Brain maker : the power of gut microbes to heal and protect your brain--for life / by David Perlmutter, MD ; with Kristin Loberg.

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      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Identifies the role of intestinal bacteria in brain health, outlining easy-to-follow dietary strategies for preserving later-in-life brain functions by improving gut ecology.
    • Content Notes:
      Bug alert : you've got company -- Gut check : what are your risk factors? -- Getting to know your hundred trillion friends. Welcome aboard : your microbial friends, from birth to death ; Belly and brain on fire : the new science of inflammation ; Is your belly depressed? : why angry guts make for moody and anxious minds ; How your intestinal flora can make you fat and brainsick : the surprising links between your gut's bacteria and appetite, obesity, and the brain ; Autism and the gut : on the frontiers of brain medicine -- Trouble in Bugville. Punched in the gut : the truth about fructose and gluten ; Bust a gut : common exposures that make a good microbiome go bad -- Brain maker rehab. Feeding your microbiome : six essential keys to boosting your brain by boosting your gut ; Go pro : the guide to supplements ; The brain maker 7-day meal plan : eat your way to a healthier brain -- Why the future holds.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-304) and index.
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LJ Reviews 2014 November #2

Winner of the Linus Pauling Award, author of the No. 1 New York Times best seller Grain Brain, and editor in chief of the journal Brain and Gut, Perlmutter explains how intestinal microbes interact with the brain, assuring its health. With lots of good advice on keeping those microbes jumping; a 300,000-copy first printing.

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