In this video, created by Dr. David Perlmutter, Dr. Perlmutter and Dr. Sharon Hausman-Cohen discuss potential of genomic influences in individuals with COVID-19. In addition to their review of the role of genomics as it relates to a person’s response to coronavirus infection, Dr. Hausman-Cohen reveals data about the role of two natural supplements, Sambucus and Andrographis, in immunity as well as viral infections specifically.

About Dr. David Perlmutter

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Dr. Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist and five-time New York Times bestselling author. He serves on the Board of Directors and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition.

Dr. Perlmutter received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award. He serves as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals including Archives of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and The Journal of Applied Nutrition. In addition, he is a frequent lecturer at symposia sponsored by institutions such as the World Bank and IMF, Columbia University, Scripps Institute, New York University, and Harvard University, and serves as an Associate Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

His books have been published in 36 languages and include the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain, The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar, with over 1 million copies in print. Other New York Times bestsellers include Brain Maker, The Grain Brain Cookbook, The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan, and Brain Wash, co-written with Austin Perlmutter, M.D. He is the editor of The Microbiome and the Brain authored by top experts in the field and published in December 2019 by CRC Press. Dr. Perlmutter has been interviewed on many nationally syndicated television programs including 20/20, Larry King Live, CNN, Fox News, Fox and Friends, The Today Show, Oprah, The Dr. Oz Show, The CBS Early Show, and CBS This Morning.

Dr. Perlmutter is also the recipient of numerous awards, including: the Linus Pauling Award for his innovative approaches to neurological disorders; the National Nutritional Foods Association Clinician of the Year Award, the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American College of Nutrition, and most recently the 2019 Global Leadership Award from the Integrative Healthcare Symposium.

Dr. Perlmutter & Naples Center for Functional Medicine

The history of the Naples Center for Functional Medicine dates back to Dr. Perlmutter’s development of the practice, the Perlmutter Health Center, in 1998. Upon Dr. Perlmutter’s retirement from the practice in 2015, Dr. Pamela Hughes acquired the practice and founded the Hughes Center for Functional Medicine in the same location.

In 2019, HealthLynked Corporation, a Naples-based public digital healthcare company acquired the practice and renamed it, Naples Center for Functional Medicine. Learn more about the history of Naples Center for Functional Medicine here.

About Dr. Sharon Hausman-Cohen

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Co-Founder and Medical Director of Resilient Health, a full-spectrum family medicine and integrative care practice in Austin, Texas, Dr. Sharon Hausman-Cohen, received both her master’s degree and medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She is board-certified in Family Medicine, a Fellow of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine, and board-certified in Integrative Medicine through the American Board of Physician Specialties.*  She has been practicing Full Spectrum Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine for more than 20 years.

She is a speaker/educator for her peers, teaching regularly for The Texas Academy of Family Physicians as part of their continuing education program. She also teaches in other venues – to physicians across the country, to medical residents and nurse practitioners in training, as well as Austin community members.

Dr. Hausman-Cohen has been the recipient of Austin Monthly’s Austin’s Best Doctor Award for 3 years in a row.

*Texas does not recognize Integrative Medicine as a board-certification.


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