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  • On The Healing Power of Nature

    David 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 represent common beliefs, but rather to explore these practices in terms of their scientific support. As it turns out, there is a lot of science happening right now that is looking specifically at the health benefits ascribed to nature exposure. Much of the literature is being generated by researchers in Japan, where nature exposure is referred to as Shinrin-yoku, a term created by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries in 1982, and defined as making contact with and taking in the atmosphere of the forest, or “forest bathing.” In a study appearing in The Japanese Society of Hygiene, researchers aimed Read More

  • Detoxing on Steroids

    Regular detoxification is non-negotiable in this polluted world we live in. It is difficult if not impossible to maintain optimal health over the long-term without it. Even traditional societies detoxed regularly…typically as the seasons changed. Common cleansing regimens included fasting or eating certain foods among other rituals. One particularly effective ancestral method for detoxing is …
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  • Antibiotics + Colon Cancer

    David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. No doubt, it is certainly exciting to read about advances in cancer treatment. However, at the same time it is vitally important to recognize what may underlie cancer so that we can target these causes with the hope of reducing risk. Colorectal cancer is on the rise, and in fact rates of colorectal cancer are increasing, quite dramatically, in younger patients, particularly over the past ten years. According to Darren Brenner, a molecular cancer epidemiologist at the University of Calgary in Canada, it was thought that with newer data the rise in colorectal cancer in younger patients would level off, but this has not been observed. He conducted a study that was recently published that showed the rate of colorectal cancer diagnoses among women under 50 has increased annually by nearly 4.5% (from Read More

  • Chemical Sensitivity? 5 Places to Avoid Shopping

    Chemical sensitivities are massively on the rise today. According to a 2018 study published in the peer-reviewed Journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine: Prevalence of diagnosed MCS [multiple chemical sensitivities] has increased over 300%, and self-reported chemical sensitivity over 200%, in the past decade. Reducing exposure to fragranced products could help reduce adverse health and societal …
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  • The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, MD, and Dr. Kelly Brogan

    David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. This episode of The Empowering Neurologist reviews the new book, Own Your Self by Dr. Kelly Brogan. Dr. Brogan is a holistic health psychiatrist, author of the New York Times bestselling book, A Mind of Your Own, and the children’s book, A Time for Rain, and is co-editor of the landmark textbook, Integrative Therapies for Depression. She completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell University Medical College and has a B.S. from M.I.T. in Systems Neuroscience. She is board-certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and integrative holistic medicine and is specialized in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms. She is a certified KRI Kundalini Yoga teacher and a mother of two. What we explore today runs very much counter to how mood disorders, like depression and anxiety, are looked upon in America. Though we are often Read More

  • Neurogenesis & Alzheimer’s: A Correlation?

    David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. If you’ve been following me for some time, you know that one area of brain health we talk about in relationship to Alzheimer’s, quite frequently, is neurogenesis. Otherwise known as the ability to grow new brain cells, neurogenesis is an incredibly powerful ability we retain as humans, especially as it relates to neurogenesis in the hippocampus. For some time, we have talked about the potential link between neurogenesis, or the lack thereof, and risk for Alzheimer’s disease, but there has been little scientific literature on which to further explore this possibility. Until now. A critically important new study looks at rates of neurogenesis and markers for Alzheimer’s disease, and sheds some light on this relationship. Let’s explore. The post Neurogenesis & Alzheimer’s: A Correlation? appeared first on David Perlmutter M.D.. Source

  • Calling all Fans of Free Stuff (good quality of course)!

      By now, you’ve probably seen somewhere online that the 2019 Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle – a carefully curated personal library of eBooks and eCourses to help you live a healthier life on your terms – just went LIVE. It’s a phenomenal deal (just $37 for 93 resources worth $3236.39), but… You really gotta love …
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  • The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, MD, and Prof. Tim Noakes

    David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Prof. Tim Noakes is one of my all-time heroes. As many of you may know, Prof. Noakes, a South African physician, was brought before a professional council for his advocacy of a lower carbohydrate diet. Ultimately he was fully exonerated, defending his position with reference to recommending higher fat consumption while reducing carbohydrates, as documented in the movie The Magic Pill, which focuses not only on the importance of reducing refined carbohydrates for weight loss, but also how diets higher in these carbohydrates are threatening to our health and pave the way for disease. I will say that our interview explore other areas of his career which are certainly quite interesting, including his experiences with a swimmer in both the Arctic and Antarctic. What an enjoyable interview this is. The post The Empowering Read More

  • Keto Chocolate Pudding (5 ingredients, no alternative sweeteners)

    This recipe for Keto chocolate pudding differs from others you may have tried in the past. It contains no alternative sweeteners like erythritol, which is a common choice for low carb sweets. Why is it best to avoid these type of substances? Early research on the intestinal health of those following a very low carb …
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  • Vitamin B Supplements. Are Any of Them Safe?

    If you’ve been searching for a good quality Vitamin B supplement, no doubt you’ve found the process discouraging! Anyone with any sort of gut imbalance is especially in need since beneficial flora manufacture some of these critical nutrients for us. (1) It seems that every single brand includes one or more synthetic vitamins even those …
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