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GUT, OUR SECOND BRAIN (THE) For a few years now, scientists have known about the existence of another brain within our bodies – billions of connected neurons, molecules (neurotransmitters) that transmit orders and induce independent reactions.


This second brain, or “brain down below” is none other than our stomach. It can function totally independently and carries out far more than just digestion. It reigns over a spectacular colony of one hundred thousand billion bacteria (our gut flora) whose activity is thought to have an impact on our personalities and decisions, and our shyness or temerity. Even more astonishing: certain diseases of the brain, like Parkinson’s disease, for example, could stem from the degeneration of our intestinal neurons. And we could even treat our stomach pains with hypnosis - curing our stomachs by “talking to them”. Le ventre: notre deuxième cerveau. Microbiote: ces bactéries qui nous gouvernent - 36.9° - TV - Play RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse. - Le charme discret de l'intestin : Tout sur un organe mal aimé - Giulia Enders, Jill Enders, Isabelle Liber - Livres. How a book about our guts has become a surprise bestseller: Breaking the poo taboo - Features - Health & Families. "There is a muscle that encircles the gut like a lasso when we are sitting… creating a kink in the tube," Giulia Enders explains in Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ.

How a book about our guts has become a surprise bestseller: Breaking the poo taboo - Features - Health & Families

She calls the mechanism "an extra insurance policy, in addition to our old friends, the sphincters" (you have two sphincters – keep reading) and cites studies showing that squatters, with their unkinked guts, are less susceptible to haemorrhoids and constipation. I meet Enders, a 25-year-old student at the Institute for Microbiology in Frankfurt, inside an underground public lavatory in central London. "Is there a toilet in this toilet? " she asks when she arrives. There is not, a barista tells her. After a dash to a pub loo above ground, Enders talks with infectious energy about the wonder of the gut.

Enders first got noticed after a self-assured turn at a science slam in Berlin three years ago. Loading gallery Health news: in pictures. Gut: Giulia Enders: 9781922247964: Books. Trade in your item Get a £3.75Gift Card.

Gut: Giulia Enders: 9781922247964: Books

Flip to back Flip to front Listen Playing... Paused You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Learn more See this image Go <div> The key to living a happier, healthier life is inside us. . £10.49 FREE Delivery in the UK. Frequently Bought Together This shopping feature will continue to load items. No Kindle device required. Apple Android Windows Phone To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number. or Inside This Book (Learn More) Browse and search another edition of this book. What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item? Rob Knight£5.99 Amazon Prime David Perlmutter£9.79 Amazon Prime Look for similar items by category. Gut reaction: book celebrating digestive tract becomes German bestseller. To dismiss Giulia Enders' debut work as a "toilet book" would do it great injustice – not least because the author argues that we shouldn't really be reading books in the lavatory anyway.

Gut reaction: book celebrating digestive tract becomes German bestseller

Darm mit Charme ("Charming Bowels") – which has sat atop the German paperback charts for the last eight weeks and shifted more than 200,000 copies in the process – may deal with defecation, constipation and other bowel movements, but its message is far from flippant: our gastrointestinal tract is not only the body's most under-appreciated organ, but "the brain's most important adviser". In the book, which was published in Germany in March and whose UK rights have already been bought by Scribe, Enders argues that we are unduly proud of the complex achievements of our brain and heart, while regarding our bowels as little more than a shameful tube that produces "small brown heaps and farting noises".

In Germany, her book has been received enthusiastically. Gut Sense: About The Book. How to Reverse and Prevent Constipation and Irregularity in Children and Adults Release pending; Language: English ISBN: 0-9706796-5-3 Gut Sense represents the first substantial revision of mainstream recommendations for prevention and treatment of constipation and colorectal disorders connected to fiber, laxatives, antibiotics, heavy metals, food poisoning, travelers' diarrhea, colonoscopies, common drugs, medical errors, and similar factors.

Gut Sense: About The Book

This book will help you to undo and prevent further damage without resorting to more of the same. Since it takes considerable time to conceive, plan, research, write, and publish a book, I decided to 'publish' already completed chapters here rather than 'marinate' them on my hard disk until Gut Sense is ready for print. Please note that all chapter names, sequence, and content are tentative, and the final book may differ substantially from the manuscript in development. Introduction Bulls' S..t in the China Shop Chapter 1.

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