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Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ Paperback – May 24, 2015
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"With a great sense of humor and ample enthusiasm, Enders explains everything readers did and didn’t want to know about their innards ... this book defies boring."Publishers Weekly
"This primer is everything you ever wanted to know about the gut (and then some), chattily and accessibly written in a uniquely Millennial and matter of fact way. An unexpected page turner. ...Her excitement about the subject matter is infectious. The fun yet informative black and white drawings throughout are her sister’s handiwork. Refreshingly devoid of recipes, or any self help-y language." Self Magazine
". . . a truly bottoms-up approach to our digestive health, smoothly moving us through the inner workings of our gastrointestinal tract." Anish Sheth, MD, author of What’s Your Poo Telling You
"Gut's probe into the human digestive system might be seen as an earnest younger sibling to Gulp, Mary Roach’s 2013 investigation into the same subject. The comparison isn’t meant as a slight; Enders swaps out Roach’s knowing wryness with a kind of puplike enthusiasm for the complex mechanisms that convert food into a body’s energy and waste without our even thinking about it." The National Post
About the Author
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.
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The gut is a far more complex system of organs than was thought just a couple of decades ago, and new research is increasingly demonstrating how gut health is linked to other aspects of overall human health, including the brain and the immune system, and in very recent times the links between the gut and perhaps more unexpected problems like anxiety. This book nicely explains to the layman how we can all better understand this often problematic and seemingly underappreciated part of our bodies.
My issues with this book concern a couple of assertions made by the author that I had to research and ponder. For instance, (and I paraphrase) the author stated it was known that the gut bacteria influence the immune system, which in turn determines a child's ABO blood group. As far as I've been able to determine by re-reading scientific papers and consulting with a serologist friend, the ABO blood groups are determined by genetics.
My opinion is that this book is interesting and will tell you a lot about the GI tract and its influence on the body, but it may be best to take some portions of it with a grain of salt. Citations are contained at the back and it might have been more helpful for the book to have included footnotes instead.
Also, she's freakin' hilarious. More to come.
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