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Heal Your Gut, Save Your Brain: The Five Pillars of Enhancing Your Gut and Optimizing Your Cognitive Health (Hardcover)

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The brain and the gut are neurologically and biochemically connected via millions of nerves and the trillions of microbes that populate the intestines. Known as the gut-brain axis, this communication network between the two systems is vast and complex. Although scientists have known about this axis for some time, the assumption was that the gut needed the brain in order to function. Only recently has science given the gut its due credit in this relationship. Researchers are learning that the gut microbiome can influence certain physiological processes in the brain. Our microbiome can affect how we think and function--cognition, memory, motor control--for better or worse.
More and more, poor gut health is being linked to a decline in brain health, opening up possibilities for exciting new and effective treatments to prevent and even help to heal disease states associated with poor brain health. Much of the research is focused on three leading causes of neurodegeneration that doctors have been struggling to treat effectively: stroke, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's. Much of the recent research highlights the connection between well-known risk factors for these disorders--including genetics, environmental toxins, diabetes, obesity, and heart disease--and poor gut health, reinforcing that the connection between gut and brain health we're seeing isn't coincidental.
As a gastroenterologist with a personal and professional interest in understanding the role the gut plays in brain health and in employing targeted treatments that can prevent cognitive decline, Dr. Nandi is poised to deliver this information to consumers. Heal Your Gut, Save Your Brain explains the emerging science, including the pathophysiology between the gut and these disorders, in lay terms. It also shows readers how simple changes to improve gut health--most of which are not currently part of a neurologist's standard treatment protocol--can help them to
▪ achieve excellent brain health;
▪ preserve brain health to help prevent neurological disease; and
▪ dramatically improve recovery from devastating neurological disorders such as: stroke, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's
Dr. Nandi's accessible and simple program is based on five pillars, which include nutrition, movement, purpose, spirituality, and community, and offers an holistic approach to helping prevent and mitigate cognitive decline.

About the Author

Partha Nandi, M.D., F.A.C.P., is a gastroenterologist, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University, and the Chief Medical Officer and President of Pinnacle GI Partners. He is an international health advocate, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and media expert, whose no-nonsense approach to health and wellness combines Eastern and Western techniques and philosophies. He is also the host of the syndicated television show, The Dr. Nandi Show with millions of viewers worldwide, the chief health editor at WXYZ ABC Detroit, and the author of two books, Heal Your Gut, Save Your Brain and the best-selling Ask Dr. Nandi. A fellow of the American College of Physicians, he is also an active member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Dr. Nandi practices medicine full time in Michigan, where he lives with his wife and children.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798887701790
Publisher: Mayo Clinic Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 2024
Pages: 256
Language: English