How the Microbiome is Revolutionizing the Pursuit of a Healthy Life
New York, New York : Dutton, 
Description: viii, 341 pages ; 24 cm
A cutting-edge new book that reveals how foreign microbes might actually be good for us, contrary to past belief. The microorganisms that we have sought to eliminate have been supporting our ancestors for centuries. They comprise 90 percent of the cells in our bodies and yet we have significantly reduced their power, sparking an epidemic of new diseases, or superbugs. The Human Superorganism presents pioneering research and offers a blueprint for a revolution in public health, by going against what we always thought was true: that foreign microbes are bad for us.
Contents: The end of the old biology -- Superorganism ecology -- The invisible human superorganism -- The incomplete generation -- Gene swaps and switches -- Redirecting precision medicine -- The immune system gone wrong -- Patterns of disease -- The six causes of the epidemic -- Precision medicine envisaged -- You, the volatile organic compound -- Superorganism makeover -- To be a microbiome whisperer -- Your brain on microbes -- Will you do no harm?.
ISBN: 9781101983904 (hardcover)