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Ketosis and Memory in Cognitively-Impaired Adults

Ketosis and Memory in Cognitively-Impaired Adults

There is certainly a lot of discussion these days about the ketogenic diet, especially as it relates to brain function. I thought it would be instructive to review one of the most important, and early, resea...
Dementia – Reducing Your Risk Starts Today

Dementia – Reducing Your Risk Starts Today

Despite countless hundreds of millions of dollars dedicated to seeking out a meaningful treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, as of the time of this writing the pharmaceutical promise of dealing with this epide...
How Long Does it Take to Improve Gut Bacteria?

How Long Does it Take to Improve Gut Bacteria?

One of the most common questions I am asked, both when I am lecturing as well as on social media, focuses on the length of time it takes to change a person’s gut bacteria after dietary changes are made. Many...
Antibiotics – Let’s Reassess

Antibiotics – Let’s Reassess

Dr. Martin Blaser, author of the book Missing Microbes, recently penned a thought-provoking editorial in the journal Science, titled, "Antibiotic use and its consequences for the normal microbiome". Dr. Bla...
Microbiome – A Broader Perspective

Microbiome – A Broader Perspective

So much attention is focused, and rightfully so, on the emerging role of the human microbiome as it relates to our health as well as our risk for disease. But keep in mind that microorganisms permeate the en...
Do Pesticides Damage The Microbiome?

Do Pesticides Damage The Microbiome?

We hear more and more concern about the impact glyphosate, the lead ingredient in RoundUp, is having on the microbiome. While correlation does not mean causation, and while some of the science on this issue ...
Probiotic Intervention Affects Mood

Probiotic Intervention Affects Mood

New and exciting research is revealing a strong connection between our mood and the various bacteria that live within our intestines. This is certainly a sobering notion. Think of it: the bacteria living wit...
Brain Maker for Vegetarians and Vegans

Brain Maker for Vegetarians and Vegans

Brain Maker, as well as Grain Brain, places a focus on healthy fat consumption, which sometimes can be difficult for vegans and vegetarians. Frequently, questions come in about how to adapt this type of life...
The Empowering Neurologist –  David Perlmutter, MD and Dr. Gerard Mullin

The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, MD and Dr. Gerard Mullin

In this video interview with Johns Hopkins gastroenterologist Dr. Gerard Mullin, we explore the fascinating relationship between gut bacteria and our general health as well as the pivotal role of changes in ...
Finding the Right Probiotic

Finding the Right Probiotic

Visit a grocery store or vitamin shoppe today, and you'll instantly be overwhelmed by the myriad probiotic supplements available to you. With so many different types of probiotic strains and different brands...