This is our fifth (!) Note on one of David Perlmutter’s great books.
We’ve covered , , and . As I said in the other intros, David Perlmutter is both a board-certified neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He and his work have deeply influenced our lives.
One of the things that makes so great is the fact that David wrote it with his son, Austin—who also happens to be an MD—in his case, a board-certified internal medicine physician. (He also happens to be a VERY cool human. He and I had a chance to connect recently while he was vacationing in Bali. We both left the chat buzzing with inspiration.)
As David and Austin say, the book builds on a simple premise:
“Our brain’s performance is being gravely manipulated, resulting in behaviors that leave us more lonely, anxious, depressed, distrustful, illness-prone, and overweight than ever before. At the same time, we feel disconnected from ourselves, from others and from the world at large.”
Their solution? We need to overhaul our mind’s operating system. How? Via a “brain wash.”
The book is packed with Big Ideas on how to Optimize not only our nutrition but how we interact with our technology, ourselves and one another. I’m excited to share some of my favorite Ideas we can apply to our lives TODAY, so let’s jump straight in!