Together for Life
There is a great impact of bacteria on our health, our mood, and our thinking. As we continually gain new knowledge about how bacteria control our appetite with chemical signals and how they can strengthen or weaken our immune system one wonders - who's in in charge in our bodies? At the same time most of us are convinced that microbes must be kept in check with disinfectants and antibiotics. Yet with these habits we achieve the opposite: we disturb the fine-tuned ecosystem of the human body and cause lifestyle diseases such as obesity and allergies. Hanno Charisius and Richard Friebe give a convincing account of how the immune system and bacteria relate to each other. The authors also teach us how our intestines do the thinking for us and what mental anguish can be caused by our diet. After reading this book we will be able to distinguish "good" and "bad" bacteria and we will have learned all the tricks for living a healthy and peaceful life together with our intimate tenants.