“… there is constant communication between the two brains: the one inside our skull and its brother down there in our gut. I can assure you that the relationship between the two brains, which involves hormonal, metabolic, and emotional levels, is very complex – we could even call it “intellectual”; it is also normally quite democratic and mutually respectful.”

How to resolve all your digestive problems from irritable bowel syndrome to constipation

  • 15% of the adults in the western world suffer constipation and have high risk of colon cancer.
  • More than 300 million cases of depression worldwide are linked to problems with the ‘second brain’.

According to Dr Anton Emmanuel, consultant gastroenterologist at University College Hospital in London, 40% of people in the UK are suffering from one kind of digestive disorder or another, including IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) heartburn, acid reflux, chronic constipation, diarrhoea and peptic ulcers. In her book, Digestive Intelligence: A Holistic Vision of Your Second Brain (Findhorn Press, May 2014) Dr. Irina Matveikova explores the link between “the brain in our skull and its brother down there in our gut”.

Dr. Matveikova writes as a traditionally trained medical doctor who also embraces much of the wisdom to be found in ‘complimentary’ forms of medicine; the result is a combination of medical science, psychology and natural health.

Digestive Intelligence takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the digestive system explaining how it operates as a second brain and how we think and live our emotions via our stomachs. Approximately one hundred million neurons are found in our digestive track producing serotonin, known as the ‘happy’ hormone, it makes sense that when our ‘digestive system’ is “out of sorts” we too feel irritable, lacking in energy and in a bad mood and vice versa. Dr. Matveikova makes the connection and gives practical advice to assist readers gain a better sense of and understanding of the ‘intelligence’ of the gut. The goal is to help readers identify digestive problems and resolve them.

About the Author Dr. Irina Matveikova is licensed in Medicine, Endocrinology and Clinical Nutrition by the University of Minsk (Belarus). She is also a certified expert in Eating Disorders Behaviour. She has received wide recognition and is an opinion leader in her field with speaking engagements around the world. Articles by Dr. Matveikova have appeared in Marie Claire and Glamour magazines in Europe and she is frequently asked to appear on television in Latin America and Europe.

About the Book Digestive Intelligence:
A Holistic View of Your Second Brain Irina Matveikova. M.D.


Findhorn Press £9.99 |  978-1-84409-643-5  |  May 2014
You can read an extract from the book here.
You can read more about Dr Irina Matveikova here.
Contact: Carol Shaw, carol@findhornpress.com
Phone: 01309 641405