The Psychobiotic Revolution: Mood, Food and the New Science of the Gut-Brain Connection

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National Geographic, Nov 30, 2017 - Travel - 304 pages
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"A friendly, interesting, and up-to-date read on the science of the microbiome and the brain" - Psychology Today

"Compelling, engaging, and informative, this book teaches us why microbes may affect all of our decisions" - Jack Gilbert Ph.D., co-author of Dirt Is Good

MEET YOUR MICROBES


Written by the leading researchers in the field, this information-rich guide to improving your mood explains how gut health drives psychological well-being, and how depression and anxiety can be relieved by adjusting your intestinal bacteria. This groundbreaking book explains the revolutionary new science of psychobiotics and the discovery that your brain health and state of mind are intimately connected to your microbiome, that four-pound population of microbes living inside your intestines.

Leading medical researchers John F. Cryan and Ted Dinan, working with veteran journalist Scott C. Anderson, explain how common mental health problems, particularly depression and anxiety, can be improved by caring for the intestinal microbiome.

Science is proving that a healthy gut means a healthy mind -- and this book details the steps you can take to change your mood and improve your life by nurturing your microbiome.

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User Review  - heike6 - LibraryThing

Gets into the details of all those bacteria and how they effect, well, pretty much everything in and of our being. Interesting tidbit: exercise is necessary to circulate lymph fluid throughout your body and brain, which removes bad and dead bacteria. Read full review

The Psychobiotic Revolution: Mood, Food, and the New Science of the Gut-Brain Connection

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Science journalist Anderson and researchers Cryan and Dinan outline the latest in scientific study suggesting that disorders of the body’s microbiota—its community of microorganisms—may be linked to ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

SCOTT C. ANDERSON is a veteran science journalist with specialization in medical topics and computer programming. He was one of the creators of Lego Island, a computer game, and his work has combined computer programming with medical research. He runs a laboratory called Freedom Health that studies bacterial health in racehorses and has developed prebiotics for animals and humans. He lives in Hudson, Ohio (between Cleveland and Akron), was born in Frankfurt, Germany, and recently lived in Sonoma, California.

JOHN F. CRYAN is professor and chair of the department of Anatomy & Neuroscience, University College Cork. A principal investigator in the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, a leading-edge institute researching the role of microbiome in health and disease, he lives in Cork, Ireland.

TED DINAN is professor of psychiatry and a principal investigator in the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre at University College Cork. He was previously chair of clinical neurosciences and professor of psychological medicine at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London. He lives in Cork, Ireland.

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