I gave up taking notes on this baby. There was too much solid information. If you are one of those people who say “Of course there is a connection between the mind and the gut you dumbass,” I would still encourage you to read this.
I picked this up due to my extensive antibiotic use and the lasting impact of that use. Thank you Lyme Disease. I’m in a bit of a trough health wise at the moment, so I’m looking around for what can pull me up and out. Emeran Mayer’s “The Mind-Gut Connection” gave me some new fodder. And was the perfect read just before my colonoscopy planned for next
The extent to which the brain and the mind connect is remarkable. Truly remarkable, but the ties to things like childhood stress were new to me. As for keeping the balance in line, I am really solid, but need to add the probiotic, fermented foods at a higher level, something I’ve been doing for the past three weeks. My body feels like it is in full revolt in some ways. Allergies for the first time in years, fatigue, but also a feeling that I should continue because my intestines feel like they are working properly for the first time in a long while. (I know that many of you were wondering.)
I enjoyed this book. Get it, read it.