Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ by Giulia EndersGut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ by Giulia Enders

Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ

byGiulia EndersIllustratorJill Enders

Paperback | April 10, 2015

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"Enders's wonder at the strange ways of the gut is matched only by her incredulity at the limited public knowledge on the subject." —The New York Times

A cheeky up-close and personal guide to the secrets and science of our digestive system

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. Enders's beguiling manifesto will make you finally listen to those butterflies in your stomach: they're trying to tell you something important.

Giulia Enders was born in 1990 in Mannheim, Germany. She is a graduate of Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany and is enrolled in their doctoral program in gastroenterology. Her talk, Charming Bowels, won first prize at the Science Slam in Freiburg, Berlin and Karlsruhe (2012). She is the author of Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body'...
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Title:Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated OrganFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.69 inPublished:April 10, 2015Publisher:Greystone Books Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1771641495

ISBN - 13:9781771641494

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Your Insides: For Dummies" Such a great book. An easy to read look at our guts and insides, written in plain English that anyone can understand.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fascinating Science Book Gut was an entertaining and fascinating read from the get go. The first chapter is about poop. What could be more interesting than that? The author is passionate about her subject and it shows in her writing. I have recommended this book to so so so many people!
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this Amazing insight on one of the body's most underrated organ. I think everyone should pick up this book and learn about it.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good Received this as a gift and it was interesting enough, definitely not for everyone though.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic This is a fantastic book! So chock full of information you wouldn't even begin to imagine about yourself, or your gut. Giulia is comfortable and extremely knowledgeable with the human body, and portrays that in tasteful and quite amusing ways! You'll come away with an enormous appreciation for the genius and amazing mechanics of the human body, how beautifully we're all put together, especially the gut--as she says, 'the most underrated organ'!
Date published: 2015-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Two thumbs up! Very interesting book. I learned quite a lot reading it. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning more about the digestive system.
Date published: 2015-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get to know yourself, inside and then out. The book is full of really useful bits of information. By page 20 I was laughing so hard that I had to stop for a few minutes.
Date published: 2015-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful and important! I really enjoyed reading this book! Giulia Enders has a great sense of humor and an easy writing style, which camouflages an extensive and intimate knowledge of what goes on in our "nether regions". It is a book that everybody should read as it could take care of a lot of health problems that originate from an unhealthy gut flora that we are not even aware of. Highly recommended!!
Date published: 2015-05-18