You're just 10% human.
This book is a summary of “10% Human: How Your Body's Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness,” by Alanna Collen.
There are over 100 trillion microbes living in your body. They live on your skin, in your mouth, nose, ears, esophagus, stomach, and your gut. These microbes are not a random mix of species. They own special genes that carry out many metabolic and protective functions for your body, extending the functions of human genes. Scientists call this dynamic community of microbes the microbiota and the totality of their genes the microbiome.
In 10% Human, biologist Alanna Collen shows how this community of microbes influences our weight, our immune system, and our mental health. Many modern diseases—obesity, autism, mental illness, digestive disorders, allergies, autoimmune diseases—arise because we have an unhealthy microbiota. The good news is, unlike human genes, we can change our microbiome for the better.
Read this revelatory and indispensable guide to the human microbiome.
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