The Good Gut

Author: Justin Sonnenburg
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698181026
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The groundbreaking science behind the surprising source of good health Stanford University’s Justin and Erica Sonnenburg are pioneers in the most exciting and potentially transformative field in the entire realm of human health and wellness, the study of the relationship between our bodies and the trillions of organisms representing thousands of species to which our bodies play host, the microbes that we collectively call the microbiota. The microbiota interacts with our bodies in a number of powerful ways; the Sonnenburgs argue that it determines in no small part whether we’re sick or healthy, fit or obese, sunny or moody. The microbiota has always been with us, and in fact has coevolved with humans, entwining its functions with ours so deeply, the Sonnenburgs show us, humans are really composite organisms having both microbial and human parts. But now, they argue, because of changes to diet, antibiotic over-use, and over-sterilization, our gut microbiota is facing a “mass extinction event,” which is causing our bodies to go haywire, and may be behind the mysterious spike in some of our most troubling modern afflictions, from food allergies to autism, cancer to depression. It doesn’t have to be this way. The Good Gut offers a new plan for health that focuses on how to nourish your microbiota, including recipes and a menu plan. In this groundbreaking work, the Sonnenburgs show how we can keep our microbiota off the endangered species list and how we can strengthen the community that inhabits our gut and thereby improve our own health. The answer is unique for each of us, and it changes as you age. In this important and timely investigation, the Sonnenburgs look at safe alternatives to antibiotics; dietary and lifestyle choices to encourage microbial health; the management of the aging microbiota; and the nourishment of your own individual microbiome. Caring for our gut microbes may be the most important health choice we can make. From the Hardcover edition.

Gut Reactions

Author: Justin Sonnenburg
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473541999
Size: 32.67 MB
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From your weight, to how you age, to allergies and diseases - your gut controls it all. In Gut Reactions, leading scientists Justin and Erica Sonnenberg explain how we've neglected this vital organ for far too long. As well as the consequences you might expect - a dramatic rise in food intolerances and inflammatory bowel diseases - are a whole host of other concerns, such as an increase in cancer, asthma, autism and diabetes. We now have only 1,200 species of microbes living in our gut. We used to have many more. Why are these species becoming extinct? And how do we prevent it? With recipes and meal plans, as well as guidance on alternatives to antibiotics and lifestyle choices, Gut Reactions will help you to interpret, understand and incorporate these new radical findings into your diet and lifestyle and will help you on your journey to a healthier gut.

The Good Gut

Author: Justin Sonnenburg
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473509491
Size: 31.50 MB
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"The link between our biomes, gut bacteria and our overall health is the final frontier of medicine that we must now embrace if we are ever to advance as a profession ... This book comes at the perfect time!" Dr Christian Jessen, presenter of 'Embarrassing Bodies' and 'Supersize vs. Superskinny' From your weight, to how you age, to allergies and diseases - your gut controls it all. In Gut Reactions, leading scientists Justin and Erica Sonnenberg explain how we've neglected this vital organ for far too long. As well as the consequences you might expect - a dramatic rise in food intolerances and inflammatory bowel diseases - are a whole host of other concerns, such as an increase in cancer, asthma, autism and diabetes. We now have only 1,200 species of microbes living in our gut. We used to have many more. Why are these species becoming extinct? And how do we prevent it? With recipes and meal plans, as well as guidance on alternatives to antibiotics and lifestyle choices, Gut Reactions will help you to interpret, understand and incorporate these new radical findings into your diet and lifestyle and will help you on your journey to a healthier gut. PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AS THE GOOD GUT

The Well Fed Microbiome Cookbook

Author: Kristina Campbell
Publisher: Rockridge Press
ISBN: 9781623157364
Size: 10.53 MB
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"Kristina Campbell has created an easy-to-follow roadmap that translates the exciting science on the microbiota into an actionable path to improve the state of your gut."--Justin Sonnenburg, PhD & Erica Sonnenberg, PhD, best-selling authors of The Good Gut: Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Mood, and Your Long-term Health If our digestive systems could talk, it's likely that many of them would say, "help!" GI discomfort and weight gain occur when the hardworking microbes in the gut just aren't getting what they need. In The Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook, respected science writer and expert, Kristina Campbell, delivers creative, yet simple recipes that are good for the gut and taste great. The Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook offers variety and convenience for microbiome diet followers and their families by providing: More than 150 recipes for the microbiome diet, plus easy-to-follow instructions for family-friendly dining at breakfast, lunch and dinner A 2-phase meal plan to repair weakened digestive systems and revitalize a healthy microbiome diet Practical DIY fermentation techniques for enjoying microbiome-friendly ferments at home Detailed instructions for tracking your body's reactions to food-specific sensitivities Dietary guidelines and lists of foods that nourish--or harm--your microbiome Designed just as much for taste as for nutrition, The Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook offers recipes such as: Banana Oat Pancakes, Kimchi Omelet, Curried Chicken Soup, Zucchini Rice Boats, Ginger Scallop Stir-fry, Oven-baked Crispy Chicken Wings, Chocolate Chia Pudding, and much more.

Follow Your Gut

Author: Rob Knight
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476784752
Size: 56.18 MB
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Allergies, asthma, obesity, acne: these are just a few of the conditions that may be caused—and someday cured—by the microscopic life inside us. The key is to understand how this groundbreaking science influences your health, mood, and more. In just the last few years, scientists have shown how the microscopic life within our bodies— particularly within our intestines—has an astonishing impact on our lives. Your health, mood, sleep patterns, eating preferences—even your likelihood of getting bitten by mosquitoes—can be traced in part to the tiny creatures that live on and inside of us. In Follow Your Gut, pioneering scientist Rob Knight pairs with award-winning science journalist Brendan Buhler to explain—with good humor and easy-to-grasp examples—why these new findings matter to everyone. They lead a detailed tour of the previously unseen world inside our bodies, calling out the diseases and conditions believed to be most directly impacted by them. With a practical eye toward deeper knowledge and better decisions, they also explore the known effects of antibiotics, probiotics, diet choice and even birth method on our children’s lifelong health. Ultimately, this pioneering book explains how to learn about your own microbiome and take steps toward understanding and improving your health, using the latest research as a guide.

The Psychobiotic Revolution

Author: Scott C. Anderson
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 142621846X
Size: 76.77 MB
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"This cutting-edge book reveals how a healthy gut can drive psychological well-being, improve your mood, and combat common diseases including depression, anxiety, obesity, heart disease--even autism and Alzheimer's--all by nurturing your microbiome. Welcome to psychobiotics, the revolutionary new scientific field that treats the common ailments of our time. Leading medical researchers John F. Cryan and Ted Dinan, together with veteran journalist Scott C. Anderson, explain the operations of the all-critical gut-brain axis, revealing how overall well-being depends on a healthy population of intestinal bacteria. For the first time, Cryan and Dinan--who coined the term "psychobiotics"--introduce the microbes essential to brain health and explain how changes in lifestyle and diet can keep them thriving. With useful charts naming bacteria species and laboratory-tested psychobiotic products, along with disease-by-disease accounts of the role a healthy gut plays in prevention and treatment, this comprehensive guide illuminates the essential steps you need to improve your life--all by maintaining a healthy gut"--

The Gut Balance Revolution

Author: Gerard E. Mullin
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1623364019
Size: 77.58 MB
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Losing weight for good is truly possible! Recent cutting-edge research shows that human intestinal microbiota influences metabolism, appetite, energy, hormones, inflammation, and insulin resistance. Because gut microflora plays a central role in weight management, losing weight is much more than cutting calories, fat, or carbs. When the trillions of live bacteria in our digestive tract--the gut microbiome--are balanced, excess pounds melt away and we feel revitalized. A leading authority on digestive health and the gut microbiome, Dr. Gerard E. Mullin shares the first proven, science-based program to restore and retain weight loss by achieving a balanced gut flora in The Gut Balance Revolution. He reveals how to stifle the fat-forming, disease-promoting gut bacteria, reseed your gut with good fat-burning ones, and fertilize those friendly flora with just the right foods to reboot, rebalance, and renew your health--and lose weight for good. It’s all grounded in hard science and his over 20 years of clinical experience with patients in his medical practice. Dr. Gerry Mullin’s trailblazing program provides: • Research The latest, up-to-date frontline science behind how balancing your gut flora can burn fat and restore health • Reboot, Rebalance, Renew Step-by-step meals plans, food charts, plus 50 delicious, easy recipes • Rev Up An exercise routine for each phase of the process • Real Life Bona fide success stories of people who seamlessly lost up to 40 pounds--and kept it off!

The Mind Gut Connection

Author: Emeran Mayer
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062846825
Size: 75.64 MB
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Chances are, at some point in your life you’ve noticed the connection between your brain and your gut. If you’ve ever felt queasy as you walked into an uncomfortable situation or based a life decision based on a “gut feeling,” then you know that sometimes our bodies react faster than our minds. Most of us have also experienced the same phenomenon in reverse, where our mental state has affected our digestive system—like the butterflies in our stomach before an important meeting or a first date. But while the dialogue between the mind and the gut has been recognized for centuries, scientists today are just starting to understand how powerful that connection is. In The Mind-Gut Connection, Dr. Emeran Mayer, executive director of the UCLA Oppenheimer Center for the Neurobiology of Stress, offers a cutting-edge view into this developing science, showing us the full impact of how the brain, gut, and microbiome—the community of microorganisms that live inside the digestive tract—communicate. As Dr. Mayer explains, when this communication channel is out of whack, major health problems can crop up, including food sensitivities and allergies, digestive disorders, obesity, depression, anxiety, and fatigue. The Mind-Gut Connection teaches us how, with a few simple changes to our diet and lifestyle, we can enjoy a happier mindset, enhanced immunity, a decreased risk of developing neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, and even lose weight. With a simple, practical regimen drawn from the latest research, Dr. Mayer shows us that paying attention to the mind-gut balance is the key to unlocking vibrant health.

The Second Brain

Author: Michael Gershon
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060930721
Size: 67.22 MB
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Dr. Michael Gershon has devoted his career to understanding the human bowel (the stomach, esophagus, small intestine, and colon). His thirty years of research have led to an extraordinary rediscovery: nerve cells in the gut that act as a brain. This "second brain" can control our gut all by itself. Our two brains -- the one in our head and the one in our bowel -- must cooperate. If they do not, then there is chaos in the gut and misery in the head -- everything from "butterflies" to cramps, from diarrhea to constipation. Dr. Gershon's work has led to radical new understandings about a wide range of gastrointestinal problems including gastroenteritis, nervous stomach, and irritable bowel syndrome. The Second Brain represents a quantum leap in medical knowledge and is already benefiting patients whose symptoms were previously dismissed as neurotic or "it's all in your head."

The Gut Makeover

Author: Jeannette Hyde
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147294545X
Size: 43.94 MB
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Packed with easy-to-follow advice, the latest science and accessible and nourishing recipes and meal plans, nutritionist Jeannette Hyde's radical new approach will help you: · Lose weight with a tried and tested four week plan · Transform the look of your skin and hair · Address any long-standing digestive problems including bloating and IBS · Strengthen your immune system · Experience fewer mood swings and less anxiety · Sleep better · Eat for a healthy mind and body with over 50 delicious recipes The Gut Makeover is based on revolutionary new science that reveals that the state of our gut is central to our weight and health. Learn how to rebuild your microbiome – the bacteria living in the human gut – which is the key to every single aspect of our health. The great news is there is a lot you can do to cultivate a healthy gut. The Gut Makeover is the only book you'll need for a whole health overhaul – to control your weight, improve your skin, lift your spirits and strengthen your immune system for good. This is more than another fad diet. This is a lifestyle you'll want to adopt for life.