Articles tagged with "The Empowering Neurologist"


  • Genomics, Sambucas, and Andrographis – COVID-19

    David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. One of the questions on everyone’s minds has to do with why some people have such a tough time with this COVID-19 infection. Yes, we know that the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions are more likely to have serious complications, but we certainly see plenty of seemingly healthy individuals with significant issues as well. Might there be genomic influences on outcome? It looks like this may well be the case. And this is the subject of our discussion with Harvard-trained Dr. Sharon Hausman-Cohen on The Empowering Neurologist. In addition to our review of the role of genomics as it relates to a person’s response to coronavirus infection, Dr. Hausman-Cohen reveals some very interesting data about the role of two natural supplements, Sambucas ­and Andrographis, in immunity as well as viral infections specifically. Please enjoy this Read More

  • Immune System Rejuvenation – What Can We Learn from Senotherapeutics

    David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Biological aging is clearly an important risk factor for many of our most common chronic degenerative conditions like diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease, and even cancer. So much so that these maladies are often described as “age-related diseases.” One of the most important contributors to disease processes associated with biological aging is something called “cellular senescence.” This term essentially refers to aging at a cellular level with loss of function and even the ability to divide. There may be an upside to a cell losing its ability to replicate when we consider cancer. On the other hand, when considering immunity for example, we depend on a constant repopulation of functioning cells in order to optimize the ability of our immune systems. There is an active process within our bodies whereby we are able Read More

  • The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, MD, and Dr. Christopher Kerr

    David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. To be sure, we look at a wide variety medical issues on The Empowering Neurologist. But one event that will affect us all is dying. Here in America we have experienced the medicalization of death, treating death as an enemy to be fought and defeated at all costs. Indeed, the actual process of dying, the patient’s experience during the process, is completely ignored in medical training. Our guest today is Dr. Christopher Kerr, author of the new book, Death is But a Dream.  Dr. Kerr is a hospice doctor. All of his patients die. Yet he has cared for thousands of patients who, in the face of death, speak of love and grace. Beyond the physical realities of dying are unseen processes that are remarkably life-affirming. These include dreams that are unlike any regular Read More

  • The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, M.D., and Dr. Mark Hyman

    David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Our most powerful tool to reverse the global epidemic of chronic disease, heal the environment, reform politics, address social injustice, and revive economies is food. What we eat has tremendous implications not just for our waistlines, but also for the planet, society, and the global economy. What we do to our bodies, we do to the planet; and what we do to the planet, we do to our bodies. Beyond these important considerations, it turns out that our choice in foods may well have an important bearing on our risk for the current pandemic of COVID-19 (coronavirus).   In Food Fix, #1 bestselling author Mark Hyman explains how our food and agriculture policies are corrupted by money and lobbies that drive our biggest global crises: the spread of obesity and food-related chronic disease, climate Read More

  • The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, M.D., and Dr. Lisa Mosconi

    David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Why are most Alzheimer’s patients women? It may come as a surprise to you, but women outnumber men when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease sufferers by a ratio of 2 to 1. Why Alzheimer’s affects women so adversely is unclear, but we do know there is a lot of science that’s beginning to make sense of this statistic. Moreover, now that we are gaining ground on understanding why the female brain is more susceptible to this devastating disease, it allows us to begin getting our arms around the idea that specific lifestyle changes may be very important as they relate to reducing a woman’s risk. In her new book, The XX Brain, my good friend, Dr. Lisa Mosconi, takes us to the leading edge of neuroscience research, revealing how differences between the male and female Read More

  • The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, M.D., and Max Lugavere

    David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Clearly, one of the most important goals of the conversations we try to spark here is empowerment. This empowerment is especially valuable as it relates to brain health. I’m certain that many of you not only watched my previous interview with Max Lugavere, but also read his important book, Genius Foods. Max now has a new book, The Genius Life, that looks not only at food, but at a variety of other important lifestyle factors that very much add to our level of empowerment with the goal of keeping our brains healthy. Max, for reasons that you will see in this interview, is one of my favorite citizen scientists. His pursuit of the underlying causes and potential ways of reducing risk for brain degeneration is born out of his personal experience with his mother’s Read More

  • The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, MD, and Dr. Daniel Amen

    David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Why do we not generally discuss the fact that there is an epidemic of mental illness in our society? Or that our lifestyle choices may have an impact on our risk for these conditions (like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and others)? Though incidence of these conditions is skyrocketing, for the past four decades standard treatment hasn’t much changed, and success rates in treating them have barely improved, either. Meanwhile, the stigma of the “mental illness” label―damaging and devastating on its own―can often prevent sufferers from getting the help they need. My good friend Dr. Daniel Amen is on the forefront of a new movement within medicine and related disciplines that aims to change all that. In The End of Mental Illness, Dr. Amen draws on the latest findings of neuroscience to challenge an Read More

  • The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, MD, and Jeffrey Smith

    David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Without a doubt, one of the most highly debated topics in health and wellness centers on the safety or risk associated with GMO foods. Today, Austin Perlmutter M.D. joins me to interview Jeffrey Smith, who has, for the past two decades, done his best to raise public awareness as to the possible health-related concerns of genetically modifying our foodstuffs. Today he shares some of his most recent revelations from his research into GMO products, as well as the latest information related to the herbicide glyphosate, which is the active ingredient in the commercial product Roundup. There’s a lot of information here, but ultimately it is extremely valuable. The post The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, MD, and Jeffrey Smith appeared first on David Perlmutter M.D.. Source

  • The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, MD, and Suzy Amis Cameron

    David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. The plant-based diet is gaining more and more attention these days, and with good reason. It’s clear that less reliance on animal derived food will have a positive environmental impact. In addition, there is compelling evidence that favoring a more plant-based diet may well provide significant health benefits. Our guest on this episode of The Empowering Neurologist is Suzy Amis Cameron. She is the author of a very important book, The OMD Plan, that advocates that at least one meal each day should be derived entirely from plant-based sources. Suzy is a noted environmental advocate, former actress and model, mom of five and new grandma of one. In addition to founding MUSE School with her sister, a topic we explore in some detail, she has founded a number of plant-based focused organizations, including Cameron Family Farms 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

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