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Apr 16, 2019

Dr. David Perlmutter (IG: @davidperlmutter) is a Board-Certified Neurologist and four-time New York Times bestselling author.

He's a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine.

David's been interviewed on many nationally syndicated radio and television programs including 20/20, Larry King Live, CNN, Fox News, The Today Show, The Oprah Show, and The Dr. Oz Show.

Today we're discussing his book, Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain– for Life.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How the microbiome is the ultimate brain maker
  • What causes leaky gut?
  • Exercise impacts the microbiome
  • Do I really need these antibiotics?
  • Probiotics taken with antibiotics helps reduce the risk
  • The benefits of prebiotics
  • The different species of gut bacteria
  • The role of probiotics
  • Shelf stable probiotics vs. refrigerated probiotics
  • What is a fecal microbial transplant (FMT)?
  • The connection between gastrointestinal issues & autism
  • Who can benefit from a probiotic enema?
  • A healthy microbiome starts at birth
  • Risks associated with cesarean births
  • The relationship between depression & gut bacteria
  • LPS (lipopolysaccharide)
  • 90% of serotonin in your body is made in your gut
  • What is BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor)?
  • Sagittal abdominal diameter (SAD) and the risk for cognitive decline
  • Consume fibre-based carbs
  • Too much protein impacts blood sugar & insulin
  • Supplements & dietary recommendations
  • Reconnecting with nature
  • What is disconnection syndrome?
  • Appreciate life, be grateful

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Dr. David Perlmutter (books)

Dr. David Perlmutter & Dr. Austin Perlmutter - Brain Wash (new book info)

Listen to Dr. David Perlmutter previously on TUHP (episode #273)

Inflammation, Sanitation, and Consternation (ncbi article)

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