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My Brain has made Friends with my Guts

By Dr Melissa Formica and Dr Roy Hardman - Illustrated by Emma Hay - ISBN: 9781922850836

RRP: $24.95

My Brain has made Friends with my Guts
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Dr Melissa Formica
Melissa completed an Honours degree in Psychology followed by a PhD with an Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship at Deakin University. She also holds a Master’s degree in Professional Psychology and is a registered Psychologist. 
Melissa has published several articles relating to the effects of lifestyle factors on cognitive function and has also co-published a a book chapter on the ‘Mediterranean Diet and Cognition’. Melissa currently works as a Research Fellow in a large regional hospital and works in private practice. This book is the fourth in a series educating children in brain health. Please see her other books titled ‘My Brain is my Best Friend’ ‘My Brain has made Friends with my Guts’ and ‘My Brain and Guts talk to my Heart’.

Dr Roy Hardman
Dr Roy Hardman has a PhD from the Faculty of Health, Arts & Design at Swinburne University of Technology within the Centre for Human Psychopharmacology Melbourne Australia.

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My Brain has made Friends with my Guts

By Dr Melissa Formica and Dr Roy Hardman - Illustrated by Emma Hay - ISBN: 9781922850836

RRP: $24.95

You are what you eat and what you eat impacts your gut health.

‘My brain has made friends with my guts’ is the follow on from the author's first book
'My Brain is My Best Friend’ and is designed to teach children
that their brain is impacted by the food that they eat. 

This book has a strong emphasis on eating healthy foods to make us feel good
inside and gives us lots of energy to enjoy life.

*Age recommended 3 to 8 years old


“A very good book for children and even parents to gain the knowledge of diet and foods working together… Well thought out and enjoyable…” Craig, Indie Book reviewer



Emma is a Brisbane-based illustrator, who grew up in the heart of rural NSW on her family's century old farm. Currently, Emma is now following her passion for children’s book illustration, full time, whilst continuing to run her small business on the side.
Emma continues to strive to create whimsical, colourful and fun works for kids and cares deeply about creating worlds, where children can explore interesting, challenging and entertaining topics that broaden their world and fosters their curiosity.

Also by Dr Melissa Formica & Dr Roy Hardman

Recipe for a Healthy Brain  Talk to my heart

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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