The Mind-Gut Connection Lib/E: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health
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About the Author
Dr. Emeran Mayer previously served as the founding chair of UCLA Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine, as the executive director of UCLA Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience, and as the codirector of the CURE: Digestive Diseases Research Center. He has joint appointments in the Departments of Medicine, Physiology and Psychiatry. His work has appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine and has been featured in Psychology Today, the New York Times, the Sunday Times, and on NPR and PBS. He lives in Los Angeles.
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.-- "David Perlmutter, MD, New York Times bestselling author"
The Mind-Gut Connection is a revolutionary new holistic view of what keeps us healthy, ranging from the food choices we make to the ways we can train our mind, with the ultimate goal of attaining optimal health.-- "Kenneth R. Pelletier, PhD, MD, professor of medicine and public health, University of California School of Medicine (UCSF)"
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. Describing a rapidly advancing realm of knowledge, this thoughtful guide provides practical advice to improve health.-- "Martin J. Blaser, MD, author of Missing Microbes"
After a long period of neglect the enteric nervous system has been recognized as the 'second brain'. Dr. Emeran Mayer, a true expert of this topic, has now written the best lay-public guide yet to this spectacular part of ourselves. Recommended reading.-- "Antonio Demasio, author of Descartes' Error"