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10% Human

How Your Body's Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness

Profile picture of alanna-collen Alanna Collen (Author)
May 05, 2015 | 336 Pages
10% Human

Alanna Collen, a distinguished evolutionary biologist, and science writer have effectively sounded the alarm on how gut microbes' are often overlooked part of human health and well-being.

Believe it or not, you're only 10% human! In a single body of flesh and blood, muscle and bone, brain and skin - nine out of every ten cells are actually non-human. From bacteria to fungi, your body is an ever-shifting mixture of microorganisms that defy the traditional definition of "you".

Across your lifetime, you will possess the same weight in microbes as five African elephants combined. You are not a solitary being but rather an assembly of organisms.

In the past, it was typically accepted that your microbes were insignificant. However, science is now showing how powerful and necessary they truly are--it would be impossible to become a healthy human without them!

Your body relies on these microscopic organisms for survival; indeed, research suggests that your microbial makeup actually dictates who you are as a human.

Through meticulously-researched scientific information, Alanna Collen's breathtakingly written book unveils how the microbes in your body significantly impact your overall health - from weight, and immunity to mental well-being and even who you end up with. It is an exhilarating and eye-opening read!

She asserts that the majority of contemporary illnesses, including obesity, autism, mental health issues, digestive disturbances, allergies, and autoimmune ailments - even cancer - can be traced back to a lack of appreciation for the most basic and enduring relationship; namely with one's own microbe colony.

The best part is that you can modify your microbes to create a healthier you, unlike your human cells. Collen's book will be an invaluable resource to ensure this transformation occurs and it will undoubtedly help you view life, and yourself, differently than ever before.

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