Synopses & Reviews
The author of Gutbliss and one of todayand#8217;s preeminent gastroenterologists distills the latest research on the microbiome into a practical program for boosting overall health.
Michael Pollanand#8217;s widely discussed New York Times article, and#147;Some of My Best Friends Are Germs,and#8221; was just the tip of the iceberg. The microbiomeand#151;the collective name for the trillions of bacteria that live in our gutand#151;is todayand#8217;s hottest medical news topic. Synthesizing the latest findings, Dr. Robynne Chutkan explains how the standard Western diet and lifestyle are starving our microbiome, depleting the and#147;good bugsand#8221; that keep us healthy and encouraging overgrowth of exactly the wrong type of bacteria. The resulting imbalance makes us more prone to disease and obesity and negatively affects our metabolism, our hormones, our cravings, our immunity, and even our genes. But beyond the science, what sets this book apart is Dr. Chutkanand#8217;s powerful three-level program for optimizing your gut bacteria for good health.
Dr. Chutkan shares:
- Why hand-sanitizing gels and antibiotics are stripping our bodies of their natural protective systems
- Essential prebiotics and probiotics
- Recipes with ingredients that replenish the microbiome for each rehab level
- Cutting-edge research on the connection between the microbiome and the brain
- An intro to the stool transplant, the superfix for a severely troubled microbiome
Dr. Chutkan is one of the most recognizable gastroenterologists working in America today, and this is the first book to distill the research into a practical, effective plan for replenishing our microbiomes. The Microbiome Solution will bring welcome relief to the millions who want to grow a good and#147;gut gardenand#8221;and#151;and enjoy healthier, happier lives.
"Respected gastroenterologist Chutkan, founder of the Digestive Center for Women, candidly tackles the topic of female digestive health with this comprehensive and accessible manual. Chutkan explains the physiological differences that make women more susceptible to gastrointestinal complications than men, maps out the various parts and functions of the GI tract the '30-foot digestive superhighway' and talks about potential problems, from mild sluggishness, blockages, and bloat to diverticulosis, Crohn's disease, and irritable bowel syndrome. Structured in three parts 'Digestion 101,' 'What Could It Be?' and 'The Path to Relief and Great Health' the book pinpoints the causes of GI distress and treatment options (with an emphasis on preventative lifestyle changes). Chutkan also explains connections between GI difficulties and seemingly unrelated topics, such as drinking from plastic water bottles and walking barefoot. The 10-day detox plan is easy to follow and includes a manageable collection of recipes. Packed with no-nonsense explanations, real-life patient stories, and remedies, this guide will empower women to recognize their particular digestive health issues and proactively work with their medical professionals to prevent, treat, and solve them. Agent: Howard Yoon, Ross Yoon Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
A renowned physician shares her complete 10-day digestive tune-up for women, with important revelations about good gastrointestinal health.
Many so-called cures for womens bloating and indigestion, from juice cleanses to specialty diets, are based on junk science. For women seeking true relief from that overall feeling of discomfort in any size jeans, Dr. Robynne Chutkan has the perfect plan for feeling light, tight, and bright in ten days. Gutbliss offers:
- A primer on the real reasons for gastrointestinal distress, and why its much more common in women
- A look at the debilitating side effects of supposedly healthy habitsfrom Greek yogurt to bloat-inducing aspirin
- An expert analysis of symptoms that could indicate a serious underlying condition
- An indispensable checklist to pinpoint the exact cause of your bloating
Just a few small changes in diet, lifestyle, and exercise can make a huge difference in a womans digestive health, but the changes have to be the right ones. Going beyond the basics of top sellers such as Wheat Belly
, Dr. Chutkans Gutbliss
empowers women to take control of their gastrointestinal wellness.
About the Author
Robynne Chutkan, M.D.,
is one of the most recognizable gastroenterologists working in America today. Dr. Chutkan has a B.S. from Yale and an M.D. from Columbia, and operates and teaches in the gastroenterology department at Georgetown University Hospital. An avid snowboarder, marathon runner, and Vinyasa yoga practitioner, she is dedicated to helping her patients live not just longer, but better lives.