David Perlmutter

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David Perlmutter
Residence United States
Fields Medicine, Neurology, Neurogastroenterology
Alma mater Lafayette College, University of Miami School of Medicine

David Perlmutter is a Naples, Florida based American celebrity doctor,[1] author, and researcher.[2][3][4] He is the president of the Perlmutter Health Center.[5][full citation needed] Perlmutter is the author of health books and is known for advocating a functional and holistic approach toward treating brain disorders.[3][6][full citation needed] Perlmutter has also contributed to the Huffington Post,[7] The Daily Beast,[8] and Mind Body Green.[9]

Perlmutter wrote the book Grain Brain, released September, 2013, promoting the concept that gluten causes neurological conditions, which became a bestseller.[10]

Perlmutter serves as a medical advisor for The Dr. Oz Show.[11] His contributions to medical literature include publications appearing in the Journal of Neurosurgery, the Southern Medical Journal, Journal of Applied Nutrition, and Archives of Neurology.[12][13][14][15]


Perlmutter has received the 2002 Linus Pauling Award (of the Institute for Functional Medicine),[citation needed] and 2006 National Nutritional Foods Association[16] In 2015, Perlmutter was awarded the "Communications and Media Award" from the American College of Nutrition [17]


Functional medicine is a contentious topic for many in the health community. Perlmutter and his books have faced criticism from other physicians and commentators, including Epidemiologist David Katz, founding director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT, who has criticized Grain Brain, calling it a "silly book" and saying "Perlmutter is way ahead of any justifiable conclusion."[18][19]


  • Perlmutter, David (November 15, 2016). The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan: Boost Brain Performance, Lose Weight, and Achieve Optimal Health. Little, Brown and Company. ISBN 0316319198. 
  • Perlmutter, David (April 28, 2015). Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain - for Life. Little, Brown and Company. ISBN 0316380105. 
  • Perlmutter, David (September 9, 2014). The Grain Brain Cookbook: More Than 150 Life-Changing Gluten-Free Recipes to Transform Your Health. Little, Brown and Company. ISBN 0316334251. 
  • with Loberg, Kristin (September 17, 2013). Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers. Little, Brown and Company. ISBN 031623480X. 
  • with Villoldo, Alberto (February 1, 2012). Power Up Your Brain: The Neuroscience of Enlightenment. Hay House. ISBN 1401928188. 
  • with Colman, Carol (August 2, 2005) [2004]. The Better Brain Book: The Best Tool for Improving Memory and Sharpness and Preventing Aging of the Brain. Riverhead Trade. ISBN 1594480931. 
  • with Colman, Carol (March 11, 2008) [2006]. Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten: Raise IQ by up to 30 points and turn on your child's smart genes. Harmony. ISBN 0767923022. 


  1. ^ Levinovitz, Alan (June 24, 2015). "The Problem With David Perlmutter, the Grain Brain Doctor". New York Magazine. Yet despite this heightened concern about the accuracy of health information, best-selling celebrity neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter seems to have escaped much scrutiny, even though he has a decades-long history of offering — and profiting from — suspect medical advice. 
  2. ^ "FL Dept. of Health - Profiling Advanced Search Form". Ww2.doh.state.fl.us. Archived from the original on 2013-10-01. Retrieved 2013-11-04. 
  3. ^ a b David Perlmutter, M.D. "Entry at". Hayhouse.com. Archived from the original on July 24, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  4. ^ Committee, Physicians. "Article at". Tcolincampbell.org. Archived from the original on October 4, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  5. ^ "Perlmutter Health Center | Resources". Autism Speaks. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  6. ^ "Doctor Details". ABIHM. Retrieved 2013-11-04. 
  7. ^ "David Perlmutter, M.D". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  8. ^ "David Perlmutter, MD". The Daily Beast. 2013-08-22. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  9. ^  website. "Dr. David Perlmutter on MindBodyGreen". Mindbodygreen.com. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  10. ^ Taylor, Ihsan. "NY Times best sellers list". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  11. ^ "David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM | The Dr. Oz Show". Doctoroz.com. 2012-08-22. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  12. ^ "Journal of Neurosurgery articles". Thejns.org. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  13. ^ Perlmutter, D; Smith, RE; Perlmutter, I. ""Hidden" Disks and Computerized Tomography". Southern Medical Journal. Journals.lww.com. 78: 1343–6. PMID 4071142. doi:10.1097/00007611-198511000-00020. 
  14. ^ Perlmutter, D (1999). "Functional Therapeutics in Neurodegenerative Disease". Journal of Applied Nutrition. 51 (1): 3–13. 
  15. ^ Joseph R. Berger, MD; Andrea Bender, MD; Lionel Resnick, MD et al. (November 1986). "Spinal Myoclonus Associated With HTLV III/LAV Infection". Arch Neurol. 43 (11): 1203–1204. doi:10.1001/archneur.1986.00520110089026. Retrieved June 11, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Annual Awards Past Winners". Natural Products Association. 2013-02-11. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  17. ^ http://www.americancollegeofnutrition.org/content/communications-and-media-award-recpient-david-perlmutter-md-facn-abihm-author-new-york-times
  18. ^ Hamblin, James (20 December 2013). "This Is Your Brain on Gluten". The Atlantic. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  19. ^ "Instructor criticized for comments". Yale Daily News. Retrieved 2016-04-21. 

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