Synopses & Reviews
Do you have an upset stomach that just won't quit? Do you often feel bloated or live with troubling intestinal pains? Do you constantly ask yourself " what can I eat and not suffer?" Do you have to know where the nearest bathroom is at all times? Have you been diagnosed with IBS yet still can't find relief?
You might be one of the more than 55 million Americans who needlessly suffer from these troubling symptoms. You may have even given up hope because you are embarrassed or exhausted.
In Trust Your Gut -two leading doctors in integrative medicine - a physician and a psychologist - have teamed up to develop the revolutionary CORE program. Gregory Plotnikoff, MD and Mark Weisberg, PhD offer a comprehensive, mind-body approach to healing, without the need for drugs. They are the "go to doctors" for gut distress. Their book is based on decades of clinical experience in resolving the most challenging gut symptoms.
Trust Your Gut will empower you to awaken your 'inner doctor", find lasting, sustainable relief and reclaim your life through making simple changes in your diet and sleep, stress reduction and more.
Learn how to:
- Reduce pain and other gut symptoms naturally
- Promote healthy digestion without drugs
- Rewire your brain-gut connection
- Recognize and manage the five forms of stress that lead to gut disorders
- Re-establish and maintain gut harmony
Trust Your Gut guides you on how to take control of your own gut health now!
"If you or a loved one have suffered too long from gut distress, this book is for you. Trust Your Gut is a great resource for recovery. It will show you how to use scientifically grounded, natural methods that are easily accessible. I recommend it highly." --Andrew Weil, MD, author of Spontaneous Happiness and the #1 New York Times bestselling Spontaneous Healing
"Finally a book with clear guidelines for people wanting to solve their gastrointestinal distress and disease. Because the gut is the center of our emotions, most GI problems must be addressed both physically and emotionally. Unfortunately, this is rarely done. What makes this book so transformative is that it brings the perspectives of both an integrative functional medicine doctor and a doctor of clinical health psychology. Anyone willing and able to follow the suggestions put forth by Doctors Plotnikoff and Weisberg should be able to resolve their gut distress. I would rate this book a ten out of ten for excellence." -Bill Manahan, MD, assistant professor emeritus, University of Minnesota Academic Health Center
40 million Americans (1 in 5) suffer from chronic cramping, bloating, diarrhea, and gas. If you or someone you love is plagued by chronic digestive distress, you know what it's like to be held captive by your gut or spend thousands of dollars on prescriptions that brought only temporary relief.
In Trust Your Gut, internist Dr. Gregory Plotnikoff and clinical health psychologist Dr. Mark Weisberg show how to listen to your gut and to interpret symptoms as important messages that can help correct imbalances. Rather than advocating drugs to mask the symptoms and underlying problems, Plotnikoff and Weisberg offer a program to assess diet, sleep, and stress, and show you revolutionary methods for responding differently to your body's signals.
Readers learn how to:
- Identify their specific form of gastrointestinal distress and understand the meaning behind it.
- Restore good communication between brain and gut.
- Reduce or prevent hypersensitivity in the gut.
- Reduce pain and promote healthy digestion.
Plotnikoff and Weisberg offer a self-help program that provides anyone with chronic gut distress the tools to break the vicious cycle of symptoms, fear, and pain.
About the Author
Gregory A. Plotnikoff, MD, MTS, FACP, is a board-certified internist and pediatrician who has received national and international honors for his work in cross-cultural and integrative medicine. He is frequently quoted on medical stories in the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the LA Times and been featured on All Things Considered, Speaking of Faith and Science Friday.