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The Empowering Neurologist is an interview series with some of the most exciting thought leaders in the field of health and wellness.

The Empowering Neurologist Podcast David Perlmutter MD

    • Medicine
    • 4.6 • 132 Ratings

The Empowering Neurologist is an interview series with some of the most exciting thought leaders in the field of health and wellness.

    Dr. Catherine Shanahan: The Fatburn Fix

    Dr. Catherine Shanahan: The Fatburn Fix

    Today on The Empowering Neurologist, I spend some time with Dr. Catherine Shanahan, author of the new book The Fatburn Fix. In her new book, Dr. Shanahan makes it very clear that we need to reassess our notions of fearing dietary fat and embrace the idea that making good decisions as it relates to the type of fats we consume will help ensure our health. Please enjoy this interview.

    • 38 min
    Dr. Dale Bredesen: The End of Alzheimer's Program

    Dr. Dale Bredesen: The End of Alzheimer's Program

    Unfortunately, there is no treatment that has any merit for Alzheimer’s disease, which affects close to 5.8 million Americans. Dr. Dale Bredesen has pioneered a novel approach to Alzheimer’s disease that is proving successful in reversing this disease. His new book, The End of Alzheimer’s Program, focuses on providing hands-on information with respect to what each of us can do today to preserve our brains as well as what can be done for patients with existing Alzheimer’s dementia.

    • 58 min
    Dr. Uma Naidoo: This is Your Brain on Food

    Dr. Uma Naidoo: This is Your Brain on Food

    Today, we explore how our nutritional choices impact us from a mood perspective with our very special guest, Dr. Uma Naidoo. Michelin-starred chef David Bouley described Dr. Uma Naidoo as the world’s first “triple threat” in the food as medicine space: She is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist, professional chef, and a nutrition specialist. Her niche work is in Nutritional Psychiatry and she is the author of the upcoming title “This is Your Brain on Food” and this is the subject of our discussion.

    • 46 min
    Dr. Matthew Phillips: Fasting and The Brain

    Dr. Matthew Phillips: Fasting and The Brain

    Today on The Empowering Neurologist I had the pleasure of again spending time with Dr. Matthew Phillips. He’s been on the program in the past discussing the effectiveness of the ketogenic diet in Parkinson’s disease.  

    Today he explores the notion of fasting, and reveals how powerful a therapy this may represent as it relates to both keeping the brain healthy as well as in the treatment of existing disease.

    • 37 min
    Dr. Danilo Bzdok & Dr. Robin Dunbar: Why We Shouldn't Socially Isolate

    Dr. Danilo Bzdok & Dr. Robin Dunbar: Why We Shouldn't Socially Isolate

    One of the most pervasive recommendations in the time of COVID-19 centers on socially distancing ourselves from others. An unfortunate consequence of this seems to be increasing social isolation. Social isolation begets loneliness, and loneliness is pervasive in modern society. Research reveals profound relationships between levels of loneliness and risk for various health conditions. We interview Dr. Danilo Bzdok and Dr. Robin Dunbar who authored a new review entitled The Neurobiology of Social Distance.

    • 58 min
    Dr. Ingmar Gorman: Psychedelics and Psychotherapy

    Dr. Ingmar Gorman: Psychedelics and Psychotherapy

    Integration Psychotherapy, pioneered by our guest, Dr. Ingmar Gorman, is a fascinating technique that brings a powerful level of therapeutic efficacy to the use of psychedelics. So much literature is being published describing the efficacy of psychedelic compounds in the treatment of PTSD, refractory depression, etc. As Dr. Gorman makes clear, equally important to the taking of the medicine is the post-experience therapy that helps frame and contextualize what the psychedelic experience has presented.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
132 Ratings

132 Ratings

Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!!

David, host of The Empowering Neurologist Podcast, highlight all aspects of alernative health, wellness and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Anthony Benjamin ,

Suzy Amis Cameron Episode: Weak

Dear Dr. Perlmutter,

The Suzy Amos Cameron episode on the plant-based diet lacked substance. My only takeaway: not eating meat will save water and reduce emissions when not considering the surrounding industries of agriculture. It would be great to hear about the technical, metabolic differences between having a plant-based and animal-based diet and their effects on the body.

Thank you for all your hard work and the communication you do for your field. I really enjoy your more detailed and applied podcasts. Your new book Brain Wash is fantastic, and I will be recommending it to my friends who need it now more than ever with school being remote.

-A chemical biologist at Berkeley

Hannahg1 ,

Amazing beyond belief.

Someone that suffers from chronic or fibromyalgia pain, this served a wonderful resource. Thank you Dr. Brady, you’ve changed my life and shifted my perspective.

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