The Germ Files

The Germ Files

The Surprising Ways Microbes Can Improve your Health and Life (and How to Protect Yourself From the Bad Ones)

Book - 2016
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"Jason Tetro, author of The Germ Code , is back with a very different book but the same message- microbes are amazing, they deserve our respect and we should learn to live with them in harmony. The way we feel, think, look and even interact with the world is affected by the germs in and around us. Despite their reputation for making us ill, germs also keep us alive and healthy. They even offer us relationship advice- the millions of bacteria shared in a first kiss send the brain strong messages about compatibility. In a series of brief, brilliant essays, arranged into themes such as health, child care, sex and the environment, Jason Tetro is here again to advise us and amaze us about germs. They enjoy breast milk, and help look after our babies in return for it; feed them artificial sweeteners, though, and they're capable of showing their displeasure by making us put on weight. If we upset their balance, they can make us depressed or encourage us to drink too much and eat junk food. One way of maintaining that balance is for us to take probiotics-but do they really stay in the body long enough to do any good? Yes-so long as you choose the type that bribes the immune system
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Doubleday Canada, [2016]
ISBN: 9780385685771
Characteristics: xiii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Call Number: 579.3 TET


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Jul 09, 2017

If you are not a doctor or a student in medical school, this a perfect introduction to life in your body. As a second thought, medical students AND doctors could find it useful. I did as a future patient ...


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