Emotions, food and the new mind-gut connection.
Every day, we learn more about the relationship between the microbiota (the set of bacteria that live in our gut) and health. But did you know that the condition of the microbiota also significantly impacts our mental wellbeing? That substances called psychobiotics are present in certain foods that can help you feel less anxious, sad or irritated? That depending on how you take care of the bacteria that live in your intestine you could be helping your body to prevent diseases such as depression?
Dr. Amanda Rodriguez Urrutia, psychiatrist and researcher, reveals these and many more surprising facts about one of the most unknown organs of the human body: the gut, and how it relates to the brain in a constant communication that conditions our way of being in the world.
This revolutionary book will change the way you view health, and in particular, mental health and well-being. Absent of magic formulas but rather anchored in the latest scientific discoveries, this book will point you to those foods that should be part of your diet and those that should not, the importance of physical exercise and adequate rest, as well as many other ideas that will
help you become aware that the health of your mind begins in your digestive system.
Dr. Amanda Rodriguez explains why we are a connected whole and how these connections occur, focusing especially on the gut-brain connection and, more specifically, the role of the microbiota in the health of the individual and how the brain-gutmicrobiota axis can explain the role of the latter in behavior, emotions and stress management.