On The Healing Power of Nature

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Among the many recommendations that seem like good ideas, we’ve often heard that getting out in nature is a healthy practice. But our mission is not to simply recapitulate what may […]

Implications of the “Alzheimer’s Gene” in Children

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. The development of highly accurate and widely available genome sequencing technology has put us at a crossroads. Now, more than ever, the divergent views of nature versus nurture confront consumers wishing […]

Gut Bacteria and Their Role in Depression

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. December of 2019 marks the publication of a new medical textbook, The Microbiome and the Brain (CRC Press). The text features chapters focused on a number of important topics, among them […]

Nutritional Training for MDs? Yes!

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Nutritional education for medical doctors is rudimentary at best. This reality is difficult to embrace as we recognize the incredibly powerful role that nutrition plays in human health. Recently, in the […]

Beyond Genetics – Our Choices Chart Our Brain’s Destiny

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. One of the most important goals of my life is to raise the level of awareness of the importance of lifestyle choices in determining a person’s risk for Alzheimer’s disease, a […]

The Failure of Alzheimer’s Drugs

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. By anyone’s definition, we must now consider Alzheimer’s disease to be an epidemic. Alzheimer’s is a progressive degenerative neurological condition that actually has its origins decades before the initial symptoms of […]

Antidepressant Foods? You Bet!

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. By: Austin Perlmutter, M.D. Depression is a global epidemic, a leading cause of disability that affects over 300 million people worldwide. Unfortunately, rates of diagnosed depression are continuing to rise in […]

An Anti-Aging Medicine?

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. I recently had the unique opportunity to serve as an advisor for the development of the next XPRIZE. Many of you may have heard of the XPRIZE for space, and this […]

Can Our Brain Activity Affect the Gene Expression of Future Generations?

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Well, this title offers a compelling question doesn’t it? From the outset, it’s important that I make it very clear that the science for today’s update is an animal study. That […]

6 Tricks for Better Sleep

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. It’s an all-too-common scenario. Too many restless nights resulting in a visit to the doctor where you confess that you’re “not sleeping well.” In many cases, this results in your doctor […]

Move Your Body – Love Your Brain

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. How does simply moving around affect the brain? For the past several years I’ve been doing my best to get out the information that shows how aerobic exercise benefits the brain […]

Diabetes Risk and Impulsivity

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Understanding the relationship between less healthful dietary and lifestyle choices and developing type-2 diabetes, a recent study linking the brain’s center for impulsive behavior and diabetes risk was really interesting. The […]

Differences Between Grass-Fed, Grass-Finished, and Grain-Fed Beef

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. By the Dr. Perlmutter Team As previously discussed, there are significant nutritional differences between the meat produced by cows that eat grass and those that subsist on grain. Beef from cows […]

Grain-Fed vs Grass-Fed and Finished Beef — Why Does it Matter?

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. By the Dr. Perlmutter Team Americans eat a lot of meat. In 2018, the United States Department of Agriculture projected that the average person would consume over two hundred pounds of […]

Sunshine: A Natural Mood Enhancer

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Are you feeling down or blue? If you are then one thing’s for sure: you’ve likely encountered any number of natural products being promoted for their potential ability to benefit and improve […]

From the Desk of Dr. Perlmutter

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Thanks to hosting The Empowering Neurologist, I’m always receiving copies of some of the latest and greatest works of scientific study from colleagues across the globe. As I was doing a […]

Benefits of Probiotics for your Mood, Gut, and Immune System

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. By: The Dr. Perlmutter Team One of the most exciting developments in lifestyle science over the last decade has been the sharpening focus on the central role that our resident microbes […]

Vitamin D and Alzheimer’s Disease: Could Deficiency Increase Your Risk?

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. You know, we’ve explored, several times now, the relationship between vitamin D levels and risks for severe health complications, including dementia. Notably, my colleague Dr. Dale Bredesen has written and researched […]

The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, MD, and Dr. James DiNicolantonio

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Today we are going to review a new book, The Longevity Solution, written by Dr. James DiNicolantonio and Dr. Jason Fung. Much about this book can be learned from its subtitle: “Rediscovering […]

The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, MD, and Dr. Sara Gottfried

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Brain Body Diet is the newest book written by New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Sara Gottfried. Dr. Gottfried writes about the uniqueness of the female brain as it relates to physical body issues, […]

Even Mild Exercise Helps the Brain

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. An important part of my lectures over the past several years has been to emphasize how our lifestyle choices, around things like sleep, diet, and exercise, will ultimately impact the destiny […]

Breastfeeding and Infant Weight Gain

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a remarkable 40% of Americans aged 20 or over are obese. If we include those who are overweight, the percentage jumps to […]

Amber Glasses for Better Sleep

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Right now, I am in the middle of reading the New York Times bestseller Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker, PhD. This is an incredibly informative book with absolutely brilliant supportive science that […]

The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, MD and Dr. Lisa Mosconi

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Today’s interview is with Lisa Mosconi, PhD. She is the associate director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weil Cornell Medical College in New York. Prior to that she served as […]

Green Tea Offsets Worsening Human Diet

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. So much has been written over the years extolling the health benefits of green tea. Green tea has been reported to be effective for weight loss, antioxidant effects, reducing risk of […]

Simple Carbs Threaten the Brain

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Today’s video takes a look at a subject that’s at the forefront of our discussion on this blog: how lifestyle choices can impact the fate of your brain. Specifically, we’re looking […]

Danielle D.

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. 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 […]

ADHD Drugs Associated with a Dramatic Increased Risk for Parkinson’s

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Estimates indicate that approximately 11% of school-aged children in United States have attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Further, approximately 2/3 of these children are currently being medicated for this diagnosis. The most […]