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Can A Ketogenic Diet Treat Mental Disorders?

Can A Ketogenic Diet Treat Mental Disorders?

By the Dr. Perlmutter Team The ketogenic diet appears often in content I share as it offers a host of health benefits for conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, a…
Diet and Depression: An Updated Perspective

Diet and Depression: An Updated Perspective

By Dr. Austin Perlmutter In conventional medical practice, the connection between diet and mood seems barely, if ever, mentioned. Depression is deemed a disease of the mind, or of the brain, treatable with p…
3 Ways to Care for Your Brain in a Pandemic

3 Ways to Care for Your Brain in a Pandemic

By Dr. Austin Perlmutter In the wake of the global spread of the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19), many of us have started to think more carefully about our health. How can we reduce our risk of infection and of…
Defining Disconnection Syndrome

Defining Disconnection Syndrome

By: Austin Perlmutter, M.D. As we enter the 2020s, we’re faced with a strange paradox. Despite widespread access to all the things that are supposed to make us happy, we’re lonely, anxious and depressed. We…
Holiday Treats and Depression

Holiday Treats and Depression

It’s something we all do at the holidays, when we’re surrounded by gingerbread men, hot cocoa, fruitcakes, and chocolate candies. Faced with the choice of the sweet treat or healthier alternatives, we remind…
Gut Bacteria and Their Role in Depression

Gut Bacteria and Their Role in Depression

December of 2019 marks the publication of a new medical textbook, The Microbiome and the Brain (CRC Press). The text features chapters focused on a number of important topics, among them the role of gut bact…
Antidepressant Foods? You Bet!

Antidepressant Foods? You Bet!

By: Austin Perlmutter, M.D. Depression is a global epidemic, a leading cause of disability that affects over 300 million people worldwide. Unfortunately, rates of diagnosed depression are continuing to rise…
Sunshine: A Natural Mood Enhancer

Sunshine: A Natural Mood Enhancer

Are you feeling down or blue? If you are then one thing’s for sure: you’ve likely encountered any number of natural products being promoted for their potential ability to benefit and improve your mood. Every…
Benefits of Probiotics for your Mood, Gut, and Immune System

Benefits of Probiotics for your Mood, Gut, and Immune System

By: The Dr. Perlmutter Team One of the most exciting developments in lifestyle science over the last decade has been the sharpening focus on the central role that our resident microbes (bacteria) play in re…
Zika – An Emerging Threat for All of Us

Zika – An Emerging Threat for All of Us

The relationship of the ZIka virus to the development of microcephaly has certainly been receiving a lot of attention in the news lately, and with good reason. Microcephaly is a devastating, although rare, c…