David Perlmutter, MD

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"If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it." – Mary Engelbreit
Our lives seem to be focused on considering the future. There is great benefit, however, in disengaging from future-oriented thinking and staying in the present. How can you do this? Read about it here: l8r.it/JwwU. #Connection #BrainWash
We’re often told that there is no meaningful treatment for #AlzheimersDisease. When we think about reducing risk, a study on Midlife Cardiovascular Fitness and Dementia in @GreenJournal points to exercise as a potent lifestyle choice. #Movement l8r.it/HQNS
In my podcast episode with author of The Girlfriend Doctor @AnnaCabeca, we discuss how to use delicious, healing foods and simple lifestyle changes for women approaching or during menopause. Listen now: l8r.it/J8qh #WomensHealth #HealthyEating
“Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.” – Josh Billings
There’s a lot of discussion in the health community about things like intermittent fasting, time-restricted eating, and caloric restriction. Functional medicine doctor @drwillcole explores these topics on my podcast. Hear from him now: l8r.it/e6WR #Nutrition
#ICYMI: An article by @austinperlmd highlights the scientific data connecting food and our mood. Read more: drperlmutter.com/diet-and-depre… #Depression #Nutrition
In my podcast interview with author @patti_davis, we discuss the effect of #AlzheimersDisease on families, loved ones, and caregivers. Hear about the lessons she shares: l8r.it/3iZ1 #BrainHealth #Prevention
We need to reassess our fear of dietary fat. Instead, let’s make good decisions as it relates to the types of fats we consume. Check out this conversation with family medicine practitioner @drcateshanahan: drperlmutter.com/the-empowering… #HealthyEating
Onions are a food we either love or hate. Well, I’m quite passionate about them and they are actually a very healthy choice. Learn why you should consider them from a gut health standpoint: l8r.it/N12R #Nutrition
“A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.” – Tom Stoppard
Naturopathic physician @kfitzgeraldnd and I talk about the potential reversal of the epigenetic age by using a diet and lifestyle intervention. Watch now: l8r.it/EzNL #HealthyAging
Empathy is a key determinant in the quality of our relationships. Did you know that more interpersonal empathy predicts greater satisfaction in romantic relationships, and it's also linked to more supportive friendships? #Connection l8r.it/i81e
#ICYMI: Dizziness can be hard to define. In a recent article by @PreventionMag, I join a few other doctors to explain the causes, symptoms, and when to seek help. Read now 🔗:l8r.it/nJ07r#BrainHealthh#HealthyLivinggT
An astonishing 8-9% of American adults have at least one event of major depression each year. So I embrace and support all the new research demonstrating the profound effectiveness of a single dose of psilocybin. cnn.com/2022/11/02/hea…
“The best six doctors anywhere and no one can deny it are sunshine, water, rest, air, exercise and diet.” – Wayne Fields
We can reclaim meaningful connection in our lives. In the modern world, this may feel out of reach, but it is possible and should not be ignored. Check out a few of my ideas: l8r.it/d4Q2 #BrainWash
We know that diet affects heart attack risk and blood sugar control, but does it really impact our brain? The answer is “yes.” Learn about a recent study that evaluated the relationship between the Mediterranean diet and risk of #AlzheimersDisease. drperlmutter.com/does-diet-real…
Elevated #UricAcid lies at the root of many pervasive health conditions from dementia to diabetes. I encourage you to get to know your level and keep it below 5.5 mg/dl. Order your kit today: l8r.it/Z9zM. #Prevention #HealthyLiving #BrainHealth
Quick-fix solutions like fast food or social media appeal to the part of ourselves that love instant gratification. Luckily, we can change the relationship with our brain and even rewire it! Learn how: l8r.it/RBkX #BrainHealth #Prevention
#ICYMI: @austinperlmd and I developed a three-part mini-series about the aspects of our modern lifestyle that contribute to disconnection syndrome. Watch now 🔗: l8r.it/Q3PB1 #Disconnectionn#SocialMediaai
In my podcast interview with the @Amen_Clinics founders @DocAmen and @TanaAmen, we discuss how the foods we eat may change our genes. What effect does this have on our health? Find out now: l8r.it/enPF #Prevention #HealthyEating
You may suddenly be hearing a lot about psychedelic medicines, but research has actually been happening in this space since the early 1960s. 🍄🔬 Learn about a recent study that compared microdosers to non-microdosers: l8r.it/VDeE7YJ
“Exercise is the most potent and underutilized antidepressant.” - Bill Phillips
What do obesity, diabetes, and chronic conditions have in common? Simply put: #UricAcid. I spoke with about this topic with international leader in functional medicine @drmarkhyman. Listen now: l8r.it/YQsg #Diabetes #Dementia #AlzheimersDisease
Early exposure to sugar may significantly influence food preferences for a lifetime. Let’s be judicious and choose wisely with our infants and young children. More details 🔗: l8r.it/7m9I9 #noaddedsugarrP
In my podcast interview with former NFL player @Chrisgronkowski, we talk #UricAcid as the key to losing weight. But, what causes elevated levels and how to we lower our numbers? Listen now: l8r.it/ykKz #Prevention
In case you missed my interview with NYT best-selling author of Genius Foods @maxlugavere, I encourage you to watch our conversation about sugar and preventing chronic disease. Check out the full video: l8r.it/nOCG #Prevention
For optimal health, I recommend sleep. It’s simple and powerful. Here’s why: 😴 Sleep duration and quality impact inflammation levels 😴 Memory is the main cognitive domain affected by sleepl8r.it/bWhQx1n
“Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account.” - Anne Wilson Schaef
I spoke with @steve_stavs of The Made to Thrive Show about high #UricAcid as a cause of chronic disease. Listen to our conversation to learn how you can reign in metabolic dysfunction starting today: l8r.it/NUOB. #Dementia #AlzheimersDisease #Diabetes
That means prevention is key. So, what is the number one modifiable risk factor for #AlzheimersDisease and other related dementias? Obesity during midlife. Let’s empower one another to stay active and eat healthy. Read more: l8r.it/p8EV.
“What drains your spirit, drains your body. What fuels your spirit, fuels your body.” - Carolyn Myss
Do not say goodbye to all fats. Instead, identify which ones to keep. 🥥 Skip inflammatory oils and opt for alternatives like olive oil 🐟Get more Omega-3s in your diet through fish or DHA supplements l8r.it/aw0thm5
“There are some cures, but, as usual, the best approach is to practice preventative medicine.” - Donald A. Norman
You’ve probably heard of the term free radicals. Damage to our tissues by free radicals is thought to underlie the process of aging. How do we turn on our natural healing? Check out my blog post: l8r.it/h7kC
“A healthy outside starts from the inside." - Robert Urich
Type 2 diabetes is generally considered a consequence of lifestyle choices. Though it may be uncomfortable to recognize, we can take control of our health. Let’s focus on prevention first. Here are some tips: l8r.it/MlfB
I spent time with Dr. Ingmar Gorman to talk about psychedelics. The compounds are used in treatment of PTSD and refractory depression. Full interview: l8r.it/XDPU #Psychedelics #Psychotherapy
“Shifting the mind into lower gear can bring better health, inner calm, enhanced concentration and the ability to think more creatively.” - Carl Honoré
In my interview with @DrGundry, we talk about the popular saying “everything in moderation.” But, do we want moderate dementia, moderate heart disease and moderate arthritis? Watch now: l8r.it/bsY2 #Prevention #BrainHealth
"Diseases can rarely be eliminated through early diagnosis or good treatment, but prevention can eliminate disease.” - Denis Burkitt
As we head into the fall season, here are a few things you can do to boost your body’s natural immunity. Get started today: l8r.it/GcWu #Immunity
So how can you keep your brain on the right track? Reduce free radicals and inflammation throughout the body. More details 🔗: l8r.it/12t3qQ
Risk for dementia begins to decline at even the lowest levels of daily walking. There’s no need to beat yourself up over the number of steps you take. Just be sure to take them often! Read more: l8r.it/BgPJ
If you find yourself on an antibiotic, here are some tips to support your microbiome. Learn more: l8r.it/moE2 #Probotics #Antibiotics
In my interview with @TheSmartHuman, Dr. Aly Cohen talks about living healthy in a chemical world. Learn more: l8r.it/MKb8 #Detoxify
Happy #NationalCoffeeDay! Research now shows that a cup or two of coffee a day might keep the doctor away. More on coffee supporting longevity in my interview with @mindbodygreen: mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-c…
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” - Albert Einstein
You’ve seen those sneaky ingredients (high fructose corn syrup, sucrose, etc.) on your food label. But, did you realize that they are a dangerous threat to our health? Read why: l8r.it/YQ16 #Nutrition
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