presenting Gut Feelings: The Microbiome and Our Health
Harvard Book Store’s virtual event series, the Harvard University Division of Science, and the Harvard Library welcome renowned pediatric gastroenterologist ALESSIO FASANO and SUSIE FLAHERTY—Director of Communications at the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment—for a discussion of their new, co-authored book, Gut Feelings: The Microbiome and Our Health.
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About Gut Feelings
We are at the dawn of a new scientific revolution. Our understanding of how to treat and prevent diseases has been transformed by knowledge of the microbiome—the rich ecosystem of microorganisms that is in and on every human. These microbial hitchhikers may hold the keys to human health.
In Gut Feelings, Alessio Fasano and Susie Flaherty show why we must go beyond the older, myopic view of microorganisms as our enemies to a broader understanding of the microbiome as a parallel civilization that we need to understand, respect, and engage with for the benefit of our own health.
Praise for Gut Feelings
“The microbiome revolution proves the old adage that ‘you are what you eat.’ In Gut Feelings, Fasano and Flaherty provide a comprehensive and compelling portrait of the ‘bugs’ that shape us from early childhood through old age and their role in human health.” —Mark Hyman, New York Times bestselling author of Food Fix