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Gut : the inside story of our body's most under-rated organ / Giulia Enders
Bib ID 8037949
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource]
Author
Enders, Giulia, author
 
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Access Conditions National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries 
Description Brunswick, Victoria : Scribe Publications Pty Ltd, 2015 
Melbourne, [Victoria] ; London, England : Scribe, 2015 
©2015 
1 online resource (272 pages) 
ISBN 1925113787
9781925113785
Invalid ISBN 9781922247964
9781925106671
Technical Details

text file : EPUB : 5.3MB 

Summary

Our gut is almost as important to us as our brain or our heart, yet we know very little about how it works. In Gut, Giulia Enders shows that rather than the utilitarian and - let?s be honest - somewhat embarrassing body part we imagine it to be, it is one of the most complex, important, and even miraculous parts of our anatomy. And scientists are only just discovering quite how much it has to offer; new research shows that gut bacteria can play a role in everything from obesity and allergies to Alzheimer?s. Beginning with the personal experience of illness that inspired her research, and going on to explain everything from the basics of nutrient absorption to the latest science linking bowel bacteria with depression, Enders has written an entertaining, informative health handbook. Gut definitely shows that we can all benefit from getting to know the wondrous world of our inner workings. In this charming book, young scientist Giulia Enders takes us on a fascinating tour of our insides. Her message is simple - if we treat our gut well, it will treat us well in return. But how do we do that? And why do we need to? Find out in this surprising, and surprisingly funny, exploration of the least understood of our organs.

Full contents
  • In; About the Author; Dedication; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Foreword; 1. Gut Feeling; How does pooing work? ... and why that's an important question; The Gateway to the Gut; The Structure of the Gut; What We Really Eat; Allergies and Intolerances; A Few Facts about Faeces; 2. The Nervous System of the Gut; How Our Organs Transport Food; Reflux; Vomiting; Constipation; The Brain and the Gut; 3. The World of Microbes; I Am an Ecosystem; The Immune System and Our Bacteria; The Development of the Gut Flora; The Adult Gut Population; The Role of the Gut Flora.
  • The Bad Guys: harmful bacteria and parasitesOf Cleanliness and Good Bacteria; Acknowledgements; Main References; Out.
 
Notes

Downloadable eBook.

Non fiction.

Includes bibliographical references.

Adult.

Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed May 25, 2015)

Awards Winner, Australian Book Industry Awards, International Book of the Year, 2016. 
Subjects Gastroenterology.  |  Biology, life sciences.  |  Science - Life Sciences - Anatomy & Physiology (see Also Life Sciences - Human Anatomy & Physiology)  |  Popular medicine & health.  |  Anatomy.  |  Science - Life Sciences - Biology - General.  |  Public health & preventive medicine.  |  Physiology.  |  Popular science.  |  Science - General.  |  Medical - Gastroenterology.  |  Health & Fitness - General.  |  Medical - General.  |  Medicine.  |  Medical - Preventive Medicine.  |  Gastrointestinal system -- Microbiology.  |  Gastrointestinal system.  |  Gastrointestinal system -- Microbiology.  |  Digestive organs.  |  Gastrointestinal system -- Microbiology.  |  Digestive organs.  |  Gastrointestinal system.  |  Gastrointestinal system -- Microbiology.  |  Digestive organs.  |  Gastrointestinal system.  |  Australian
Form/genre Electronic books  |  Popular works.  |  Science & Technology  |  Health
Other authors/contributors Shaw, David  |  Scribe
Available From Bolinda Digital 

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