Gut health has proven to be critical for healthy brain function. Learn how the gut microbiome influences the brain in this provocative YouTube video from last Thursday’s inspiring conversation between Dr. David Perlmutter and Buck Professor Dr. Dale Bredesen.

Dr. Bredesen says Dr. Perlmutter’s new book, “Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain—for Life“, explains how nurturing gut health can enhance brain function. “Thanks in large part to a dramatic new understanding of the brain-gut-microbiome connection, there’s new hope for the treatment of autism to Alzheimer’s to multiple sclerosis. David Perlmutter is a leader in this burgeoning field. His book is a landmark contribution.”

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Board-Certified Neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter received his M.D. from the University of Miami School of Medicine. He is a recipient of the Linus Pauling Award for his innovative approaches to neurological disorders, Clinician of the Year Award from the National Nutritional Foods Association, and Humanitarian of the Year award from the American College of Nutrition.Dr. Perlmutter has been interviewed on 20/20, Larry King Live, CNN, Fox News, The Today Show, Oprah, and CBS.

Dr. Dale Bredesen was the Buck Institute’s founding President and CEO and is an internationally recognized expert on Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Bredesen’s ground-breaking discoveries have led to a recent clinical trial as well as evidence for memory loss reversal associated with Alzheimer’s disease using lifestyle modifications. He earned his M.D. from Duke University Medical Center and served as Chief Resident in Neurology at UCSF before joining Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner’s lab at UCSF as an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow. He has held faculty positions at UCSF, UCLA and UC San Diego.