Follow your Gut

Follow your Gut

The Enormous Impact of Tiny Microbes

Book - 2015
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Baker & Taylor
Details the microbes living inside the human body and how they affect health, asserting that proper regulation of these microbes through diet and probiotics can help battle such maladies as allergies, asthma, obesity, acne, and stomach aches.

& Taylor

Details the tiny word of microbes living inside our bodies and how they affect our health, asserting that proper regulation of these microbes through diet choices, probiotics and more can help battle allergies, asthma, obesity, acne, stomachaches and more.

Simon and Schuster
Allergies, asthma, obesity, acne: these are just a few of the conditions that may be caused—and someday cured—by the microscopic life inside us. The key is to understand how this groundbreaking science influences your health, mood, and more.

In just the last few years, scientists have shown how the microscopic life within our bodies— particularly within our intestines—has an astonishing impact on our lives. Your health, mood, sleep patterns, eating preferences—even your likelihood of getting bitten by mosquitoes—can be traced in part to the tiny creatures that live on and inside of us.

In Follow Your Gut, pioneering scientist Rob Knight pairs with award-winning science journalist Brendan Buhler to explain—with good humor and easy-to-grasp examples—why these new findings matter to everyone. They lead a detailed tour of the previously unseen world inside our bodies, calling out the diseases and conditions believed to be most directly impacted by them.

With a practical eye toward deeper knowledge and better decisions, they also explore the known effects of antibiotics, probiotics, diet choice and even birth method on our children’s lifelong health. Ultimately, this pioneering book explains how to learn about your own microbiome and take steps toward understanding and improving your health, using the latest research as a guide.

Publisher: New York : Ted Books, 2015
Edition: First TED Books hardcover edition
Description: 114 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
ISBN: 9781476784748
Branch Call Number: 612.3 Kni


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ArapahoeCynthiaK Sep 13, 2016

I am a geek for certain things and microbes is one of them! Who knew that we have tons of microbes in our bodies? That they differ in different parts of the body and from other humans. Besides understanding what they are, this book does a great job explaining what is being unearthed of how microbes can affect many things including depression or obesity. Could a microbe cocktail be in our future on how to right the upset microbes? Recommended because the author writes in lay terms, has great footnoted references and some nifty illustrations which helps a non-science mind like mine better understand!

Feb 18, 2016

Excellent little book based on Knight's TED talk. Very informative for the novice who is new to exploring their own microbiota. Highly recommend!!!

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