Follow Your Gut: The Enormous Impact of Tiny Microbes (TED Books) by Rob Knight and Brendan Buhler [Several people are affected in various ways by microbes]

Follow Your Gut: The Enormous Impact of Tiny Microbes

by Brendan Buhler Author and Rob Knight Author

Gut health is so important, and science is just beginning to understand why! In just the last few years, scientists have shown how the microscopic life within our bodies— particularly within our intestines—has an astonishing impact on our lives. Your health, mood, immunity, sleep patterns, eating preferences—even your likelihood of getting bitten by mosquitoes—can be traced in part to the tiny creatures that live on and inside of us. With good humor and easy-to-grasp examples, Follow Your Gut explores all this in detail along with explaining the known effects of antibiotics, probiotics, diet choice and even birth method on our lifelong health. This slim, sturdy book is full of hard science made accessible with funny descriptions and cute illustrations. A good primer for understanding your "second brain" and the role it plays in your physical and mental health.