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Category: Brain Maker

Introducing: Brain Maker

We are not alone.

Even within the confines of the human body, each of us is colonized by more than 100 trillion microbes with whom we live symbiotically. While we provide an environment that allows these organisms to flourish, they in turn interface with all manner of our physiology, regulating fundamental processes like immunity, metabolism, inflammation, the production of vitamins and neurotransmitters and even the expression of our DNA.

Scientific exploration of these microbes, known collectively as the human microbiome, is now revealing fascinating relationships between, for example, the diversity and types of bacteria living within the gut and a vast array of disease conditions, including diabetes (both type 1 and 2), obesity, allergy, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, anxiety, depression, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, coronary artery disease, inflammatory bowel disorders, celiac disease, skin disorders, and many, many others.

The empowering part of this emerging science is the story told by Brain Maker. For it is in these pages that you will learn how simple lifestyle changes, from food choices to use of antibiotics to even birth method selection, have a profound effect upon gut bacteria, and as such, will dramatically affect your health destiny – for the better.

  • Ri

    cant wait to pick this book up! how empowering to know that we really can take control of our health regardless of how bad our medical report may look or what know-i-al physicians tell us. It really is never too late to make changes and sometimes its just the smallest changes like 20 minutes of aerobic exercise a day. Knowledge is Power -thanks for always keeping us informed and up to date!

    • David Perlmutter

      Always good to have you on the team Ri!

  • Randall

    Dr. Perlmutter,

    How do you treat your ALS patients and what sort of success have you had doing so? Do you have them go off gluten and go low carb, high fat, for instance? Any special supplements? Thanks

  • gilda Angeloff

    I am getting ready for my 3rd EDG with a new gastro physician. I have lost 10 lbs and now weigh 107 lbs. I have no appetite yet the only diagnosis is byle reflux..aloe juice and gaviacon is what I have been told to take. My new gastroenterologist has not prescribed anything until results of a ct scan and EDG are complete. These problems have been going on since last June. Am I a hopeless case? I am 67 years old with no other medical problems and cannot afford to lose anymore weight.

    • p

      You have to stop the inflammation, no processed foods, no preserved or refined foods, all organic. Start taking VSL#3 probiotic and curcumin/boswellin to combat the inflammation. There are also many foods that at anti-inflammatory, such as tart cherries/juice.

  • Elsbeth Roth

    Can’t wait for the new book

    • David Perlmutter

      Wonderful to see your excitement and enthusiasm!

  • Dee

    Been following you for years. Always cutting edge stuff. My question is on probiotics. Will the book explain which strains are best for individual illnesses? There are SO many out there with strains I never heard of. Prebiotics too.

  • Le Lew

    Just wonder if Grain Brain and other diets have been around long enough to have a scientific efficacy backing. I have accomplished what i set out to do and that is to get off all my meds, But now i how have doubt about the prove of the theory.

    • David Perlmutter

      Have you browsed the science section of this website? That might be a good starting point to learn more on this subject.

  • Cirwin

    Do you address Adrenal Fatigue in your book? 🙂

  • Dee

    My 8 yo grandson has had many symptoms of Tourette’s syndrome for the past 10 months. Started as eye movements now has progressed to vocalization noises. I’ve read “the grain brain” and have recommended his parents eliminate gluten from his diet. I see that you recommend DHA and probiotics but which type?

  • ddd111

    Im gonna give this book a read.. As a vegan, I did try your diet with almost no carbohydrates for a couple of months, but it just didn’t work out for me i think, maybe i ate too little of what i was suppose to eat, either way i was just too hungry, i did eat coconut cream in abundance but that quickly made me feel sick after a while. broccoli, chickpeas, its just too few culinary alternatives that aren’t plausible in huge amounts(as I’m a young guy who eats a lot) i did find it hard to focus i believe but convinced myself it was due to a “withdrawal phase”. However, Im interested in how you respond to dr Neal Barnard who basically embrace whole grains as the perfect brain food? Who am i to trust in this, if at all? Your messages stands at direct opposites to each other, i wish you could debate, since you’re both very accomplished, Sigh! … ill read the brain maker and maybe give it one more try! Without the meat of course, which i don’t think is natural for us. Thank you! 🙂

  • Beth Zupec-Kania

    I’m concerned about the use of non-nutritive sweeteners that many of my patients use and their effect on microbe activity in the gut. Do you feel comfortable with any of those products including stevia or erythritol?

  • I would like to know if it is alright to put raw honey in my plain keifer and plain yogurt to sweeten it up a little. Also, I put it in my tea.

  • Haslie Kemp

    I have Multiple Sclerosis and cannot take MS modifying drugs and want to know if there is any relationship between gut bacteria the immune system and MS.

    • David Perlmutter

      You should look into the work of Dr. Terry Wahls Haslie.


    i have ADHD and bi polar disorder and am on psychiatric medications. is it ok to eat a fully vegan diet ? i have very poor digestion too.

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