A Great Read: The Good Gut

Really fascinating article–has anyone else read the book? I need to brew kombucha.

The Zero-Waste Chef

The Good Gutmicrobiota

noun     mi-cro-bi-o-ta     -bī-ˈōt-ə

: a microbial community

microbiome

noun     mi-cro-bi-ome     -bī-ˈōm

: all the microbial genes in a microbiota


I first read about the Sonnenburgs—a husband and wife team of Stanford PhDs studying the microbiota—in an article Michael Pollan wrote for the New York Times a couple of years ago. When I learned they had written a book, The Good Gut, I headed to my independent book store on the pub date to pick it up. I knew I would love it. I was right.

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