If you only read one book in 2018…make it this one!

It’s called Missing Microbes by Dr Martin Blaser, which might leave you scratching your head but TRUST me, it’s incredible – and you don’t need to be a biology geek to understand it, at all.

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Don’t let the slightly aggressive front cover fool you, this book isn’t about predicting the end of the world – but oddly, that is a very real consequence of continuing to ignore the sensitive makeup of the bacteria in our bodies.

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UC and Tequila Slammers

For me and I expect for most people with UC, each morning brings a series of firsts and the nervousness that comes with them.

Let me explain:

  1. The first poo or loo visit – Will it hurt? Will there be blood?
  2. The first few hours of the morning – Will there be cramps? Or bloating? Or urgency?
  3. The first meals of the day – Will there be cramps? Pain or sickness and anxiety?

Not the ‘leap out of bed and sing to the birds through the window’ style of morning which I’m sure we’d all love, but none the less – a day without any of those signals is as good as any.

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GUT by Giulia Enders – a fascinating read for all

No, had I not been catapulted into the world of gut health due to my illness, a book like this would have gone completely unnoticed as I scanned the shelves of Waterstones…but I’m SO glad I bought it, because it has completely changed the way I view my body.

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