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The Secret Life of Your Microbiome
Why Nature and Biodiversity are Essential to Health and Happiness
By (author): Susan L. Prescott By (author): Alan C. Logan
Susan L. Prescott , Alan C. Logan

Imprint:

New Society Publishers - Gabriola Island

ISBN:

9780865718517

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade, Adhesive bound
Paperback , Trade, Adhesive bound
English

Audience:

General Trade
Aug 14, 2017
$24.99 CAD
Out of print

Dimensions:

9in x 6 x 0.67 in | 559 gr

Page Count:

336 pages

Illustrations:

1 Plates, color
100% recycled content
FSC certified – mixed sources SW-COC-001271
New Society Publishers
HEALTH & FITNESS / Healthy Living
Popular medicine and health|Immunology|Microbiology (non-medical)|Applied ecology
 
Foreword INDIE 2017, Short-listed
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Written with pace, clarity, and humor by world-renowned scientists in immunology, nutrition, and environmental health, The Secret Life of Your Microbiome makes the irrefutable case that our health and happiness depends on the health of our personal biodiversity and the biodiversity around us, and shows how we can nurture this nature.

Immerse Yourself in Nature and Nourish Your Microbiome for Optimal Health



Immerse Yourself in Nature and Nourish Your Microbiome for Optimal Health

For too long our bodies have been viewed as capsules, sealed off and protected from 'bugs' by our immune systems and an arsenal of antibiotics, pesticides, processed foods, and antibacterial soaps. The more insulated from nature, the better.

The Secret Life of Your Microbiome shatters this deeply held myth, presenting a revolutionary new paradigm, backed by vast science; we're deeply connected to the biodiversity of nature through our microbiomes, the rich microbial ecosystem of our guts and skin, and this connection is essential to health and happiness.

From sugar-rich diets wiping out good gut bacteria and exacerbating depression, to microbes mediating phytonutrient absorption in the brain, to inflammation and cancer, the influence of biodiversity on our bodies is everywhere. The great communicator is our immune system, a 'mobile brain' that interacts with micro-organisms in and around us with profound health consequences. Written with pace, clarity, and humor by world-renowned scientists in immunology, nutrition, and environmental health, The Secret Life of Your Microbiome makes the irrefutable case that health and happiness depends fundamentally on the health of biodiversity, and shows how we can nurture this nature.

Dr. Susan L. Prescott, MD, PhD is an internationally acclaimed immunologist and pediatrician. She has authored 250 scientific papers and The Allergy Epidemic , The Calling , and Origins .

Dr. Alan C. Logan ND is a naturopathic doctor and researcher, a trusted media commentator, and co-author of Your Brain on Nature and The Clear Skin Diet . He and Prescott live in New York and Perth, Australia.

  • Susan L. Prescott is an internationally acclaimed pediatrician and immunologist well-known for her cutting-edge research into the early environmental determinants of health and disease and has over 250 scientific papers and three books to her name.
  • Alan C. Logan is a naturopathic doctor and is the co-author of several books including Your Brain on Nature and The Clear Skin Diet , and is a co-author within the upcoming academic Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health (Oxford University Press).
  • For a decade (2005-2015) Logan was an invited faculty member within the Mind-Body medicine courses in Harvard's School of Continuing Medical Education.
  • The Secret Life of Your Microbiome fills the void left by other books on microbes by explaining the clear scientific connection between nature /biodiversity and health and wellness for a general audience.
  • Microbes have been linked to virtually every chronic medical condition, largely due to lifestyle-driven imbalance of human microbial ecosystems.
  • Provides delicious microbiome nourishing recipes by health and wellness coach and "Gut Girl," Marlies Venier
  • Evidence indicates that time spent in nature (diverse green environments) can positively influence health

Susan L. Prescott PhD, MD is an internationally acclaimed immunologist and pediatrician whose early work led to a paradigm shift in understanding the importance of the early environment in immune programming for the risk of subsequent disease. She is a former Director of the World Allergy Organisation and and former Head of the School of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Western Australia. Prescott is the author of more than 250 scientific papers and several books including The Allergy Epidemic, The Calling, and Origins. She is married to Alan Logan and splits her time between Perth, Australia and New York.

Alan C. Logan ND graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Purchase, and was valedictorian at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. He taught Mind-Body Medicine courses in Harvard's School of Continuing Medical Education, and his research and commentaries have appeared in over two dozen medical journals. He is a trusted source for many popular magazines including Cosmopolitan, Elle, W, Health, and Life & Style, and he is a commentator on US and Canadian television. Logan is the co-author of several books including Your Brain on Nature and The Clear Skin Diet, and is a contributor to the forthcoming Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health. He is married to Susan Prescott and splits his time between Perth, Australia and New York.

" Secret Life is a deep dive in the relationships between human health and disease, the unseen microbial world and biodiversity — the essential determinants of all life. Although thoroughly scientific and easy to read, this book is one of its kind and a revelation for many. It will guide us to understand the health risks of cultural evolution, changes that may affect our survival and options for good life. Highly recommended! "
— Tari Haahtela, professor of medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland

"Brilliant read, a fascinating understanding of dysbiosis and encouraging all of us to look after our microbiome."
— Professor Desiree Silva, pediatrician

" The Secret Life of your Microbiome skillfully repackages the intense science validating the fundamental role that our gut organisms play in virtually every aspect of our health. Not only do Drs. Prescott and Logan make this foundational information available to everyone, but in addition, Secret Life enables the reader to leverage these empowering discoveries and implement truly life-changing lifestyle modifications that will undoubtedly change their health destiny."
— David Perlmutter, MD, author, #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain and Brain Maker

"In our age of information overload, reading and reflection are rare. With over 30,000 books published on related topics in the past ten years, I recommend strongly that you first read The Secret Life of your Microbiome . This book interprets our survival in the world, the immune system as our ambassador and negotiator in embracing the world (which we are not doing very well), and how we should engage holistically in attitude and action to thrive in our world."
— Professor John Hearn, Executive Director, The Worldwide Universities Network

"Drs. Prescott and Logan provide an alternative approach as they highlight the relationships between all life and human lifestyle in the biosphere....written for the interested lay reader but an excellent starter for those of us in the health professions that realise there is a growing need to explore alternative visions and approaches to health and wellbeing. I really enjoyed this book!"
— Julian Crane, MD, Research Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Otago, New Zealand

"Drs. Prescott and Logan sketch an intriguing, optimistic narrative of microbes, the microbiome they constitute and the emerging microbiome revolution as driving forces in creating, sustaining and reclaiming health wellness and wellbeing. They provide evidence-based and inspiring insight on how to survive the "dysbiosphere," while "savoring the biosphere." As such, The Secret Life is a must read for health professionals and laypersons alike."
— Dr. Michael Garko, Ph.D., nationally syndicated host/producer, Let's Talk Nutrition

"This delightful book makes very complicated subjects digestible for the lay reader, but is also a good read for the scientist. It beautifully ties every level of biological organization together, from the earth as a whole to the tiniest of organisms, and shows how they are all inter-related and even more importantly, interdependent. Written with humor and compassion, this work demonstrates how humanity has done a very poor job of stewardship of Planet Earth, especially over the last 100+ years, but provides many suggestions for reversing that direction."
— Christine Cole Johnson, PhD, MPH, Chair, Department of Public Health Sciences, Annetta R. Kelly Endowed Chair, Henry Ford Hospital and Health System

"Drs. Prescott and Logan and have encapsulated an answer that allows us to understand why we live as we do, how our lifestyle choices connect with our immune system and neurobiology. By explaining how we got here, they also provide an answer as to how we can change the ways we engage with the hustle and bustle in order to thrive. This book is a must read for anyone hoping to live in an authentic, and grounded life."
— Martin Katzman

"Sprinkled throughout The Secret Life of Your Microbiome are delightful historical quotes from medical and science scholars that make the book a joy to read. This book paves the way to better understanding the connection between our internal and external environment through understanding the necessity of promoting diversity of the microbiome from inside to out — from our gut, to our skin and the environment that we live in. An excellent read!"
— Alison C. Bested MD FRCPC, Director, Student Research Development, Chair, Integrative Medicine, Associate Professor, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine

"This beautifully written and important book needs to be widely read and studied. The Secret Life of Your Microbiome is ultimately giving us the key to achieving health and longevity. I am really excited about this book. A must read!"
— Eva Selhub, MD, Tufts University, Department of Nutrition

"Alan Logan and Susan Prescott present a conceptual framework for understanding human health that goes far beyond diseases or mechanisms, and intimately connects our health with the health of our planet. …fascinating and highly engaging to read, The Secret Life of Your Microbiome brings together new concepts and information that may be key for our survival."
—Professor Felice Jacka, Director, Food and Mood Centre, Deakin University

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