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The Resource 10% human : how your body's microbes hold the key to health and happiness, Alanna Collen

10% human : how your body's microbes hold the key to health and happiness, Alanna Collen

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10% human : how your body's microbes hold the key to health and happiness
Title
10% human
Title remainder
how your body's microbes hold the key to health and happiness
Statement of responsibility
Alanna Collen
Title variation
Ten percent human
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"You are just 10% human. For every one of the cells that make up the vessel that you call your body, there are nine impostor cells hitching a ride. You are not just flesh and blood, muscle and bone, brain and skin, but also bacteria and fungi. Over your lifetime, you will carry the equivalent weight of five African elephants in microbes. You are not an individual but a colony.Until recently, we had thought our microbes hardly mattered, but science is revealing a different story, one in which microbes run our bodies and becoming a healthy human is impossible without them.In this riveting, shocking, and beautifully written book, biologist Alanna Collen draws on the latest scientific research to show how our personal colony of microbes influences our weight, our immune system, our mental health, and even our choice of partner. She argues that so many of our modern diseases--obesity, autism, mental illness, digestive disorders, allergies, autoimmunity afflictions, and even cancer--have their root in our failure to cherish our most fundamental and enduring relationship: that with our personal colony of microbes.Many of the questions about modern diseases left unanswered by the Human Genome Project are illuminated by this new science. And the good news is that unlike our human cells, we can change our microbes for the better. Collen's book is a revelatory and indispensable guide. It is science writing at its most relevant: life--and your body--will never seem the same again"--
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Collen, Alanna
Dewey number
612.3/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QR171.I6
LC item number
C65 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Intestines
  • Microorganisms
  • Microbial metabolism
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10% human : how your body's microbes hold the key to health and happiness, Alanna Collen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-301) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780062345981
Lccn
2015004721
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • 2015004721
  • 1476900
Label
10% human : how your body's microbes hold the key to health and happiness, Alanna Collen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780062345981
Lccn
2015004721
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • 2015004721
  • 1476900

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