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New book cover, and ebook price is cut to $6.99!

Hi Rez Cover ebook gut brain

I’ve been working on rewriting my book description, as I’ve never liked the one I used. So, today’s post is all about updates on TSF. I’m working on the next book too, and it’s all about applying the information from TSF to everyday life! So, here’s the update so far, with a linky at the bottom:

What if many of the things you thought you knew about being human did not actually work the way you were taught?

What if scientific research into gut bacteria had revealed huge amounts of information about their role in human function, health, emotions and appetite and healthcare hadn’t caught up at all?

What if you could find out the key to controlling your weight without starving yourself or undergoing dangerous surgery?

What if the book you’re looking at could teach you about the explosion of scientific research on the microbiome, without you having to read a few thousand studies to understand it?

You’ve probably heard that our gut bacteria vastly outnumber our human cells, and our gut bacteria’s gene pool includes more than one hundred times the gene count as our human cells. What does that mean and how does it work?

If you’re interested in knowing more about “what makes us tick” physically and emotionally, how to hurt less and age more gracefully, then this book is for you!

If you’re tired of books that state the author’s opinion or make broad claims without scientific backing or support, this book includes about 1300 peer-reviewed research studies, and the e-book has links to those studies on the National Library of Health/National Library of Medicine.

One of the inspirations for this book was research published by the late Prof. Eshel Ben-Jacob, a brilliant Israeli researcher. I was able to share this book with him before he passed away, and this is what he said about it:

“This excellent and long needed book presents in a clear and sound manner the recent dramatic findings about our gut bacteria. These thousands of trillions microorganisms living inside us play a crucial role in regulating our well-being throughout life. The new message is of great importance to the entire medical community, life sciences researchers, as well as the general public. Realizing the role of gut bacteria can help each of us to better understand the effect of nutrients, as mediated by the gut bacteria, on our body in health, in disease and in special times, such as pregnancy, nursing or periods of high stress. For example, we now understand that the massive use of antibiotics in children, adults and agriculture has endangered our vital microbiome and is liable to cause diseases such as Type 2 diabetes on a global scale. The gut microbiome is emerging as a vital part of humanity, without which health and happiness are severely compromised. The time has come for this knowledge to be widely understood!”

Professor Eshel Ben-Jacob, International member of the American Philosophical Society

Professor of Physics
The Maguy-Glass Professor
in Physics of Complex Systems
School of Physics and Astronomy
Tel Aviv University, 69978 Tel Aviv, Israel


The Symbiont Factor is now a paperback, available on Amazon!

After a year and a half of having a second job as a new author, my first book is finally available in print! A comprehensive, thoroughly referenced guide to how our gut bacteria influence physical and mental health: The Symbiont Factor is now available on Amazon as a paperback! If you ever wondered if and why probiotics are healthy you should read this book. Please share with your contacts 🙂     http://tinyurl.com/pe2g4xt

Testosterone Maintained at Youthful Levels by Probiotic Bacteria

Probiotics and Testosterone: Helping to Maintain Youthful Levels of Testosterone and Testicular Size

A recent study of mice (with parallel implications for humans) has shown that Lactobacillus reuteri, a common probiotic bacteria, induces a youthful testosterone level during aging. As many are all too well aware of, typically testosterone levels drop as men get older, beginning with *gasp* age 18-20. Really doesn’t seem fair, does it? “Low-T” as it is sometimes called results in hypogonadism (it, ummm, makes your privates smaller!) less muscle mass, bone density, energy level and other undesirable effects such as loss of motivation or “drive.” Unfortunately simply injecting medical testosterone has unwanted side effects and is not really a solution for most men. This study demonstrated that boosting levels of a probiotic, beneficial symbiotic bacteria resulted in youthful levels of testosterone, sperm counts, sperm health-in other words, it blocked the effects of aging on this system! Guys, I don’t need to tell you just how good that news is, right? It is one more example of how our bodies do not work as well without the symbiotic organisms it depends on. Things work better with good gut bacteria! Now the question is how to introduce these symbionts into the body and how to maintain a healthy population. That is one of the main reasons for the upcoming book, The Symbiont Factor! The easy part is finding L. reuteri, the hard part is maintaining a good “growing environment” for the symbionts and feeding them properly. Apparently it is worth it-if we take care of them, they take care of us!
Here is a link to the study: http://1.usa.gov/1eXwF1z