Bugs, Bowels, and Behavior: The Groundbreaking Story of the Gut-Brain Connection [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Bugs, Bowels, and Behavior: The Groundbreaking Story of the Gut-Brain Connection

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Overview


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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781626364349
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 553,114
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Teri Arranga is the executive director of AutismOne and has served as the editor-in-chief of Autism Science Digest. Teri has also been an annual contributor to Skyhorse Publishing’s Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism. She is a radio host and serves as the vice president of the Global Autism Collaboration. Teri lives in Fullerton, California.

Claire I. Viadro, MPH, PhD, is a professional writer and editor with two advanced degrees in public health. Her writing focuses primarily on women’s and children’s health. Claire currently serves as the editor of Autism Science Digest.

Lauren Underwood, PhD, received her doctorate from Tulane University and is currently working for NASA. Dr. Underwood coauthored several chapters in Understanding Autism for Dummies and has served as the scientific consultant for Autism Science Digest.

Martha Herbert, PhD, MD, is a pediatric neurologist and researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard-MIT HST Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. Her TRANSCEND
Research Program uses advanced brain imaging techniques and biomarkers to look at the relationship of metabolism, perfusion, and brain function.

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