Book Review: Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ

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Amazing would be an understatement for this book. “Gut” is the delightful international bestseller by doctor-scientist Giulia Enders. In this book the author talks about the much needed credit and recognition for one of our least understood body organ- the Gut. Through the chapters you get to understand your body and food habits better. And get to know about things which are often embarrassing but nonetheless important and even miraculous.
The best thing about the book is that it’s completely devoid of complex medical jargon and therein lies its success. It can become an effective companion for just about anyone. Though from the title it may seem like it’s a long boring rant about our digestive system, but it’s far from that. The author writes in a fluid and crisp language that’s easy to grasp and hilarious at the same time.

Backed by strong scientific research and studies the book touches on a whole lot of interesting topics- from the friendly microbes in your stomach to the food you should or shouldn’t eat. And even on how to check on your poop once in a while to make sure they are of the right consistencey!

This charming book succeeds in putting across some important information of how our body functions in an entertaining and informative manner. The content of the book is so important that it’s worth your time reading this. Coupled with lots of humorous illustrations by the author’s sister, “Gut” is an important book that’s not too preachy and a book I am glad to have read.

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