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David Perlmutter MD

About David

Integrative Neurologist

David Perlmutter MD, is a Board-Certified Neurologist, Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and six-time New York Times bestselling author. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award. He is a frequent lecturer at symposia sponsored by such medical institutions as Columbia University, the University of Arizona, Scripps Institute, and Harvard University.
Dr. Perlmutter is the recipient of the Linus Pauling Award (2002) for his innovative approaches to neurological disorders, the Denham Harmon Award (2006) for his pioneering work in the application of free radical science to clinical medicine, National Nutritional Foods Association Clinician of the Year Award (2006), Global Leadership Award from the Integrative Healthcare Symposium (2019).
He is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of nutritional influences in neurological disorders. Dr. Perlmutter has been interviewed on many nationally syndicated radio and television programs including 20/20, Larry King Live, CNN, Fox News, Fox and Friends, The Today Show, Oprah, Dr. Oz, and The CBS Early Show.
His latest work, Drop Acid (2022), explores how elevated uric acid powerfully threatens metabolic health, and how it can be brought under control.

Philosophy of the Plan

Elevated uric acid levels lie at the root of many pervasive health conditions, but mainstream medicine for the most part remains unaware of this connection.
Consumption of fructose and purines often exceed the body’s ability to process them, and as a result, too much uric acid builds up in the bloodstream.
A diet low in fructose and purines and rich in anti-oxidants, flavonoids, and polyphenols can bring uric acid levels under control and restore optimal metabolism in the body, preventing often life-threatening chronic disease.


“Dr. Perlmutter provides us with an exciting and powerful new tool for restoring metabolic health—controlling uric acid. Drop Acid explores the fascinating science that connects elevated uric acid to a wide array of threats to our health, and more importantly, shows us how we can readily bring uric acid under control and reclaim extraordinary health."

Mark Hyman, MD
Physician and New York Times bestselling author

“By showing us how to consciously rewire our brains for connection, compassion, and better decisions, Brain Wash provides a framework for reclaiming joy and health in the modern world."

Deepak Chopra, MD
New York Times-bestselling author of Metahuman

“David Perlmutter, MD, empowers us to understand the overproduction of uric acid, an often-overlooked biomarker that plays a key role in metabolic health. He connects the dots and leads us to the nutritional and lifestyle practices that can provide the ‘U turn’ many of us desperately need to be fit and mentally sharp. This extraordinary book is equally important for healthcare providers as well as for health seekers."

Sara Gottfried, MD
New York Times bestselling author of Women, Food, and Hormones

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Drop Acid

Drop Acid: The Surprising New Science of Uric Acid—The Key to Losing Weight, Controlling Blood Sugar, and Achieving Extraordinary Health

Unlock the secret to extraordinary health by reducing high uric acid levels—the hidden risk you didn’t know you had—by the author of Grain Brain and Brain Wash.

What do obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes, fatty liver disease, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, stroke, neurological disorders, and premature death have in common? All can be stoked by high uric acid levels.

Our most respected scientific literature is bursting with evidence that elevated uric acid levels lie at the root of many pervasive health conditions, but mainstream medicine for the most part remains unaware of this connection. This is especially alarming because a large number of Americans don’t know they are suffering from increased levels, putting them at risk for developing or exacerbating potentially life-threatening illnesses.

Grain Brain

Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers

The devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbs on the brain, with a 4-week plan to achieve optimum health.

In Grain Brain, renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, exposes a finding that’s been buried in the medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. Even so-called healthy carbs like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, epilepsy, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, decreased libido, and much more.


Dr. David Perlmutter is on a mission of empowerment as America’s Neurologist

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