Dark Matter: The New Science of the Microbiome

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Dark Matter: The New Science of the Microbiome

Dark Matter: The New Science of the Microbiome

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The book makes a compelling case for why this subject should be taught in schools, given its far-reaching implications for public health. I've long been interested in the microbiome, and have been eagerly awaiting a book that might uncover some of its mysteries. I guess those of us who purchase such a book are very much aware of the statistics and back ground stories. They exercise a lot and live in social communities, where they farm together, cook together and share plates of food.

Biography: Dr James Kinross is a senior lecturer in colorectal surgery and consultant surgeon at Imperial College London and a visiting professor at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland.If we are to meaningfully understand how and why we’ve reached this crisis – and how to solve it – we urgently need to reappraise our relationship with our microbes. Despite the complexity of the subject matter, the book is extremely well-written and easy to understand.

I’ve got a great PhD student looking at how bacteria might reduce the adverse side effects of chemotherapy. The gut microbiome plays a significant role in the health of young children, and Kinross provides actionable insights on what can be done to ensure better health for our children in the future. A really engaging overview of our little microbial friends; what they do for us and, importantly, what we need to do for them. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.

In this ground-breaking book, surgeon and expert on the microbiome, James Kinross, takes us on a guided tour of our extraordinary inner universe, showing how our relationship with microbes may hold the key to why we are increasingly succumbing to diseases and conditions such as cancer, Alzheimer's, autoimmune conditions and allergies. I thoroughly recommend this well-written book to anyone not afraid of something moderately academic. Clearly, diet is a major driver too and in America and Europe, we now eat a kind of globalised, processed, white, gloopy diet which is very low in plant-based fibres and very high in animal fats and refined sugars. Highly recommend this to anyone fascinated with the human body, gut health or generally wants to read about something fascinating.

Much as some microbes do cause illness and death, we cannot live healthy lives without an extraordinarily diverse and changing personal biosphere of microbial companions which we influence and which influence us. They can make us depressed, make us crave certain foods, and can cause or prevent many chronic diseases and other health conditions. Dr James Kinross is a senior lecturer in colorectal surgery and consultant surgeon at Imperial College London and a visiting professor at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland.

A fascinating and nicely written account of our hard working microbiome; out of sight but never out of mind; literally! Dr James Kinross a Consultant surgeon specialising in the gut microbiome at Imperial College London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has published a new book, Dark Matter.

Now, I am a huge proponent of human progress, civilization, and modernity; however, all this progress has not come without its costs. However, there's a lot of great information in here that really helped me better understand the microbiome and how to keep it healthy, and for that reason it's absolutely worth a read. The author even managed to shoe-horn in some bit of low-resolution garbage about trans people (somehow); in a book about microbes, no less. A large proportion of our immune system is located within the gut because it has to process a huge number of environmental antigens.To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Information about gut health is decent but it leans too heavily about climate change, Covid and other political views of which i think are biased (in my opinion) and feel as though the book fits a certain narrative that I respectfully disagree with completely.

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