Chris is actually a former patient of mine who recently reached out. In our exchange, he shared the story of his journey to optimal health, and I think it’s one you’ll want to read. – Dr. Perlmutter
When I was a teenager, I suffered from [sometimes] severe Tourette’s, ADHD, and OCD during my teen years and was living in almost misery. My parents were having a difficult time with the situation too. During that time, my parents and I went to numerous neurologists to try and find ways to deal with my Tourette’s. I was given pills and pills, and eventually, my parents started realizing the pills were not doing so well for me. My parents then decided to take me to you, which was the day that changed my life. One day, we made the drive from where we live in our home down to Naples, FL. You were able to give us some insight that no other neurologist or any other kind of physician was able to. You let us know that sometimes food allergies can trigger tics and you had me take multiple allergy tests. Once we got the results, we found out the particular foods that I should avoid to help lessen my tics.
Well, we heeded your advice, I went on a temporary body-cleansing regimen, and stuck by the new diet. Unbelievably, my tics were almost nonexistent afterwards! Everything changed! My tics were hardly ever occurring, but not only that, my mind was so clear! I could focus more in school, I could think more clearly, it was remarkable! It’s difficult to describe, but a way that I could attempt to describe would be if you could imagine yourself living in a constant circus, where everywhere you look there’s distractions, constant motions and lights everywhere, a very busy mind all over the place, chaos and never tranquility. Once I started avoiding those specific foods, it was like someone hit the reset button! My mind was clear, I could focus more in school, I did better in school, I could think more clearly, it was astonishing. The world in your mind and your perception of reality really define the world you live in, and my world quite literally changed. Happier, calmer, more collected, not irritable, it felt like in the movies where there’s a character that’s under a spell, and they turn into a strange creature, but then the spell is broken and they return back to normal, that’s a good way to describe it! You’ve changed my life and the life of my family, and I always will be thankful for that. Thank you.
– Christopher C.