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Gut : the inside story of our body's most under-rated organ

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A Sunday Times bestseller



Our gut is as important as our brain or heart, yet we know very little about how it works and many of us are too embarrassed to ask questions.



In Gut, Giulia Enders breaks this taboo, revealing the latest science on how much our digestive system has to offer.



From our miraculous gut bacteria - which can play a part in obesity, allergies, depression and even Alzheimer's - to the best position to poo, this entertaining and informative health handbook shows that we can all benefit from getting to know the wondrous world of our inner workings.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 282g
  • Carlton North, Australia
  • English
  • B format edition - export only
  • 1925228606
  • 9781925228601
  • 167

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`Tthe title covers the entire digestive tract-from the mouth and tonsils to the esophagus to the small and large intestine, humorously lauding the elegance of the bowels. Along the way, the author covers myriad topics: the proper way to sit on a toilet, vomiting, constipation, feces facts, and the influence the gut has on the brain ... a conversational approach to learning about the digestive system.' -- Pauline Theriault * Library Journal * `Gut caused a floodlight to turn on my head ... From this realisation, I developed my interest in fermented foods and drinks.' -- Jo Webster * Wondergut * `A quirky tour of the gastro-intestinal tract.' * Sunday Herald * `An amazing romp down our alimentary canal.' * New Scientist `Best Books of 2015' * `Gut has more to offer than potty-language and a sense of humor ... It's hard not to be awed by Enders' vast knowledge of anatomy and microbiology and share her fascination with the 100 trillion tiny creatures in our tummies.' * Beauty and Wellbeing * `The world's most surprising page-turner.' -- Anna Murphy * The Times * `Enders, a German research microbiologist, obviously adores her subject matter ... [her] project is to show how those essential functions of the human body that some people may consider unseemly or unspeakable are in fact wondrous and worthy of exultation.' -- Karen Hitchcock * Weekend Australian * `[Enders] is utterly, charmingly obsessed with the gut, gut bacteria and poo. She writes and talks about her subject matter with such childlike enthusiasm it's infectious ... The perfect toilet book.' -- Annalisa Barbieri * Guardian * `The revelation that each of us depends on our individual living world, with far more inhabitants than there are people on earth, is surely sensational.' -- Clive Cookson * Financial Times * `[Gut] had me laughing aloud.' -- Debora MacKenzie * New Scientist * `A primer on poo ... Enders offers nuggets of wisdom on everything from the ideal position in which to evacuate your bowels to the science of faeces identification ... There are some fascinating insights here ... Food for thought.' * Independent on Sunday * `[Enders is] a publishing sensation ... There is something compelling and refreshing about her curiosity and popular approach.` -- Simon Usbourne * Independent * `Giulia Enders takes a no-nonsense approach to bodily functions ... [Gut] reads like a breeze ... you can totally see why it's been massive.' * Grazia * `Giulia Enders has a warm and simple prose style and her sister's illustrations are delightful.' -- William Cook * Spectator * `Enders' gut manifesto calls on its readers to celebrate their lower bodies' achievements, rather than apologise for them.' * Guardian * `Both funny and informative, a brilliant examination of one of our most complex - and underappreciated - organs.' * The Observer * `A publishing sensation that ... sets out to free toilet talk from its taboo' * The Times *
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About Giulia Enders

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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