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Uric Acid – A Pivotal Player in Metabolic Diseases

Uric Acid – A Pivotal Player in Metabolic Diseases

We are now at the dawn of a new age as it relates to our understanding of important chronic diseases like metabolic syndrome, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. It…
Added Sugars – Not a Good Choice for Infant Nutrition

Added Sugars – Not a Good Choice for Infant Nutrition

Who can forget the message of Mary Poppins telling us that “…a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.” Yes, we humans certainly like our sugar. To be sure, added sugar certainly increases our desire t…
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…
MLB Pitcher Matt Boyd and Meal Planning

MLB Pitcher Matt Boyd and Meal Planning

Recently, I was contacted by Matt Boyd, a starting pitcher with Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Detroit Tigers. Matt read Brain Maker, and he is using the guidelines there to improve his athletic performance. …
The 5 Keys to Buying Frozen Food

The 5 Keys to Buying Frozen Food

By: Austin Perlmutter, MD, Medical Student, Miller School of Medicine When it comes to mealtime, most of us prefer a meal made from fresh produce to its frozen equivalent. But in today’s whirlwind of obliga…
Questionable Foods

Questionable Foods

Since the release of Grain Brain a few months ago, I’ve seen a number of question come in about whether or not certain foods are permissible on the Grain Brain diet, below is a list of some of those most com…
This-For-That

This-For-That

When it comes to going gluten- or grain-free, the first complaint I always hear is the same: “But what am I going to do without my (insert grain/gluten-filled food here)!” For those of you who have the same …
The Greatest Medicine

The Greatest Medicine

The sentiment of the above quote is something that speaks directly to the point I convey with my book. Grain Brain is all about how our diet is responsible for some of the most frightening neurological disor…
Exposing the Secret of Healthy Fats

Exposing the Secret of Healthy Fats

One of the myths I’m always trying to dispel is that fat is unhealthy. Most people think those high-fat foods are the reason their pants are fitting a little tighter. They’re not far off, the diet of the ave…