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Brain Maker

5 Things We’ve Learned Since The Release of Grain Brain

Five years ago today, we embarked on an incredible journey. Together, we sought to understand the roots of brain health, and how we can help fend off ailments like dementia and Alzheimer's, diseases for whic...

Microbiome – A Broader Perspective

So much attention is focused, and rightfully so, on the emerging role of the human microbiome as it relates to our health as well as our risk for disease. But keep in mind that microorganisms permeate the en...

Prebiotic feeding elevates central brain derived neurotrophic factor

Dr. Perlmutter and Dr. Bredesen at the Buck Institute

On June 18, I had a chance to visit with my good friend Dr. Dale Bredesen at the Buck Institute for Age Research in Novato, California. I was in town to attend a special event for Brain Maker put on by the B...

The Critical Role of Early Life Decisions in Creating the Microbiome

In Brain Maker, I dedicated a lot of space to exploring how we initially form our microbiome, the collection of more than 100 trillion organisms that live within our intestines. Certainly early life experien...

Starting the Day with Supplements

While we can use food to nurture and protect our bodies and our brains, supplements play an important role in preventing inflammation and helping us achieve total health. In both Grain Brain and Brain Maker,...

Gut Bacteria Chart Our Destiny

I have just finished reviewing what I believe is a seminal research article relating to the gut microbiome. The study, written by researchers in Sweden, is titled The Gut Microbiotia– Masters of Host Develop...

Why Lifestyle Choices Matter for Health

What my work, in Brain Maker and Grain Brain, boils down to, is giving you a lifestyle plan that you can follow to cause optimal health. Why do these factors matter? Why are these the choices you should make...

Dr. Perlmutter’s Periscope Q&A

On the day we launched Brain Maker, I thought it would be fun to get to speak to you all in real-time and be able to answer some of your questions on the book, the microbiome, gut health, and more. Utilizing...

Why I Wrote Brain Maker

Ahead of the release of Brain Maker, there's an important question I want to answer: why did I write this book?