Category: News

This section will keep you up-to-date on the latest projects and works of neurologist and nutritionist Dr. David Perlmutter. Featuring news on media appearances, podcast interviews, and new research and studies, this section has everything you need to know about Dr. Perlmutter’s latest going-ons.

Some posts to get you started:
Dr. Perlmutter and Dr. Bredesen at The Buck Institute
Why I Wrote Brain Maker

Dr. Perlmutter on Dr. Oz, May 2014

Thursday on Dr. Oz: Dr. Perlmutter Reveals How Gluten Threatens Your Brain

Tomorrow (Thursday, May 8th) on the Dr. Oz Show, I’ll be discussing the very real threat that gluten poses to brain health and function. I’m actually going to bring along a patient whose life was pretty much destroyed by a devastating movement disorder that involved her face. Tune in to watch what happened to her when she went gluten-free!

Gluten induces inflammation, and this may well be happening in all humans! Inflammation is a pivotal mechanism involved in all brain degenerative disorders. I’ll demonstrate exactly how this happens, so tune in. Should be very instructive.

Find your local broadcast time and station.

Dr. Perlmutter and Clayton Morris of FOX News

Dr. Perlmutter On-Air

Between the continued press for Grain Brain, ongoing regional media appearances and the momentum of my public TV special BRAINCHANGE, I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to share the lessons of Grain Brain with an ever-expanding audience. Many of you who are regular readers of my blog have tuned in for those appearances, and for that I thank you. That’s why I wanted to let you know about an exciting interview I have coming up tomorrow.

Tomorrow, Friday, I’ll be a guest on FOX News’ morning show Fox & Friends. I’m excited to sit down and chat Grain Brain with the shows anchors, especially on a Friday. Hopefully, those who tune in will become curious about how diet impacts brain health, and will use the opportunity (and the weekend) to pick up a copy of Grain Brain and start making some changes. I’m on quite early, 6:45AM ET, so if you plan to tune in, be sure to set that alarm, your brain will thank you. I bet it would like a cup of coffee while you tune in as well.

BrainChange Special On Air Now

BrainChange Special On Air Now

I am very excited to announce that my public television special BrainChange is currently airing across the country. Over the next two weeks, check our page and your local listings to find when you can catch this valuable information.

You can make changes in your lifestyle today that will have a profound impact on how your brain will be working tomorrow. I hope you can join me.

Thanks for Hanging Out

Thanks for Hanging Out

As some of you may know, I was recently on Fox & Friends Weekend to talk Grain Brain. After a great appearance Clayton Morris, one of the show’s hosts, reached out to me because he is a big fan of Grain Brain. He thought it would be great for us to continue our conversation, and to take it to the web, where we could allow all of you to participate with us.

So, we took to Google+ for an hour-long conversation about the finer points of the argument I put forth in Grain Brain, taking time to answers questions submitted by those of you who tuned in to join us. I had a great time doing this, and I always appreciate an opportunity to interact directly with all of you. After this success, I’ll be sure to do another one soon!


Embrace the Changing Message

Over the past 15 years I have written several books including LifeGuide, BrainRecovery, The Better Brain Book, Raise a Smarter Child By Kindergarten, Power Up Your Brain, and now Grain Brain – The Surprising Truth About Wheat Carbs and Sugar, Your Brain’s Silent Killers.

Without question, the key dietary messaging over the years that I have put forth has clearly changed, and with good reason. Science is dynamic. And my mission is to remain at the leading edge of science and bring the very best and most current knowledge to public awareness.

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Stories of Success

As you know, I’m building a comprehensive collection of stories from members of our community about how going gluten-free and grain-free has improved their overall health and well-being. If you’ve taken a look at this section on my website, you’ve probably already seen some of these very meaningful stories. There are incredible accounts of individuals who have taken back control of their bodies and have reversed the damage done by years of poor dietary and lifestyle choices

Please share your success story with our community and me. You can e-mail it to, and we’ll feature it here on our website. We are building a robust resource for everyone.


Sharing Grain Brain

Between Facebook, Twitter, this blog and email, I hear from many of you who tell me you’re sharing Grain Brain, and its message, with family, friends, and just about anyone who will listen. Knowing that all of you feel as passionately about this cause as I do is simply amazing to learn, and I hope we can have a network effect that reaches far and wide.

However, just as many of you tell me about the pushback you experience from “fatphobics and carboholics” who simply tune you out once you start discussing our nutritional plan for optimal brain health and fighting brain illnesses. I’m interested to hear what some of their counter-arguments are. How do you respond? Perhaps I can offer some information that would help support your positions.

Underground Wellness with Sean Croxton

Underground Wellness with Sean Croxton

A few days ago I was asked to be a guest on the Underground Wellness podcast, hosted by Sean Croxton. It was great to see Sean’s enthusiasm for Grain Brain, and I was also glad we were able to take a whole host of listener questions. From discussing how the Grain Brain diet can benefit kids to providing an understanding of the nuances of the Grain Brain lifestyle, I thought we were able to have a productive and valuable discussion. Take a listen.