Mind body medicine: a tangible link between the gut and the brain

Luis Vitetta


The concept of the mind, human thought processes and the physical world is not a novel idea in science. Numerous explanations have been proposed, whether from scientific viewpoints or as for example constructing imaginative visions—notably as depicted by the Creation of Adam (Figure 1), where the mind of man and man’s reflexions are illustrated through Michaelangelo’s sagittal section of the brain that is interestingly similar to modern day anatomical illustrations of the cranium and brain (1).