| | | PA Radio – Episode 139: Dr. David Perlmutter

Author / Cali Hinzman


Get your mind right: food for thought

This week’s episode is quite literally, mind blowing.  As per usual, Power Athlete brings you the latest research from experts in the field in order to Empower Your Performance.  Dr. David Perlmutter joins us to talk about the relationship between brain function and nutrition. He is the author of several books including Grain Brain and Brain Maker which help us, the average jamoke, understand the correlation between food and and the brain.

Curious as to how gluten affects the hamster on a wheel that is your thinking machine?  Dr. Perlmutter unravels the mystery linkage between mouth, gut, and dome.  Also, everyone wants to what, when, and how much to consume to keep performance at optimal levels.  Hear about the thousands of years of practice that humans have had in identifying tasty foods.  What was once a survival mechanism to choose nutrient dense fruits has now turned into an ever available and insatiable appetite for the almighty sugar – arguably one of the biggest human health downfalls of the modern age.

One thing is certain, Dr. Perlmutter will be providing more than enough food for thought to chew on.



It’s time to break a mental sweat, people.  As much as we love to work on that bikini body I hope everyone is feeling as inspired as I am to eat my way towards a sexier lady brain.  Follow Dr. Perlmutter on Facebook under his name or head directly to his website, www.drperlmutter.com to see his blog and purchase publications, including, a cook book.

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Cali Hinzman

A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers. Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals. With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness. In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.



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  2. David Williams on January 25, 2016 at 4:39 am

    Killer episode chock full of knowledge bombs. You guys all brought your A game to this one.

    Thank you!

  3. Rob Alexander on January 28, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Unbelievably good podcast. Thanks.

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  5. Rodney O'Hara on February 9, 2016 at 11:55 am

    During the podcast (I’m pretty sure it was this one anyway) the topic of too much protein while in ketosis. How much is too much? What could be considered optimal? Thank you.

  6. joe on December 25, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Sorry but I had to comment on this.
    Dr Perlmutter suggests NFL players dont need any more than 60-80g of total carbs per day?
    He has clearly either not watched a game, or tried to run sprints while on a ketogenic diet.
    have you ever seen any NFL players on a ketogenic diet?

    He also mentions kenyan marathon runners not “carb loading”?
    I may be wrong, but I’m sure their diet is quite high in carbohydrates, and they are the ones winning races?

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