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Bacteria, Brains and Health

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  1. LisaGoddard

    LisaGoddard Senior Member

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    Hi, Not sure if this is posted here - sorry if it is a repeat but a new book on how the gut affects the brain and health


    Bugs, Bowels, and Behavior
    The Groundbreaking Story of the Gut-Brain Connection
    Teri Arranga, Claire I. Viadro, and Lauren Underwood, Eds.
    Skyhorse, New York, 2013Learn how digestive diseases affect your brain, body, and behavior.
    According to the National Institutes of Health, there are sixty to seventy million people affected by digestive diseases in the United States. The old proverb tells us “you are what you eat,” and the latest science shows that this may be truer than we even thought. Diet has a profound effect on both physical and mental health. Most of the body’s immune system is in the gut, so pathology and dysfunction in the gut and imbalanced gut flora can cause neuroinflammation and possibly even neurodegenerative disease over time.
    Featuring contributions from dozens of experts on gut disorders and related physical, mental, and behavioral health, this book will fascinate you as you read about the intriguing world of bad bugs, cytokine storms, and the environment in your belly that influences your brain. From the microscopic world of Clostridium to the complex communities of biofilm, Bugs, Bowels, and Behavior emphasizes one simple fact: The gut is connected to the brain. Paperback: 303 pp., illus. $17.95. ISBN 9781616087364.
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    Wayne Senior Member

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    sianrecovery Senior Member

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    Thanks for posting, will check it out.

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