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According to the National Institutes of Health, there are sixty to seventy million people affected by digestive diseases in the United States. The old proverb tells us “you are what you eat,” and the latest science shows that this may be truer than we even thought. Diet has a profound effect on both physical and mental health. Most of the body’s immune system is in the gut According to the National Institutes of Health, there are sixty to seventy million people affected by digestive diseases in the United States. The old proverb tells us “you are what you eat,” and the latest science shows that this may be truer than we even thought. Diet has a profound effect on both physical and mental health. Most of the body’s immune system is in the gut, so pathology and dysfunction in the gut and imbalanced gut flora can cause neuroinflammation and possibly even neurodegenerative disease over time. Featuring contributions from dozens of experts on gut disorders and related physical, mental, and behavioral health, this book will fascinate you as you read about the intriguing world of bad bugs, cytokine storms, and the environment in your belly that influences your brain. From the microscopic world of Clostridium to the complex communities of biofilm, Bugs, Bowels, and Behavior emphasizes one simple fact: The gut is connected to the brain.


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According to the National Institutes of Health, there are sixty to seventy million people affected by digestive diseases in the United States. The old proverb tells us “you are what you eat,” and the latest science shows that this may be truer than we even thought. Diet has a profound effect on both physical and mental health. Most of the body’s immune system is in the gut According to the National Institutes of Health, there are sixty to seventy million people affected by digestive diseases in the United States. The old proverb tells us “you are what you eat,” and the latest science shows that this may be truer than we even thought. Diet has a profound effect on both physical and mental health. Most of the body’s immune system is in the gut, so pathology and dysfunction in the gut and imbalanced gut flora can cause neuroinflammation and possibly even neurodegenerative disease over time. Featuring contributions from dozens of experts on gut disorders and related physical, mental, and behavioral health, this book will fascinate you as you read about the intriguing world of bad bugs, cytokine storms, and the environment in your belly that influences your brain. From the microscopic world of Clostridium to the complex communities of biofilm, Bugs, Bowels, and Behavior emphasizes one simple fact: The gut is connected to the brain.

30 review for Bugs, Bowels, and Behavior: The Groundbreaking Story of the Gut-Brain Connection

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jacob Bond

    I've never read a book with such a format. It was a collection of various experts' work or their outlook on the current research and its implications. I loved it! As a sophomore in college, it wasn't too far over my head but certainly forced me to focus. Perfect balance. I've certainly heard it bantered about how the microbiome MAY affect our cerebral functions through the multitude of health podcasts I listen to. However, this book undeniably explains the gut-brain connection in such a way it wi I've never read a book with such a format. It was a collection of various experts' work or their outlook on the current research and its implications. I loved it! As a sophomore in college, it wasn't too far over my head but certainly forced me to focus. Perfect balance. I've certainly heard it bantered about how the microbiome MAY affect our cerebral functions through the multitude of health podcasts I listen to. However, this book undeniably explains the gut-brain connection in such a way it will make a believer out of just about anybody. I learned much more than I expected. This book demonstrated and provided ample evidence of the role of various inputs on our microbiome and thus our health. It expounded on the success of GF/CF diets, the specific carbohydrate diet, and supplements. I was introduced to biofilms, problematic species, problematic products of their metabolism (toxins), how certain nutrient deficiencies influence gut balance, and even genomics. This is a must read for any parent who wants to be educated on their child who suffers an ASD or gut disorder. I feel pity on the parent that doesn't know this information because of the obvious and nearly guaranteeable differences that can be made in their children's BEHAVIOR simply by quitting the grains and milk. It deserves to be re-read after I take microbiology, biochemistry, and some other type of physiology class.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Paula

    This is not an easy read. It is a collection of scientific papers on the effects of gut health on brain development. The findings all point to the Standard American Diet as the cause of the modern prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This research reveals a long ignored connection between bowel disorders and autism that was key to discovering the cause--and, even more astounding, the prevention--of ASD. Other brain diseases are also given some consideration, including Alzheimer's Diseas This is not an easy read. It is a collection of scientific papers on the effects of gut health on brain development. The findings all point to the Standard American Diet as the cause of the modern prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This research reveals a long ignored connection between bowel disorders and autism that was key to discovering the cause--and, even more astounding, the prevention--of ASD. Other brain diseases are also given some consideration, including Alzheimer's Disease, Schizophrenia and depression disorders. Cows' milk, along with refined wheat flour, are implicated as having a direct and negative impact on the brain. This is no surprise to me, since I have been reading some of the papers written by these researchers. I was impressed by their explanations of the probable mechanisms involved in the process. I don't recommend this for everyone, but it will be of great interest to those who are hoping to find a cure for these dread diseases.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Catherine Main-Oster

    Mostly about the affect/effects on Autism, which you did not get from the cover. Science papers collected very enjoyable including complete footnotes.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Tao

    "A theory first known as the hygiene hypothesis - and now also called the old friends hypothesis or the biome depletion theory - states that as human beings evolved, we were inhabited by microorganisms that evolved with us (bacteria, yeast, and parasites). That is, microorganisms were a normal part of the human organism, and our bodies developed in such a way as to accommodate their continued presence. We formed a symbiotic relationship with the inevitable microbes that inhabit us and help devel "A theory first known as the hygiene hypothesis - and now also called the old friends hypothesis or the biome depletion theory - states that as human beings evolved, we were inhabited by microorganisms that evolved with us (bacteria, yeast, and parasites). That is, microorganisms were a normal part of the human organism, and our bodies developed in such a way as to accommodate their continued presence. We formed a symbiotic relationship with the inevitable microbes that inhabit us and help develop normal immunity. In short, our immune systems developed around the microbes' omnipresence, and our resident flora were as much a part of us as our liver or heart. This theory is now supported by a growing body of medical research, and, in fact, our intestinal biome is now considered to be a renewable organ. Without these 'old friends,' moreover, things go terribly wrong with our immune systems. In our current evolutionary-unfriendly germ-free world, chronic inflammatory illnesses are becoming the norm."

  5. 5 out of 5

    Patty Simpson

    This book gets zero stars. The very first article raised alarm bells as it jumped between analysis of previous studies, then anecdote, then using jargon without explaining what any of it meant but then drawing conclusions from it. Then there were some actual scientific articles that provided statistics and data, that were interesting, although even they drew some very strong conclusions that the data didn't necessarily support. For instance, after demonstrating that 8% of ASD children exhibited This book gets zero stars. The very first article raised alarm bells as it jumped between analysis of previous studies, then anecdote, then using jargon without explaining what any of it meant but then drawing conclusions from it. Then there were some actual scientific articles that provided statistics and data, that were interesting, although even they drew some very strong conclusions that the data didn't necessarily support. For instance, after demonstrating that 8% of ASD children exhibited a particular gastro-intestinal issue vs. 0% of non-ASD children, it ended up making a claim that ASD is a symptom of gut disease instead of the other way around. It didin't just propose that hypothesis, it stated it more or less as a fact. None of the articles I read addressed the uestion of ASD children who do not have gastro-intestinal issues. However, the key moment was when I saw an article that cited a Wakefield study, and then I saw him in the biographies in the back. Knowing that he wwas proven to have faked his data, and is singlehandedly responsible for the anti-vaxxer movement, and has been stripped of his right t practice medicine, I threw the book out at that point.

  6. 5 out of 5

    David J Stricklin

    ASD Spoiler alert: this book is about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and incorporates gut brain connection almost as a secondary theme. It is not really a book but rather a collection of research papers on the subject. I view it as most likely acquiring the rights to publish a series of papers presented at some ASD conference held in the last couple years. I think anyone who has a specific interest in ASD would benefit but for those less interested I warn there is a very low signal to noise ratio ASD Spoiler alert: this book is about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and incorporates gut brain connection almost as a secondary theme. It is not really a book but rather a collection of research papers on the subject. I view it as most likely acquiring the rights to publish a series of papers presented at some ASD conference held in the last couple years. I think anyone who has a specific interest in ASD would benefit but for those less interested I warn there is a very low signal to noise ratio in this eclectic group of papers and the author (if you could identify a single author) does very little to put things in perspective. Expect a lot of speculation, the reader can pretty much find what he or she wants. I would like to find a good book that summarizes the current spectrum of gut brain but in my opinion this is not the one.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    Obviously, this is a read-what-interests-you-within-the-book rather than the whole thing. In doing just that, I learned what I was hoping to when I chose this book. Over half of the content is dedicated to Autism, which the link they've discovered between ASD and food is fascinating. Additionally, you will most likely feel frustrated and disheartened when it's proven that we've created most, if not all, of the current health issues because of our continued need to, pardon my language, but fuck w Obviously, this is a read-what-interests-you-within-the-book rather than the whole thing. In doing just that, I learned what I was hoping to when I chose this book. Over half of the content is dedicated to Autism, which the link they've discovered between ASD and food is fascinating. Additionally, you will most likely feel frustrated and disheartened when it's proven that we've created most, if not all, of the current health issues because of our continued need to, pardon my language, but fuck with things that occur naturally, i.e. food. Worth the read if you have any gut issues.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Wanda

    I guess I hadn't realized that this book was so focused on autism--still very interesting information for all of us, once you've sifted through all of the autism related material I guess I hadn't realized that this book was so focused on autism--still very interesting information for all of us, once you've sifted through all of the autism related material

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    Viola

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    Rich

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    Sam Mills

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