Dr. Perlmutter is an MD, board-certified neurologist and a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He has written several books, one of which (Grain Brain) was a #1 New York Times Bestseller. In his new book; Brain Maker, Dr. Perlmutter explores an area of health sciences that has gained considerable traction - the effects healthy and unhealthy gut microbes can have on one's wellbeing.
Brain Maker is broken into three parts. The first section does an exceptional job describing what gut microbes are, their importance in various bodily functions, and a host of negative effects that may be seen when the guts microbiome is altered. The second section details the effects that exposure to various things in our environment can have on our gut. In this sections he touches on topics such as fructose, gluten, antibiotics, NSAIDS and environmental chemicals. The third and final section provides and an abundance of actionable information on how you can change your microbiome for the better through meal preparation, supplementation, etc.
Although Brain Maker covers a considerable amount of microbiome research, Dr. Perlmutter has written this book in such a way that those with little-to-no background in sciences can understand the underpinnings of his approach to gut health. Dr. Perlmutter also uses many patient stories from his clinical practice which I believe adds tremendous value to the points he tries to get across in each chapter.
In my opinion, I think this book would be relevant for all those who are interested in revamping their diet/gut health. If this breakdown of Brain Maker has stirred any interest for you, I'd encourage you to pick up a copy of the book. There is an abundance of great information found in this book - much more than what I've touched on in this brief introduction. Brain Maker also has considerable re-read value, as I'm already sifting through some chapters a second time.