The Psychobiotic Revolution

Mood, Food, and the New Science of the Gut-Brain Connection
by Scott C. Anderson with John F. Cryan, Ph.D. & Ted Dinan, M.D., Ph.D.

Pairing cutting-edge science with practical advice, Cryan and Dinan joined with veteran science journalist Scott Anderson to share the newest discoveries of how the population inside your intestines can cause - and cure - depression, anxiety and other nervous system disorders.

In their fascinating and accessible book, 'The Psychobiotic Revolution', learn about the microbes essential to brain health and mental balance, from Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria, which we ingest as infants, to the Streptococcus and Saccharomyces species now commonly found in probiotic products. 

Using simple, straightforward language, Anderson, Cryan and Dinan - the man who coined the term "psychobiotics" - explain which gut bacteria matter to your mental health and how to keep them thriving.

With useful charts that help you understand the hard science and know which products have proved in labs to be most effective, 'The Psychobiotic Revolution' is a comprehensive guide that explains how to brighten your mood and improve your well-being - all by maintaining your microbiome.

It also features disease-by-disease accounts of the role a healthy gut plays in the prevention and treatment of so many of the ailments that plague us today: not just depression and anxiety but also such conditions as autism and Alzheimer's disease, obesity and diabetes.

So embark on a journey that will reshape your understanding of the links between body and mind, as well as mental health, diet, and optimal well-being. The psychobiotic revolution has arrived!

'The Psychobiotic Revolution' is published by National Geographic books and is available from all good bookstores.


The Authors

Scott C. Anderson is a science journalist specializing in health and technology. When he heard about “psychobiotics” — probiotics that can improve your mood — he knew there was a book to be written. He contacted John Cryan and Ted Dinan, the scientists who coined the term psychobiotic. Over a fish and champagne dinner in Cork, they agreed to let Anderson tell their story.
John F. Cryan is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience, University College Cork and Principal Investigator in the APC Microbiome Institute, a leading-edge institute researching the role of microbiome in health and disease.
Ted Dinan is Professor of Psychiatry and a Principal Investigator in the APC Microbiome Institute at University College Cork. He was previously Chair of Clinical Neurosciences and Professor of Psychological Medicine at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London.
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