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The key to living a happier, healthier life is inside us. Our gut is almost as important to us as our brain or our heart, yet we know very little about how it works.

In Gut, Giulia Enders shows that rather than the utilitarian and - let's be honest - somewhat embarrassing body part we imagine it to be, it is one of the most complex, important, and even miraculous parts of our anatomy. And scientists are only just discovering quite how much it has to offer; new research shows that gut bacteria can play a role in everything from obesity and allergies to Alzheimer's.

Beginning with the personal experience of illness that inspired her research and going on to explain everything from the basics of nutrient absorption to the latest science linking bowel bacteria with depression, Enders has written an entertaining, informative health handbook.

Gut definitely shows that we can all benefit from getting to know the wondrous world of our inner workings. In this charming book, young scientist Giulia Enders takes us on a fascinating tour of our insides. Her message is simple: if we treat our gut well, it will treat us well in return. But how do we do that? And why do we need to?

Find out in this surprising and surprisingly funny exploration of the least understood of our organs.

Giulia Enders is a two-time scholarship winner of the Heraeus Foundation and is doing research for her medical doctorate at the Institute for Microbiology in Frankfurt. In 2012 her presentation of Gut won her first prize at the Science Slam in Berlin and went viral on YouTube.

©2015 Giulia Enders (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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amazingly interesting.

I loved this audiobook. she is very interesting and the new world of the gut is very exciting and fascinating though the reading and the style was sometime a bit to silly or maybe juvenile or too friendly . Anyway other than that very slight issue of mine (that I can't even articulate! ) it was fab.

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  • Mike
  • 28/07/2015

Fascinating book

Well worth a listen - avoid meal times. I listened on my walk to and from work

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  • Illy
  • 19/06/2016

Sweet and educational

I feel like this book has given a lot. It presents its information in a way that makes it easy to absorb. And the performance almost had me believe the author of the book read it :P

Anyways, I haven't taken any courses in medicine, but my roomy who is studying to become a doctor said she got a far few things out of the book as well :)

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  • 26/10/2015

Mandatory for nervous gut types

Would you listen to Gut again? Why?

This book is choc full of interesting stories, actionable life changes and fascinating detail. Because it's so detailed, I tended to drift off a bit so will be back for another listen later.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Gut?

I remember her talking about the different kinds of bacteria and how antibiotics is like nuclear bomb for both good and bad bacteria.My big takeaway was to add yoghurt to my diet - just normal, plain yoghurt as the Yakult and other pro-biotic stuff is all marketing.

What does Katy Sobey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Katy sound like a scientist. She made it a pleasant to listen to book, but on the negative side, Giulia had too many cutesy, writer-ish analogues for the gut functions which just became a bit saccharine and, read by Katy, they came over sometimes as patronising. That's when I tended to drift (and why I need to read this again).

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It got a bit boring 2/3 way through - but that is why experts are experts, I suppose. A normal person just wouldn't have the enertia to take us through such a long journey.

Any additional comments?

I'm trying to lose weight (47yrs old) and this gave me a good heads up on a few things that might help. I'd recommend this book. I listened to it over several long bike rides and think walking might be a better way to "read" it. :)