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Kombucha and Kimchi: How Probiotics and Prebiotics Can Improve Brain Function (Paperback)
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Discover the mind-gut connection, and boost your mood with the kings of gut-healthy fermented foods—kombucha and kimchi!
Did you know you can fight Alzheimer's, Parkinson’s, MS, ADHD, autism, anxiety, depression, stress, chronic pain, and more with what you eat? The discovery of the gut-brain-axis is quickly emerging as the most exciting health concept in decades. Mounting evidence has shown that gut bacteria aren't just good for a healthy immune system or maintaining our weight—they're also good for the brain!
In this groundbreaking book, Soki Choi takes us through the microbiotic revolution and the latest breakthroughs in gut-brain research that show how intestinal flora shapes neural development and brain biochemistry. Combining the latest science—presented in accessible, layman terms—with practical tips on how to eat, Choi also shares twenty of her best recipes for kombucha and kimchi, the fermented foods packed with good gut bacteria.
Follow your gut, treat food as medicine, and indulge in kombucha and kimchi to nourish your brain!
About the Author
Soki Choi, Med Dr, PhD, is a social entrepreneur and an internationally awarded system researcher from Karolinska Institute. She has conducted research and lectured worldwide, spoken at TED Talks on future healthcare, and hosted TV shows with Nobel Prize–winners and brain researchers. Dr. Choi has also been named one of Sweden's most powerful business women and was featured on a cover story in Forbes magazine. Dr. Choi lives in Sweden.
"I have read ten to fifteen books on the gut, both by doctors and non-doctors. Yours is the best!”
—Eva Leander-Fryk, specialist in General Medicine and Geriatrics
“Soki Choi's book Kombucha and Kimchi is a very fact-packed book with an impressive reference list for each chapter. In summary, this book is very readable for ‘nerds’ regarding food, medicine, microbiology, and veterinary medicine."
—Torkel Wadström, professor emeritus in medical microbiology
"In a playful and easy-to-understand way, Soki makes new, cutting-edge research understandable for both the doctor and the layman. Soki's passion for public health also shines through the whole book. Highly recommended."
—Cecilia Tibell, doctor, Internal medicine, endocrinology, functional medicine