Gluten Free Diet and Food For a Healthy Brain

In this episode of the Be Well podcast, Dr. Frank Lipman talks with neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter, author of the New York Times bestseller “Grain Brain.” Dr. Perlmutter has been way ahead of the curve by taking people off grains and promoting a low-carb, high-fat, high-fiber diet for the past several years.

Dr. Perlmutter and Dr. Lipman discuss the the damage gluten imparts and the negative effects it can have on the gut, brain, joints and skin — even in non-Celiac patients. So going gluten-free can support not just a healthy gut, but also a healthy brain. The doctors dig into this topic by discussing the concept of neurogenesis, or the ability to create new brain cells as we age. Through physical exercise and a healthy diet, Dr. Perlmutter says, we can give ourselves a second chance to improve our brain health.

Other topics the doctors delve into in this episode include the gut-brain connection, the toxic effects of glyphosate, the connection between lifestyle choices and Alzheimer’s, and, of course, the explosive popularity of the ketogenic diet.