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Brain maker : the power of gut microbes to heal and protect your brain for life

by Perlmutter, David, 1954-

Format: Large Print 2015
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Northland Public Library Large Print 612.33 P42 LP
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Large Print
Call Number  612.33 P42 LP
Upper St. Clair Township Library Large Print Non-fiction 616.3 PER
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Large Print Non-fiction
Call Number  616.3 PER
The bestselling author of Grain Brain uncovers the powerful role of gut bacteria in determining your brain's destiny.

Debilitating brain disorders are on the rise-from children diagnosed with autism and ADHD to adults developing dementia at younger ages than ever before. But a medical revolution is underway that can solve this problem: Astonishing new research is revealing that the health of your brain is, to an extraordinary degree, dictated by the state of your microbiome - the vast population of organisms that live in your body and outnumber your own cells ten to one. What's taking place in your intestines today is determining your risk for any number of brain-related conditions.

In Brain Maker , Dr. 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 simple dietary recommendations and a highly practical program of six steps to improving gut ecology, Brain Maker opens the door to unprecedented brain health potential.
Additional Information
Subjects Gastrointestinal system -- Microbiology -- Popular works.
Brain -- Diseases -- Nutritional aspects -- Popular works.
Large type books.
Publisher New York, NY :2015
Edition Large print edition.
Contributors Loberg, Kristin, author.
Language English
Description x, 452 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780316339308
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