Coperta “10% Human”

10% Human

Narator: Robyn Addison

Durata: 10h 43m

Obesity, autism, mental health problems, IBS, allergies, auto-immunity, cancer. Does the answer to the modern epidemic of ‘Western’ diseases lie in our gut?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.‘A fascinating study of the intertwined lives of microbes and humans’ Newsweek‘A welcome antidote to the simplistic "boost your health with probiotics" books and articles posing as science (but serving mostly commerce), Collen dares to tell the messy truth about what science knows – and doesn't know – about the microbes that live in us, live with us, and in some ways even become us … [Collen] is clearly an expert in the field … fascinating … Everything you wanted to know about microbes but were afraid to ask’ Kirkus, *Starred* Review‘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’ Philadelphia InquirerAlanna Collen is a science writer, with both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology from Imperial College London, and a PhD in evolutionary biology from University College London and the Zoological Society of London. She is a well-travelled zoologist, an expert in bat echolocation, and an accidental collector of tropical diseases.During her scientific career, Alanna has written for the Sunday Times Magazine, as well as about wildlife for She has appeared on numerous radio and television programmes, including BBC Radio 4’s Tribes of Science and Saturday Live, and BBC One’s adventure-wildlife show Lost Land of the Volcano. She lives in Bedfordshire with her husband.- ‘10% Human’ picks up where Matt Ridley’s ‘Genome’ (90k TCM) left off. There’s no book like this on the market, let alone one that links the readerships for Richard Dawkins (over 1.8m TCM), with Ben Goldacre (over 650k TCM).- Alanna is a hugely talented young, promotable scientist who has spent years researching, since finishing her PhD in 2012, talking to research groups and scientists all over the world. Her writing is outstanding.- 10% Human is an alarm call which should cause waves, warning of the consequences of not looking after your body’s microbes. Many of the questions about modern diseases left unanswered by the human genome are illuminated by the new science of the human microbiome/microbiota.- The book’s revelations about the relationships between microbes and human health will tap into discussions of obesity, learning difficulties, mental health, allergies, antibiotics, C-sections and breast-feeding.- So many of our modern diseases originate in the gut. Our personal colony of microbes influences our weight, our immune system, our mental health and even our choice of partner. This book explains how to nurture them to ensure better health and happiness.THIS IS SCIENCE AT ITS MOST CURRENT- Serial in a major newspaper expected.- This is a lead book – filled with shocking bodily facts you’ll want to tell your friends. (Fact sheets available.)
Publicat de: HarperCollins Publishers

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