The Empowering Neurologist: David Perlmutter, MD and Dr. David Brady

Fibromyalgia seems to be an ever-increasing problem, and while mainstream medicine now recognizes its existence, it is clear that bringing fibromyalgia under control requires far more than simply writing a prescription for an “FDA-approved drug.”

My guest today is a specialist in treating not just the symptoms of fibromyalgia, but the underlying disorder itself. Dr. David M. Brady has 25 years of experience as an integrative practitioner and over 21 years in health sciences academia. He is a licensed naturopathic physician in Connecticut and Vermont, a board certified clinical nutritionist, and completed his initial clinical training as a doctor of chiropractic. He currently serves as the Vice President for Health Sciences, Director of the Human Nutrition Institute, and Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. He also maintains a private practice in Fairfield, CT.

Dr. Brady has published a multitude of peer-reviewed scientific papers and textbooks related to chronic pain, autoimmunity and functional gastroenterology and is a featured contributing author in the medical textbooks including: Advancing Medicine with Food and Nutrients (2nd Ed.), and Integrative Gastroenterology. His latest book, The Fibro-Fix, is the subject of today’s interview.

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  • Ronna Berezin

    Great interview with a dr. who thinks as you do before talking. I found the talks not at all too scientific prob bcI follow you so closely and repeat your lessons to friends allll the time ! I base my life on the good choices you suggest and as a result I am much healthier.

    • David Perlmutter

      Thanks for watching Ronna.

  • Ken Sharlin

    The use of TCAs like amitriptyline is certainly an old standby in the conventional pharmacological treatment of fibromyalgia. However, it does not increase REM sleep. To the contrary, it suppresses REM sleep and delays REM latency.

  • Rickh

    Enjoyed the discussion very much. I have had fibromyalgia for about 30 years following a car accident that happened at a time in my life that was already quite stressful. I have found that all the medical treatments to be of little help even physical med just as the Dr said. For several years now I have been following the advice of alternative Drs like yourself with great results. I have found that centering my diet primarily on real food (plenty of fruit, veggies, nuts, and fermented vegetables) while avoiding wheat, meat, sugar and sweeteners, and alcohol has greatly relieved most of my symptoms even as I move into my 70s.
    You guys are definitely on the right track. Keep up the good work.

  • Brian Carter

    Fibromyalgia is a poor medical term. I challenge any doctor to tell me what process is the underlying problem when they are told a given person has “fibromyalgia”. This is not the case with diagnosis such as ALS or MS. Patients and practitioners must continue to discover what is the source of the pain and fatigue and what helps moderate the symptoms. It can be Lyme,
    Stiff Person Syndrome or other rarely tested for auto/compromised immune condition. My position does not negate your suggestions but, please do not delusioning yourself or readers by miss labeling fibromyalgia as a meaningful diagnosis that tells patient or doctor what is going on with one’s body except pain and fatigue!

  • Lucy

    Thank you for making me feel like I am not the crazy, depressed person I see reflected back at me through my GP’s eyes. I have bought the book, and look forward to reading it this weekend.

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