The Mind-Gut Connection


How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health

I really like this book. Have my own copy. Have also given it as a gift to my family. This is actually the Hardcopy version at a crazy price from Fishpond with FREE shipping. Some quotes from readers follow.

“The Mind-Gut Connection presents the incredibly humbling reality that our very perception and interpretation of the world around us is virtually dictated by the microbes living within us. This book redefines what it means to be healthy and eloquently provides the means to manifest that goal.

Drawing on his vast experience as a practicing gastroenterologist, Dr Mayer writes about the connections that our brains have with our guts, especially with the microbes that make the gut their home.

Dr Emeran Mayer elucidates the intricate biochemical dialogue that occurs between the brain, digestive tract, and trillions of bacteria residing in the gut.”


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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published In: United States, 11 August 2016

“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.

The Mind-Gut Connection describes: * Why consuming a predominantly plant-based diet is key to 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.”

About the Author

Emeran A. Mayer, MD, has studied brain-body interactions for the last forty years. He is the executive director of the Oppenheimer Center for Stress and Resilience and the codirector of the Digestive Diseases Research Center at the University of California at Los Angeles. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health for the past twenty-five years, and he is considered a pioneer and world leader in the areas of brain-gut microbiome. He lives in Los Angeles.