Dr. David Perlmutter: Detox Your Mind For Calmed Anxiety, Clear Thinking, Deeper Relationships + Lasting Happiness


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How do we make good decisions? Decision making is an important function of the brain that is linked to our mental health. This week, I sat down with my good friend, Dr. David Perlmutter - a renowned neurologist and Best-Selling Author. In this episode, we talk about how our brains are structured and the fundamentals around constructing better decisions. Join us as we dissect the consequences of poor brain health so that we can make better decisions and take back control of our mental and physical health.

Dr. Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist and five-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. Rowntree 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. 

Dr. Perlmutter’s books have been published in 32 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. Other New York Times bestsellers include Brain Maker, The Grain Brain  Cookbook, The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan, and Brain Wash, co-written with Austin Perlmutter,  M.D. He is the editor of The Microbiome and the Brain authored by top experts in the field and  published in December 2019 by CRC Press.

A few of my favorite things we cover this episode:

  • Breaking down the important steps of making healthier decisions
  • Characterizing how disconnection syndrome and other factors are linked to many health issues
  • Applying the acronym TIME toward better decision making
  • Instilling the impact and effects of blue light on our health
  • Discussing the fundamentals of uric acid to be included in Dr. Perlmutter’s new book
  • Revealing what Dr. Perlmutter has learned through The Art of Being Well

Links to things we talked about in this episode:

Happy listening and we hope you learned a little bit more about the art of being well!

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Dr. Will Cole


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Dr. Will Cole, IFMCP, DNM, DC, leading functional medicine expert, consults people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh. He received his doctorate from Southern California University of Health Sciences and post doctorate education and training in functional medicine and clinical nutrition. He specializes in clinically researching underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Dr. Cole was named one of the top 50 functional medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is the best selling author of Ketotarian and The Inflammation Spectrum.