The Second Brain: A Groundbreaking New Understanding Of Nervous Disorders Of The Stomach And Intestine by Michael GershonThe Second Brain: A Groundbreaking New Understanding Of Nervous Disorders Of The Stomach And Intestine by Michael Gershon

The Second Brain: A Groundbreaking New Understanding Of Nervous Disorders Of The Stomach And…

byMichael Gershon

Paperback | December 15, 1999

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Dr. Michael Gershon has devoted his career to understanding the human bowel (the stomach, esophagus, small intestine, and colon). His thirty years of research have led to an extraordinary rediscovery: nerve cells in the gut that act as a brain. This "second brain" can control our gut all by itself. Our two brains -- the one in our head and the one in our bowel -- must cooperate. If they do not, then there is chaos in the gut and misery in the head -- everything from "butterflies" to cramps, from diarrhea to constipation. Dr. Gershon's work has led to radical new understandings about a wide range of gastrointestinal problems including gastroenteritis, nervous stomach, and irritable bowel syndrome. The Second Brain represents a quantum leap in medical knowledge and is already benefiting patients whose symptoms were previously dismissed as neurotic or "it's all in your head."

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Michael D. Gershon M.D., is chairman of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.

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Title:The Second Brain: A Groundbreaking New Understanding Of Nervous Disorders Of The Stomach And…Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:December 15, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780060930721

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After 30 years of intense research, the author of this book has discovered that the brain and the bowel must work together if digestive harmony is to take place. Otherwise, anything can go wrong, including "butterflies," cramps, diarrhea and constipation. The Second Brain leads to a more thorough understanding of gastrointestinal problems and has already helped numerous patients recover.

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"An interesting treatise that records the rediscovery of the importance of the nervous system in the abdominal organs, this book provides an opportunity for lay readers to explore the fascination of the Second Brain and the scientists who discover its marvels...Dr. Gershon documents this new renaissance in enteric neuroscience." (Michael Camilleri, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Physiology, Mayo Foundation, Gastroenterology Research Unit)