The Clever Guts Diet

with Dr Michael Mosley


Thursday 8 June 2017



Adelaide Convention Centre

Due to contractual obligations with the BBC, no video or podcast from this event can be made available.

Your guts have an astonishing degree of control over your mood, hunger and general health. The Clever Guts Diet is a book that celebrates this hugely under-rated organ and shows you what you need to do to keep it in prime condition.

Bestselling author Dr Michael Mosley reveals the latest research into the workings of the microbiome – the kilogram of alien bacteria that live in your gut – and takes a look at exactly what happens inside your stomach and intestines as you go about your daily life.

He demonstrates how your gut communicates with your body and mind, and explains why your biome affects your weight, your health and even your happiness.

With his renowned aptitude for self-experimentation, Dr Mosley also delves into the science of his own digestive system; he trials a range of diets to ascertain their effects on body shape and blood sugar, and looks at the effects of prebiotics, probiotics and antibiotics.

In this book, Dr Michael Mosely details scientifically tested ways to keep your gut in good shape, which can:

  • Regulate your body weight

  • Control hunger signals

  • Reduce stress, anxiety and depression

  • Lower the impact of common conditions, such as coeliac disease, irritable bowel syndrome and type 1 diabetes 

Join us for this book launch and the opportunity to discover how The Clever Guts Diet will change how you see your body forever.

Dr Michael Mosley will be joined by Susan Hillier PhD, Dean: Research and Research Education, Associate Professor: Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, Sansom Institute for Health Research, UniSA.

Books sales by Matilda Bookshop from 6.00pm and book signing post presentation.

Dr Michael Mosley

Dr Michael Mosley is a renowned documentary maker and award winning science journalist - credited for creating the 5:2 diet and Producer of Trust Me, I'm a Doctor

Dr Michael Mosley trained to be a doctor at the Royal Free Hospital in London. After qualifying, he joined the BBC where he has been a science journalist, executive producer and, more recently, a well-known television presenter. He has won numerous television awards and was named Medical Journalist of the Year by the British Medical Association.

SBS On Demand: Trust Me I'm a Doctor
SBS TV: Why your diet isn’t working: Michael Mosley’s six things to change right now
SBS TV: Do probiotics really work?
SBS TV (Insight): Beating Type 2 Diabetes
Sydney Morning Herald: Michael Mosley's five biggest health myths 
State Library Victoria: Michael Mosley in conversation 


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Susan Hillier PhD

Dean: Research and Research Education, Associate Professor: Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, Sansom Institute for Health Research, UniSA.

Associate Professor Susan Hillier is an academic and clinician with teaching and research interests in the broad field of neuroscience and rehabilitation. Susan also has an interest in movement education and intervention approaches for other populations such as children with developmental coordination disorder or people who are ageing.

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