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The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, MD and Dr. Frank Lipman

Today, my interview is with Dr. Frank Lipman. Dr. Lipman received his initial medical training in South Africa, getting his degree in 1979 and emigrating to the United States in 1984. He became board-certified in internal medicine after serving as Chief Medical Resident in his final year of residency at Lincoln Hospital in New York City. Becoming more and more aware of both the strengths and the weaknesses of his training, he began to study acupuncture, Chinese medicine, functional medicine, nutrition, herbal medicine, biofeedback, meditation and yoga. Over time, he became aware of the polarization between western modalities and other healing philosophies, and how this merely negated positive attributes of both. He saw that true healing lay in a blend between the two. He now practices his unique blend of what he calls “Good Medicine”, combining all the systems in which he has trained.

A New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Lipman has written 4 books, and today we discuss his latest work, 10 Reasons You Feel Old and Get Fat.

There’s a lot of great information in this interview, so sit back and enjoy!

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  • Lynn Dell

    Less than 4 minutes into it and just heard my biography mirrored in Dr. Lipman’s statements! “As we do better on a low carb diet.” Yes, yes. Insulin resistance increases with age. My first A1C after following Grain Brain was 5.6. But I’m sure it was higher before that!

  • Ri

    im going to preorder this book on Kindle. I really enjoyed this interview and how Dr Lipman focuses on food as thy medicine ! Another great one Dr Perlmutter!

    • David Perlmutter

      Perfect timing. It’ll arrive tomorrow!

      • Diana

        You were alarmed at 5.9 H A1c. WellnessFX says the best range is <5.7 which is what I am. What is your optimal range Dr Perlmutter?

  • Elaine Springer

    Excellent interview – I am truly grateful to you, Dr. Frank Lipman and others like you who are a force for well-being and common sense with respect to our health care. Bravo !

    • ri

      exactly they go against the grain (pun intended) and tell us the truth that other health care providers and the food industry don’t want us to know because it would affect their bottom line. They would rather see us fat and sick especially pharmaceutical companies

  • Tom Dolan

    Excellent reinforcement. I’m happy to be reminded.
    Thank you both!

  • Duc Viet Nguyen, Ph.D.

    I do agree with all information to share to public learners since I have applied Eastern & Western Health Cares for decades to serve my community to present time at my golden time.
    Great thanks.

  • Jasbir Singh

    Excellent interview . How do we go about treatment when caught between hypothyroid , type 2 diabetes and high BP ….both needing opposite foods. I am going for the book. …10 Reasons……….
    Jasbir Sudan

  • JohnInTheOC

    I believe the day will come when all of us become aware the AMA billing cartel has sucked so much time away from good doctors and they helped drive the US down to 40 th in longevity (with the help of USDA and FDA).

    The diagnostic codes net AMA nearly 100 million dollars a year to cubby hole patients in Ponzi scheme for billing instead of true diagnostics that would include micro biome disturbances with successful treatments like probiotics specific to conditions. Most doctors do NOT belong to AMA

    AMA had an opportunity to use software to reduce the 300,000 or so accidentally deaths with software and counter checking using facial smile recognition. Instead they seized control and misdirected our treatments focusing primarily on billing in place of health “care”.

    Excellent disclosures-keep it up!

  • Greg

    Are there doctors, clinics or laboratories in New York where you can get tests to determine your gut biome makeup and follow up with treatments or supplements to improve or correct gut health?

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