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Dr. David Perlmutter, author of best-selling Grain Brain and board-certified neurologist, explains what causes leaky gut and how it starts a chain reaction in the body. Leaky gut can cause inflammation, and inflammation ultimately leads to the creation of free radicals, which leads to disease and degenerative conditions. In this video. Dr. Perlmutter reveals the foods, medication, and behaviors that lead to leaky gut in his interview with mindbodygreen Founder and CEO Jason Wachob.
Dr. Perlmutter is a trusted source when it comes to gut health. In his most recent book, Brain Maker, he dives deeper into the role of the microbiome in determining our destiny. With degenerative and cognitive-based diseases on the rise from autism and ADHD in children to Parkison's and Alzheimer's in adults, uncovering the nuances in the relationship between the brain and the gut has never been more important. In line with his mission to approach neurological disorders with preventative medicine, Dr. Perlmutter has developed practical plans that help the inflammatory response in the body in his books.