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Who created it? Knight, Rob (Researcher), author.
What's it called? Follow your gut : the enormous impact of tiny microbes / Rob Knight with Brendan Buhler.
Who published it? New York : Ted Books, Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Edition info! First TED books hardcover edition.
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Location Call No. Status
 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  616.07 Kni  AVAILABLE
What's it like? 114 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Yea! More in this series! A TED original
Ted books.
Extra info! Includes bibliographical references (pages 99-114).
What's it about? Allergies, asthma, obesity, stomachaches, acne: these are just a few of the conditions that may be caused -- and cured -- by the microscopic life inside us. Understand how to use groundbreaking science to improve your health, mood, and more. In just the last few years, scientists have shown how the microscopic ecosystem within our bodies -- particularly within our intestines -- has an astonishing impact on our lives. Scientist Rob Knight and science journalist Brendan Buhler explain why these new findings matters to everyone. You are mostly not you. The human gut is host to trillions of microbes, and evidence shows that small changes in these microbes present (altered by antibiotics, diet, geographic region, and so on) may affect weight, likelihood of disease, and even psychological factors like risk-taking behavior. The evidence for their influence is astonishing. Rob Knight's work demonstrates the connection between the presence of certain harmless bacteria and the health benefits we all seek for ourselves and our children. In this book, Knight and Buhler explore the previously unseen world inside our bodies. They lead a detailed tour of our microbiome as well as an exploration of the known effects of antibiotics, probiotics, diet choices, birth method, and access to livestock on our children's lifelong health.
What's in it? The body microbial -- How we get our microbiome -- In sickness and in health -- The gut-brain axis -- A brief history of bugs -- Hacking your microbiome -- Antibiotics -- The future -- The American gut -- The science (and art) of microbiome mapping.
Helpful subjects! Human body -- Microbiology.
Intestines -- Microbiology -- Popular works.
Microbiological Phenomena. (DNLM)D008827
Human body -- Microbiology. (OCoLC)fst01730082
Intestines -- Microbiology. (OCoLC)fst00977690
Microorganisms. (OCoLC)fst01019928
It's a special thing! Popular works. (OCoLC)fst01423846
Popular works.
More people who helped! Buhler, Brendan.
Other titles to try! Enormous impact of tiny microbes
Special numbers! 9781476784748 (hardback)
1476784744 (hardback)
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