Gut [electronic resource] : The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ. Giulia Enders.
- ISBN: 9781771641500 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Date Published: 2015.
|Summary, etc.:|| Our gut is almost as important to us as our brain and yet we know very little about how it works. Gut: The Inside Story is an entertaining, informative tour of the digestive system from the moment we raise a tasty morsel to our lips until the moment our body surrenders the remnants to the toilet bowl. No topic is too lowly for the author's wonder and admiration, from the careful choreography of breaking wind to the precise internal communication required for a cleansing vomit. Along the way, the author provides practical advice such as the best ways to sit on the toilet to have a comfortable bowel movement, how clean your kitchen should be for optimum gut health, and how different laxatives work. She tells stories of gut bacteria that can lead to obesity, autoimmune diseases, or even suicide, and she discusses the benefits of dietary supplements such as probiotics. This book is a fascinating primer for anyone interested in how our ideas about the gut are changing in the...
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Greystone Books, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4872 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 3755 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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