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The Mind-Gut Connection
- How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health
- Written by: Emeran Mayer MD
- Narrated by: Traber Burns
- Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
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.
- By Helene on 2020-01-01
Provides a new lens through which to look at health but contains misleading and misinformation
While the book provides a new way of looking at health many of us will not have considered before, the author also talks about things outside their area of expertise which sometimes leads to the presentation of misinformation. The narration of the book is also really dry and can be hard to listen to. It also contains frequent and obvious edits in which the voice gets a bit more muffled. Overall I was glad I listened to the book as it expanded my view of how the microbiome fits within the larger picture of health, but I would not recommend it to anyone due to the misleading/misinformation contained within.