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How Our Gut Bugs Influence our Memory

How Our Gut Bugs Influence our Memory

By Dr. Austin Perlmutter What does current research tell us about the connections between the gut microbiome and our memory? Ancient Greek texts describe two opposing rivers running through the underw...
Fructose, a “Safer Sugar”?

Fructose, a “Safer Sugar”?

Lately, in an apparent attempt to push back from the negativity surrounding high fructose corn syrup, there seems to be an increase in the number of articles published touting the advantages of fructose as a...
Antibiotics + Colon Cancer

Antibiotics + Colon Cancer

No doubt, it is certainly exciting to read about advances in cancer treatment. However, at the same time it is vitally important to recognize what may underlie cancer so that we can target these causes with ...
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...
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...
The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, MD and Dr. Lisa Mosconi

The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, MD and Dr. Lisa Mosconi

Today's interview is with Lisa Mosconi, PhD. She is the associate director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic at Weil Cornell Medical College in New York. Prior to that she served as the director of the ...
Parkinson’s & The Appendix – Does Your Appendix Put Your Brain At Risk?

Parkinson’s & The Appendix – Does Your Appendix Put Your Brain At Risk?

As I'm sure you're aware, we spend a lot of time in this forum discussing how the health of the brain is impacted by the health of the gut, the gut-brain connection. Made clear by the latest science, this is...
6 Powerful Ways to Improve Brain Health

6 Powerful Ways to Improve Brain Health

By: The Dr. Perlmutter Team What does it mean to have a healthy brain? It means having a brain that is readily capable of performing all of its vital functions. This includes basic functions, like regulati...
Taking Control of the “Alzheimer’s Gene”

Taking Control of the “Alzheimer’s Gene”

Alzheimer’s disease, now affecting about 5 ½ million Americans, is a disease for which we have no meaningful treatment whatsoever. That said, it certainly makes sense to look at various factors that contribu...
Aerobic Exercise and the Health of Your Microbiome

Aerobic Exercise and the Health of Your Microbiome

I've previously blogged about some exciting research that discovered that the higher your level of physical fitness, the greater the diversity of the bacteria in your gut. The meaning of this? That improved ...