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

Cheryl S.

I purchased Grain Brain back in 2014 after being treated for some mental health issues, as I was looking out for alternative, holistic ways of managing my bipolar depression along with using the proper medication. The book was introduced to me by my brother, who follows the paleo diet, and it seemingly made a lot of sense. Continue reading

Sean H.

Back in February 2015, I was suffering from a terrible throat bug. I wasn’t sure what it was, but it had lasted for approximately 3 weeks before I decided I should go to the clinic. I went to an urgent care clinic out of convenience and the PA decided to run a strep test. At this time I had no concerns, and after receiving a positive test result the doctor prescribed me antibiotics for the next 2-3 weeks (I don’t recall exactly how long it was). Continue reading

D.U.

I am a busy mom of 2, 40 years old, and own my own business. I enjoy lifting weights and doing cardio several days a week. I eat healthy, read labels etc. What I’m trying to say is that I’m very health conscious. However, for the past few years my energy levels, brain fog and binge eating have been increasingly worse. I have tweaked my diet (serval times), seen a naturopath, changed my workout routine and increased and improved my sleep. Nothing worked.

I would forget everything. I cant remember a conversation I just had. I set alarms everyday to pick up my son from school so I don’t forget him.  I would want to fall asleep at 6pm at night because I am so physically and mentally drained. I have anxiety at night with my son (dinner time and feeding him, he is picky and has temper tantrums) and continue to binge eat all night long. I struggle with food cravings, I’m always eating.

And this has been my life for the past few years…until I discovered Grain Brain.

 I have cut out wheat, gluten, dairy and sweeteners/sugar. I feel amazing, I have a clear mind. In fact, I feel it getting clearer everyday. I think I forgot what it was like to have a clear head! I am starting to remember where I put things, or a conversation I just had. The brain fog is completely gone. My uncontrollable food cravings are gone, I’m eating less, I’m not binge eating or getting stressed out at dinner time, I simply eat – like a normal person. I wake up with a clear mind and I feel good about me. I feel balanced, something I have always struggled with.

-D.U.

Doug H.

At 57 years-old and 460lbs, my father passed away. Watching this happen at 40, I knew I needed to turn my life around. Grain Brain, and a ketogenic lifestyle, did that for me.

I went from 360 lbs. to ~250 lbs. in a couple years. I started with a modified keto diet, but as I saw results I continued to improve over a 3-year period to reach the optimal keto diet I am currently on, which is low-fat, high-protein, and extremely low-carb diet. As a lifestyle change, I have combined this with intense strength training. I feel 18 again, and can keep up with anyone else in the gym without needing carbs. I recover exceptionally well and my joints feel great. Best of all, my body is dropping fat fast. I’m almost in a size 34 jean now at 258 lbs.

I eat very clean, organic protein, lots of spinach, broccoli, asparagus, etc. I enjoy grass-fed beef, properly raised and fed chicken, and have been adding more fish to my diet as well. Never eat any wheat/gluten, ever.

-Doug H.

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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