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  • Unhack Your Brain – Eating Mindfully

    David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Today, we’re releasing the third and final video in our Unhack Your Brain miniseries. Did you know the food you eat can affect your decision-making? It’s true! It’s one of the central themes of Brain Wash, the idea that what we eat affects our choices, and not the other way around. And this extends beyond food. Unhealthy food choices can affect our sleeping habits, how we choose to interact with others, our ability to feel empathy…the list (and the science) goes on. We’ll explore this further in today’s third, and final, episode of Unhack Your Brain. Catch the whole series here. The post Unhack Your Brain – Eating Mindfully appeared first on David Perlmutter M.D.. Source

  • Unhack Your Brain: Digital Detox

    David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. In the second episode of our Unhack Your Brain miniseries, Austin and I explore our modern relationship with technology and social media. Certainly, the technological advancements of the past two decades have impacted all our lives for the better, from giving us access to information to better connecting us with loved ones near and far. But at what cost? In today’s episode, we’ll explore how these technologies have adversely affected our brains and our interactions with others. But, more importantly, we’ll share with you the ways in which we’ve begun to try to take back control of our relationships with these tools. Catch up with the first episode of Unhack Your Brain now! Learn more tactics for controlling your relationship with your devices and discover Brain Wash today. The post Unhack Your Brain: Read More

  • Unhack Your Brain: Getting Back to Nature

    David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Today, we’re releasing the first video in a three part series about unhacking your brain. As you’ll discover in Brain Wash, getting back to nature is one of eight key ways we can work to break free of Disconnection Syndrome. It just makes sense that nature exposure would be good for the brain and the body, right? Well, not only does it sound logical but the science says it is so. Austin and I were impressed to discover the volume of scientific literature supporting this benefits of nature exposure, and that’s why we’ve made it a critical part of our Brain Wash program. In the first episode of Unhack Your Brain, we review some of this latest science on this, explore how time outside impacts the brain and decision making, and suggest ways Read More

  • The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, MD, and James Clement

    David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Lifespan extension and healthspan extension are certainly topics that most of us want to learn more about. So, in this episode of The Empowering Neurologist we explore how regulating a particular metabolic switch through dietary and other lifestyle choices may help us increase our chances of living a longer, and disease-free, life. We have the great pleasure of spending time with James Clement, author of the brand new book The Switch. He describes how regulating a metabolic regulator in our physiology, mTOR, has important implications in terms of our ability to live a long and healthy life, and provides us with a specific game plan to get the very most from this exciting new science. Hope you enjoy! The post The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, MD, and James Clement appeared first on David Perlmutter M.D.. Source

  • The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, MD and Dr. Steven Masley

    David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. The popular Mediterranean diet has received lots of validation in mainstream scientific literature as being a healthful choice. This is a diet that focuses on the the Importance of a variety of vegetables, and protein from both plant and animal sources. It’s a diet that’s rich in healthful fat (typically locally sourced) and, importantly, a diet that’s going to provide lots and lots of healthful fiber, a nutrient that is sorely lacking in what is generally considered the standard American diet. My guest on the program today is Dr. Steven Masley, author of the new book, The Mediterranean Method. In the book, Dr. Masley explores why the Mediterranean diet is such a good choice. Further, he identifies from this diet hallmark components that are in fact associated with health, and therefore can be Read More

  • Your Alzheimer’s Prevention Program – Start Today!

    David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. It’s relatively straightforward – the best time to do something about fending off Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is well before you start to experience warning signs of cognitive decline. As has been well-documented on this blog before, inflammation in your 20s, 30s, 40s…really, at any stage in life, has been associated with increasing your risk for Alzheimer’s disease, a disease for which there is no cure. As we’ve been preparing and launching our docuseries on Alzheimer’s, Alzheimer’s: The Science of Prevention, I’ve been reminded of the importance of this, and the relationship between Alzheimer’s and inflammation, thanks to the information shared by the experts taking part in this series. So today I want to review some recent science that shows just how powerful that relationship has been revealed to be. The post Your Read More

  • Announcing Brain Wash

    David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Look around and ask yourself, could things be better? We believe the answer is a resounding yes. And this is our ultimate goal in bringing out our new book, Brain Wash. Brain Wash is a functional roadmap for understanding how so much of what characterizes our modern world influences our brains and, most importantly, our decision-making. From our modern diets to our lack of restorative sleep to our virtual addiction to our digital experiences, the trappings of modern times actually conspire to keep us unfulfilled, impulsive, and self-centered. Brain Wash begins by bringing these powerful influences into stark reality. We present a framework for appreciating the negative impact of these exposures, and then provide a set of practical interventions for reclaiming our brains and improving our physical and mental health.  We’re all taking part in Read More

  • The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, MD and Petteri Lahtela

    David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Last February, my wife and I were attending a health-related symposium and noted that many of the speakers were wearing an OURA ring. We learned that the OURA ring was one of the latest entries in the field of wearable technology. What was most intriguing for us was how many of our friends described the insights they were gaining in terms of the length and quality of their sleep. So we decided to buy a couple of these and learn, firsthand, what all the excitement was about. Our level of understanding of not only our day-to-day activities, but, perhaps more importantly, the characteristics of our sleep experience, was not only revealing but powerfully empowering. Understanding the influence of our day-to-day lifestyle choices on the quality of our sleep is of incalculable value. Restorative Read More

  • How to Lower Risk for Brain Amyloid

    David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. It is well-documented that the accumulation of the beta-amyloid protein in the brain is correlated with Alzheimer’s disease. Ongoing research seeks to understand how, and at what stage of Alzheimer’s, beta-amyloid proteins influence the disease. What we can be certain of is that reducing levels of beta-amyloid accumulation, and preventing accumulation in the first place, is something we should be striving for in the pursuit of optimal brain health. Doing so means understanding what causes beta-amyloid accumulation in the first place. A study in the journal Nature looked at one specific factor, insulin resistance, to understand its role, and also considered it in the context of whether or not the research subject was a carrier of the APOE4 gene. The results are illuminating with regard to what they tell us about the significance Read More

  • Nutritional Training for MDs? Yes!

    David 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 Journal of the American Medical Association, this failure of medical education was called out, along with some very meaningful recommendations for how we can improve medical education moving forward. The post Nutritional Training for MDs? Yes! appeared first on David Perlmutter M.D.. Source

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