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The Good Gut
- Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Mood, and Your Long Term Health
- By: Justin Sonnenburg, Erica Sonnenburg
- Narrated by: Marc Cashman
- Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
Genetics and lifestyle are thought to be the two most important determinants of good health. But that is not the whole story. We have a second genome, our gut bacteria, that sets the dial on our bodies. Unlike our DNA, we can influence the gut bacteria, or microbiota, to optimize all aspects of our health.
Make this your go-to book on microbes
- By serine on 01-23-16
Best book on nutrition I've read
I'm very skeptical of nutrition advice because I feel like we're constantly being told different things, but this book is so fully supported scientifically and addressed in such a practical and thoughtful manner, I can't help but love it. It's extremely educational and at the same time just makes so much sense. The authors are also really good about admitting what the scientific community doesn't know for sure yet, and great about pointing out the whole correlation vs causation issue. I trust these guys and will be taking their advice to make my diet more gut friendly!
18 of 21 people found this review helpful
- The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality
- By: Hanne Blank
- Narrated by: Fran Tunno
- Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
It's surprising that the term "heterosexuality" is less than 150 years old and that heterosexuality's history has never before been written, given how obsessed we are with it. In Straight, independent scholar Hanne Blank delves deep into the contemporary psyche as well as the historical record to chronicle the realm of heterosexual relations - a subject that is anything but straight and narrow.
The Title Says It All
- By Susie on 03-14-13
Very thorough study on the history of 'hetero'
SO much interesting information yet leaves you with more questions than answers- I was a little disappointed that it seemed to focus a bit more on the history of male queerness than female, but the general point is well made that our idea of what it means to be heterosexual has always been in a constant state of flux
3 of 3 people found this review helpful