For every single cell that makes up the human body, there are nine cells of microbes living both on and within our bodies. This rather shocking fact, is revealed by the title of one of the latest additions to our catalogue: “10% human : how your body’s microbes hold the key to health and happiness”.
In this intriguing work, Alanna Collen, relates that as a result of taking antibiotics due to illness, she became interested in the bacteria which make up our bodies. She explains that there is emerging scientific evidence that the balance of microbes within us may have an impact on both physical and mental health.
Collen looks at many current issues such as diet, hygiene, illnesses and how these relate to the trillions of bacteria within us. The result is a well-explained, sometimes witty and personal tale of a fascinating and emerging area of science.
For further details of 10% human : how your body’s microbes hold the key to health and happiness, please see our catalogue.