Die Gesundmacher

Bernhard Kegel

Die Gesundmacher

Was Bakterien für unseren Körper tun und wie wir sie dabei unterstützen können

142 pages

First day of sale: 19.02.2018
ISBN 978-3-8321-6421-8

BERNHARD KEGEL
DIE GESUNDMACHER. Was Bakterien für unseren Körper tun und wie wir sie dabei unterstützen können /
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF BACTERIA FOR OUR HEALTH. What Bacteria are doing for our body, and how we can support them
Non-Fiction, Natural Science, ca. 128 pp.
revised extract from “Die Herrscher der Welt”
Spring 2017

“We Are not Alone (...) Bernhard Kegel presents many interesting facts on the colonisation of our bodies by bacteria.” Norbert Lossau, Literarische WELT on “Die Herrscher der Welt”
“Biology is going through a very turbulent phase and Bernhard Kegel’s book is a guide through these exciting times, recommendable without hesitation.” Thomas Weber, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on “Die Herrscher der Welt”

With helpful bacteria to a healthy body
The human body is one of the most densely populated places on earth. And nowhere else in the body more microbes are found than in our intestine. Only recently scientists discovered that helping digestion is one of the easiest duties for bacteria to fulfil. But in our growingly hygienic world variety and quantity of bacteria, our invisible helpers, are dwindling. The result: overweight, depression, allergies and other autoimmune diseases.

Using advanced methods scientists are in the process of raising the curtain on a performance that is not so much about sickness, but more about health, cooperation and the division of labour. Bernhard Kegels describes knowledgeably and visibly how living together of human being and microbe is working, which other bacterial hot spots there are in our body and how we can use the new knowledge for our health.

Bernhard Kegel

Bernhard Kegel, geboren 1953 in Berlin, studierte Chemie und Biologie an der Freien Universität Berlin. Seit 1993 veröffentlichte er mehrere Romane und Sachbücher, zuletzt er-schienen bei DuMont die Sachbücher ›Epigenetik‹ (2009), ›Tiere in der Stadt‹ (2013) und ›Die Herrscher der Welt‹ (2015). Bernhard Kegels Bücher wurden mit mehreren Publizistikpreisen ausgezeichnet. Der Autor lebt in Berlin.