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 People who think that feelings come from the heart are wrong. The gut is where you feel the loss of a loved one first. It's where you feel pain and a heavy bulk of your emotions. It's the central base of your entire immune system. If your gut is loaded with negative bacteria, it affects your mind.

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Celebrating how your gut microbiome keeps you mentally healthy

Just as many emotions—fear, anxiety, love—are felt in the gut, your microbes can also influence your brain and emotions. Taking care of your gut may help prevent some mental illnesses. 


Invisible You - The Human Microbiome: art exhibition at Eden Project

Explore the microbial community in the human body at Invisible You - a new permanent art exhibition at the Eden Project in Cornwall.

"Gut Instinct: Art, Design, and the Microbiome"

Art theorist and critic Charissa Terranova and microbiologist Dave Wessner have teamed up to curate an online exhibition on the brain-gut axis: how the bacteria in the gut affect mood.

Gut Instinct: Art, Design, and the Microbiome gather artists, architects, and scientists to give accurate and metaphorical shape to the human microbiome.



Microbiota's Song - The Poetry of a Tongue

By creating this "musical instrument" for the microbiota to "play" with, I attempt to let microorganisms "express" themselves, in a manner and time frame perceivable to humans, through their collective agency.

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David Perlmutter

Dr. Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist and four-time New York Times bestselling author. He serves on the Board of Directors and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. Follow him here:


Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killer

In Grain Brain, renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, exposes a finding buried in the medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. Even healthy carbs like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, epilepsy, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and decreased libido.


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