Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ
by Giulia Enders
I have been having conversations with a couple of friends with regards to our stomach problems, about acid reflux and gastroenteritis and all.
I did a search and found this book, got a copy and started reading it today.
It's a good book and for a start, it is quite entertaining. But it does get more technical midway through and will take some effort to keep reading it.
Some of the things I learned is that in year 2007, someone finally found the purpose for the appendix. It is apparently part of our immune system and it monitors foreign microbes to get rid of bad germs.
And we thought it was useless.
Another thing I found out while reading the book is this. And the subtitle of the book describes our guts perfectly. It is the most underrated organ.
Reading about how the entire system work together, I began to marvel at the wonderous creative hand of our God.
We are indeed fearfully and wonderfully made.
Get a copy if your interest is piqued. And don't miss the part about what happens when we vomit. It is brilliant.