Gut - The inside story to our bodys most under-rated organ - By Giulia Enders
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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. I
n 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. It is a cheeky up-close and personal guide to the secrets and science of our digestive system For too long, the gut has been the bodys most ignored and least appreciated organ, but it turns out that its responsible for more than just dirty work: our gut is at the core of who we are.
"Enders' wonder at the strange ways of the gut is matched only by her incredulity at the limited public knowledge on the subject." The New York Times
Gut, an international bestseller, 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?
- Whats 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 research on par with stem-cell research.
Our gut reactions, we learn, are intimately connected with our physical and mental well-being. Enderss beguiling manifesto will make you finally listen to those butterflies in your stomach: theyre trying to tellyou something important.
This book is a must have in you want to learn about your health and of course your insides!