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

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

by Scott C. Anderson, John F. Cryan, Ted Dinan


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426218460
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 11/07/2017
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 108,166
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Preface 9

Chapter 1 Meet Your Microbes 13

Chapter 2 Mankind, Microbes, and Mood 25

Chapter 3 Your Microbiota, From Birth to Death 61

Chapter 4 A Voyage Down Your Alimentary Canal 85

Chapter 5 The Gut-Brain Axis 115

Chapter 6 Discovering Psychobiotics 139

Chapter 7 Your Personal Psychobiotic Journey 155

Chapter 8 Psychobiotics and Today's Major Diseases 211

Chapter 9 The Future of Psychobiotics 241

Acknowledgments 259

Appendix: Proven Probiotic Bacteria and Products 261

Glossary 272

Notes 279

Further Reading 311

Index 312

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