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Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain—for Life
(2015) by David Perlmutter & Kristin Loberg, 320 Pages • Hardcover • Paperback • eBook • Audiobook • Library (https://fcplcat.fairfaxcounty.gov/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/57/5/3?searchdata1=709168{CKEY}&searchfield1=GENERAL^SUBJECT^GENERAL^^&user_id=WEBSERVER) Review "The research in Brain Maker was a revelation to me. And it will be to you as well. And, most importantly, you don't have to wait for this information to become mainstream. You can ensure your brain health-and that of your family-by following the practical program outlined here."—Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and Goddesses Never Age "The single most important medical innovation in the 21st century is making the link between the gut and the little bugs that live there and nearly every chronic disease - from autism to depression, from asthma to autoimmune disease, from diabetes to dementia. Brain Maker is a game changer. For the first time, this brilliant scientist doctor connects the dots and teaches us why we need to tend our inner garden (our microbiome) and provides a radical but simple plan to reset, reboot, and renew your microbiome. This book shouldn't be called Brain Maker, it should be called Health Maker."—Mark Hyman, MD, author of The Blood Sugar Solution "Thanks in large part to dramatic and ongoing increases in understanding the brain-gut-microbiome connection, there is new hope for the treatment of many neurological conditions, from autism to Alzheimer's to multiple sclerosis. David Perlmutter is a leader in this burgeoning field, and his new book, Brain Maker, is a landmark contribution."—Dale E. Bredesen, MD, professor and director of Alzheimer's Disease Research, UCLA "In this revolutionary new book, the nation's leading integrative neurologist, David Perlmutter, gives you a powerful program to heal your gut and optimize your brain. I will recommend it to all of my patients and friends."—Daniel G. Amen, MD, founder of Amen Clinics and author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life and Healing ADD "Bravo! Dr. Permutter's latest paradigm-shifting book shows us how to manage our health, and especially our brains, through the new frontier of science, the microbiome. By connecting the dots from our gut to our brain, he explains how we can avoid disease, age well, handle stress, and manage our moods. With revolutionary ideas and practical advice, he gives us a fighting chance against brain decline. I love this book!"—John Ratey, MD, author of Spark and coauthor of Go Wild

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I am a software engineer with a background in Physics and interest in all the sciences to help make me a better writer and I would like to have extra motivation to read science-related books and discuss them outside of work. These wouldn't be textbooks, they would be more "popular science" that are educational and entertaining as well! Authors will include Richard Dawkins, Natalie Angier, E.O. Wilson, Carl Sagan, and Rachel Carson among others. There are many of these that have been on my "to-do" list for a long time.

Of course scientists, engineers and teachers of science would be great for this group, because we could talk about our jobs too. But anyone who is interested in science reading is welcome!! No prior science knowledge is necessary, I promise.

The books chosen for this group are 65% life science, sociology and environmental science books. Some books, such as by Bill Bryson and Carl Sagan, include some chemistry and/or physics, but we will not be reading many books that only pertain to physical science or mathematics. We will try to keep books of this nature to about 2 to 3 a year.

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