Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ
More than 1.5 million copies sold internationallyA cheeky up-close and personal guide to the secrets and science of our digestive systemFor too long, the gut has been the body’s most ignored and least appreciated organ, but it turns out that it’s responsible for more than just dirty work: our gut... show more
More than 1.5 million copies sold internationallyA cheeky up-close and personal guide to the secrets and science of our digestive systemFor too long, the gut has been the body’s most ignored and least appreciated organ, but it turns out that it’s responsible for more than just dirty work: our gut is at the core of who we are. Gut: The Inside Story of our Body's Most Underrated Organ gives the alimentary canal its long-overdue moment in the spotlight. With quirky charm, rising science star Giulia Enders explains the gut’s magic, answering questions like: Why does acid reflux happen? What’s really up with gluten and lactose intolerance? How does the gut affect obesity and mood? Communication between the gut and the brain is one of the fastest-growing areas of medical researchon par with stem-cell research. Our gut reactions, we learn, are intimately connected with our physical and mental well-being. Aided with cheerful illustrations by Enders’s sister Jill, this beguiling manifesto will make you finally listen to those butterflies in your stomach: they’re trying to tell you something important.
Publish date: 2015-05-24
Publisher: Greystone Books
Pages no: 256
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.