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The Good Gut - Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Mood, and Your Long Term Health

Justin Sonnenburg

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A groundbreaking guide to the surprising source of good health Genetics and lifestyle are thought to be the two most important determinants of good health. But that is not the whole story. We have a second genome, our gut bacteria, that sets the dial on our bodies. Unlike our DNA, we can influence the gut bacteria, or microbiota, to optimize all aspects of our health. In The Good Gut, noted Stanford researchers Justin and Erica Sonnenburg, who are doing cutting-edge research on the microbiota, investigate how the trillions of microbes that reside in our gastrointestinal tract help define us, affecting everything from our immune response to our weight, allergic reactions, aging and emotions; how they are under threat from the Western diet, our antibiotics, and our sterilized environment; and how we can nurture our individual microbiota. This is urgent news. The recent change in our gut microbiota is linked to the alarming increase in obesity and autoimmune diseases. Our intestinal microbiota play an important role in the prevalence of predominantly Western afflictions, such as cancer, diabetes, allergies, asthma, autism, and inflammatory bowel diseases. These gut bacteria are facing a mass extinction, and the health consequences are dire. The average American has 1,200 different types of bacteria residing in his or her gut. That may seem like a lot until you consider that the average Amerindian living in the Amazon has 1,600 species and is much less likely to develop Western maladies. How can we keep our microbiota off the endangered species list? How can we strengthen the community that inhabits our gut and thereby improve our own health? Your prescription for gut health is unique to you, and it changes as you age. The Good Gut offers a new plan for health that focuses on how to nourish your microbiota, including recipes and a menu plan. Drs. Sonnenburg look at safe alternatives to antibiotics; dietary and lifestyle choices to encourage microbial health; the management of the aging microbiota; and the nour

Language:

English

Narrators:

Erica Sonnenburg, Marc Cashman

Length:

8h 26m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:01


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:18


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:00


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:10


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:31


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:47


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:09


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:18


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:10


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:55


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:30


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:33


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:44


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:09


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:19


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:51


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:22


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:30


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:55


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:43


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:21


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:01


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:42


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:12


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:46


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:34


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:57


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:17


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:06


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:14


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:29


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:15


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:17


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:59


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:25


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:59


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

01:36


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:18


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:45


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:56


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:19


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

09:36


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:09


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:51


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:40


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:59


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:56


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:23


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:28


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:15


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:32


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

09:29


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

01:50


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:47


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

02:29


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:24


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

02:58


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:06


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:01


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:05


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:45


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:40


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

00:43