Book Discussion CANCELLED: European Book Club

Giulia Enders (c) Giulia Enders

Thu, 04/20/2017

Goethe-Institut Chicago

150 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 200
Chicago, lL 60601

Giulia Enders

UNFORTUNATELY THIS BOOK CLUB HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

UNFORTUNATELY THIS BOOK CLUB HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

The discussion in English will be moderated by Isabelle David, director of the French American School of Chicago.

Our gut is almost as important to us as our brain and yet we know very little about how it works. Gut: The Inside Story is an entertaining, informative tour of the digestive system from the moment we raise a tasty morsel to our lips until the moment our body surrenders the remnants to the toilet bowl. No topic is too lowly for the author’s wonder and admiration, from the careful choreography of breaking wind to the precise internal communication required for a cleansing vomit. Along the way, the author provides practical advice such as the best ways to sit on the toilet to have a comfortable bowel movement, how clean your kitchen should be for optimum gut health, and how different laxatives work. She tells stories of gut bacteria that can lead to obesity, autoimmune diseases, or even suicide, and she discusses the benefits of dietary supplements such as probiotics.

The European Book Club (organized by the French Culture in the Midwest and EUNIC Chicago) meets regularly for a book discussion of a bestselling novel in English translation. Guests who would like to attend, should read the book in advance and come prepared to participate in the discussion.

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