Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ Giulia Enders Jill Enders and David Shaw

Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ

by Giulia Enders, Jill Enders and David Shaw

Increasingly, as time goes by, people have begun to understand just how much of the body the gut is actually responsible for, and how many effects it has besides digestion. Really, our gut is at the core of who we are.

Gut: The Inside Story of our Body's Most Underrated Organ gives the alimentary canal a long-overdue tracing and outlining of its significance. With quirky charm, Giulia Enders explains the gut’s magic and all of its consequences, answering questions like: Why does acid reflux happen? What’s really up with gluten and lactose intolerance? How does the gut affect obesity and mood? Communication between the gut and brain is one of the fastest-growing areas of medical research—on par with stem-cell research. Gut reactions, we learn, are intimately tied to our physical and mental well-being. Aided with cheery illustrations by Enders’s sister Jill, this beguiling manifesto will make you finally listen to those butterflies in your stomach: they’re trying to tell you something vital.