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The Human Superorganism - How the Microbiome Is Revolutionizing the Pursuit of a Healthy Life-logo

The Human Superorganism - How the Microbiome Is Revolutionizing the Pursuit of a Healthy Life

Rodney Dietert, PhD

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"Eyeopening... Fascinating... may presage a paradigm shift in medicine." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Teeming with information and big ideas... Outstanding." -Booklist (starred review) The origin of asthma, autism, Alzheimer's, allergies, cancer, heart disease, obesity, and even some kinds of depression is now clear. Award-winning researcher on the microbiome, professor Rodney Dietert presents a new paradigm in human biology that has emerged in the midst of the ongoing global epidemic of noncommunicable diseases. The Human Superorganism makes a sweeping, paradigm-shifting argument. It demolishes two fundamental beliefs that have blinkered all medical thinking until very recently: 1) Humans are better off as pure organisms free of foreign microbes; and 2) the human genome is the key to future medical advances. The microorganisms that we have sought to eliminate have been there for centuries supporting our ancestors. They comprise as much as 90 percent of the cells in and on our bodies-a staggering percentage! More than a thousand species of them live inside us, on our skin, and on our very eyelashes. Yet we have now significantly reduced their power and in doing so have sparked an epidemic of noncommunicable diseases-which now account for 63 percent of all human deaths. Ultimately, this book is not just about microbes; it is about a different way to view humans. The story that Dietert tells of where the new biology comes from, how it works, and the ways in which it affects your life is fascinating, authoritative, and revolutionary. Dietert identifies foods that best serve you, the superorganism; not new fad foods but ancient foods that have made sense for millennia. He explains protective measures against unsafe chemicals and drugs. He offers an empowering self-care guide and the blueprint for a revolution in public health. We are not what we have been taught. Each of us is a superorganism. The best path to a healthy life is through recognizing that profound truth. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jonathan Todd Ross

Length:

10h 21m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:46


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:55


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:07


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:37


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:21


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:06


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:39


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:04


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:59


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:12


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:46


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:01


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:23


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:32


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:07


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:55


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:08


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:35


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:12


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:53


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:31


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:53


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:22


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:16


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:12


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:29


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:30


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:54


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:10


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:42


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:21


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:23


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:57


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:37


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:01


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:55


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:09


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:11


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:20


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:32


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:18


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:50


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:36


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:14


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:06


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:45


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:47


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:08


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:11


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:12


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:08


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:30


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:14


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

09:08


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

10:00


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:25


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:40


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:32


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

09:44


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:31


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:58


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:57


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:25


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:37


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

00:36