A fascinating look at the inner workings of our digestive system. I learned so much about how the human body processes food, and what all goes into keeping our incredible microbiome functioning. A great read for anyone struggling with gut-health, or for someone who's just genuinely interested in how the body works. I'll never look at my food, and how I process it, the same way. — From Amy's Picks
"Everything you ever wanted to know about the gut (and then some)."
In this New York Times bestseller, scientist Giulia Enders reveals the secrets of your digestive system--including new research on the connection between your gut and your brain.
With quirky charm, science star and medical doctor Giulia Enders explains the gut's magic, answering questions like: What's really up with gluten and lactose intolerance? How does the gut affect obesity? What's the connection between our microbiome and mental health? Why does acid reflux happen? In this revised edition of her beloved bestseller, Enders includes a new section on the brain-gut connection, and dives into groundbreaking discoveries of psychobiotics--microbes with psychological effects that can influence mental health conditions like depression and even stress.
For too long, the gut has been the body's most ignored and least appreciated organ. But it does more than just dirty work; it's at the core of who we are, and this beguiling book will make you finally listen to those butterflies in your stomach: they're trying to tell you something important.
About the Author
Giulia Enders, MD is a resident doctor for Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and a two-time scholarship winner of the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation. Her book, Gut, changed the way thousands of readers around the world understand the human digestive system. She lives in Mannheim and Frankfurt, Germany.Jill Enders is a graphic designer whose main focus is communication in science, and the founder of a collaborative network of designers and scientists. David Shaw was born in Leeds, UK. He has worked at Deutsche Welle, Germany's international news broadcaster since 1995. Shaw has an M.A. from the University of Bath in Interpreting and Translating German and Russian, where his thesis was on the adaptation of German Television news texts for an international, English speaking audience. He regularly translates books from German to English.