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Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ (Revised Edition) Paperback – March 27, 2018
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—The New York Times
“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.”
“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.”
“. . . 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
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.
- Lexile Measure : 1120
- Item Weight : 13.6 ounces
- Paperback : 304 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-1771643764
- ISBN-10 : 1771643765
- Product Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
- Publisher : Greystone Books; Revised Edition (March 27, 2018)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #14,472 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Very early on, she writes "That's why you should always close the bottle or container of olive oil carefully after use and keep it in the fridge." Anyone who cooks knows that olive oil is solid when refrigerated... which is why literally nobody keeps it in the fridge.
If she throws around falsehoods like this that are so easily disproven, it makes it really hard for me believe any of the hundreds of other conclusions about our gut peppered throughout the book.
The book traces your digestive system from your mouth to the tail end (pun intended!). Sounds boring, right? Not at all! The author gives very understandable and fascinating descriptions of each component in the system, often citing research studies and their results to reinforce recent, key learnings about the system.
I have bought multiple copies to give to friends and colleagues.
The digestive tract and it's health is incredible and may just be the next big thing in personalized medicine!
Highly, highly recommended!
Most of us know what to eat, when to eat, what happens when we eat certain foods, etc. But only a few know the “why”. This book is for all those curious minds who want to know why we do what we do. Some people have a tendency to act only after knowing the real science behind certain phenomena. Such people might find this book useful.
Top reviews from other countries
I'd highly recommend it as an enjoyable read on a subject everyone should be more mindful of.