Episode 33

Supercharge Your Brain and Prevent Alzheimer’s

With Dr. David Perlmutter

Did you know that Alzheimer’s is a preventable disease? Our lifestyle choices today are extremely important variables, that are clearly connected to our brains destiny. Taking an active role in improving the health of our brain can help prevent some of the most debilitating chronic illnesses we face, such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, and Parkinson’s.

On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru, talks to Dr. David Perlmutter, a Board-Certified Neurologist, and four-time New York Times best-selling author. In this podcast, we discuss the latest scientific research and the most effective ways you can maximize your brain’s potential. Dr. Perlmutter talks about how elevated markers of inflammation in your blood today are setting the stage for Alzheimer’s years from now, and how leveraging lifestyle factors can pave the way for a healthier brain.

Chronic degenerative conditions are the number one cause of death on the planet. The proactive steps we take today can safeguard ourselves against cognitive decline and neurological disease. We can change our destiny by making better choices, and Dr. Perlmutter tells us exactly how to do that!

I know you’ll love this episode of The Broken Brain Podcast as much as I did.

PS – For more on Dr. David Perlmutter, be sure to follow him on Instagram @davidperlmutter and on Twitter @DavidPerlmutter. Check out his website www.drperlmutter.com and, you can also find the 5 Year Anniversary Revised Edition of Grain Brain, right here.

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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

In this Episode, you will learn

  1. Why Alzheimer’s is a preventable disease
    (7:33)
  2. Lifestyle factors and setting the stage for Alzheimer’s years from now
    (8:45)
  3. Blood sugar and the risk of dementia
    (11:44)
  4. What you should do today to support your brain health
    (14:10)
  5. The importance of the chemical BDNF on brain function
    (17:01)
  6. Ketones and super fuel for brain cells
    (23:01)
  7. Benefits of MCT oil
    (29:34)
  8. The importance of prebiotic fiber in your diet
    (33:01)
  9. Difference between Atkins and a ketogenic diet
    (34:30)
  10. Being vegetarian on a ketogenic diet
    (35:58)
  11. DNA testing
    (36:57)
  12. Alzheimer’s gene APOA4 and the effectiveness of a ketogenic diet for brain function
    (39:28)
  13. Risk factors associated with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s
    (41:47)
  14. The connection to IBD and Parkinson’s disease
    (43:55)
  15. Dr. Perlmutter’s daily non-negotiables as it relates to brain health
    (49:25)
  16. The 5-year anniversary of Dr. Perlmutter’s book, Grain Brain
    (59:50)

Guest

 
Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Broken Brain Podcast, a top 20 health podcast with over 10 million downloads, that teaches listeners how to improve their brain performance and mental health through their diet, lifestyle and everyday biohacking.

As an entrepreneur, Dhru is also the CEO Dr. Hyman Enterprises, Farmacy and the UltraWellness Center, a functional medicine based clinic that specializes in treating chronic disease through personalized medicine.

 
Dr. David Perlmutter

Dr. Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist and four-time New York Times bestselling author. He serves on the Board of Directors and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition.

Dr. Perlmutter received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rown-tree Research Award.

He serves as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals including Archives of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and The Journal of Applied Nutrition.

In addition, he is a frequent lecturer at symposia sponsored by institutions such as the World Bank and IMF, Columbia University, Scripps Institute, New York University, and Harvard University and serves as an Associate Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

His books have been published in 34 languages and include the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain, The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar, with over 1 million copies in print.
He is the editor of the upcoming collection The Microbiome and the Brain that will be authored by top experts in the field and will be published in 2019 by CRC Press

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