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How Does Excess Body Fat Threaten Memory?

How Does Excess Body Fat Threaten Memory?

In the past, I have written several blogs discussing the relationship of body measurements like body mass index (BMI) to cognitive function, as well as relationships between what is called the waist-to-hip r...
Optimal Blood Sugar Preserves the Brain

Optimal Blood Sugar Preserves the Brain

It’s quite likely that very few people wouldn’t want to do everything they could to preserve the integrity and functionality of their brains. As it turns out, we, each and every one of us, have a lot to say ...
A Letter From the Authors of Brain Wash

A Letter From the Authors of Brain Wash

In our current times, it has become clear to Austin and I that the subjects at the core of Brain Wash are not only more important than ever before, but truly critical to our ability to move forward in this "...
The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, M.D., and Max Lugavere

The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, M.D., and Max Lugavere

Clearly, one of the most important goals of the conversations we try to spark here is empowerment. This empowerment is especially valuable as it relates to brain health. I'm certain that many of you not o...
The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, MD, and Dr. Daniel Amen

The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, MD, and Dr. Daniel Amen

Why do we not generally discuss the fact that there is an epidemic of mental illness in our society? Or that our lifestyle choices may have an impact on our risk for these conditions (like depression, anx...
Sleep and Food Connected: How You Eat Affects How You Sleep

Sleep and Food Connected: How You Eat Affects How You Sleep

One of the central themes in Brain Wash is regaining the ability to make good choices. Not a day goes by that we don’t see or hear about another new book telling us how a specific diet, or other lifestyl...
Reducing Inflammation for Better Health

Reducing Inflammation for Better Health

The leading causes of death and disability worldwide are chronic degenerative conditions. These familiar diseases including cardiovascular disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and type II diabetes are incre...
Alzheimer’s and Exercise – You Can Protect Your Brain

Alzheimer’s and Exercise – You Can Protect Your Brain

The number of Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease has continued to grow at a dramatic rate. Currently, it is estimated that some 5.8 million Americans (of all ages) have Alzheimer’s disease. By and ...
Unhack Your Brain – Eating Mindfully

Unhack Your Brain – Eating Mindfully

Today, we're releasing the third and final video in our Unhack Your Brain miniseries. Did you know the food you eat can affect your decision-making? It's true! It's one of the central themes of Brain Wash, ...
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...