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Gut

The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ

By Giulia Enders
18-minute read
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Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ by Giulia Enders

Gut (2015) takes an entertaining yet scientific look at an organ that is just as interesting and important as the brain – the gut. By tracking a piece of cake as it works its way through the digestive system, you’ll come to appreciate the gut for the sophisticated and impressive ecosystem that it is.

  • People who want to learn more about how their body works
  • Anyone with stomach problems

Giulia Enders holds a PhD from the Institute for Microbiology and Hygiene of Hospitals in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. In 2012, her theories on the human gut won a science slam in Karlsruhe and Berlin.

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The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ

By Giulia Enders
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Gut (2015) takes an entertaining yet scientific look at an organ that is just as interesting and important as the brain – the gut. By tracking a piece of cake as it works its way through the digestive system, you’ll come to appreciate the gut for the sophisticated and impressive ecosystem that it is.

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What’s in for me? Have some guts!

How would you react if someone at a dinner party started talking about their gut and their latest bowel movement? You’d probably be pretty disgusted. After all, the digestive system isn’t a topic for polite conversation.

But maybe it should be! As it turns out, our gut is much more fascinating than it is gross. In fact, it’s one of the most complex and most astonishing organs we have.

If you’re one of those people who get disgusted whenever someone mentions anything associated with digestion, prepare to rethink your assumptions – because these blinks will help you learn to stomach your own stomach! We’ll follow a piece of cake on its journey through the body, and learn things about the gut that you never thought possible.

In these blinks, you’ll also learn

  • what lactose intolerance really is;
  • how depression can be healed in mice; and
  • how microbes influence our consciousness.
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