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Brain Maker With David Perlmutter, M.D.

David Perlmutter, M.D. on the set of his special "Brain Maker."
Courtesy of David Perlmutter, M.D.
David Perlmutter, M.D. on the set of his special "Brain Maker."

Airs Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

This program is part of our TV Membership Campaign. Support quality programming you depend on from KPBS. Give now!

Give $15 a month or $180 all at once and receive a combo package that includes the program DVD; “Brain Maker” book; “The Microbiome-Guardian of Your Health” 2-CD set; Dr. Perlmutter Reccomendations card; “Understanding the Microbiome” 5-DVD set; “Brain Maker Delicious Dozen” book. This gift includes a KPBS License Plate Frame (if you're a new member). Also enjoy access to KPBS Passport and myKPBS Film Club. The program DVD only is available at the $60 level.
Courtesy of Dr. David Perlmutter
Give $15 a month or $180 all at once and receive a combo package that includes the program DVD; “Brain Maker” book; “The Microbiome-Guardian of Your Health” 2-CD set; Dr. Perlmutter Reccomendations card; “Understanding the Microbiome” 5-DVD set; “Brain Maker Delicious Dozen” book. This gift includes a KPBS License Plate Frame (if you're a new member). Also enjoy access to KPBS Passport and myKPBS Film Club. The program DVD only is available at the $60 level.

Debilitating brain disorders are on the rise — from children diagnosed with autism and ADHD to adults developing dementia at younger ages than ever before. But a medical revolution is underway that can solve this problem.

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Astonishing new research is revealing that the health of your brain is, to an extraordinary degree, dictated by the state of your microbiome — the vast population of organisms that live in your body and out — number your own cells ten to one.

What's taking place in your intestines today is determining your risk for any number of brain-related conditions.

Fresh off his huge public television pledge blockbuster, "BrainChange," first released in December 2013, Dr. Perlmutter explains in "Brain Maker" the potent interplay between intestinal microbes and the brain.

He describes how the microbiome develops from birth and evolves based on lifestyle choices, how it can become "sick," and how nurturing gut health through a few easy strategies can alter your brain's destiny for the better.

With simple dietary recommendations and a highly practical program of five steps to improving gut ecology, "Brain Maker" opens the door to unprecedented brain health potential.

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David Perlmutter, M.D. is on Facebook, Google +, YouTube, and you can follow @DavidPerlmutter on Twitter.

Brain Maker Special Trailer