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David Perlmutter - Author

About the Author

David Perlmutter, MD, is president of the Perlmutter Health Centre in Naples, Florida, and the co-founder and president of The Perlmutter Brain Foundation. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American College of Nutrition and the Linus Pauling Award. A frequent lecturer, he writes a blog at VanguardNeurologist.com and is a contributor to The Huffington Post.

Featured books by David Perlmutter

Grain Brain The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar - Your Brain's Silent Killers

Grain Brain The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar - Your Brain's Silent Killers

Author: David Perlmutter Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/06/2016

Renowned neurologist Dr David Perlmutter, blows the lid off a topic that's been buried in medical literature for far too long: gluten and carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more.

Other books by David Perlmutter

Grain Brain The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar - Your Brain's Silent Killers

Grain Brain The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar - Your Brain's Silent Killers

Author: David Perlmutter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2019

Dr David Perlmutter's #1 New York Times bestseller about the devastating effects of gluten, sugar, and carbs on the brain and body - updated with the latest nutritional and neurological science. When Grain Brain was published in 2013, Dr Perlmutter kick-started a revolution. Since then, his book has been translated into 30 languages, and more than 1.5 million readers have been given the tools to make monumental life-changing improvements to their health. They've lost weight, banished anxiety and depression, reduced or eliminated chronic conditions, and taken proactive steps to safeguard themselves against cognitive decline and neurological disease - all without drugs. In this fully revised, 5-year anniversary edition, Dr Perlmutter builds on his mission. Drawing on the latest developments in scientific research, which have further validated his recommendations, he explains how the Grain Brain program boosts the brain, shows the benefits of using fat as a main fuel source, and puts forth the most compelling evidence to date that a non-GMO, gluten-free, and low-carb diet is crucial for cognitive function and long-term health. Featuring up-to-date data and practical advice based on leading-edge medicine, including modified guidelines for testing and supplements, plus a wealth of new recipes, Grain Brain empowers you to take control of your health like never before and achieve optimal wellness for lifelong vitality. 'There was a time when the notion that diet and gut health could affect brain health was controversial. Today, it is frontline news. The incredible Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter is a significant reason for this change.' - Robb Wolf, New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired to Eat 'Grain Brain, Revised Edition, is brilliant, accessible, and life changing. By following the scientific advice, you can have healthier brain and healthier body starting today.' - Daniel G. Amen, MD, author of Memory Rescue and Change Your Brain, Change Your Body 'Dr. Perlmutter has compiled an important and highly useful update to his bestselling book that has helped so many understand the pernicious influence that grains can have on your health.' - Dr. Joseph Mercola, New York Times bestselling author and author of Fat for Fuel

The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows

The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows

Author: David Perlmutter Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2018

Once consigned almost exclusively to Saturday morning fare for young viewers, television animation has evolved over the last several decades as a programming form to be reckoned with. While many animated shows continue to entertain tots, the form also reaches a much wider audience, engaging viewers of all ages. Whether aimed at toddlers, teens, or adults, animated shows reflect an evolving expression of sophisticated wit, adult humor, and a variety of artistic techniques and styles. The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Series encompasses animated programs broadcast in the United States and Canada since 1948. From early cartoon series like Crusader Rabbit, Rocky and His Friends, and The Flintstones to 21st century stalwarts like The Simpsons, South Park, and Spongebob Squarepants, the wide range of shows can be found in this volume. Series from many networks-such as Comedy Central, the Disney Channel, Nickleodeon, and Cartoon Network- are included, representing both the diversity of programming and the broad spectrum of viewership. Each entry includes a list of cast and characters, credit information, a brief synopsis of the series, and a critical analysis. Additional details include network information and broadcast history. The volume also features one hundred images and an introduction containing an historical overview of animated programming since the inception of television. Highlighting an extensive array of shows from Animaniacs and Archer to The X-Men and Yogi Bear, The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Series is an essential resource for anyone interested in the history and evolution of this constantly expanding art form.

The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan Boost Brain Performance, Lose Weight, and Achieve Optimal Health

The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan Boost Brain Performance, Lose Weight, and Achieve Optimal Health

Author: David Perlmutter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/12/2017

This is the definitive instruction book for the care and feeding of your brain! - Dr Mark Hyman, author The Blood Sugar Solution The official lifestyle companion guide to Dr. David Perlmutter's revolutionary approach to vibrant health, as described in his international bestsellers Grain Brain, The Grain Brain Cookbook, and Brain Maker. With over one million copies sold worldwide, Dr. Perlmutter's books have changed the lives of people across the globe, revealing the devastating truth about the effects of gluten on the brain and teaching us how to reprogram our genetic destiny. Now, Dr. Perlmutter has written the definitive, highly practical lifestyle guide offering readers a step-by-step plan to lower the risk of brain ailments while yielding other benefits, such as weight loss, relief from chronic conditions, and total body rejuvenation. Accessible and science-based, The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan provides readers with actionable information, including all the core nutritional advice they know and love from Grain Brain and Brain Maker, and going far beyond that in a comprehensive, personalised programme. From sleep to stress management, exercise, relationships, and more, The Grain Brain Whole Life Planwill teach you how to live happily and healthily ever after.

Brain Maker The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain - for Life

Brain Maker The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain - for Life

Author: David Perlmutter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/09/2017

Debilitating brain disorders are on the rise - from children diagnosed with autism and ADHD to adults developing dementia at younger ages than ever before. But a medical revolution is underway that can solve this problem. Astonishing new research sheds light on the influence of the human microbiome in every aspect of health, including your nervous system. In BRAIN MAKER, Dr Perlmutter explains the connection between intestinal microbes and the brain, describing how the microbiome develops from birth and evolves based on the environment, how it can become 'sick', and how nurturing gut health through a few easy strategies can alter your brain's destiny for the better. With simple dietary recommendations and a highly practical program of six steps to improving gut ecology, BRAIN MAKER opens the door to unprecedented brain health potential.

Better Brain Book

Better Brain Book

Author: David Perlmutter, Carol Colman Format: eBook Release Date: 05/06/2017

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain and New York Times bestseller Brain Maker... Loss of memory is not a natural part of aging-and this book explains why. Celebrated neurologist David Perlmutter reveals how everyday memory-loss-misplacing car keys, forgetting a name, losing concentration in meetings-is actually a warning sign of a distressed brain. Here he and Carol Colman offer a simple plan for repairing those problems, clarifying misconstrued connections between memory loss and aging, and regaining and maintaining mental clarity by offering the tools for:Building a better brain through nutrition, lifestyle changes, and brain workoutsCoping with specific brain disorders such as stroke, vascular dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, and Lou Gehrig's diseaseUnderstanding risk factors and individually tailoring a diet and supplementary programFeatures a "e;Life Style Audit,"e; quizzes, a brain fitness program with the most effective ways to exercise your brain, and a nutritional program that details the best brain food and supplements.

Brain Maker

Brain Maker

Author: David Perlmutter, Kristin Loberg Format: eBook Release Date: 10/02/2017

Debilitating brain disorders are on the rise-from children diagnosed with autism and ADHD to adults developing dementia at younger ages than ever before. But a medical revolution is underway that can solve this problem: Astonishing new research is revealing that the health of your brain is, to an extraordinary degree, dictated by the state of your microbiome - the vast population of organisms that live in your body and outnumber your own cells ten to one. What's taking place in your intestines today is determining your risk for any number of brain-related conditions. In BRAIN MAKER, Dr. Perlmutter explains the potent interplay between intestinal microbes and the brain, describing how the microbiome develops from birth and evolves based on lifestyle choices, how it can become "e;sick,"e; and how nurturing gut health through a few easy strategies can alter your brain's destiny for the better. With simple dietary recommendations and a highly practical program of six steps to improving gut ecology, BRAIN MAKER opens the door to unprecedented brain health potential.

The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan Boost Brain Performance, Lose Weight, and Achieve Optimal Health

The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan Boost Brain Performance, Lose Weight, and Achieve Optimal Health

Author: David Perlmutter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/11/2016

This is the definitive instruction book for the care and feeding of your brain! - Dr Mark Hyman, author The Blood Sugar Solution The official lifestyle companion guide to Dr. David Perlmutter's revolutionary approach to vibrant health, as described in his international bestsellers Grain Brain, The Grain Brain Cookbook, and Brain Maker. With over one million copies sold worldwide, Dr. Perlmutter's books have changed the lives of people across the globe, revealing the devastating truth about the effects of gluten on the brain and teaching us how to reprogram our genetic destiny. Now, Dr. Perlmutter has written the definitive, highly practical lifestyle guide offering readers a step-by-step plan to lower the risk of brain ailments while yielding other benefits, such as weight loss, relief from chronic conditions, and total body rejuvenation. Accessible and science-based, The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan provides readers with actionable information, including all the core nutritional advice they know and love from Grain Brain and Brain Maker, and going far beyond that in a comprehensive, personalised programme. From sleep to stress management, exercise, relationships, and more, The Grain Brain Whole Life Planwill teach you how to live happily and healthily ever after.

Brain Maker The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain - for Life

Brain Maker The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain - for Life

Author: David Perlmutter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2015

Debilitating brain disorders are on the rise - from children diagnosed with autism and ADHD to adults developing dementia at younger ages than ever before. But a medical revolution is underway that can solve this problem. Astonishing new research sheds light on the influence of the human microbiome in every aspect of health, including your nervous system. In BRAIN MAKER, Dr Perlmutter explains the connection between intestinal microbes and the brain, describing how the microbiome develops from birth and evolves based on the environment, how it can become 'sick', and how nurturing gut health through a few easy strategies can alter your brain's destiny for the better. With simple dietary recommendations and a highly practical program of six steps to improving gut ecology, BRAIN MAKER opens the door to unprecedented brain health potential.

Brain Maker

Brain Maker

Author: David Perlmutter Format: eBook Release Date: 28/04/2015

The bestselling author of Grain Brain uncovers the powerful role of gut bacteria in determining your brain's destiny. Debilitating brain disorders are on the rise-from children diagnosed with autism and ADHD to adults developing dementia at younger ages than ever before. But a medical revolution is underway that can solve this problem: Astonishing new research sheds light on the influence of the human microbiome in every aspect of health, including your nervous system. In BRAIN MAKER, Dr. Perlmutter explains the potent interplay between intestinal microbes and the brain, describing how the microbiome develops from birth and evolves based on the environment, how it can become "e;sick,"e; and how nurturing gut health through a few easy strategies can alter your brain's destiny for the better. With simple dietary recommendations and a highly practical program of six steps to improving gut ecology, BRAIN MAKER opens the door to unprecedented brain health potential.

Grain Brain Cookbook More Than 150 Life-Changing Gluten-Free Recipes to Transform Your Health

Grain Brain Cookbook More Than 150 Life-Changing Gluten-Free Recipes to Transform Your Health

Author: David Perlmutter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2014

Dr David Perlmutter's groundbreaking bestseller Grain Brain revolutionized the way we think about our health, exposing the devastating effects of wheat, sugar, and carbs on the brain. By eating the right foods, you can spur the growth of new brain cells and take control of your smart genes. THE GRAIN BRAIN COOKBOOK presents more than 150 delectable recipes that keep your brain vibrant and sharp while dramatically reducing your risk for debilitating neurological diseases as well as relieving more common, everyday conditions. Offering a range of delicious options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack, Dr Perlmutter equips you with the tools you need to build a gluten-free diet full of wholesome, flavorful, easy-to-make meals.

Grain brain

Grain brain

Author: David Perlmutter, Kristin Loberg Format: eBook Release Date: 13/08/2014

Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a topic that's been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more. Dr. Perlmutter explains what happens when the brain encounters common ingredients in your daily bread and fruit bowls, why your brain thrives on fat and cholesterol, and how you can spur the growth of new brain cells at any age. He offers an in-depth look at how we can take control of our "e;smart genes"e; through specific dietary choices and lifestyle habits, demonstrating how to remedy our most feared maladies without drugs. With a revolutionary 4-week plan, GRAIN BRAIN teaches us how we can reprogram our genetic destiny for the better.

America Toons In A History of Television Animation

America Toons In A History of Television Animation

Author: David Perlmutter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2014

Animation has been part of television since the start of the medium but it has rarely received unbiased recognition from media scholars. More often, it has been ridiculed for supposedly poor technical quality, accused of trafficking in violence aimed at children and neglected for indulging in vulgar behaviour. These accusations are often made categorically, out of prejudice or ignorance, with little attempt to understand the importance of each programme on its own terms. This book is a serious look at the whole genre of television animation, from the early themes and practises through the evolution of the art to the present day. Examining the productions of individual studios and producers, the author establishes a means of understanding their work in new ways, at the same time discussing the ways in which the genre has often been unfairly marginalised by critics, and how, especially in recent years, producers have both challenged and embraced this marginally as a vital part of their work. By taking seriously something often thought to be frivolous, the book provides a framework for understanding the persistent presence of television animation in the American media - and how surprisingly influential it has been.

America Toons In

America Toons In

Author: David Perlmutter Format: eBook Release Date: 28/03/2014

Animation has been part of television since the start of the medium but it has rarely received unbiased recognition from media scholars. More often, it has been ridiculed for supposedly poor technical quality, accused of trafficking in violence aimed at children, and neglected for indulging in vulgar behavior. These accusations are often made categorically, out of prejudice or ignorance, with little attempt to understand the importance of each program on its own terms. This book takes a serious look at the whole genre of television animation, from the early themes and practices through the evolution of the art to the present day. Examining the productions of individual studios and producers, the author establishes a means of understanding their work in new ways, at the same time discussing the ways in which the genre has often been unfairly marginalized by critics, and how, especially in recent years, producers have both challenged and embraced this "e;marginality"e; as a vital part of their work. By taking seriously something often thought to be frivolous, the book provides a framework for understanding the persistent presence of television animation in the American media-and how surprisingly influential it has been.

Grain Brain The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar - Your Brain's Silent Killers

Grain Brain The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar - Your Brain's Silent Killers

Author: David Perlmutter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2014

Ground breaking research on how gluten is damaging our minds - Sunday Times Style Renowned neurologist Dr David Perlmutter, blows the lid off a topic that's been buried in medical literature for far too long: gluten and carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more. Dr Perlmutter explains what happens when the brain encounters common ingredients in your daily bread and fruit bowls, why your brain thrives on fat and cholesterol, and how you can spur the growth of new brain cells at any age. He offers an in-depth look at how we can take control of our 'smart genes' through specific dietary choices and lifestyle habits, demonstrating how to remedy our most feared maladies without drugs. With a revolutionary 30-day plan, GRAIN BRAIN teaches us how we can reprogram our genetic destiny for the better.

Grain Brain

Grain Brain

Author: David Perlmutter Format: eBook Release Date: 17/09/2013

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbs on the brain, with a 4-week plan to achieve optimum health.In Grain Brain, renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, exposes a finding that's been buried in the medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. Even so-called healthy carbs like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, epilepsy, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, decreased libido, and much more. Groundbreaking and timely, Grain Brain shows that the fate of your brain is not in your genes. It's in the food you eat. The cornerstone of all degenerative conditions, including brain disorders, is inflammation, which can be triggered by carbs, especially containing gluten or high in sugar. Dr. Perlmutter explains what happens when the brain encounters common ingredients in your daily bread and fruit bowls, how statin drugs may be erasing your memory, why a diet high in "e;good fats"e; is ideal, and how to spur the growth of new brain cells at any age. Dr. Perlmutter's revolutionary 4-week plan shows you how to keep your brain healthy, vibrant, and sharp while dramatically reducing your risk for debilitating neurological diseases as well as relieving more common, everyday conditions -- without drugs. Easy-to-follow strategies, delicious recipes, and weekly goals help you to put the plan into action. With a blend of anecdotes, cutting-edge research, and accessible, practical advice, Grain Brain teaches you how to take control of your "e;smart genes,"e; regain wellness, and enjoy lifelong health and vitality.

Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone

Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone

Author: David Perlmutter Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2013

Cicero Clayton and his gal pal, Suzy Mack, have had plenty of adventures in their fictional version of Halifax. After all, life as a cartoon character should be nothing but fun and excitement, right?All things may be possible in the world of Cicero and Suzy, but the real adventure won't begin until their show is cancelled - and that's exactly what's about to happen.Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone is David Perlmutter's follow-up to his previous life-of-cartoons short story release, Tooned Out.

Motor City Wolf

Motor City Wolf

Author: David Perlmutter Format: eBook Release Date: 27/03/2011

Detroit. A tough town, where you have to be tough to survive. And few are tougher in facing the realities of the streets than the Firebird Scouts of Wayne County. But, are they tough enough to deal with the supernatural - in the form of a werewolf aiming to eat them up? A short work from our Spectres line from the author of MURDER'S NOT COOL. For readers ages 13 to adult.

Murder's Not Cool

Murder's Not Cool

Author: David Perlmutter Format: eBook Release Date: 27/01/2011

In the coastal town of Rocky Cove, nothing interesting ever happens. And, if you're part of a group of kids at school that aren't exactly among the most popular, life can move at an even slower pace.So, when a group of friends discover the body of one of their friends washed up on the rocks, the chance to solve a murder and find a little excitement in the process is too good to pass up. What they're not prepared for is the town turning on them and an attempt on one of the group member's lives.Can these friends find a killer and save what's left of their reputation at the same time?THE ROCK COVE MYSTERIES is a new novella series geared towards readers ages 13 and up.

Photojournalism and Foreign Policy Icons of Outrage in International Crises

Photojournalism and Foreign Policy Icons of Outrage in International Crises

Author: David Perlmutter Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/1998

David Perlmutter examines concerns over the interplay of pictures in the press, elite decision-making and public opinion on foreign policy. His focus is on certain celebrated, indelible images that, it is said, sum up famous events, provoke moral outrage, mobilize public opinion, and spur government action: the icons of outrage. Discourse elites thrust greatness upon such images as well as frame their meaning and interpretation. The public only plays a marginal role in making icons; ordinary readers and viewers are, however, often resistant or indifferent to elite interpretation and pretensions of outrage. To explore these ideas, Professor Perlmutter offers a series of case studies in crises in American foreign policy and the images that came to define and affect them: the Tet offensive in 1968, the Tiananmen events of 1989, and the Somalia intervention of 1992-1994. In each case, icons became sites of political struggle and argumentation, tools of policy rather than masters of it. Actual effects on public opinion are rarely found. Presidents, diplomats, pundits, and journalists, when confronting news images, apply a first person effect, projecting onto all of America or even the whole world their personal reaction to an icon. As Perlmutter shows, the influence of icons of outrage lies in their ability to focus debate, not in any power of visual determinism. He concludes that rather than worrying about how pictures affect policy, more attention should be paid to how politicians manage, frame, and spin images to win support for policies. A provocative study for students, scholars, and the public concerned with visual communication, the mass media, and current international affairs.

Photojournalism and Foreign Policy Icons of Outrage in International Crises

Photojournalism and Foreign Policy Icons of Outrage in International Crises

Author: David Perlmutter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/1998

David Perlmutter examines concerns over the interplay of pictures in the press, elite decision-making and public opinion on foreign policy. His focus is on certain celebrated, indelible images that, it is said, sum up famous events, provoke moral outrage, mobilize public opinion, and spur government action: the icons of outrage. Discourse elites thrust greatness upon such images as well as frame their meaning and interpretation. The public only plays a marginal role in making icons; ordinary readers and viewers are, however, often resistant or indifferent to elite interpretation and pretensions of outrage. To explore these ideas, Professor Perlmutter offers a series of case studies in crises in American foreign policy and the images that came to define and affect them: the Tet offensive in 1968, the Tiananmen events of 1989, and the Somalia intervention of 1992-1994. In each case, icons became sites of political struggle and argumentation, tools of policy rather than masters of it. Actual effects on public opinion are rarely found. Presidents, diplomats, pundits, and journalists, when confronting news images, apply a first person effect, projecting onto all of America or even the whole world their personal reaction to an icon. As Perlmutter shows, the influence of icons of outrage lies in their ability to focus debate, not in any power of visual determinism. He concludes that rather than worrying about how pictures affect policy, more attention should be paid to how politicians manage, frame, and spin images to win support for policies. A provocative study for students, scholars, and the public concerned with visual communication, the mass media, and current international affairs.

Victory Over the Garden

Victory Over the Garden

Author: David Perlmutter Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

The Firebird Scouts of Wayne County, Detroit, Michigan. Somehow or another, they've managed to survive an attack from a werewolf in their last adventure, as well as each other's competing personalities.But this time, when they have to overcome a garden that literally takes on a life of its own, can they put their differences aside, again, to overcome it? Or will it eat them before they can eat it?Another short story outing for The Firebird Scouts, first seen in Motor City Wolf.

Tooned Out

Tooned Out

Author: David Perlmutter Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

If you ever thought the life of a cartoon character was one of ease and unbridled joy, think again. Janey the Robot and her pals have to work plenty to earn their keep, and they know it. Which is why they take it the wrong way when they learn their show has been cancelled.Told in a compelling documentary style, this short story will make you rethink the place of the cartoon character in Hollywood.