Gut

Gut

The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Under-rated Organ

Book - 2015
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The key to living a happier, healthier life is inside us. Our gut is almost as important to us as our brain or our heart, yet we know very little about how it works. 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.
Publisher: Brunswick, Victoria :, Scribe Publications,, 2015.
Branch Call Number: 612.3 END
Characteristics: 262 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-262)

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Giulia Enders’ Gut is an enthusiastic celebration of the human digestive system. Refreshingly upfront, this exploration of our gut and the fascinating population of microbes that it contains (the microbiome), fuses together scientific fact with amusing scatological anecdote. Enders explores the w... Read More »


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