Category: Success

We’re excited to showcase the success that our program has brought to your lives. Below, find first person testimonials from people just like you about how the plans and wisdom contained in Grain Brain have changed your bodies, minds, and lives.

Whether a gluten free diet has ended your experience with brain fog or cutting back on carbohydrates has improved your energy levels, we want to know about it! We welcome you to share your experiences with us at success@drperlmutter.com

Danielle D.

My three year old son has been diagnosed with intractable epilepsy. He has been in clinical trials for five different anti-epileptic medications, and still none have helped his epilepsy, and have only served to make him miserable with a multitude of side effects.

We started him on the ketogenic diet six months ago. We are happy to say that he has successfully been treated and now only has focal seizures when he is sick! It’s an incredible improvement. Continue reading

Danielle F.

I was diagnosed with petit mal seizures at age 14. Now 40, I am a group fitness and pilates instructor in Kansas. In an effort to help control my seizures, I started taking Depakote. In order to manage the weight gain associated with this drug, I did high intensity exercise and running. This also served to lessen my anxiety and improve my depression as well, or so it seemed. Quickly, my seizures became worse.

In the past year, I went gluten-free and low-carb, and I find myself in better health than I ever was under any drug. I’ve coupled this with lifestyle modifications that include doing more pilates, and my quality of life has drastically improved!  I bounce back from seizures faster, there is less pain after, and overall my anxiety and depression is much more manageable. It’s all thanks to these lifestyle modifications.

-Danielle F.

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The Growing List of Microbiome – Threatening Drugs

It has now become fairly common knowledge that antibiotics are disruptive in terms of the health, functionality, and diversity of the gut bacteria. Beyond antibiotics, there has been a lot of information provided by scientific researchers demonstrating that acid-blocking medications, similarly, have a negative effect on the intestinal microbiome. Now, Researchers are concluding that at least some of the important side effects of both of these groups of medications may represent consequences of changes in the intestinal bacteria.

An important new study, Extensive Impact of non-antibiotic Drugs on the Human Gut, published by German researchers, focuses on the potential of other types of pharmaceuticals to also damage the gut bacteria. This extensive study actually evaluated the effects upon various bacterial strains of more than 1,000 marketed drugs that are used primarily in humans.

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Mike L.

Brain Maker has completely changed my life.

My 7-yr-old daughter has been battling the hair-pulling disorder (Trichotilomania) since she was born. We’ve been to many therapists but none were not able to help. Lately it had been a little more seasonal, worse in the summer than other times of year. We were wondering if it was the extra sunlight? Less sleep? Missing structure at school? Sick of being home? The list could go on and on. But after reading about how antibiotics can completely change one’s mood, it clicked!

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Linda P.

A year and some months ago,  I weighed in at 244 pounds.  I had started cutting out sugar, but I really needed help with a healthy diet. My son-in-law told me about Grain Brain, and I ordered it immediately!

I started changing my diet right away. The weight just flew off of me and I felt so much better. In time I began to notice the change in my memory too!

I suffer from severe osteoarthritis of the spine and just about every other bone. I really needed to lose that weight and learn how to eat the right things. I will never change my new eating habits!

-Linda P.

Joseph M.

For as long as I can remember I have always struggled with my body composition. I spent most of my youth overweight and battling depression. In 2005, I joined the US Marines and spent most of my time, for the next four years, overseas. Although my weight had changed during my service time, the depression and anxiety I felt on the day-to-day never ceased.

When I left the military I moved back home and started attending college full-time. Everything changed: lifestyle, food, stress levels, and surely, over time, the weight started to come back on. I spent countless hours in the gym trying all sorts of things, to no avail. At the time I was studying computer science, but I needed to find something more, I need to find a way to resolve this depression.

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Sheila R.

I discovered the Grain Brain program in August 2014. I happened on a PBS screening of your plan. I recorded it and still have it on my recordings list. That began my incredible journey.

I was 5’2” and 220 lbs. This was pretty scary. My waist measured 60” and my hips were also 60”.  I had more or less been in this situation since the age of 35 (at a present age 66). I had the typical helpless story, many different tries, much successfully unsuccessful results.

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Kathy S.

I have been living the Grain Brain lifestyle for several years, ever since your book came out. I’ve been able to reverse T2 diabetes (of which I had struggled with for over 15 years!), get off ALL of my prescription drugs, and have lost weight, and kept it off for over 2 years! I find the diet very easy to maintain. Many people have asked me how I did it and I immediately recommend both Grain Brain and Brain Maker. I am very enthusiastic about the Grain Brain program and the creative cooking opportunities this way of eating has provided. I’m becoming a pretty good low-carb, high-fat cook and my family enjoys the recipes.

-Kathy S.

Judy S.

I have been on a grain-free and sugar-free diet for about 3+ years now. It started with my research for an alternative way to handle my arthritis pain.

My doctor had wanted to prescribe medicine, but I wasn’t onboard. My research led me to the conclusion that I needed to take fish oil pills, then my daughter, an RN, suggested I get off sugar and gluten.

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Wendy S.

Incredible story of an entire family who benefited from this set of lifestyle changes. – Dr. Perlmutter

I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism in the fall of 2013 and my doctor prescribed Levothyroxine.  I saw some improvement of my symptoms initially but as time went by, they all returned. I became very frustrated and turned to the internet for information and advice.  I learned that gluten can damage the thyroid and asked my doctor if he thought I should go gluten-free.  His response: “It’s a gimmick”.  So, I continued to take my medication and feel miserable. The next spring, I decided to give up a carbohydrate-filled snack for Lent. Within 48 hours, I felt better than I had in a long time. It made me think about my diet, so I did some more research about gluten and decided to give it up to see if that helped. I jumped in head-first and implemented this into my diet and life. I was able to get off of the thyroid medication and my bloodwork has been great ever since. Continue reading