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Gut: The Inside Story of Our Bodys Most Underrated Organ | Giulia Enders
Our gut is almost as important to us as our brain and yet we know very little about how it works.Gut: The Inside Story is an entertaining, informative tour of the digestive system from the moment we raise a tasty morsel to our lips until the moment our body surrenders the remnants to the toilet bowl. No topic is too lowly for the author's wonder and admiration, from the careful choreography of breaking wind to the precise internal communication required for a cleansing vomit. Along the way, the author provides practical advice such as the best ways to sit on the toilet to have a comfortable bowel movement, how clean your kitchen should be for optimum gut health, and how different laxatives work. She tells stories of gut bacteria that can lead to obesity, autoimmune diseases, or even suicide, and she discusses the benefits of dietary supplements such as probiotics. This book is a fascinating primer for anyone interested in how our ideas about the gut are changing in the light of cutting-edge scientific research. In the words of the author, We live in an era in which we are just beginning to understand just how complex the connections are between us, our food, our pets and the microscopic world in, on, and around us. We are gradually decoding processes that we used to believe were part of our inescapable destiny.
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Lindy
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#readingenvysummerchallenge “Something swampy, something blue, something translated, something true” August edition.
I was going to use Where the Crawdads Sing for the swampy category, but then I realized that the human gut is an awfully swampy place, so I could count four different translated titles for the challenge this month.

Prairiegirl_reading Good job! 3mo
Reggie Lol love the swampy interpretation! 3mo
Reggie Nice job!! 3mo
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Lindy @Reggie 😉😘 3mo
andrew61 Well done, i didn't get round to a second shot at the challenge but enjoyed what i did read which cleared several books that had been sat on a shelf unread for a long time. 3mo
ReadingEnvy Swampy gut, hilarious. Is the hidden lives of animals as good as his tree book? 3mo
ReadingEnvy @andrew61 clearing books is always a good thing! 3mo
Lindy @andrew61 It‘s satisfying to get to those long-awaited books. 😊 3mo
Lindy @ReadingEnvy No, the animal book isn‘t as good as the tree book, but it‘s still a pick. 3mo
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Buechersuechtling
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Finally finished it yesterday. Yupp, it‘s all worth the hype in my eyes. I very much enjoyed it: All the things she brought back from my school time, all the new things I learned. 💗 The narrative tone she presents the subject matter in. 😂 All interesting and worth it. It‘s a definite recommendation.

One of the rare books I will borrow again because I want to come back to some parts.

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Buechersuechtling
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Sigh, you know this feeling, when you‘re having a day where the universe is just laughing hard at you❓

First, I got a much needed day off tomorrow for accompanying a family member to the doctor. I didn‘t think I‘d be allowed a day off but I was. So: good thing, very happy.

Then: Since about 1,5 hours I know that I myself need to see a doctor tomorrow morning urgently. I am falling ill and will spend most of my night in the bathroom.

Amiable Oh no! Hope you feel better quickly! 3mo
DaveGreen7777 Hope you feel much better soon! 😢 3mo
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Buechersuechtling
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If I had a better memory I might still have known all this interesting stuff she is telling about the intestine from my Biology classes. But I don‘t – and this is why I find especially the first half extremely interesting.

I like the popular scientific way with easy-to-follow comparisons/example she explains things with.

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Buechersuechtling
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Sorry Littens, I‘m too much of a chicken to listen to „Wenn die Gondeln Trauer tragen“ in the evening. Already in the first few minutes it did create such a mysterious, ominous atmosphere that I needed to stop before 20 minutes were over. 🥶😱🙈 So, yes, the audio play is produced very well – but it‘s better for me (and my night sleep) to squeeze in some minutes of fact book to educate myself as soon as it‘s getting dark outside. 🤷🏽‍♀️😇

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Buechersuechtling
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Look 👀 which audiobook is available for me tomorrow. This fact caught me by surprise because I already had forgotten I put it on hold. I only remember I accidentally discovered it in my online library‘s catalogue and thought about if its publication is long enough ago that “reading” it now no longer counts as following the hype train. 😊

But since I – often in vain – try to integrate more fibres in my food plan I hope for good advice.

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Lindy
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Movement is the most extraordinary thing ever developed by living creatures. There is no other reason for having muscles, and probably no other reason for having a brain.

julesG Nature is so weird. 3mo
Bklover Yum! 🤨 3mo
Lindy @julesG Weird but smart. I was fascinated by conclusions scientists have drawn, based on the sea squirt, on why we have a brain. 3mo
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Lindy @Bklover 😆 3mo
JenFowler 🤔😲 Wait, it might wish he kept it a little while longer 3mo
Lindy @JenFowler I think a sea squirt doesn‘t suffer from indecision or regrets. 😉 3mo
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Lindy
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Concurrent books dealing with poop. What are the chances? 💩 The passage above is in the tagged book about the human gut. Meanwhile, I had just been listening to descriptions of the ways cow dung is used in purification rituals in certain parts of India … for example, mixed with water and sprayed on surfaces before people sit down to have a meal. 🧐

Hooked_on_books If I had to eat a meal while sitting in cow shit, I don‘t know what I‘d do. 4mo
Lindy @Hooked_on_books It is disconcerting to imagine, to say the least. 4mo
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premm
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Interesting and worth to read. This book is written in detail about gut. Learnt so many things. , starting from how pooing works , what is reflux , vomitting, allergies , microbes in Gut. At times I felt there are many medical terms for which we need to search in internet.

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Vanessa
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This book is fascinating. Might try this on the first day of school. Haha! “There are tablets and medicated chewing gum that prevent travel sickness by numbing the nerves of the gut. When the nausea abates, feelings of anxiety often disappear, too. If unaccountable grumpiness or anxiety can originate in the gut (even without nausea), is it possible that these drugs could be used to banish them? By temporarily numbing a troubled gut, so to speak?”

brilliantglow That book was such an interesting read! I really enjoyed it 4mo
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Vanessa
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Also began this one - saw it on Audible, but the Kindle ebook was only $2.99 and has pictures. Hoping it will answer some questions about what has been going on with my stomach lately!

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Daisey
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This book has been on my TBR for a while and it‘s fascinating. I enjoyed the narration, but I may look up the text sometime for the illustrations. For me, the most interesting parts were about gut bacteria and the human microbiome, but all of it kept my attention while being humorous and clearly understandable.

I finished listening while on a short #audiowalk beside our flooded fields. The river is back up a bit today.

#nonfiction #audiobook

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tholmz
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I enjoyed the combination of humor and education this book gave us. I found the first two parts much more interesting than the third, but that‘s a total preference thing.

BeADragon3 It's crazy how much our gut impacts us. Recently started using a product to help increase good bacteria and reduce bad bacteria to help get my gut in line. 6mo
tholmz @beadragon3 yes me too!! 5mo
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charliemarlowe
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My newest #audiobook read/listen!

MrBook Oh my! 😊 10mo
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dxmy
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3,5/5 stars for this one! It was very scientific, but understandable and enjoyable, way more enjoyable than I thought it would be. It's all about how the gut works and our whole digestive system, and this new knowledge helps me understand the normal order of business in the stomach and also my IBS a little better. It was a good read, glad I picked it up!

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dxmy
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Adding a Dutch book to my currently reading list. Translated, it means: the pretty food machine, the charm of your intestines. The English version is called Gut. I've recently been diagnosed with IBS and am still learning to deal with it and I thought that knowing a little more about how the gut works would help me. So, diving in!

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Giulia Enders takes anatomy and physiology and makes them accessible to regular folks. Written based on a talk she gave while in medical school, and it has a conversational tone. But it‘s also packed with interesting facts and suggestions to improve your gut health. You might have a few “blech” moments—worms and barf are discussed, among others. But mostly it‘s good science made easy to digest. Pun intended.

Full review at www.TheBibliophage.com

Andrea4 Sounds palatable 😂 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Listening to this audiobook, since it‘s one of the oldest unfinished ones in my library. I‘m always reading the new ones first ... oh look a shiny new thing ...

#nonfictionchallenge2017

SandyW Hah. I know that feeling well. (Maybe part crow?) 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @SandyW Seriously. Maybe I am. 🤣🤣 2y
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hazelaiden
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I‘m so excited to read this. 🤓

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MrsMalaprop
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Not sure I've learnt more from a single book, ever. A fascinating, informative and accessible read.

Our understanding of the gut and the microbes within really is in its infancy, and I for one can't wait to see where future research leads us. 👍👏

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MrsMalaprop
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Had a routine blood test yesterday. Nurse calls me with results today. Apparently I have a vitamin D deficiency (really? In Perth, Australia?) and the recommended treatment is 30 minutes per day of sun on my arms & legs. Oh, alright then 😁🌞😎.

CouronneDhiver Doctor's orders. Lol 🌤 2y
ReadingEnvy Can you get vitamin d if you wear sunscreen? 2y
MrsMalaprop @ReadingEnvy The nurse told me to be sure not to wear sunscreen when getting my 30 minutes exposure. Makes me wonder about all my facial products that now have sunscreen in them, meaning my face doesn't get all the sun it used to. 🤔 2y
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readinginthedark Wow, that's nice! Mine is so low, I have to take a Vitamin D pill. But I would burn sitting in the sun for 30 minutes without sunscreen, so I guess this is best. 2y
MrsMalaprop @readinginthedark Mine is 28 and should be 50. It's winter here so the sun is not too strong. Just bought myself supplements today though & mushrooms which I will place in the sun before eating them raw! Genuine medical advice 👍. Apparently our bodies don't absorb Vitamin D supplements so well. Will do another blood test in 3 - 6 months. Good luck with yours 😊. 2y
readinginthedark @MrsMalaprop Oh, it's so hot here! Some of my issues are processing within the body, not just having the Vitamin D, so I get that. And thanks! Good luck to you, too! 2y
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MrsMalaprop
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Relaxing on the hammock reading this book with my 8yo lying up the other end.

"Have you got to the poo yet mum?" ??

I am finding this book really informative and accessible, and have been sharing snippets with my family, which he has obviously been 'digesting'. ?

Jeg This book changed our eating and I have been so much better physically and mentally. 2y
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Ja_Mez
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Gut by Giulia Enders. I really enjoyed this one. Enders explores the inner workings of our digestive system from when food, drinks, and germs enter through outlet mouth to when they exit. Minor trigger warning for those that are a bit squeamish, and probably not a good idea to read while eating.

#bookreview #books #booksandcoffee #bookstagram #instabooks #gut #giuliaenders #litsyatoz #e #lettere

Letmetakeashelfie This sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing! 2y
Ja_Mez @Letmetakeashelfie thanks. And if you want something similar but a little more focused on the science, check out I Contain Multitudes as well. 2y
Letmetakeashelfie I just looked it up! Definitely going to try and track these down. Science and the human body are fascinating. I love seeing how things all work together. Thanks for the recommendation! 2y
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thereadingowlvina
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My #gut feeling was right about this book! The writer provides so much interesting information about our body's most underrated organ. Her writing was entertaining despite it's a #science based book, and the #illustrations in this book is adorable! #nonfiction #science #bookstagram #bookworm #booknerdigan #booknerd #bibliophage #lovereading #readforlife #learning #biology #microbes #read150 #librarybooks #sciencebook #calgarypubliclibrary

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Lidia
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This is my most #recentnonfictionread . I still haven't finished it but I'm finding it quite fascinating and educational. Our gut is really one of our most underrated organs. I had no idea there is such a thing as a "gut brain" and that having a gut feeling is real. #Marchintoreading

saresmoore Oh, this sounds great! 3y
Reviewsbylola I really wanted to like this one but I got bored and bailed. Nonfic is tough for me sometimes. 3y
Gezemice Sounds fascinating! Since having nervous system issues that can be helped by diet, I have learned a lot about gut, immune system and brain connections. This seems to be tying right into that, I should read it! 3y
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Simona
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Food for my guts - poached egg on toast with leek sprouts and smoked tuna.
About the book - it is a fun, interesting and informative.

#litsycooks

EnidBiteEm Looks relish 😍🍓 3y
tpixie Fun Food!! What language is that book? 3y
UwannaPublishme 😊👍🏻 3y
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Simona @tpixie Slovenian language😘 3y
tpixie @Simona thx!! 3y
BookBabe Yum! I love sprouts! 3y
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NikkiA
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SO INTERESTING! I now feel suitably educated on all sorts of things, like bacteria and intestinal parasites and sphincters...

Lizpixie I loved this! I actually found a name for some of the symptoms I've been having, took this book to my doctor and showed him, and after testing me, it's what I have. Very informative book. 3y
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Well-ReadNeck
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#somethingforsept #SeptemberPhotoChallenge I'm not sure if this is necessarily an ugly cover, but it may qualify as TMI -- or at the very least too kitschy to be taken seriously. Either way, one that I would opt for kindle. 😝

Amandajoy This is an example of "beauty is in the eye of the beholder," because I see this cover & it makes me want to read it! But I'm in the nutrition field & we love the gut ☺️ 3y
andreadmw Is this author anything like Mary Roach? I love the way Mary Roach writes science! 3y
tricours @andreadmw I haven't read Roach, but I thought this author was a bit too flimsy and "funny", and the book partly felt like reading someone's master thesis. 3y
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BookHermit Anyone else see snakes? I see snakes. Red snakes. Not what I want to associate with my intestines 😑 3y
Titania I loved this book! The cover is a bit...er, graphic. 🙃 3y
LeahBergen Mmm...licorice 3y
Zelma I can see what they're going for, but I don't care for it. 😬 3y
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Dedebimp
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Loved it! Not for the easily grossed out

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Dedebimp
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I have been annoyingly unwell lately. Not so unwell that I need treatment but just enough to be frustrating. I know it has been winter but it is a mild winter. Thought I might take a look at some books on the way organs function to understand more how this stuff affects our bodies.

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Gingersnapppp
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An insightful and thought provoking book. I really enjoyed reading this book even though it is about the gut. It was informative and I learned a lot from this book. Highly recommend.

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akfreeborn
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Or should I read from this tbr pile for #24in48?

MrBook Nice stack! 😊👍🏻 3y
MrBook I'd pick this one. 3y
Lizpixie Gut is fascinating, and very informative! 3y
BookBoggart I'm intrigued by the evil librarian. 3y
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Lizpixie
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Loving this book. Lots of great information in language that's easy to understand, with a cheeky sense of humour too.💩

[DELETED] 2232195534 Maybe not so appetizing reading with my morning coffee. LOL 😂 3y
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Lizpixie
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Onto this fascinating look at the most undervalued part of our anatomy. There are more instances of bowel & intestinal cancer and other serious diseases because people are too embarrassed to see a doctor. This needs to change. Very interesting read.💩

Reviewsbylola Sounds very interesting! 3y
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Lizpixie
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Today's library haul for TBRTuesday. Especially looking forward to Smoke Gets In Your Eyes:Stories From The Crematory & also Gut:The Inside Story Of Our Most Underrated Organ. Plus an Anita Blake graphic novel. Love my local library💚💙💜📚

Reviewsbylola Smoke Gets in your Eyes is fascinating. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great haul! Loved the Soulless series, I can't wait to hear what you think about the Kelley Armstrong. I love her Cainsville series! 3y
MrBook Nice stack! 3y
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Jaystor
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Fun Photo Friday @Liberty I try to keep at least one nonfiction book going because I have a bad habit of only wanting to read fiction! The section on how the gut is related to anxiety was of particular interest to me. A great science read that doesn't get too technical!

Liberty ♥️♥️♥️ 3y
Ambam Ooh I like! I'll have to add this one to my tbr. 😄 3y
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Ashu
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Interesting book about our digestive system.

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bookworm_1978
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'A cheeky up-close and personal guide to the secrets and science of our digestive system.' Who knew how interesting the gut actually is?! A fascinating read by a funny, eloquent, charming and clever medical student who will undoubtedly have a career as a writer too. And she's only 26! ❤️

ReadingOver50 This sounds like a great read! 4y
bookworm_1978 One of those books you end up reading bits out of to others. Loved it! 4y
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