10% Human

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Obesity, autism, mental health problems, IBS, allergies, auto-immunity, cancer. Does the answer to the modern epidemic of `Western' diseases lie in our gut? You are 10% human. For every one of your cells, there are nine impostors hitching a ride.

You are not just flesh and bone, but also bacteria and fungi. And you are more `them' than you are `you'. Your gut alone hosts 100 trillion of them and until recently we thought that our microbes didn't matter.

This is all set to change as the latest scientific research tells a very different story, one where microbes run our bodies and becoming healthy is impossible without them. In this ground-breaking book, biologist Alanna Collen reveals how our personal colony of microbes influence our weight, immune system, mental health and even our choice of partner. This is a new way of understanding modern diseases - obesity, autism, mental health problems, gut disorders, allergies, auto-immunity and even cancer - as she argues they have their root in our failure to cherish our most fundamental and enduring relationship: that with our microbes.

Illuminating many of the questions still unanswered by the human genome project 10% Human completely changes our understanding of diet, modern disease and medicine. The good news is that unlike our human cells, we can change our microbes for the better and this book shows you how. A revelatory and indispensable guide: life - and your body - will never seem the same again.

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ISBN-13: 9780007584055
ISBN-10: 0007584059
Pagini: 325
Dimensiuni: 129 x 195 x 25 mm
Greutate: 0.26 kg
Editura: HarperCollins Publishers
Colecția William Collins


“A fascinating look into the world of the microbiological hitchhikers that travel with us throughout our lives…Recommended for all readers, particularly those contending with the diseases listed and parents making health choices for their children that may have far-reaching consequences.”
“Exciting and novel…A fascinating study of the intertwined lives of microbes and humans…a manual for the new, healthy way of being dirty…Read it, and you will learn to love your microbiota.”
“A fascinating subject to consider…A beginner’s guide to microbiota…There’s value in Collen’s point about reconsidering what is truly healthy at a time when healthy living is so in vogue.”
“Collen’s evidence for how each person’s microbiota, or personal community of microbes, impacts his or her health is undeniably powerful. She creates compelling connections between microbes and the “twenty-first-century illnesses” that affect all of us in some way…”
“A welcome antidote to the simplistic ‘boost your health with probiotics’ books and articles posing as science…fascinating…Collen always brings the story back to the human level…Everything you wanted to know about microbes but were afraid to ask.”
“Collen argues convincingly that our enthusiasm for killing human bacteria is playing a leading role in ailments ranging from immune problems and obesity to autism.”
“Compelling…Packed with extensive research and interviews, with insights hidden like gems in the text… Adept at explaining complex topics like the workings of immune system cells, Collen is strong on biological and historical context for each point.”
“Collen’s book satisfies on every level… 10% Human is a page-turner that will leave science-loving readers wishing for more.”
“This book was a mind-changer for me, but it has a moderate tone that will appeal to skeptics and believers alike. Please, please read this book. It will make you smarter about your own health, your children’s health and the sociology of human illness.”
“Fascinating… I like 10% Human because while talking to an incredibly specific topic, it highlights the wholeness of the whole. It reminds me that no matter how specific we get with anything-it’s always part of a bigger picture.”