Dr. Perlmutter Speaks About the Microbiome and Advocacy

Dr. Perlmutter Speaks About the Microbiome and Advocacy

Yesterday I went to a wonderful event at a Natural Grocers where Dr. David Perlmutter spoke about the importance of nourishing your microbiome with healthy foods.

According to his amazon.com bio, “David Perlmutter, MD, is a globally recognized leader in brain science. He is the recipient of the Linus Pauling Award, editor-in-chief of the global online and print peer-reviewed journal Brain and Gut, and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain, The Grain Brain Cookbook, Brain Maker, The Better Brain Book, Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten, and Power Up Your Brain. He lives and practices in Naples, Florida.”

Dr. Perlmutter understands the connections between microbiome health and brain health. He speaks out about the connections between microbiome destruction via over-use of antibiotics, and chronic illness. He has acknowledged fluoroquinolone toxicity on news-casts, and has made videos about fluoroquinolone-induced peripheral neuropathy.

His presentation was wonderful and if you get the opportunity to see him speak, I recommend that you do so.

I had the opportunity to thank Dr. Perlmutter for the work he’s done speaking out about fluoroquinolone toxicity.

Dr Perlmutter and Lisa Bloomquist

I also had the opportunity to ask him, in the Q&A section in front of the whole audience, what can be done to encourage more doctors to understand that fluoroquinolone antibiotics are dangerous drugs that should not be used frivolously. He responded that speaking out was the way to bring about change, and that doctors and other people can be educated about the dangers of fluoroquinolones one person at a time.

Every time we share an article that connects microbiome destruction to chronic illness (several are linked to HERE), we encourage people to understand that microbiome health is critical for all areas of health, and that throwing a nuclear bomb into the gut with fluoroquinolones (information about the dangers of fluoroquinolones can be found HERE), can be devastating.

Dr. Perlmutter also spoke about how mitochondria are ancient bacteria, and every time we share information about how fluoroquinolones damage mitochondria, we are also increasing the chances of doctors and other people making the connections between mitochondria-damaging drugs and chronic illness.

The outreach advice I got from Dr. Perlmutter and Dr. Wahls (in Episode 14 of The Floxie Hope Podcast) was to keep screaming, keep telling people about fluoroquinolone toxicity, and one person at a time, minds will change.

For fluoroquinolone toxicity to be on the radar of someone as influential as Dr. Perlmutter is a HUGE step in the right direction for us. He reaches millions of people through his books, web site, journal, practice, and other contributions. If you get a chance to thank him for his fluoroquinolone toxicity awareness efforts, please do so. He is brilliant, thoughtful, interesting and a wonderful advocate. He has my respect and admiration.

 

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10 thoughts on “Dr. Perlmutter Speaks About the Microbiome and Advocacy

  1. john wilkinson September 23, 2015 at 12:18 pm Reply

    Lisa you have my respect and admiration.

  2. Linda Livingston September 23, 2015 at 2:50 pm Reply

    How great you got to meet him. (and I hope you told him that you were the Erin Brockovich of FLQ tocixity reform). Interesting reading since my gut has been SO screwed up since being floxed, and also I believe the breathing problem is related to the autonomic nervous system, and I notice an increase or decrease in the problem depending on if the sympathetic or parasympathetic is “in charge.” I think I already thanked him, but I will do so again. A great ally to have in all this.

    • Lisa Bloomquist September 24, 2015 at 5:58 am Reply

      It’s so hard to tell which came first, the disrupted gut or the autonomic nervous system dysfunction. They are clearly inter-related, regardless of which came first.

  3. Joseph W. Motacek September 23, 2015 at 3:42 pm Reply

    Hi Lisa, A thought comes to mind ;   doctors want to see the results of studies, or clinical trials, demonstrating a clear connection.

    • Lisa Bloomquist September 24, 2015 at 5:56 am Reply

      They do indeed. The articles on the Links & Resources page are helpful. It would be wonderful to have more studies to show a definite cause/effect.

      • Linda Livingston September 24, 2015 at 9:23 am Reply

        Hope the study being done at UCSD comes out SOON!!!!!!

  4. Bobby Traina September 23, 2015 at 5:26 pm Reply

    You’re a one woman army!!!! Thanks so much for keeping it real….

  5. Jason December 29, 2015 at 7:41 pm Reply

    For people looking for more info on the Gut connection with Floxing, and what can be done about, please see this entire past page of Floxie Hope here:

    https://floxiehope.com/comment-page-43/#comments

    Starting at my comment on November 29, 2015 at 9:24 pm, and then for pretty much the entire rest of the page I posted a TON of info on why the GUT is so important to a Floxie, and why I think it is preventing many people from healing faster and what can be done about it

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