17. Dr David Perlmutter on Preventing Alzheimer’s, Caring for our Human Ecosystem and Reconnecting with Each Other
Our bodies are intricate systems that contain millions of bacteria necessary to for us to lead a healthy life, but when we don’t look after them as the custodians we are, we can face any number of diseases and ailments.
Welcome to The Shift expert series with naturopath, nutritionist and author Katherine Maslen as she explores the state of human health, the dysfunction of the health industry and provides people with the tools, knowledge and understanding to make the shift in their lives.
In the expert series of The Shift, Katherine explores deeper conversations with the world leaders featured in season one, the investigative docu- series on the gut. If you want to make the shift towards more informed decisions regarding better health, then this podcast is for you.
In this episode we have 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. 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. Other New York Times best sellers include Brain Maker, The Grain Brain Cookbook, and The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan.
He has been interviewed on many television programs including 20/20, Larry King Live, CNN, Fox News, Fox and Friends, The Today Show, Oprah, The Dr. Oz Show and The CBS Early Show. David has also recently released a free online docu-series called Alzheimer’s – The Science of Prevention that focuses on the real science – revealing how you can prevent Alzheimer’s.
In this episode Katherine and Dr Perlmutter dig deep into:
- Why Dr Perlmuttter is different from more ‘traditional’ neurologists in his practice
- How the modern landscape of social media, cell phones and fast paced lives are doing much more damage to our health than we realise
- What changes in the gut do to your overall health and how deeply connected our bodies are
- The gut as the literal wall helping to prevent us developing immune issues as well as the chemicals that attack the gut lining
- The impact that low-fat or no-fat dietary approach had on human society and why it went against millions of years of human dietary habits
- How industries influence the information provided to us, especially around grain
- The links between our gut health and our brain health
- Why our gut can impact our moods and it’s links to mental health like depression
- How conditions such as Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory loss can be prevented through a healthy lifestyle, exercising, sleeping well and avoiding gluten, sugars and processed food.
- The strong links between childhood conditions like ADHD and diet, and a lot that we can do to prevent them.
- Why humans beings are in a state known as ‘disconnection syndrome’ which is impacting us from societal engagements through to a cellular level
Alzheimer’s – The Science of Prevention
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