The Mind-Gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health

The Mind-Gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health

by Emeran Mayer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062376589
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 50,088
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Emeran Mayer, MD, has studied brain-body interactions for the last forty years. He is the executive director of the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience and the codirector of the Digestive Diseases Research Center at the University of California at Los Angeles. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health for the past twenty-five years, and he is considered a pioneer and world leader in the area of brain-gut microbiome interactions. 

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Part 1 Our Body, the Intelligent Supercomputer

Chapter 1 The Mind-Body Connection Is Real 3

Chapter 2 How the Mind Communicates with the Gut 29

Chapter 3 How Your Gut Talks to Your Brain 51

Chapter 4 Microbe-Speak: A Key Component of the Gut-Brain Dialogue 75

Part 2 Intuition and Gut Feelings

Chapter 5 Unhealthy Memories: The Effects of Early Life Experiences on the Gut-Brain Dialogue 107

Chapter 6 A New Understanding of Emotions 137

Chapter 7 Understanding Intuitive Decision Making 167

Part 3 How to Optimize Brain-Gut Health

Chapter 8 The Role of Food: Lessons from Hunter-Gatherers 197

Chapter 9 The Onslaught of the North American Diet: What Evolution Did Not Foresee 225

Chapter 10 The Simple Road Toward Wellness and Optimal Health 263

Acknowledgments 291

Bibliography 293

Index 307

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