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

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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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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.


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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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