The Secret Life of Your Microbiome

The Secret Life of Your Microbiome : Why Nature and Biodiversity are Essential to Health and Happiness

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For too long our bodies have been viewed as capsules, sealed off and protected from 'bugs' by our immune systems and an arsenal of antibiotics, pesticides, processed foods, and antibacterial soaps. The more insulated from nature, the better.

The Secret Life of Your Microbiome shatters this deeply held myth, presenting a revolutionary new paradigm, backed by vast science; we're deeply connected to the biodiversity of nature through our microbiomes, the rich microbial ecosystem of our guts and skin, and this connection is essential to health and happiness.



From sugar-rich diets wiping out good gut bacteria and exacerbating depression, to microbes mediating phytonutrient absorption in the brain, to inflammation and cancer, the influence of biodiversity on our bodies is everywhere. The great communicator is our immune system, a 'mobile brain' that interacts with micro-organisms in and around us with profound health consequences. Written with pace, clarity, and humor by world-renowned scientists in immunology, nutrition, and environmental health, The Secret Life of Your Microbiome makes the irrefutable case that health and happiness depends fundamentally on the health of biodiversity, and shows how we can nurture this nature.





Dr. Susan L. Prescott, MD, PhD is an internationally acclaimed immunologist and pediatrician. She has authored 250 scientific papers and The Allergy Epidemic, The Calling, and Origins.

Dr. Alan C. Logan ND is a naturopathic doctor and researcher, a trusted media commentator, and co-author of Your Brain on Nature and The Clear Skin Diet. He and Prescott live in New York and Perth, Australia.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 153 x 229 x 25.4mm | 566.99g
  • Gabriola Island, United States
  • English
  • B&W illustrations, charts
  • 0865718512
  • 9780865718517
  • 233,509

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Immerse Yourself in Nature and Nourish Your Microbiome

Enables the reader to leverage new science and empowering discoveries to implement truly life-changing lifestyle modifications that will change their health destiny. -- David Perlmutter, MD, author #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain and Brain Maker

Evidence-based and inspiring insight on how to survive the "dysbiosphere" while "savoring the biosphere." A must-read for health professionals and laypersons alike. -- Dr. Michael Garko, Ph.D., Nationally Syndicated Host & Producer - Let's Talk Nutrition

I am really excited about this book. A must read! -- Eva Selhub, MD, Tufts University, Department of Nutrition

FOR TOO LONG our bodies have been viewed as capsules, sealed off and protected from "bugs" by our immune systems and an arsenal of antibiotics, pesticides, and processed foods. The more insulated from nature, the better.

With The Secret Life of Your Microbiome , Prescott and Logan shatter this deeply held myth, presenting a revolutionary new paradigm; we're deeply connected to nature through our microbiomes -- the rich microbial ecosystem of our guts and skin -- and this connection is essential to health and happiness.

From sugar-rich diets wiping out good gut bacteria and exacerbating depression, to microbes mediating phytonutrient absorption for the brain, to inflammation and cancer, the influence of biodiversity on our bodies is everywhere. The great communicator is our immune system, a "mobile brain" that interacts with micro-organisms with profound health consequences.

Written with pace, clarity, and humor by world-renowned scientists, The Secret Life of Your Microbiome makes the irrefutable case that health and happinessdepends fundamentally on the health of biodiversity, and shows how we cannurture this nature.

Dr. Susan L. Prescott MD, PhD, is an internationally acclaimed immunologist and pediatrician.

Dr. Alan C. Logan ND, taught Mind-Body Medicine courses in Harvard's School of Continuing Medical Education. Logan is the co-author of several books including Your Brain on Nature .

They are married and split their time between Perth, Australia and New York.
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Table of contents

Table of Contents
Introduction
Chapter 1: Savoring the Biosphere
Chapter 2: Surviving the Dysbiosphere
Chapter 3: Meet Your Maestro, the Immune System
Chapter 4: Biodiversity, Getting it Under Your Skin
Chapter 5: Your Microbial Orchestra
Chapter 6: Traditional Nutrition vs. AstroFood
Chapter 7: Encephalo-Biotics Turn the Mind
Chapter 8: An Injection of Nature Relatedness
Chapter 9: Biophilic Science
Chapter 10: The Pieces, Putting it All Together
Chapter 1: Microbiome Recipes
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About Susan L. Prescott

Susan L. Prescott PhD, MD is an internationally acclaimed immunologist and pediatrician whose early work led to a paradigm shift in understanding the importance of the early environment in immune programming for the risk of subsequent disease. She is a former Director of the World Allergy Organisation and and former Head of the School of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Western Australia. Prescott is the author of more than 250 scientific papers and several books including The Allergy Epidemic, The Calling, and Origins. She is married to Alan Logan and splits her time between Perth, Australia and New York.

Alan C. Logan ND graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Purchase, and was valedictorian at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. He taught Mind-Body Medicine courses in Harvard's School of Continuing Medical Education, and his research and commentaries have appeared in over two dozen medical journals. He is a trusted source for many popular magazines including Cosmopolitan, Elle, W, Health, and Life & Style, and he is a commentator on US and Canadian television. Logan is the co-author of several books including Your Brain on Nature and The Clear Skin Diet, and is a contributor to the forthcoming Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health. He is married to Susan Prescott and splits his time between Perth, Australia and New York.
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