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Brain maker : the power of gut microbes to heal and protect your brain--for life
Perlmutter, David, 1954- , author.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
Physical Description:
viii, 310 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Perlmutter explains the potent interplay between intestinal microbes and the brain, describing how the microbiome develops from birth and evolves based on lifestyle choices, how it can become 'sick, ' and how nurturing gut health through a few easy strategies can alter your brain's destiny for the better. With ... dietary recommendations and a ... program of six steps to improving gut ecology, [this book] opens the door to ... brain health potential"
General Note:
Includes recipes, most for fermented foods which add natural probiotics to the diet.
Bug alert : you're 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.
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