Gut (Revised Edition)
The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ
- ISBN: 9781771643764
- Tags: Giulia Enders, Health & Wellness, Jill Enders, Science,
- Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
- Published On: 2/17/2018
- 272 Pages
- A New York Times bestseller.
- More than three million copies sold worldwide
- With new material on the brain-gut connection.
In this updated edition of a world-wide bestseller, Giulia Enders is a delightful guide to the secrets and science of our digestive system, including the new science on the connection between our guts and our brains.
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: The Inside Story of our Body's Most Underrated Organ 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. Aided with cheerful illustrations by Enders's sister Jill, this beguiling manifesto will make you finally listen to those butterflies in your stomach: they're trying to tell you something important.
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. In 2012, her presentation on the gut won her first prize at the Science Slam in Freiburg and went viral on YouTube. She lives in Mannheim and Frankfurt.