Finished reading: 10% Human: How Your Body’s Microbes Hold The Key To Health And Happiness by Alanna Collen 📚
I had this one on my shelf for a while and I’m very happy I finally got around to reading it. I knew (roughly) that we have a vast microbiome within our gut, but I hadn’t really seen most of the details about just how impactful we now know that to be to our health. In particular, I wasn’t aware of the connection to eating fiber; my understanding only extended as far as fiber being something indigestible that helped keep things moving right. As it turns out, there’s a whole lot more to it, and a lot involves gut bacteria.
Sure enough, I’ve vastly increased my fiber intake (gradually) after reading this. I’m also very curious about what we might be able to learn about the intersection of autoimmune (and other) diseases and the microbiome.
I’ve since been recommended a slightly newer book on this topic which I now have a copy of.
Highly recommended - if you read this and don’t increase your fiber intake / support your microbiome, I’ll be surprised.