The Mind-gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health by Emeran MayerThe Mind-gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health by Emeran Mayer

The Mind-gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our…

byEmeran Mayer

Hardcover | July 5, 2016

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Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with the latest discoveries on the human microbiome, a practical guide in the tradition of The Second Brain, and The Good Gut that conclusively demonstrates the inextricable, biological link between mind and the digestive system.

We have all experienced the connection between our mind and our gut—the decision we made because it “felt right”; the butterflies in our stomach before a big meeting; the anxious stomach rumbling we get when we’re stressed out. While the dialogue between the gut and the brain has been recognized by ancient healing traditions, including Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, Western medicine has  by and large failed to appreciate the complexity of how the brain, gut, and more recently, the gut microbiota—the microorganisms that live inside our digestive tract—communicate with one another. In The Mind-Gut Connection, Dr. Emeran Mayer, professor of medicine and executive director of the UCLA Center for Neurobiology of Stress, offers a revolutionary and provocative look at this developing science, teaching us how to harness the power of the mind-gut connection to take charge of our health and listen to the innate wisdom of our bodies.

The Mind-Gut Connection describes:

· Why consuming a predominantly plant-based diet is key for gut and brain health

· The importance of early childhood in gut-brain development, and what parents can do to help their children  thrive

The role of excessive stress and anxiety in GI ailments and cognitive disorders

How to “listen to your gut” and pay attention to the signals your body is sending you

· and much more.

Title:The Mind-gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our…Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.05 inPublished:July 5, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Must Read This book is a must read for anyone experiencing GI issues. This book separates itself from the pack in a number of ways. Dr Mayer is major player in a selcet group of scientists worldwide whose work has helped fuel research into what we know about the microbiome and its importance to our health. Well written and easy to read. You can feel confident that the material is accurate, trustworthy, and backed by evidence tested in rigorous laboratory settings. The book is infromative and includes strategies for how to make simple lifestyle changes that put into practice what microbiome research tells us about how to optimize our health. Wholeheartedly recommend. #plumreviews.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liked it Very good book. Another book that explains why a plant based diet is beneficial to human health.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it This book is great! I recommend it .
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helpful This was very interesting.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Informative This book has a lot of info, but it is a bit long and dragged out.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enlightening knowledge expressed simply and eloquently Certainly offers lots of explanations for health problems. A little slow reading because it's quite technical, but overall it's very informatiove.
Date published: 2016-11-21

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“Microbiome research is revolutionizing our understanding of the human body and the brain. In The Mind-Gut Connection, Dr. Emeran Mayer provides authoritative insight into this rapidly expanding field. Synthesizing recent research with patient stories and personal anecdotes, he offers practical, evidence-based recommendations to keep the dialogue between the brain, the gut, and its microbes flowing smoothly.”