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Gut Reactions

The Science of Weight Gain and Loss
Narrated by: David Marantz
Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
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How much do you really know about how the human body works, and how it reacts to food, exercise, nutrition, and the environment? While most of us have read about at least one fad diet, we're left wondering about the greater biochemistry, psychology, sociology, and physiology of the obesity crisis in the United States.

Gut Reactions by chemist Simon Quellen Field shows us how our bodies react to food and the environment, and how our brain affects what and how much we eat, and in turn, is affected by what we eat. It shows why some diets work for some people but not for others, based on genetics, previous weight history, brain chemistry, environmental cues, and social pressures. It explores how dozens of hormones affect hunger and satiety and interact with the brain and the gut to regulate feeding behavior. And it explains the addictive nature of foods that interact with the same dopamine and opioid receptors in the brain that cocaine, heroin, amphetamines, and nicotine do.

Whether you're looking to lose weight, put on muscle mass, or simply understand how your metabolism or gut microbiome is affecting your food cravings, Field has the scientific answers for you.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Simon Quellen Field (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

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  • Laura
  • 27-02-2019

Excellent Book! In-depth Science

Enjoyed the book very much. There were scientific insights not found in similar books. One detail that did not make sense, Field says that fullness signals are sent by the large intestine. I don't know if this is true or not, but if those were the only fullness signals being sent, we'd be eating for 8 hours. -- Aside from that this book is full of science on digestion that has clarified many of my questions such as cold and hot starches (why potatoes have few digestible calories when cold) and how proteins matter differently at different ages; specific genes involved in weight gain or loss; and a thorough explanation of hormones involved in weight gain and loss. The included pdf is a wonderful supplement. Of all the nutrition books I have read, this is perhaps the most thorough with regard specifically to the obesity epidemic.