Growing up I was often sick and was told that I had ADD, ADHD and depression. Years later, I learned it was nothing more than a destroyed gut microbiome causing all of these issues. My clarity, focus, attention, and mood increased dramatically once I started paying attention to my nutrition and balance of good bacteria: my depression disappeared once I cleaned up my diet and gut microbiome. While there are many books that discuss this topic, Brain Maker was the first that put me on this path. For any expecting mother planning a C section, or anyone who was born through one – this book is a must read! What our healthcare does not understand about the gut brain connection and its relevance to a C section is unfortunate. However, Pearlmutter does an amazing job describing what actions need to be taken before, during, and after.
“these same chemicals found in the brain are also produced in the gut, and that their availability to the brain is largely governed by the activity of gut bacteria, we are forced to realize that ground zero for all things mood-related is the gut”
“I am saddened by the fact that the billion-dollar psychotropic pharmaceutical industry is predicated on the idea that people will take a pill to treat symptoms, while the underlying disorder is ignored.
“The fact that changes in our gut affect our brain’s response to negativity or emotionally stirring images is just mind-boggling. But it’s also empowering”.
“It means that what we put in our mouths and how we feed our gut bacteria do indeed affect our brain’s functionality”.
Author: Dr. David Perlmutter
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Entertainment Value: 9/10
Life Value: 10/10
This Book is for: Anyone looking to understand the importance of their Gut Microbiome and its relation to their health. Additionally, anyone that was born via C section or had one themselves will benefit.