Debilitating brain disorders are on the rise–from children being diagnosed with autism and ADHD to adults developing dementia at younger ages than ever before. But a medical revolution is underway. Astonishing research reveals that the health of your brain is, to an extraordinary degree, dictated by the state of your microbiome–the vast population of organisms that live in your body and outnumber your own cells ten to one. What’s taking place in your intestines today is determining your risk for any number of brain-related conditions.
In Brain Maker, Dr. Perlmutter explains the potent interplay between intestinal microbes and the brain, describing how the microbiome develops from birth and evolves based on lifestyle choices, how it can become “sick,” and how nurturing gut health can alter your brain’s destiny for the better. With dietary recommendations and a program of six steps to improve gut ecology, Brain Maker opens the door to unprecedented brain health potential. Brain Maker has been translated in over ten languages, including Spanish, Danish, German, Japanese, Mandarin, and Portuguese!
David Perlmutter is a leader in this burgeoning field, and his new book is a landmark contribution.DALE BREDESEN, MD
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Paradigm-shifting. By connecting the dots from our gut to our brain, Dr. Perlmutter gives us a fighting chance against brain decline.JOHN RATEY, MD
HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL