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The human microbiome is one of the hottest topics in health and nutrition today. While we already know much about how the trillions of bacteria in our gut help us digest our food, recent evidence suggests that they are doing far more than we have thought possible.
In The Psychobiotic Revolution, veteran science journalist Scott C. Anderson presents exciting new research indicating that our gut bacteria communicate directly with our brain in ways that appear to alter the ways we think, feel, and even behave. The implications of his thesis - supported by passages written by John F. Cryan, PhD, and Ted Dinan, MD, PhD, leaders in the field of human microbiome research - are profound. Cryan states, “If microbes are controlling the brain, then microbes are controlling everything.” If this is the case, the human microbiome may provide a missing piece in therapies that help people heal from complex mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.