Paperback Release of The Angel and the Assassin: The Tiny Brain Cell that Changed the Course of Medicine

When I sat down in my attic to write THE ANGEL AND THE ASSASSIN: The Tiny Brain Cell that Changed the Course of Medicine, I never imagined that it would be so needed in our world! 2020 has been chock-full of adversity, uncertainty and distress on so many levels: the worst pandemic in a hundred years, millions facing economic uncertainty, global climate change, and mounting political discord. 

The past decade has been a golden era in brain research, one in which scientists have offered extraordinary hope for today’s mental health crisis by rewriting our basic understanding of how disorders of the human brain develop, and how we might help prevent or ameliorate them. And they all come down to one tiny, elusive cell, called microglia (remember that name!), which turn out to be game-changers for mental health.

The Angel and the Assassin offers a deep dive into recent groundbreaking discoveries about the brain and how microglia link our mental and physical health. When we are facing external stressors, including viral infections or chronic emotional stressors, these cells can wreak havoc in our brain, sparking inflammation and a wide range of problems. However, under the right circumstances, microglia can be coaxed into becoming healers, able to repair the brain in ways that help alleviate symptoms ranging from memory loss and anxiety to depression.

This book offers more hope and promise for human healing than any other science I’ve ever reported on. Today, as we face a pandemic and unprecedented political unrest, we need, more than ever, to understand what helps and what harms brain health, and have new pathways for healing.

I am excited to announce that The Angel and the Assassin will be available everywhere in paperback format January 19, 2021. If you haven’t already, grab your copy here!

Click here to read the prologue: When the Body Attacks the Brain.


To learn more about the brain and the long-overlooked cells called microglia, check out these excellent press releases and podcasts about The Angel and the Assassin:

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  1. Good work and for staying True to YOUR PURPOSE .I too have been staying true To figure out my Poorly defined chronic illness for 40 years. I think I have nailed it I was supposed to have this crummy story so that I could have and OMG powerful prayer SOUL MEDICINE story , I got PTG positive traumatic Growth the flip side of Post traumatic stress. Like an old timex watch I took a licking and still keep ticking. My gifts is I am highly intuitive and have studied energy medicine for 20 years I can channel many saints My favorite is Saint Hildegard of Bingen and I believe the best is yet to come for both of us , we are called to learn clarify inspire our selves and others and be grateful and enjoy more play .and Honor for Ourselves
    Best wishes Christine

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