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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Katherine Harmon Courage Narrator: to be announced Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 3, 2018 ISBN: 9780525587934
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A science journalist shows us why and how we should be eating for the 300 trillion bacteria our bodies depend on to keep us healthy.

In Cultured, Katherine Harmon Courage investigates the essential role our gut--or as we now know it's more accurately called, the microbiome--plays in our overall health and well-being. Through our efforts to keep our bodies and living environments clean and disinfected, we are actually wiping out the essential microbes we need to maintain our immunity. Fortunately, simple dietary changes may be all we need to right the ecology of our microbiome. Organized by food group (dairy, vegetables, and legumes, for instance), Cultured examines digestive health through a foodie's lens, with each chapter exploring how particular foods from that group (like kefir, sauerkraut, and natto) can affect our microbiomes. By looking to other cultures and their gut-friendly food traditions, Katherine is able to break down the complex science behind digestive health to make it accessible for all. Highly informative yet practical and even entertaining, Cultured is the resource readers need in order to learn what they can and should be doing to cultivate the essential microbes they need to live healthier, happier lives. Download and start listening now!

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About the Author

Katherine Harmon Courage is a contributing editor for Scientific American and a journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Wired, National Geographic, and Popular Science, among other publications. Courage has beencovering the microbiome beat since 2009. Her first book, Octopus!: The Most Mysterious Creature in the Sea, was published in October 2013, and her work was featured in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2013. She lives in Colorado.

About the Narrator

Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor, and body image. She’s currently a culture writer for GQ magazine and GQ.com and a weekly columnist at the Guardian, as well as the founder and editor of I Believe You | It’s Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens. In January of 2015 she wrote and recorded a story for This American Life about confronting an internet troll who impersonated her dead father.