I’ve been listening to this book on Audible and I’m completely fascinated by the content. Not surprised mind you, despite my state of unhealthy morbid obesity I read A LOT about natural and healthy living. This book is a wonderful complete overview of the mind-gut connection. I honestly couldn’t recommend it enough.
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 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 failed to appreciate the complexity of how the brain, gut, and more recently, the microbiome—the microorganisms that live inside us—communicate with one another. In The Mind-Gut Connection, Dr. Emeran Mayer, executive director of the UCLA Center for Neurobiology of Stress, offers a revolutionary look at this developing science, teaching us how to harness the power of the mind-gut connection to take charge of our health.
I have a lot of work to do. This book really should be essential reading for all humans.