without a doubt can change our lives and give us better health. Someone quoted: ”
      Food is our medicine and Medicine is our Food.” A beautiful Truth!

      • George

        Hello Teri,
        Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. — Hippocrates, father of medicine, 431 B.C. ;-)

    • Robert

      have him watch this informative sales pitch from Keybiotics….the one thing he may be missing from his diet is a balance of good vs. bad bacteria in his gut… In addition to the gluten free, good bacteria intake is vital to his good health.

  • Adrienne

    Oh please, NYC must see you!

  • Steve in Corvallis, oregon

    Oregon? I don’t see any listings for Oregon!

  • Jess

    I’d like to show this at my local library. Is there any way to access the film outside of PBS?

  • Lori Oliver Nettles

    Lehi, Utah!!! (or online, please)

  • Cam

    PLEASE make this available online. We do not subscribe to cable and our local pbs station’s transmitter is too weak to get the signal to us (now that we have digital over-the-air signals there’s simply no picture at all; with analog we just tolerated the grainy picture). Thanks.

  • linda

    I am going to be in Sarasota in January. Might there be an airing then?

  • ezzirah

    Oklahoma Please!

  • seagrace

    How about a Seattle showing? This is the perfect market! The article about your book on the Atlantic Monthly will get a lot of notice, although the title and photo were not aligned–a photo of a sugar-filled, carb-loaded cupcake with the title mentioning gluten? I know the word “gluten” gets a lot more attention than “carbs,” which is why they may have done it.

    I agree with the others. This is the era of Netflix and Hulu and online for your target market–even if you have to pay for an episode as one does with Frontline episodes, you’ll get lots of eyeballs if you can get it online. Or buy a DVD. Thank you

  • Howard Hardy

    I am a Pharmacist for 50 +years and I have been preaching for the last 20 years . I know this does not sound like a Pharmacist however I am not like
    Most Pharmacist . 90%. Of all Rx drugs patients do not need.
    Howard Hardy.

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  • Christopher

    When will it air in the NYC region?

  • Paula G

    Are any of the PBS stations recording your presentations to sell as DVDs? Just read Grain Brain and it makes perfect sense to me! Would love to hear what you have to say. I watch PBS in Kansas City.

    • David Perlmutter

      Each and every PBS affiliate makes the DVD of the program available to its subscribers

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  • Bubblingsoul

    Please, please, please just NETFLIX this already! :) There are so many people I want to share this with but with such limited viewing options, it is very frustrating! And I, as a reluctant MS diagnosed individual who is also highly gluten sensitive and diary averse, would love to soak this info in over and over again. Please consider making the online availability leap!

    • Marilyn Howington

      Please make it available online!! We’ve ditched our TV and use the internet exclusively to watch the few shows that we want to see. I promise to share on social media often if you do!!

  • HouseMouse

    Will it be coming to Iowa?

  • Ryka

    Austin Texas would be a great market. We sure hope it airs here soon. Your work is amazing.

  • soler11

    Hi Dr. Perlmutter, I see you are airing in Chapel Hill, NC at 1pm. I am in Raleigh, will I be able to watch this broadcast from Raleigh. I have been diagnosed with MS and I wanted to get help with it from you. I read another MSer’s blog who you are helping. Do you take insurance?

    • David Perlmutter

      I would suggest you check your local PBS listings, as I am not sure of the station coverage. I sure hope you can tune in though!

      • Holly Jamestone

        Dr. Perlmutter, I look forward to a future airing of BRAINCHANGE in Denver, CO on PBS. I wrote about you today and your book “Grain Brain” on my professional Facebook page. I am eager to get my hands on your book. You will see what I mean.
        Sincerely, Holly Jamestone

  • DH

    When are you doing one in ON Canada?

  • Shirley VanCleave

    Will it be on KOBI TV, Medford, OR?

  • chen

    Please add Maine to your list so we can watch

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  • Mom

    Will you be adding a showing in Rochester NY? I think there would be great interest here.

  • pat

    is it possible to reverse a diagnosis of ‘mild cognitive impairment’ which is progressing rapidly?

  • Howard

    Why PBSSOCAL does not show your schedule in their website?

  • Patricia

    I don’t see any for Michigan. I hope to see it soon.

  • chen

    Looking for MAINE airings Or would love to watch ONLINE

  • Bjorn Coordt

    I. I am very confused to eat right. I followed your program about Brain Change food. I am dealing with high colesterol and eating fat, eggs, red meat or cheese sounds wrong for me. What are you recommendations? Thank you.

  • Jeanne

    Green Bay, WI soon?

  • pk_de_cville

    How about iTunes webcast, YouTube, or Netflix streaming?

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  • Anonymous

    Can’t PBS just record it and sell the DVD themselves…with proper profit-sharing for Dr. Perlmutter? Of course, PBS might be wanting to use it to entice folks to join KPBS, but seems it is not right to make needy folks–who already know about it— wait, possibly a LONG time. Seems sharing the information both ways –concurrently–would make the most sense (and be most ‘humane’?). ?? Thanks for maybe considering it at least (BTW, we are anxiously awaiting arrival of your book from Amazon :-) )

  • Pablo

    The infomercial-style presentation has to be fodder for Perlmutter detractors. (It’s the format of snake-oil salesman – in this case, poorly adapted to some noteworthy science.) I really think this information would be better received in documentary format.

  • Christa1970

    Is there anywhere on this site to find the blood tests that you recommend in your Brain Change presentation? I am going to see my neurologist at the University of Miami tomorrow and I would like to request him to help me get started.

  • stanley

    Mom happened to see the listing in the LA Times TV section Monday morning 1/6/14 for 10 PM . ATT Uverse could not find it in Search so i went forward to that time slot and recorded 10 to 11:30 PM anyway and it turned out to be Brain Change and not the show listed in that slot when i watched it Tuesday PM . Very good show , if you read the book it will sound familiar and since it was Pledge Break time for PBS KOCE ch 50 i bought the Master Pack for $144 and look forward to all the DVD’s , CD’s , the booklet , card , another hardbound book etc. I look forward to sharing this with all around me . thanks Dr. Perlmutter

    • David Perlmutter

      Stanley: Thanks for pointing this out. Others have noticed it as well, including myself. I have alerted the broadcasters whenever possible. Thanks for being diligent and DVRing nonetheless!

  • Linda

    When will we see it in Seattle

  • Heather

    I’d love for this to film in Oklahoma. It’s currently only northern states…

    • David Perlmutter

      We keep adding new airings all the time. We have had airings all over the country!

  • Diana

    Will this be shown in KS?

  • Daniel J. Kline

    Saw this last night; new to this science; here to learn more. We are retired pensioners so can’t afford the program offer, nor the expensive grass fed meats. So… we will start finding ways to eat less carbs, increase fats!!! and

    buy eggs. Must toss or sell the beloved bread machine. Will we ever be able to enjoy a pot luck church dinner again? Will we be able to host family gatherings with the traditional high carb desserts and fancy breads? Much tradition seems headed for the crusher. Can someone help me find family joy in this new way?

  • nick

    Watching this right now in NH. I’m a truck driver on the road. Amazing information. Thank you I’m going to order the dvd set.

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  • Diane

    Hi Dr Perlmutter,
    I live in Canada, but happened to be visiting a friend in Fort Myers and was able to catch your show. Really enjoyed it. Thanks ;-)

    • David Perlmutter

      Excellent! Glad to hear it Diane!

  • irish4dillon

    Minneapolis, MN?

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  • Teresa Garcia Lansford

    Will San Antonio be airing soon?

  • Isabelle London

    I found listening to this interview unbelievably enlightening. Thank you. We have been brainwashed into eating the wrong foods for year. Scary.

    • David Perlmutter

      Thanks for watching Isabelle. Glad the program resonated with you.

  • http://alittleitchy.blogspot.com/ brista

    Will this be shown on the Columbus OH PBS station?

  • Becky Tolar Reynolds

    Please aire it on San Antonio, Texas (KLRN – PBS station)

  • Hubbs

    I live in Salisbury, MD. I am preparing for the GB diet. My wife is 44 and has has 13 surgeries starting at age 19. She has been tested for everything under the sun. We are currently on a complex regional pain syndrome diagnosis. My wife uses 2 Fentanyl patches (plus more drugs including Gabapentin) to manage pain. I would say she has 95% of the symptoms you discuss in your book. I don’t want to see Brainchange…I NEED TO SEE BRAINCHANGE! Any updates on the airing of the show?

  • Cathy Murphy

    Would like to find an airing of Brain Change in souther California. Any upcoming dates?? Thank you.

  • ellen

    Hoping to see this special in Columbia,SC. I LOVED the book; my highlighter hadn’t seen so much action since graduate school. Keep on sharing your wisdom so we may share your knowledge with others.

  • xdools

    is there a dvd I can buy – I am in australia

  • k.m.

    Please offer this on Redbox or Netflix, We need it in Arkansas
    The book is amazing!

    • Roberta

      Yes offer it on Netflix – that would be ideal!

  • Rachel S

    I’m fascinated by the findings in your book. I’m concerned about the hidden ingredients that may contain gluten. You listed brown rice syrup as one of them, and I’m finding that it’s in some gluten free products. Is this harmful to us? how do we go about educating these companies to put out healthier more honest gluten free products?

    • David Perlmutter

      There really is no standard for what “gluten-free” is in terms of packaging and labeling Rachel, so be careful.

  • Roberta

    Why isn’t this being shown in the Boston, MA market? Please let me know if and when it is.

  • oversixty

    How can I order the brainchanger offers, there are no upcoming dates for KERA in Dallas

  • Mary Montesin Cannataci

    What about Australia?

  • JmeLynn

    Santa Barbara, please…

  • AMC

    What about the UK? Any plans for it here?

  • AMC

    Any plans for the UK. We could do with this being shown

  • ellen

    Excited to watch in South Carolina! Thank you for adding us to your airing.

  • Jody Williams

    When will it air in springfield mo

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  • RatherBeGolfing

    In the 90′s I remember there was a father & son Doctor team that spoke on PBS against meat consumption by humans. I think the son who did the show was a heart doctor and was from Phoenix, Arizona. Does anybody remember this and the name of the Doctor?

  • gregcraw

    Hi David, just ordered Brain Grain and can’t wait to read it. I’m a fitness entreprenuer and will be launching my book in May The Brain Detox Diet. I’m wondering if you need any content for your show and how hard it may be to be a guess if I have something to contribute. Thanks Doc!

    Greg Crawford

  • taylorwalsh

    This is an outstanding summary of newly understood science. So well done. The Atlantic has another interesting account on chemical influences on IQ and brain function, particularly for children.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/03/the-toxins-that-threaten-our-brains/284466/

    How does your nutrition basis for brain health relate to the influence of chemical toxins?

  • Jennifer Davis

    Hello, When is this airing in NY?

  • Denise A Girard

    You can also go onto pbs.com ( tv channel) and make a donation to programming and they will give you Dr Perlmutter’s video as a gift! Think u need to make a donation of 60.00 – I did 5 $ a week for a year.

  • Denise A Girard

    Go onto pbs.org. And they will send it to you fr a donation of 60.00

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  • ItalianScallion

    I live in Maine and ,yes we have MPBN. Will we be able to see your show?

  • Linda White

    Is BrainChange a DVD that is available for purchase? I would love to share this with family and friends!

  • Ron

    Is there any chance that this will be aired on PBS in Indiana or Illinois? I sure hope so. I have the book and am half way thru. Can’t wait to finish.

  • meghan

    Hi Dr Perlmutter.. I’m 22 and i was in a car accident 5 months ago. I got a really bad concussion and have been experiencing bad fogginess in my head, head aches, and i have a tough time focusing.. What would you suggest i take?

  • Nannette Eiland

    When can we purchase online?

  • Sonja

    Dr. Perlmutter, I am a 17 year old girl and am already one week into this new lifestyle change of a LCHF diet. However, my Parents seem to be concerned about this change, they think its not suitable for a growing teenager and that it could affect my health if I try this too early on. Is this true or could this actually benefit me if I avoid the dangerous nature of gluten and carbs so early on?

  • Tom A

    Tom A-1

    Ref: Grain Brain, page 92 says “The bile salts secreted by
    the gallbaldder, which are needed for the digestion of fat and, therefore, the absorption
    of fat soluble vitamins like A, D, and K, are made of cholesterol.”

    Please explain how I can cope with your book as I had surgery
    for a busted gallbladder, which was removed last year.

    Do you have bile salts I can take as a supplantment.

  • DS

    I posted somewhere else. In an amazing book sugar is not completely bad. It is in grown in some very hot country’s where it keeps moisture in. It has 40% more calcium in its raw form. They did not have rotten teeth. It may be the chemicals sprayed on and the GMOs and the refining off the sugar. Our drive for sugar may also do to the chemicals as they drive up the need for sugar to store the chemicals in the fat. Even animals will do that. Fat is a better storehouse than anywhere else. Our brains are not only made of fat. There was a saying a long time ago. the brains need b vitamins as well and these without the glucose is like a car with no fuel. so where is all going wrong. One smart women suggested it is the heavy metals which I agree. Now most of the plants are watered with alluminum that goes into the soil and into the plants. Deep water wells pull up inorganic chemicals that should not be consumed adding more to the plants. That certain peoples brains have more of an affinity for it. It affects my mother and not my father. Then again my mother sprayed more chemicals to kill the weeds. Since one in 50 boys are now born autistic. We have to look much deeper. It used to be one in 10,000. So the pesticides, fungicides. It is now into the 3 generation since JFk was about to put in a pesticide act and radiation act. Who can we blame. we have polluted the air, water, soil. Again I hope that god will
    forgive us all. Or maybe it is the chemicals on all the clothes. What rhymes with Doctor Jekyll and mr hyde. It is Formaldehyde. Or maybe it is the David Sukukis dirty dozen. We are all to blame…we thought we were so smart.
    Since zinc, manganese, and copper. are depleted by golf course chemicals and zinc b6 and b12 by soy. Well zinc is to think and immunity. Manganese is the hard drive. I don’t mean the driver. and golf courses are the biggest recreation sport. We are all going to war and have not put a foot out of our own country. No wonder the world is going to pot. Happy Hemp…Manganese in its good form. Manganese is called the love element and if you have not seen a diazonon pesticide rage….well watch out. It is all around us. In the horses, dogs, people.

  • Tom B

    Tom B, Q1

    Per: “Grain Brain,” page 92: “The bile salts secreted by
    the gallbladder, which are needed for the digestion of fat and, therefore, the
    absorption of fat soluble vitamins like A, D, and K, are made of cholesterol.”

    I had surgery for a busted gallbladder last year. My gallbladder was removed. How can I cope with your book for lots of fat without a gallbladder?

    Do you have bile salts I can take as a supplement?

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  • Karren Mcglohn

    I only caught a few minutes of your special last night on PBS in DC and was instantly interested since I am a diabetic and function best on a low carb (20 grams or less) diet. My doctor assures me that once I have lost enough weight the insulin resistance should start going away and I can then add some carbs back in. Is your book about low-carb eating or just gluten free? I plan on buying it because you mentioned carbs affect the brain and I would like to keep mentally active into my old age.

    • David Perlmutter

      It’s about both Karren. Grain Brain focuses on eliminating grains and gluten from the diet, and in the process moving us to a LCHF lifestyle as well.

  • Sossman

    I was wondering what studies, research and test results are available for your supplements that you offer. I am very interested but I need to see completed research to support both your findings and results! I am trained as a Clinical Psychologist/Cognitive Behavioral approach but very much in-tune with the benefits of medications as well, including supplements! Please help! And do you offer a complete program package and special seminars in Naples.
    Thank you and your presentation is focused, powerful, well written and professional. I am extremely interested in learning more and better managing my own nutrition and health issues. Thank you Doctor! Kevin

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  • Pam Hanson-Holtry

    Portland, Oregon…please! Online would be great, too.

  • A Lowe

    Is it being shown in New York City anytime soon? What about on direct tv? Thanks!

  • Caboose

    Are baby oils acceptable to use?

  • Tracey

    Your Brainchange is airing at 4am in Atlanta! What? 4am? Atlanta is a huge market and should be airing this fabulously informative piece during the peak hours on a Sunday (like you did in Nashville – where I’m from). My mother lives in ATL and I want SO badly for her to see this. But at 4am on June 04??

  • Bette

    We have no TV either……

  • Jerry Greene

    We are interested in your supplements, but why doesn’t the Senior Empowerment Pack supplement bundle contain the amount of vitamins recommended in Grain Brain?

  • Robert Totten

    Dr. Perlmutter,
    Dr. Carolyn Dean’s product RnA Drops are made from sprouted barley seeds. Barley is a gluten grain, however the processing of barley to make RnA Drops results in a negative gluten reading on the EZ Gluten Elisa Test. This negative gluten test means there are less than 10 ppm of gluten in the RnA Drops, which is the gluten-free standard adopted by AOAC, the Association of Official Agricultural Chemists. My question is. Are you familiar with the RnA Drops, and if you are, do you agree they can be trusted to be gluten free?

    • David Perlmutter

      Unfortunately, this is not a product I know much about.

  • Lori

    I don’t see it listed on any channel in Kentucky.

  • Ida

    Was it your show on PBS where you showed brain cells replicating? With proper diet does this mean that areas of the brain destroyed by various addictions can re-grow and become healthy if addictions are overcome?

  • Farr S

    Switched to nearly Gluten free 2 mos ago, and went from no eggs to 2 Eggland’s Best a day: my cholesterol was 213 now 286; my HDL was 96, now 95. My LDL was 179 now 108 and my primary care MD is referring me to a specialist @ UCSD. Dr Perlmutter, please advise if the results are worrisome. Or are ther more questions to as my MD. Can’t find answers as to what the ideal range for health should be for my wt 104, height 5″2 female. Thanks FS

  • Prosperity Joy

    I also don’t have TV and I don’t live in IN or PA. How can I watch this video?

  • Daniella

    I live in Australia, is there any way I can get these radio program’s through the internet? I have been gluten free for years ( grain intolerance) and have reversed my type 2 diabetes but now are dealing with low bgl and finding it impossible to loose the last 20 kg after loosing 35+ kg. Your including fats in the diet interest me as i have been eliminating fats for the last 3 years. I have chronic fatigue and hashimotos thyroid disorder and arthritis and major depression .I force myself to go to the gym 5 days a week and include low carb protein powders in my diet. At 55 life is a struggle. Your advice would be appreciated.

  • Diane G. Jones

    Have you noticed any correlation between gastric bypass surgery and memory loss and overall brain fog… it has been several months and symptoms seem to be continuing and perhaps getting worse.

  • Vivian

    Wow! I saw the PBS show and was absolutely amazed! It feels as though a light has been turned on! Having diabetes for well over 10 years (just turned 52) and a progressing movement disorder for almost the same amount of time, along with depression and memory loss I am almost at the point of seeking a disability diagnosis. To think that this could be repaired or reversed is AMAZING!! I WANT to work a 40 hour week! Thanks!!

  • Mellan

    When will it air in the DC metro area? Looking forward to.seeing it!!

  • Kathy

    Have severe and constant stinging on my back and 12 drs have no idea what it is. It has been this way for over 3 yrs. I had a wheat test and came out neg.for allergy. I stopped taking antidepressants as thought they may be the cause and there are several websites that attribute these drugs to the problem I have, but I need a solution to stop this agony I am in. Pharmaceutical companies and drs do not tell a person the side effects of drugs. I feel my cells have been damaged as you spoke about in your book “POWER UP YOUR BRAIN”. I will be getting your book “BRAIN CHANGE” today, Dr.Perlmutter. Thanks for writing such great books. Any suggestions you may have s to what I can do would be much appreciated to alleviate this torture. Kathy

  • doris

    so is the video of brain change i saw on tv the exact information in your grain book or are you writing another book c
    alled brain change as well?

  • David

    Do you have any athletes using the diet?

  • M

    How can we order the CD set?

    • David Perlmutter

      You would have to find it via PBS or your public television station.

  • nichols01

    Dr. Perlmutter — I have been told that my gallbladder is not functioning well (due to low HIDA scan results – 17%) and am also having symptoms like quite a bit of stomach gas/discomfort/ and referred right back pain (left of and a little lower than the shoulder blade). Does that mean that I really should NOT be trying the high-fat diet? Everyone is telling me (doctors included) that you must eat a low fat diet with a diseased gallbladder (or if I get it taken out). Feeling like a catch22…eat high fat (following Dr. Perlmutter) and eat low fat for my gallbladder condition. Any insight?

  • Todd

    Dr. Perlmutter – A question about eating the ‘high fat’ diet and someone with gallbladder problems/disease. I have been told I have a poorly functioning and potentially diseased gallbladder (HIDA scan – 17%)…also having continual and long lasting stomach gas/discomfort, brain fog, as well as referred back pain (right side, slightly left and below shoulder blade). Does that mean I can/should NOT eat the high fat diet recommended? Or does that depend on whether I get the gallbladder taken out first? A little confused by the guidance from others (including dr.’s) to definitely eat low fat and high fiber for a bad gallbladder and your guidance that high fat diets are good. Feel like I’m in a bit of a catch 22. FYI – I have been eating virtually gluten free along with lots of ‘good’ fats for a couple of months now and don’t feel like the stomach/gallbladder situation and other symptoms are improving at all…same at best, if not feeling worse. Any insight/guidance would be GREATLY appreciated?

    • David Perlmutter
      • Todd

        Thanks so much for the reply Dr. Perlmutter. Insightful article…nice to see the diet is tolerated well after that kind of surgery. I’m struggling mightily with the decision to get the gallbladder out…hearing that many patients see no improvement in symptoms after. At the same time, seeing no progress in my symptoms after following a diet (and supplements) very similar to the one you recommend for a couple months now makes me very suspicious that the gallbladder might be the culprit of my strange and continual symptoms.
        By the way, I don’t know if you do this, but any chance you could recommend a Dr. in the Dallas, Texas area who might help treat me overall for the ‘gut’ issues…who might be like-minded to you (preferably an MD who practices more functional/integrative medicine), if you know what I mean? Other than the Gastro specialist I’ve seen who are very traditional, I feel like I’m going it alone and really feeling like I need more intensive attention and wholistic guidance. Would even consider traveling to a ‘clinic/facility’ I could check into for a while to get another opinion & get the ‘gut clean’…if such places exist. Blessings to you!!!

  • fanyc

    My sister, 50 years old, has had Spinocerebellar ataxia, SCA (due to olivopontocerebeller degengeration) for 25 years and is fairly advanced (uses a walker and cannot feed herself). She said she went gluten-free for 3 weeks and her shaking got worse. I don’t know what she ate during this time, but I don’t imagine her approach was optimal, since she normally had a nutrient deficient diet before going gluten-free. I have convinced her to improve her diet and she has made efforts to do so with less processed food. Do you have any advice or anecdotes you can share so I can encourage her to try gluten-free again. I just sent her your Grain Brain book and pointed her to your Brainchange airings. Is there some aspect of your approach or recommended foods that would apply more to sufferers of ataxia? I am also encouraging her to try cannabis oil high in cannabinoids (I have read they are neuroprotective and have been observed to control neurotransmitters and have helped children with dravets syndrome). I would appreciate your opinion. Doctors like you who think for themselves and don’t reflexively treat symptoms with pills are godsends. THANK YOU!

  • Miki

    Dr. Perlmutter, i understand that you say low cholestrol is not good for the brain. Does this mean you do not reccomend for 53 year old men with slightly elevated level to lower their cholestrol level by medicine?

    Miki

    • David Perlmutter

      I am reluctant to want to lower cholesterol, even naturally. However, always discuss this with your physician.

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    Hi David. I have just finished reading your informative book. My question is: Does Astaxanthin is better than DHA for improving cognitive function?

  • Julie B

    I have questions, Dr. Perlmutter, about Glucosamine. What are your feelings about Glucosamine chondroitin formula? I am taking your Carnitar supplement, would I still need Glucosamine?