Books

Gut Reactions

Justin Sonnenburg (and others)

"The link between our biomes, gut bacteria and our overall health is the final frontier of medicine that we must now embrace if we are ever to advance as a profession ... This book comes at the perfect time!"
Dr Christian Jessen, presenter of 'Embarrassing Bodies' and 'Supersize vs. Superskinny'

From your weight, to how you age, to allergies and diseases - your gut controls it all.

In Gut Reactions, leading scientists Justin and Erica Sonnenberg explain how we've neglected this vital organ for far too long. As well as the consequences you might expect - a dramatic rise in food intolerances and inflammatory bowel diseases - are a whole host of other concerns, such as an increase in cancer, asthma, autism and diabetes.

We now have only 1,200 species of microbes living in our gut. We used to have many more. Why are these species becoming extinct? And how do we prevent it?

With recipes and meal plans, as well as guidance on alternatives to antibiotics and lifestyle choices, Gut Reactions will help you to interpret, understand and incorporate these new radical findings into your diet and lifestyle and will help you on your journey to a healthier gut.

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AS THE GOOD GUT

The Good Gut

Justin Sonnenburg (and others)

World-leading scientists, Justin and Erica Sonnenburg explain the most up-to-date science behind why what happens in our gut is responsible for everything from our weight to how we age, our allergies and our diseases.

Living in our gut are 1,200 species of bacteria. There used to be more but these microbes are facing mass extinction. Why? And why is it so important that we keep these bacteria off the endangered species list?

The Good Gut reveals that what happens in our gut plays a critical role in preventing illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, asthma, autism and inflammatory bowel disease. And it includes a brilliant, seven-day, family-friendly, gut-healthy meal plan with recipes to revive you own individual microbiome.

If you care about your gut - if you loved Giulia Enders’ Gut - this is a must-read.

Biography

JUSTIN SONNENBURG, PhD, is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. In 2009, he was the recipient of an NIH Director’s New Innovator Award.