Related to: 'Meet Your Hormones'

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Meet Your Bacteria

Catherine Whitlock, Nicola Temple
Authors:
Catherine Whitlock, Nicola Temple

Meet Your Bacteria introduces you to all of your tiny tenants, and reveals the fascinating inner workings of your body, and the importance of these usually helpful (but sometimes harmful) microbes.Highly topical and accessible, this book:- Explores the different bacteria that live on and in various parts of your body (not just in the gut)- Explains what they do, and why some are beneficial and some harmful- Offers practical advice for promoting the good and inhibiting the bad bacteria- Examines the latest thinking on good and bad dirt, and the links between bacteria and diseaseIncluding in-depth profiles on each of the most important families of bacteria living in the human body, and helpful advice on how you can look after your own health through greater knowledge of your microbial friends, this is a wide-ranging introduction to the secret world inside your own body.

Catherine Whitlock

Catherine Whitlock is a science writer with a BSc in Biological Sciences and a PhD in Immunology. She has previously worked in biomedical research in London labs, primarily exploring immune response in autoimmune diseases. This work, combined with teaching roles at Kings College London and NYU London, led her to working as a science communicator, writing about science, medicine and nature. Catherine is based in Kent, England, and she is also the co-author of Meet Your Bacteria.

Christie Goodwin

Christie Goodwin is a British photographer with a career that spans over 35 years. She has worked for Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, One Direction, Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart and other top recording artists. Christie's work appears on CDs, DVDs and tour merchandise, and in international publications, books and exhibitions. When not on the road in a tour bus, Christie is at home in London, where she regularly shoots as official photographer for the Royal Albert Hall. She can be found on both instagram and twitter @christiegoodwin.

Faisal Abdalla

Celebrity trainer and founder of PMA Fitness Faisal Abdalla can usually be found bouncing around teaching at Barry's Bootcamp, a global fitness phenomenon loved by A-list actors, footballers, supermodels and pop stars alike. Named as one of London's top personal trainers by Hip & Healthy magazine, he has an infectious energy and positive mental attitude that has earned him the title 'Mr PMA' among clients. He was also named as Askmen.com as one of the fittest men on earth, alongside the likes of Usain Bolt, Anthony Joshua, Andy Murray and Conor McGregor.Faisal also keeps busy in his role as an official master trainer for Nike. He is one of a handful in the U.K. with the prestigious title, which has led him to train huge crowds of strong women at Nike Women events across the world.His holistic approach to fitness has gathered fans around the world and he will get you not just looking great, but feeling great, from the inside out.Find out more about Faisal on Instagram @faisalpmafitness, Twitter @faispmafitness or his YouTube channel PMA Fitness.

Geoffrey Fisher

Geoffrey Fisher studied fine art in the late seventies when his artistic interest rested between painting and sculpture. After graduating from art school he set up his own studio and a few years later moved abroad to broaden his life experience. Here his ideas developed into making everyday objects. His items first sold in a concept store on Brick Lane, and his range is now available throughout Europe and America.

Guy Barter

Guy Barter is Chief Horticulturist of the Royal Horticultural Society, having joined the organization as superintendent of trials at RHS Garden Wisley in 1990. Prior to that, he gained experience in the commercial horticultural world after graduating with a degree in horticulture. Guy now runs the RHS Members' Advisory Service, which provides answers to an enormous range of questions and supplies evidence-based advice for thousands of gardeners and is author of RHS How Do Worms Work and RHS Can Anything Stop Slugs.

Hannah Ebelthite

Hannah Ebelthite is a freelance health, fitness and wellbeing writer and co-author of the bestselling book The G Plan Diet. She is a member of the Guild of Health Writers. Hannah lives in Sussex with her fitness-journalist husband and their six-year-old twin boys.

John Vincent

John is co-founder of LEON, which now has more than 60 restaurants (including in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Oslo and Washington, DC). He wrote LEON Naturally Fast Food with Henry Dimbleby, LEON Family & Friends with Kay Plunkett-Hogge, LEON Happy Salads and LEON Fast & Free with Jane Baxter and LEON Happy Soups, LEON Happy One-pot Cooking and LEON Fast Vegan with Rebecca Seal. He thinks that our relationship with food should be positive and joyous and that we need to listen more carefully to our gut, eat more good fats and less sugar.

Katie Caldesi

Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi own London's Caffé Caldesi as well as Caldesi in Campagna in Bray. They co-authored Around The World in Salads and The Gentle Art of Preserving which was nominated for the André Simon Food Book Award and the Guild of Food Writers' Cookbook of the Year award. They have both appeared on Saturday Kitchen. Katie is also the author of The Italian Cookery Course. Giancarlo was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2012. Since then he has lost nearly 4 stone and his diabetes is in remission after adopting a low-carb diet.

Kevin Braddock

Kevin is a writer and editor with 20 years of experience at titles including GQ, Esquire, the Guardian, The Face, Vogue and Sleek (Berlin), where he was Editor in Chief. Since his breakdown and recovery, he has completed qualifications in Coaching and Mentoring from UCL and Humanistic and Psychodynamic Counselling from Goldsmiths. In 2017 Kevin self-published a magazine about his story called Torchlight, which has since sold more than 1,500 copies and been featured in publications such as the Observer. He continues to promote and develop the Torchlight system, including practice cards that help users try out his techniques and advice.@torchlight_system

Lia Leendertz

Lia Leendertz is an award-winning garden and food writer. She writes a monthly almanac column for the Telegraph, a monthly column for The Garden magazine and a long-running series on growing and eating seasonally for Simple Things magazine. She also contributes frequently to the Guardian and Gardens Illustrated. She is the author of several gardening books and the cookbook Petal, Leaf, Seed: Cooking with the garden's treasures. Lia appears monthly on BB6 Music with Cerys Matthews.Find out more about Lia at www.lialeendertz.com, on Twitter @lialeendertz and on Instagram @lia_leendertz.

Lynne Robinson

Lynne Robinson is the founder of Body Control Pilates, which is taught internationally. She has produced several successful books, among them Pilates for Weight Loss (Kyle Books) and DVDs. Lisa Bradshaw is Head of Education and Professional Development for Body Control Pilates. Nathan Gardner is General Manager of Body Control Pilates in the UK.

Megan C Hayes PhD

Megan C Hayes is a groundbreaking researcher and pioneer of the Positive Journal® approach to personal writing. She has spent a decade studying writing and the psychology of happiness, and discovering ways that writing makes us happier. She is an academic in the fields of Positive Psychology and Creative Writing, with a personal interest in mental health issues after growing up with a mother and sister who both experienced bipolar episodes. Megan's interdisciplinary PhD explored writing as a tool to promote and support psychological wellbeing. She has shared her research in the UK, United States and Europe, including papers in The International Journal of Wellbeing and Writing in Practice: The Journal of Creative Writing Research. She is a co-founder of Creative Writing Lab: The Network for Research in Creative Writing and Wellbeing, and continues to be fascinated with how words and writing can create happiness.

Nerina Ramlakhan

Dr Nerina Ramlakhan has been a professional physiologist and sleep therapist for 25 years. She works with a number of corporate clients, runs sleep and wellness programmes at Nightingale Hospital in London, and is also the sleep advisor to the Silentnight bed company. She is author of Tired But Wired (Souvenir Press, 2010) and Fast Asleep, Wide Awake (Harper Thorsons, 2016) and her work has been featured in newspapers and magazines including the Telegraph, The Times, the Guardian, New Scientist, Healthy Living and Psychologies. She has also appeared on numerous national TV and radio programmes. Nerina is a mother, climber, marathon runner, meditator and compulsive bookworm. She lives in London.Find out more at www.drnerina.com or on Twitter @DrNerina.

Nicola Temple

Nicola Temple worked as a conservation biologist before becoming a full-time writer, specialising in science and the environment. She has an MSc in Biological Sciences and lives in Bristol, England.

Oscar Duke

Oscar is a London-­based doctor and broadcaster with a passion for demystifying the unnecessarily complicated world of medical science. Oscar featured in the hit Channel 4 series 24 Hours in A&E before going on to present his own award-winning prime-­time documentary for BBC2, Born Too White - an immersive exposé of the mutilation and murder of people living with Albinism in East Africa. He has featured on BBC Breakfast, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 2 and regularly co-­hosts The Surgery on BBC Radio 1 and presents across the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. @DrOscarDuke

Paula Grainger

Paula Grainger is a well-known Medical Herbalist and member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists with respected practices in Santa Cruz, California, and her native England. She works with clients using herbs and nutrition to maximise wellness, as well as teaching natural and herbal lifestyle classes. She is joint author of Infuse (Hamlyn, 2016). She can be found on Instagram @paulagrainger and she blogs on all things herbal at www.paulagrainger.com.

Peter Walker

Peter Walker is the world's foremost authority on baby massage. A trained physical therapist, he offers a certificated teacher training course in baby massage directed at midwives, health visitors, neonatal nurses as well as parents. He has written a number of books on the subject.

Sophie Thompson

Sophie Thompson is the founder of Sister & Co, stocked in Oliver Bonas, Anthropologie, Space NK and department stores, plus several independents. Sophie gave up her career as a lawyer after travelling to India and being given raw coconut oil there to clear up her skin. On returning home she couldn't find the same grade of coconut oil here and decided to source it herself, launching her first product in 2014. Now the range features incredible sounding products including almond milk bath soak with black cardamom and raw coconut lip tonic with lemon myrtle and wild mint.Find out more on Instagram @sisterandcoskinfood, Twitter @SisterandCo and at www.sisterandcompany.com.

Steve Simon

Steve Simon is a multiple-awardwinning documentary photographer who has worked in more than 40 countries and been published in The New York Times, Life, Time, Le Monde, Harpers and many more. His work has also been exhibited worldwide, including Visa Pour L'Image in France three times, and his Empty Sky project was chosen for the 9/11 Memorial Museum's permenant collection.