10% Human by Alanna Collen – How your body microbes hold the key to health and happiness

A new point of view of why we have such high rates of obesity and other health problems in the 21st century.

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10% Human by Alanna Collen – How your body microbes hold the key to health and happiness

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10% Human


10% Human by Alanna Collen is undoubtedly one of the most interesting books I’ve read recently. It is a book that tells us how microorganisms are important for the proper functioning of our body and mind.



Did you know that inside each of us live trillions of microbes?

That’s right.

In 10% Human Alanna Collen explores the reasons why these organisms seem to be responsible for several important activities for the human being.

Activities such as maintaining a good immune system and extraction of nutrients from food. The good or bad intestinal flora seems to be related with diseases such as obesity, schizophrenia and autism.

In 10% Human Alanna Colleen addresses the good side and the bad side of antibiotics. She explains why you shouldn’t take them without cause, but only when they are really needed. The author talks about the change of the way we eat in the Western world and the harm that this entails. In comparison, she speaks of the way some tribes, that still exist today, eat and how they live healthily.


The book also discusses the advantages that natural childbirth brings in terms of health on people life’s. Cesarean section however may bring some health issues attached.

Finally, the book gives us some tips on how to stay healthy and thin while taking good care of our microbes. Tips as simple as eating more fiber.

I strongly recommend reading this book because it brings us new information on many of the issues that concern us today, such as obesity and mental well-being.




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