Emeran Mayer, MD, author of The Mind-Gut Connection, on tour July 2016

Posted By on July 1, 2016

The Mind-Gut Connection coverAbout The Mind-Gut Connection

• Hardcover: 320 pages
• Publisher: Harper Wave (July 5, 2016)

Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with the latest discoveries on the human microbiome, a practical guide in the tradition of The Second Brain, and The Good Gut that conclusively demonstrates the inextricable, biological link between mind and the digestive system.

We have all experienced the connection between our mind and our gut—the decision we made because it “felt right”; the butterflies in our stomach before a big meeting; the anxious stomach rumbling we get when we’re stressed out. While the dialogue between the gut and the brain has been recognized by ancient healing traditions, including Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, Western medicine has  by and large failed to appreciate the complexity of how the brain, gut, and more recently, the gut microbiota—the microorganisms that live inside our digestive tract—communicate with one another. In The Mind-Gut Connection, Dr. Emeran Mayer, professor of medicine and executive director of the UCLA Center for Neurobiology of Stress, offers a revolutionary and provocative look at this developing science, teaching us how to harness the power of the mind-gut connection to take charge of our health and listen to the innate wisdom of our bodies.

The Mind-Gut Connection describes:

• Why consuming a predominantly plant-based diet is key for gut and brain health

• The importance of early childhood in gut-brain development, and what parents can do to help their children  thrive

• The role of excessive stress and anxiety in GI ailments and cognitive disorders

• How to “listen to your gut” and pay attention to the signals your body is sending you

• and much more.

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About Emeran Mayer, MD

Emeran A. Mayer, MD, has studied brain-body interactions for the last forty years. He is the executive director of the Oppenheimer Center for 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 areas of brain-gut microbiome. He lives in Los Angeles.

Find out more about Dr. Mayer and his book at his website.

Tour Stops

Friday, July 8th: Patricia’s Wisdom

Saturday, July 9th: Book Journey

Monday, July 11th: Fearless Creative

Monday, July 11th: Evelyn Parham

Tuesday, July 12th: Bibliophiliac

Wednesday, July 13th: Laura’s Interests

Thursday, July 14th: Lavish Bookshelf

Monday, July 18th: Just Commonly

Monday, July 18th: Luxury Reading

Tuesday, July 19th: #redhead.with.book

Wednesday, July 20th: Ms.Bookish.com

Friday, July 22nd: Create With Joy

 

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