THE BRAIN-GUT CONNECTION.

Author:Levitt, Shelley
Position:Book review
 
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When we say we knew something in our gut, we're not just talking metaphorically.

Husband-and-wife microbiologists Justin and Erica Sonnenburg, Ph.D.s, run Stanford University's Sonnenburg Lab, which studies intestinal microbiota, and are the coauthors of The Good Gut: Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Mood, and Your Long-Term Health. As they explain, our brain and gut are connected by a vast network of neurons, chemicals and hormones. When we walk into our partner's or boss's office to discuss the latest sales figures, take one look at their gloomy expression and feel a tightening in our intestines...

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