Gut: the new and revised Sunday Times bestseller

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Scribe Publications Pty Limited, May 7, 2015 - Science - 288 pages

WINNER OF THE 2016 AUSTRALIAN BOOK INDUSTRY AWARDS, INTERNATIONAL BOOK OF THE YEAR

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 BRITISH BOOK INDUSTRY AWARDS, NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2015 GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS 'BEST SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY BOOK'

A Sunday Times bestseller

The key to living a happier, healthier life is inside us.

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.

PRAISE FOR GIULIA ENDERS

‘A publishing sensation that … sets out to free toilet talk from its taboo’ The Times

‘Enders’ gut manifesto calls on its readers to celebrate their lower bodies’ achievements, rather than apologise for them’ The Guardian

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

User Review  - trans. from the German by David Shaw - Publishers Weekly

Enders, a medical student, became fascinated with all things digestive after a roommate asked her about the mechanics of elimination. She discovered that the gut affects overall health far more than ... Read full review

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About the author (2015)

Giulia Enders received her medical degree from the University in Frankfurt am Main. She is a resident doctor for Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

She is a double scholarship holder of the Wilhelm-und-Else-Heraeus-Foundation. In 2012 she won the first prize of the Science Slam in Berlin, Karlsruhe and Freiburg with her lecture ‘Darm Mit Charme’, which became a hit on youtube. Her book Darm Mit Charme has won several awards. Additionally, she was a columnist for Die Ziet.

David Shaw works as a journalist for Germany’s international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle, as well as translating from several languages, including German, Dutch, Russian, and French. He lives in Berlin.

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