Australian Women’s Weekly NZ

No guts no glory

Hippocrates declared that “all disease begins in the gut” more than 2000 years ago. Now the science is catching up and we’re all enthralled. First we devoured Gut by Giulia Enders, extolling the virtues of grains – long reviled by Atkins and Paleo extremists. Then we joined Dr Michael Mosley on an enlightening journey in one end and out the other, in The Clever Guts Diet. Now, Melbourne Museum has a new exhibition called Gut Feelings. It’s curated by Dr Johanna Simkin, who looks at zeitgeisty moments in medicine.

“The research has exploded into every direction,” she says. “We knew there were microbes in and on the body but in the last five years, due to new technology, we can pick apart which microbes are where

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