Die Gesundmacher

Bernhard Kegel

Die Gesundmacher

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

142 pages, Originalverlag: DuMont 2015
First day of sale: 14.04.2017
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, born in Berlin in 1953, studied chemistry and biology at the Free University of Berlin, followed by research work, work as an ecological expert and lecturer. Since 1993 he has published numerous novels and non-fiction books. Bernhard Kegel's books have been awarded several journalism prizes. Most recently, 'Ausgestorben, um zu bleiben' (2018) and 'Die Natur der Zu-kunft' (2021) were published by DuMont. The author lives in Berlin.