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Gut

The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ (Revised Edition)
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Greystone
 | 
February, 2018
ISBN:
9781771643764
In stock now: 
10
$19.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

In this updated edition of a worldwide bestseller, Giulia Enders reveals the secrets and science of the digestive system—including new research on the connection between the gut and the brain.

This cheeky up-close and personal guide to the secrets and science of our digestive system reflects the huge research now into our gut’s microbiome, as well as the intense investigations of the links between the gut and the brain.

What an extraordinary organ the gut is. It accounts for two-thirds of our immune system, extracts energy from sandwiches and vegetarian sausages, and produces more than twenty unique hormones.

For 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, 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? 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 research—on 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: theyre trying to tell you something important.

“Our gastrointestinal tract is not only the body’s most under-appreciated organ, but ‘the brain’s most important adviser.’” —The Guardian

Publisher’s Description: 

In this updated edition of a worldwide bestseller, Giulia Enders reveals the secrets and science of the digestive systemincluding new research on the connection between the gut and the brain.

For too long, the gut has been the bodys most ignored and least appreciated organ. But it does more than just dirty work; our gut is at the core of who we are. With quirky charm, science star and medical doctor Giulia Enders explains the guts 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? A new section on the brain-gut axis dives into groundbreaking discoveries of psychobiotics microbes with psychological effects that can influence conditions like depression and even stress.

Aided with cheerful illustrations by Enderss sister Jill, this beguiling manifesto will make you finally listen to those butterflies in your stomach: theyre trying to tell you something important.

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