• The Mind-Gut Connection

  • How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health
  • By: Emeran Mayer
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Cutting-edge neuroscience combines with the latest discoveries on the human microbiome to inform this practical guide that proves once and for all the inextricable, biological link between mind and body.

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 Aryuvedic 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. In The Mind-Gut Connection, Dr. Emeran Mayer, Executive Director of the UCLA Center for Neurobiology of Stress, offers a revolutionary look at this developing science, teaching us how to harness the power of the mind-gut connection to take charge of our health.

The Mind-Gut Connection shows how to keep the communication brain-gut communication clear and balanced to:

  • Heal the gut by focusing on a plant-based diet
  • Balance the microbiome by consuming fermented foods and probiotics, fasting, and cutting out sugar and processed foods
  • Promote weight loss by detoxifying and creating a healthy digestion and maximum nutrient absorption
  • Boost immunity and prevent the onset of neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s
  • Generate a happier mindset and reduce fatigue, moodiness, anxiety, and depression
  • Prevent and heal GI disorders such as leaky gut syndrome; food sensitivities and allergies; and IBS; as well as digestive discomfort such as heartburn and bloating
  • And much more.

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2022 Emeran Mayer (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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Really hard to focus on the audio book. Pretty dry. Too many mice studies. I only made it about 1/2 way thru.

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Good but very scientific

Good but very scientific with big scientific words. Sometimes over my head, but I got a little out of it.

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  • Richard McFerran
  • 05-23-22

Very, very, informative

I listened to a number of books that touch on the microbiome and had reservations that this book could develop my understanding further and I was reluctant to test it out with 10 hours of listening.

I am glad I did. This book is perhaps not the best book if you are after low-level knowledge of the microbiome. I was very interested in the content and there were parts that started to lose me, however, I was snapped out of my trance and right back to focus when the part I was listening to was summarised. I realised I did not need to follow every minute of the book to extract a great deal of useful information.

It turned out to be an ideal book for when I might typically lose focus, such as when I'm cooking or at the gym. I feel that the next level that my understanding has reached could potentially have life lasting health benefits.

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  • Sheridan G.
  • 03-08-22

Heavy bias towards research only industry paying his wage

I was hopeful of this book but unfortunately author cherry-picked research that won’t get his pay cut off. Those studies that support plant based movement- fake foods that humans didn’t evolve to eat! So sad! I’m returning this book. As an academic in nutrition I can’t listen to it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-23-22

Interesting but Dry

Very much a summary of academic literature with little focus on sustainable changes to the self for improved gut health.

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  • Peter Khnana
  • 04-08-22

A clearer understanding of optimal health

Love it, just need to now put it into practice. Would like to know if there is a website or community forums to encourage people in the right direction.