Brain Maker

The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain—for Life
By David Perlmutter MD (Hardcover Book, 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 "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.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $28.00 US/$31.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316380102

    • On Sale Date: 04/28/2015

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Little, Brown and Company

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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 "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.

David Perlmutter, MD, is a globally recognized leader in brain science. He is the recipient of the Linus Pauling Award, editor-in-chief of the global online and print peer-reviewed journal Brain and Gut, and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain, The Grain Brain Cookbook, The Better Brain Book, Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten, and Power Up Your Brain. He lives and practices in Naples, Florida.
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  • "The research in Brain Maker was a revelation to me. And it will be to you as well. And, most importantly, you don't have to wait for this information to become mainstream. You can ensure your brain health-and that of your family-by following the practical program outlined here." (Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and Goddesses Never Age ).

  • "Your gut and brain are totally connected. They support each other or damage each other.  In this revolutionary new book, the nation's leading integrative neurologist, David Perlmutter, gives you a powerful program to heal your gut and optimize your brain. I will recommend it to all of my patients and friends." (Daniel G. Amen, MD, founder of Amen Clinics and author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life and Healing ADD).

  • "Thanks in large part to dramatic and ongoing increases in understanding the brain-gut-microbiome connection, there is new hope for the treatment of many neurological conditions, from autism to Alzheimer's to multiple sclerosis. David Perlmutter is a leader in this burgeoning field, and his new book, Brain Maker, is a landmark contribution." (Dale E. Bredesen, MD, Augustus Rose Professor and Director of Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research, UCLA; Founding President of Buck Institute for Research on Aging).

  •   "Humans outsource digestion to our gut bacteria. Dr Perlmutter takes us on a journey to understand how these foreigners profoundly influence our brains-for good and bad." (Mehmet Oz, MD).

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  • PRAISE FOR GRAIN BRAIN

    "An innovative approach to our most fragile organ, the brain." (Mehmet Oz, MD).

  • "Dr. Perlmutter makes a persuasive case for this wheat-free approach to preserve brain health and functioning, or to begin the process of reversal." (William Davis, MD, author of Wheat Belly ).

  • "The definitive instruction book for the care and feeding of your brain!" (Mark Hyman, MD, author of The Blood Sugar Solution).

  • "Gives you everything you need to know to protect your brain--or a loved one's--now." (Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom).

  • "This book is a treasure." (Bernie Siegel, MD, author of Faith, Hope, and Healing and The Art of Healing).

  • "A provocative, eye-opening scientific account of how diet profoundly influences nerve health and brain function. A must-read!" (Gerard E. Mullin, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and author of The Inside Tract).

  • "Mind-blowing and disruptive to some long-standing beliefs about what our bodies require for optimal health...Grain Brain lays out an easy-to-understand roadmap packed with the latest science." (Max Lugavere, Psychology Today).

  • "A tour de force that is destined to save many lives. [Grain Brain] gives us what we need to know to be well again. Please read it." (Health Central).

Product Details

Brain Maker
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $28.00 US/$31.00 CAN
  • Pages: 336
  • Physical Dimensions: 6" x 9-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316380102
  • On Sale Date: 04/28/2015
Brain Maker