Obesity, autism, mental health problems, IBS, allergies, auto-immunity, cancer. Does the answer to the modern epidemic of ‘Western’ diseases lie in our gut? We have selected three of the finest books which are fascinating, light reads on the power of the gut.
1.) Gut: the inside story of our body's most under-rated organ: by Giulia Enders
This is a fantastic insight into our internal world. A cheeky up-close and personal guide to the secrets and science of our digestive system.
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.
5/5 Star *****
2.) 10% Human: How Your Body’s Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness
by Alanna Collen.
This is such an entertaining book, well written and light to read. The Author does a fantastic job of explaining why we are all in fact only 10% human.
You are just 10% human. For every one of the cells that make up the vessel that you call your body, there are nine impostor cells hitching a ride. You are not just flesh and blood, muscle and bone, brain and skin, but also bacteria and fungi. Over your lifetime, you will carry the equivalent weight of five African elephants in microbes.
In this ground-breaking book, biologist Alanna Collen reveals how our personal colony of microbes influence our weight, immune system, mental health and even our choice of partner.
3. The Clever Guts Diet Recipe Book: 150 delicious recipes to mend your gut and boost your health and wellbeing
by Clare Bailey, Joy Skipper.
Whether you are an IBS sufferer, have a food intolerance, or are simply looking to undo the damage done by processed foods and antibiotics, The Clever Guts Diet Recipe Book has everything you need to keep your gut in great shape and change the way you eat for good.
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