The Happy gut

A detailed look at the microbiota and how to manipulate it for optimal health


The following is a list of great resources for individuals wishing to learn more about the microbiota and its impact on health.


Here is a list of some informative books about the microbiota, along with a brief synopsis.

  • The Good Gut: Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Mood, and Your Long-term Health

    The Good Gut is a groundbreaking work that offers a new plan for health that focuses on how to nourish your microbiota, including recipes and a menu plan. The Sonnenburgs show how we can keep our microbiota off the endangered species list and strengthen the community that inhabits our gut and thereby improve our own health. In this important and timely investigation, they look at safe alternatives to antibiotics; dietary and lifestyle choices to encourage microbial health; the management of the aging microbiota; and the nourishment of your own individual microbiome.

  • Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ

    Our gut is almost as important to us as our brain and yet we know very little about how it works. Gut: The Inside Story is an entertaining, informative tour of the digestive system from the moment we raise a tasty morsel to our lips until the moment our body surrenders the remnants to the toilet bowl.