Dark Matter: The New Science of the Microbiome

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Dark Matter: The New Science of the Microbiome

Dark Matter: The New Science of the Microbiome

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It’s for anyone who is interested in how we can improve our health and who wants to understand why we get disease and how to prevent it, so I have tried to make it easy to understand. Sadly, in a trend that seems to be increasing over time, a book about literal bacteria has somehow managed to cram in a ton of partisan preaching, jargon and politicking.

In the developing world, millions of women still don’t have access to basic health services and modern contraceptives. Much as some microbes do cause illness and death, we cannot live healthy lives without an extraordinarily diverse and changing personal biosphere of microbial companions which we influence and which influence us. Information about gut health is decent but it leans too heavily about climate change, Covid and other political views of which i think are biased (in my opinion) and feel as though the book fits a certain narrative that I respectfully disagree with completely.Just like an evangelical Christian who never shuts up about Jesus, these people just can't help themselves. it not only helps us digest and absorb our food and metabolise vitamins, minerals and medicines, but it also has a key role to play in our immune system. Now, I am a huge proponent of human progress, civilization, and modernity; however, all this progress has not come without its costs. In this ground-breaking book, surgeon and expert on the microbiome, James Kinross, takes us on a guided tour of our extraordinary inner universe, showing how our relationship with microbes may hold the key to why we are increasingly succumbing to diseases and conditions such as cancer, Alzheimer's, autoimmune conditions and allergies.

This book goes into the history of microbiome and the study of it up to today plus how it can be applied to everyday life. There are easier and better reads on the microbiome for those who are new to the area, and if you want more detail, they are plenty of decent reviews which are more comprehensive. Fascinating throughout, on occasions a little complex to get your head around but a comprehensive wealth of well explained info around the importance of and interactions between the trillions of microbiota in the gut. So, for example, our planet has a microbiome and we have microbiomes on our skin, in our lungs and in our gut.We can’t solve our problems through dietary changes alone: we’ve got to address some fundamental underlying challenges to our human and planetary microbiome. He is increasingly interested in how the gut microbiome develops in newborn babies and the implications on our long-term health. There are many irrelevant rants about climate change and other assorted leftist rhetoric liberally peppering this book. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. From a world-leading microbiome scientist and surgeon with over two decades of experience comes Dark Matter - the definitive book on the science of the microbiome and how unlocking its potential can protect our health, our immunity and our planet.

the book explains the role of micro-organisms in our bodies and the impact on our health of their imbalance in our system and the world around us. A microbiome refers to all the microscopic organisms within a particular environment and all of the things that they need to sustain themselves. Despite the complexity of the subject matter, the book is extremely well-written and easy to understand. Things that the average person (like the actually privileged author) living in a WEIRD country has little to no experience with.My general hypothesis is that we are experiencing a fundamental change in the type, number and function of micro-organisms that live within us in the developed world. Which brings us around to the larger question here: What the fuck does any of this stuff have to do with microbiomes and literal bacteria? Kinross has a knack for breaking down complicated scientific concepts into digestible information, making it accessible to readers of all backgrounds.

If your basic unit of value is human flourishing and betterment, then having these countries employ more fossil fuels to power their escape from entropy is the best way to support that goal. Kinross makes it clear that the composition of the microbiome has been implicated in many conditions, but the truth is that this is really nothing new. But its clear microbiome is still very understudied and could be more complex than neuroscience as early studies show it impacts so much in the body. It is given to us by our mothers at birth, adapts with us as we age, influences our moods, determines how fast we run and even who we choose as a partner.

He oscillates between over simplified (and occasionally unsuitable) analogies and paragraphs that probably need first year undergraduate knowledge to understand fully on the first read.

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