WINNER OF THE 2016 AUSTRALIAN BOOK INDUSTRY AWARDS, INTERNATIONAL BOOK OF THE YEAR
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 BRITISH BOOK INDUSTRY AWARDS, NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2015 GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS 'BEST SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY BOOK'
A Sunday Times bestseller
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.
PRAISE FOR GIULIA ENDERS
‘A publishing sensation that … sets out to free toilet talk from its taboo’ The Times
‘Enders’ gut manifesto calls on its readers to celebrate their lower bodies’ achievements, rather than apologise for them’ The Guardian
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
German biologist Giulia Enders’ amazing nonfiction takes the concept of “listening to your gut” to the next level. Written in a refreshingly straight-talking style, Gut provides mind-boggling insight into an under-appreciated, little-known system of the human body. We learn how our intestinal bacteria actively communicate with our brains, and why 95% of serotonin is produced in the gut; the book also offers practical advice on maintaining digestive health. Enders turns a potentially dry subject into an adventure of discovery—we love her accessible humour and the book’s sweet illustrations.
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What an amazing read. All
nurses and students should read this wonderful book, written in a no nonsense easy style without the medical jargon giving the reader such an amazing amount of information to inform, teach and give a sound understanding of the gut and its workings .. Thankyou ...
A amazing book explaining the importance of the gut and our inner workings. I feel I know a lot more about the gut and bacteria in the body, the good and the bad as well as what to do to improve the good. Finally a scientist that can share information to the general public in laypersons term that are easy to follow and understand.
The subject matter is very interesting, however the book raises many questions and suggest links between the gut and brain but does not draw many conclusions. I appreciate it is a very new topic and the research has not been done yet but if you are looking for answers you may be a little disappointed. It is still a good read but I found “The Diet Myth” much more informative and it provides more solutions and evidence. It provides more information which can be applied to assist in eating more beneficially for the gut