Brain and Gut
To all of our readers,
As you know, the fundamental premise of my work over the years has been to raise awareness of the relationship between nutrition and digestion, and how they support brain health and function. In my presentations to professionals, as well as my publications, I have endeavored to incorporate the most up-to-date research from around the world showing relevance to this thesis. And while there are journals dealing with brain science that may feature research dealing with nutrition, as well as nutritional and digestive publications that, on occasion, describe the role of nutrition in brain health, there is not, as yet, a journal fully dedicated to fully exploring this arena.
Necessity is the mother of invention. And clearly the timing is right for such a journal.
So it is with a great deal of excitement that I share some very exciting news. In conjunction with Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers, later this year we’ll be launching a new, peer-reviewed journal, Brain and Gut.
We will be exploring a wide variety of issues including the role of gut bacteria in such diverse areas as depression, cognitive function, dementia, inflammation, autoimmunity, diabetes and even cancer. We will present research from top universities around the world dealing with the brain effects of dietary choices including the role of nutritional supplements. The many ways gastrointestinal disorders can manifest as brain issues will also be included. In addition, the journal will present the latest studies demonstrating how brain function affects digestion, nutrient absorption, and gut motility.
I will be serving as Editor in Chief of Brain and Gut and will be joined by a team of editors including my friends and esteemed colleagues, Aristo Vojdani, PhD, Director of Immunosciences Lab, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, and Gerard E. Mullin, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Vojdani and Dr. Mullin are highly respected in their fields, and consummate professionals. In addition, our editorial team will include Martha Herbert, MD, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School.
For all of us involved in this project, it is a time of great excitement and anticipation. I’ll absolutely keep everyone informed of our progress as we move forward.