In Gut, Giulia Enders shows that rather than the utilitarian and - let's be honest - somewhat embarrassing body part we imagine it to be, it is one of the most complex, important, and even miraculous parts of our anatomy. And scientists are only just discovering quite how much it has to offer;... show more
In Gut, Giulia Enders shows that rather than the utilitarian and - let's be honest - somewhat embarrassing body part we imagine it to be, it is one of the most complex, important, and even miraculous parts of our anatomy. And scientists are only just discovering quite how much it has to offer; new research shows that gut bacteria can play a role in everything from obesity and allergies to Alzheimer's.
Beginning with the personal experience of illness that inspired her research and going on to explain everything from the basics of nutrient absorption to the latest science linking bowel bacteria with depression, Enders has written an entertaining, informative health handbook.
Gut definitely shows that we can all benefit from getting to know the wondrous world of our inner workings. In this charming book, young scientist Giulia Enders takes us on a fascinating tour of our insides. Her message is simple: if we treat our gut well, it will treat us well in return. But how do we do that? And why do we need to?
Find out in this surprising and surprisingly funny exploration of the least understood of our organs.
Giulia Enders is a two-time scholarship winner of the Heraeus Foundation and is doing research for her medical doctorate at the Institute for Microbiology in Frankfurt. In 2012 her presentation of Gut won her first prize at the Science Slam in Berlin and went viral on YouTube.
Publish date: 2015-06-24
Publisher: Audible Studios
Edition language: English
I listened to this as a follow up to I Contain Multitudes knowing full well going into it that it was written to appeal to people generally not interested in science, but I wanted this, to a degree. I was looking for straight-forward information that I could use to apply to my everyday choices. I...
A book about the digestive system for laypeople. It’s written in a strong voice and is both informative and accessible, explaining current research in terms understandable to the non-scientist and including helpful tips for everyday life. Enders advises readers on everything from cleanliness (wring ...
Кишечник тоже умеет думать, бактерии ведут с нами активный диалог и многое другое...Токсоплазмоз, бесстрашные крыски и кошки!!!Our guts also think a lot, bacteria talk to us and a lot of other stuff...Toxoplasmosis, fearless rats and cats!!!
Recommended for those who would like to know more about how their bodies work, but are afraid of biological/medical jargon. Written by a young woman in medical school, this work explains things in lay-person’s terms and is very accessible. A pretty good section on our reliance on gut bacteria to m...
Interesting, I dare most people not to drink extra water and make plans for probiotics.