Mind-Gut Connection

Author(s): Emeran Mayer

Health and Diets

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.


Product Information

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, Clincal Professor of Medicine and Professor of Public Health, University of California School of Medicine (UCSF)"

General Fields

  • : 9780062651624
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • : September 2016
  • : 22.90 cmmm X 15.20 cmmm X 2.20 cmmm
  • : United States
  • : October 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : en
  • : Emeran Mayer
  • : Emeran Mayer
  • : International ed.
  • : International ed.
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 320
  • : 320
  • : General Adult
  • : General Adult
  • : 615.8/51
  • : 615.8/51
  • : en