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Brain Maker: Power of Gut Microbes to Heal Your Brain

August 18, 20169 min
What's taking place in your intestines is determining your risk for any number of brain-related conditions.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 his new book, 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.Listen in as Dr. Perlmutter joins Dr. Friedman to share more about his book and why your gut health is so essential for your overall health.

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