6 Neurologist-Approved Fats That Sharpen Brain Function

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Dr. David Perlmutter, author of Grain Brain and a board-certified neurologist, shares his favorite healthy fats and his genius trick for traveling with healthy foods, avocados specifically. In this interview with mindbodygreen founder and CEO Jason Wachob, he also explains why coconut oil was the first one he named—watch the video to hear the other five.

Dr. Perlmutter is a trusted source when it comes to gut health. With degenerative and cognitive-based diseases on the rise from autism and ADHD in children to Parkinson's and Alzheimer's in adults, uncovering the nuances of the relationship between the brain and the gut has never been more important. In line with his mission to approach neurological disorders with preventive medicine, Dr. Perlmutter has developed practical plans that help the inflammatory response in the body in his best-selling books, Brain Maker and Grain Brain.



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