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

Illustrated by Jill Enders
Translated by David Shaw


A New York Times Bestseller

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: 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.

Title Gut
Subtitle The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ
Author Giulia Enders
Illustrated by Jill Enders
Translated by David Shaw
Publisher Greystone Books
Title First Published 14 May 2015
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 256 p.
ISBN-10 1771641495
ISBN-13 9781771641494
Publication Date 14 May 2015
Main content page count 256
Weight 16 oz.
 


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