Follow Your Gut: The Enormous Impact of Tiny Microbes

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Allergies, asthma, obesity, acne: these are just a few of the conditions that may be caused—and someday cured—by the microscopic life inside us. The key is to understand how this groundbreaking science influences your health, mood, and more.

In just the last few years, scientists have shown how the microscopic life within our bodies— particularly within our intestines—has an astonishing impact on our lives. Your health, mood, sleep patterns, eating preferences—even your likelihood of getting bitten by mosquitoes—can be traced in part to the tiny creatures that live on and inside of us.

In Follow Your Gut, pioneering scientist Rob Knight pairs with award-winning science journalist Brendan Buhler to explain—with good humor and easy-to-grasp examples—why these new findings matter to everyone. They lead a detailed tour of the previously unseen world inside our bodies, calling out the diseases and conditions believed to be most directly impacted by them.

With a practical eye toward deeper knowledge and better decisions, they also explore the known effects of antibiotics, probiotics, diet choice and even birth method on our children’s lifelong health. Ultimately, this pioneering book explains how to learn about your own microbiome and take steps toward understanding and improving your health, using the latest research as a guide.
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About the author

Dr. Rob Knight is a professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Computer Science in the BioFrontiers at the University of Colorado Boulder, and also has an appointment in the Computational Biosciences Program at the University of Colorado Denver. He is an AAAS Fellow and HHMI Early Career Scientist. He is also the cofounder and scientific lead of Biota, Inc., cofounder of American Gut, and co-PI of the Earth Microbiome Project.

Brendan Buhler is an award-winning science writer whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, California, and Sierra Magazine. His story on Rob Knight’s work was selected for the 2012 edition of The Best American Science and Nature Writing.
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Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Apr 7, 2015
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Pages
128
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ISBN
9781476784755
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English
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Genres
Health & Fitness / Diet & Nutrition / Nutrition
Health & Fitness / Healthy Living
Science / Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology
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The Panasonic LUMIX LX100 is a compact zoom camera designed with the enthusiast and advanced photographer in mind. For those shooters looking for a very capable camera with a small profile—especially when compared to a DSLR—the LX100 hits the mark, and it does so without compromise in quality. With its Four Thirds sensor, its 24–75mm focal range, and its Leica f/1.7–2.8 lens, the LX100 has received much high praise. In fact, DP Review awarded the camera its highest ever score in its camera class and called it “one of the best photographers’ cameras on the market and probably the best zoom compact ever made.” In addition, the inclusion of 4k video and 4k photo mode put the LX100 in a class by itself.


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In this concise guide, Panasonic LUMIX Luminary Rob Knight shares his real-world experience with the LX100. Rob doesn’t spend time rehashing the basics of the exposure triangle; instead, he dives into a curated collection of the LX100’s best features and capabilities that he uses regularly. Some of the topics covered include:


• The best focus modes and settings based on the shooting situation

• Customizable Function (Fn) button and Control Dial options

• In-Camera RAW processing

• Shooting in Silent mode

• Multiple exposures and panoramas

• 4k photo mode

• WiFi settings and features

• And much more!


Rob also discusses the coolest and best features of the LX100 that truly make a difference in how you use the camera, such as back-button focus, the pros and cons of electronic vs. mechanical shutter, how to customize the camera so it feels like you have a kit bag of prime lenses rather than a continuous zoom, and using external flash. Finally, Rob includes his favorite camera settings, setups, and suggestions for specific shooting situations, such as street photography, travel photography, macro photography, and timelapse photography. 

The Panasonic LUMIX LX100 is a compact zoom camera designed with the enthusiast and advanced photographer in mind. For those shooters looking for a very capable camera with a small profile—especially when compared to a DSLR—the LX100 hits the mark, and it does so without compromise in quality. With its Four Thirds sensor, its 24–75mm focal range, and its Leica f/1.7–2.8 lens, the LX100 has received much high praise. In fact, DP Review awarded the camera its highest ever score in its camera class and called it “one of the best photographers’ cameras on the market and probably the best zoom compact ever made.” In addition, the inclusion of 4k video and 4k photo mode put the LX100 in a class by itself.


The Pocket Guide to the Panasonic LUMIX LX100 is a quick and to-the-point companion guide to help you make the most of this highly capable advanced camera. The basic operation of the LX100 is fairly straightforward for those photographers with an understanding of exposure and composition—adjusting the aperture and shutter speed are simple enough. But there are many next-generation features, functions, and customizable setups that even a seasoned photographer might overlook or not take full advantage of—features that, when implemented, could make all the difference in getting the shot.


In this concise guide, Panasonic LUMIX Luminary Rob Knight shares his real-world experience with the LX100. Rob doesn’t spend time rehashing the basics of the exposure triangle; instead, he dives into a curated collection of the LX100’s best features and capabilities that he uses regularly. Some of the topics covered include:


• The best focus modes and settings based on the shooting situation

• Customizable Function (Fn) button and Control Dial options

• In-Camera RAW processing

• Shooting in Silent mode

• Multiple exposures and panoramas

• 4k photo mode

• WiFi settings and features

• And much more!


Rob also discusses the coolest and best features of the LX100 that truly make a difference in how you use the camera, such as back-button focus, the pros and cons of electronic vs. mechanical shutter, how to customize the camera so it feels like you have a kit bag of prime lenses rather than a continuous zoom, and using external flash. Finally, Rob includes his favorite camera settings, setups, and suggestions for specific shooting situations, such as street photography, travel photography, macro photography, and timelapse photography. 

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„A bennünk és rajtunk élő mikroszkopikus élőlények átírják, mit is jelent embernek lenni.”Rob Knight a San Diegó-i Kaliforniai Egyetemen a gyermekgyógyászat, valamint a számítógépes kutatás és tervezés professzora, illetve a Microbiome Initiative igazgatója. Az American Gut Project és az Earth Microbiome Project társalapítója.

Brendan Buhler díjnyertes szakújságíró, munkái megjelentek a Los Angeles Times-ban, a California és a Sierra magazinban. Rob Knight munkásságáról írott cikke 2012-ben bekerült a legjobb tudományos írásokat magába foglaló, The Best American Science and Nature Writing gyűjteménybe.
„Az emberi test körülbelül 10 billió emberi sejtből áll – miközben mintegy 100 billió mikrobiális sejt is él bennünk és rajtunk. Vagyis, többségében nem is önmagunk vagyunk.”
Asztma, elhízás, depresszió és autizmus: csak néhány probléma azok közül, amelyeket talán a bennünk és rajtunk élő parányi élőlények okoznak – és egy nap talán gyógyítanak is. A tudósoknak csupán az elmúlt pár évben sikerült bebizonyítaniuk, milyen döbbenetes hatással van az életünkre a testünkben – különösen a beleinkben – zajló, mikroszkopikus élet. Lehet, hogy ez a tudományos áttörést hozó felfedezés a kulcs számos betegség gyógyításához?
Az úttörő munkásságával hírnevet szerző tudós, Rob Knight, és szerzőtársa, a díjnyertes tudományos újságíró, Brendan Buhler a legújabb kutatási eredményeket alapul véve, humorral fűszerezve mutatja be testünk eddig ismeretlen világát.
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