Published on: April 28, 2015

Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain – for Life

David Perlmutter ,Kristin Loberg
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Introduction

The best-selling 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 10 to one. What’s taking place in your intestines today is determining your risk for any number of brain-related conditions.

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