"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.
THE REVOLUTIONARY APPROACH THAT FIXES YOUR DIGESTION BY UNLEASHING NATURE'S TINY BUT POWERFUL ORGANISM The gastrointestinal microbiota comprises hundreds of trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungal organisms that inhabit your intestines and live symbiotically with you. When the microbiome is disrupted, a cascade of complications can ensue, including allergies and food sensitivities, mental health problems, weight gain, irritable bowel syndrome and autoimmune diseases. The Microbiome Cookbook provides you with the information and recipes to support a flourishing gut population. Follow the program in this book and you will gain the many benefits of having a healthy microbiome to naturally: • Improve digestion • Neutralize toxins • Quell inflammation • Support immunity • Boost metabolism
Author: Raphael Kellman
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Release Date: 2014-07-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
Cutting-edge science has shown that the microbiome is the secret to healthy weight loss and to feeling healthy, energized, optimistic, and at the top of your game. The microbiome is a whole inner world that lives within your intestines—trillions of tiny microbes that help you extract the nutrients from your food, balance your mood, and sharpen your clarity and focus. These beneficial bacteria make up a separate ecology within the body and have an enormous influence on your metabolism, your hormones, your cravings—even your genes. The microbiome's health is intimately involved with yours: when it flourishes, you flourish. When it craves sugar, so do you. When it operates at peak efficiency, so does your metabolism. And when your microbiome is out of balance, you might find yourself gaining weight or unable to lose weight, no matter how much you exercise or how carefully you eat. To achieve your ideal weight, you need the help of your microbiome. Now, drawing from nearly two decades of experience as a specialist in functional medicine and intestinal health, Raphael Kellman, MD, has developed the first diet based upon on these scientific breakthroughs. The Microbiome Diet offers an effective three-phase plan to heal your gut, reset your metabolism, and achieve dramatic, sustainable weight loss. The Microbiome Diet will help you... Reset your metabolism Free yourself from food cravings and uncontrollable appetite Incorporate prebiotics, probiotics, and healing foods into every meal Lose weight—and keep it off—with a nonrestrictive life plan With delicious recipes, convenient meal plans, and helpful information on Microbiome Superfoods and Supersupplements—including prebiotics and probiotics—The Microbiome Diet gives you the tools to achieve your healthy weight, boost your mood, regain your mental focus, and be in your best shape for life.
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.
Author: The Editors of Whole Living Magazine
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Release Date: 2011-05-04
Many of our favorite ingredients—such as berries, tomatoes, and nuts—are among the healthiest foods on earth, and by simply incorporating more of them into our everyday meals, we can all lead healthier lives. Here are 150 fantastic ways to help you do just that. Organized into chapters on breakfast, snacks, sandwiches, soups, salads, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts, the recipes are accompanied by simple instructions and beautiful photographs to keep you inspired to eat well at any time of the day. Stay motivated with tempting recipes such as: Breakfast: Pecan Pancakes with Mixed Berry Compote; Mushroom and Scallion Frittata Starters and Snacks: Sweet Potato Hummus; Beet Chips Sandwiches and Wraps: Salmon Salad and Curried Egg on Multigrain Bread; Kiwifruit Summer Roll Soups and Stews: Golden Pepper Soup; Chili with Chicken and Beans Salads: Quinoa and Corn Salad with Pumpkin Seeds; Endive, Avocado, and Grapefruit Salad. Main Dishes: Citrus-Roasted Salmon with Spring Pea Sauce; Soba Noodle, Tofu, and Vegetable Stir-fry; Turkey Cutlets with Tomatoes and Capers Side Dishes: Cauliflower and Barley Salad with Toasted Almonds; Edamame Succotash Desserts: Lemon Cream with Blackberries; Double Dark Chocolate and Ginger Biscotti. Beyond these wonderful recipes, the editors of Whole Living magazine include research-backed information about the health benefits and disease-fighting properties of 38 power foods, along with nutritional data and helpful tips on storing, preparing, and cooking them. In this one-stop resource, you’ll learn all about stocking a healthy pantry, eating seasonally, understanding food labels, and when it’s best to splurge for organic ingredients. These 38 Power Foods are: Asparagus, Artichokes, Avocados, Beets, Bell Peppers, Broccoli. Brussels Sprouts. Carrots. Kale. Mushrooms. Spinach. Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Char, Tomatoes, Winter Squash, Apricots, Berries, Citrus, Kiwifruits, Papayas, Pears, Brown Rice, Oats, Quinoa, Dried Beans, Green Peas, Soybeans/Edamame, Almonds, Pecans, Pistachios, Walnuts, Flaxseed, Pumpkin Seeds, Eggs, Yogurt, Sablefish, Rainbow Trout, Wild Alaskan Salmon With 150 quick, flavor-packed recipes using the 38 healthiest foods nature has to offer, Power Foods makes eating well simple—and more delicious than ever before.
The microbiome -- the collective name for the trillions of bacteria that live in our digestive tract -- is today's hottest medical news topic. Dr. Robynne Chutkan explains how the standard Western diet and our super-sanitized lifestyle are starving our microbes, depleting the "good bugs" that are crucial for keeping us healthy, and encouraging overgrowth of exactly the wrong types of bacteria. ... [But] there are effective lifestyle and diet changes we can make to reverse this damage. Dr. Chutkan has helped thousands of patients suffering from a disordered microbiome with her comprehensive Live Dirty, Eat Clean Plan, designed to remove damaging medications and foods, replace important bacteria that have been lost, and restore health. [This books] offers: a microbiome overview, nourishing recipes, questions for your doctor, preventative and recovery health tips, and the next frontier for a severely troubled microbiome -- the stool transplant. --Amazon.
Author: Raphael Kellman, M.D.
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Release Date: 2017-10-31
Genre: Health & Fitness
Functional medicine pioneer and author of The Microbiome Diet offers his groundbreaking, medication-free, scientifically based approach to healing depression, anxiety, and brain fog by focusing on your "whole brain"--the brain, the gut, the microbiome, and the thyroid. If you are one of the millions of people who feel that your brain just "isn't working right"--that you have brain fog, memory loss, depression, anxiety, or that your ability to maintain a balanced, happy mood has been lost long ago--take heart. The problem is not "in your head," it is in your microbiome (the trillions of health-promoting bacteria) and your gut--and there are proven natural solutions that can help you not only reduce symptoms but also improve your vitality, cognitive function, and zest for life. A pioneer in holistic and functional medicine, Dr. Raphael Kellman has spent the last two decades treating countless patients with complaints like these. Through years of research, he developed a groundbreaking approach to brain health that goes far beyond conventional understanding of the brain. The Whole Brain introduces you to the complete system that affects your mental health: not just your brain, but your gut, microbiome, and thyroid as well. You'll learn about the latest cutting-edge science, and will discover The Whole Brain Protocol. This powerful four-week plan advises you exactly what to eat and which supplements and probiotics to take, so that your brain functions at its deepest level, every day, all the time. Along with delicious, health-supporting recipes, meal plans, and other tips and strategies, The Whole Brain will help you make your own brain work better so that you can feel calm, energized, clear, sharp, and optimistic--without prescription medications.
Author: Scott C. Anderson
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Health & Fitness
"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"--
Author: Toni Harman
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date: 2017-02-23
Genre: Health & Fitness
From the Directors of the Award-Winning Documentary Microbirth At least two amazing events happen during childbirth. There’s the obvious main event, which is the emergence of a new human into the world. But there’s another event taking place simultaneously, a crucial event that is not visible to the naked eye, an event that could determine the lifelong health of the baby. This is the seeding of the baby’s microbiome, the community of “good” bacteria that we carry with us throughout our lives. The seeding of the microbiome, along with breastfeeding and skin-to-skin contact, kick-starts the baby’s immune system and helps protect the infant from disease across a lifetime. Researchers are discovering, however, that interventions such as the use of synthetic oxytocin, antibiotics, C-sections, and formula feeding interfere with, or bypass completely, the microbial transfer from mother to baby. These bacteria are vital for human health, and science has linked an imbalance in the human microbiome with multiple chronic diseases. Drawing on the extensive research they carried out for their documentary film Microbirth, authors Toni Harman and Alex Wakeford reveal a fascinating new view of birth and how microscopic happenings can have lifelong consequences, for ourselves, our children—and our species as a whole.
Gut Microbiota: Interactive Effects on Nutrition and Health provides a detailed account of gut microbiota research, an exploration of how diet influences gut microbiota and the implications of gut microbiota for health. The book provides a summary of how diet interacts with the gut microbiome and presents practical applications focused on food, supplements and safety. This book provides scientists and clinicians who have an interest in the microbiome with an understanding of the future potential—and limitations—of this tool, as they strive to make use of evidence-based diet information for the maintenance of good health. Consolidates new research on how gut microbiota affects nutrition Identifies how the research applies to food, supplements and safety Provides diet recommendations to improve health Includes case studies from clinical populations Explores how diet influences gut microbiota
Author: Pete Evans
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-01-03
With more and more research pointing to gut health as a leading factor in overall wellbeing, the way we eat has never been more important. The Complete Gut Health Cookbook is your all-inclusive, 6-step guide for getting your gut right—complete with 100+ recipes for gut health and a 4-week meal plan. This gut check is brought to you by award-winning Chef Pete Evans, and trusted nutritionist Helen Padarin. As the title suggests, this book is all about good gut health and how to achieve it, following the simple but powerful premise that wellness stems from a balanced digestive system. But while you’re adhering to healthy cooking standards, you’re not sacrificing flavor with any of these great-tasting dishes. DELICIOUS RECIPES INCLUDE: Miso soup with chicken meatballs Summer kraut with pineapple and mint Shrimp cocktail with kimchi Lamb burger and lettuce wraps Roasted pumpkin, cashew cheese, and pomegranate salad Cinnamon ice cream Lavender panna cotta *Many recipes include AIP (Auto Immune Paleo) alternatives Featuring basic information on the digestion process, a nutritional guide to healing your gut, the star ingredients for gut health, a 4-week meal plan, and more than 100 delicious new recipes, this definitive guide is a must for every health-conscious cook.
Lasting Weight Loss And Problem-Free Digestion Begin With A Healthy Microbiome Today more than 70 million Americans suffer from digestive issues, with two in three adults considered overweight. Recent studies show that successful weight loss and a calm digestive system begin with a healthy microbiome--the good bacteria that live in your gut and influence everything from weight to mood. But knowing exactly how to begin a microbiome diet can be difficult. Luckily, registered dietitian and digestive health specialist Danielle Capalino has helped her clients do exactly that. Now, the microbiome diet expert delivers the guidance she offers in her New York based private practice straight to your home with The Microbiome Diet Plan. With clear explanations of the microbiome/weight-loss relationship, and an actionable plan to begin restoring and repairing your microbiome today, The Microbiome Diet Plan makes it easier than ever to begin your journey towards a healthier microbiome and a slimmer waistline. A structured 2-phase meal plan takes the guesswork out of what to eat during the first six weeks on the microbiome diet 125+ simple, affordable, and delicious recipes keep you soothed and satisfied well beyond the initial meal plan Practical weekly menus and shopping lists are designed for real schedules, with plenty of microbiome diet friendly grab-and-go meals, make-ahead tips, and options for leftovers Accessible and effective, The Microbiome Diet Plan will have you on your way to a more balanced microbiome and healthier weight sooner than you think.
Author: David Perlmutter
Publisher: Little, Brown
Release Date: 2015-04-28
Genre: Health & Fitness
The bestselling author of Grain Brain uncovers the powerful role of gut bacteria in determining your brain's destiny. Debilitating brain disorders are on the rise-from children diagnosed with autism and ADHD to adults developing dementia at younger ages than ever before. But a medical revolution is underway that can solve this problem: Astonishing new research is revealing that the health of your brain is, to an extraordinary degree, dictated by the state of your microbiome - the vast population of organisms that live in your body and outnumber your own cells ten to one. What's taking place in your intestines today is determining your risk for any number of brain-related conditions. In BRAIN MAKER, Dr. Perlmutter explains the potent interplay between intestinal microbes and the brain, describing how the microbiome develops from birth and evolves based on lifestyle choices, how it can become "sick," and how nurturing gut health through a few easy strategies can alter your brain's destiny for the better. With simple dietary recommendations and a highly practical program of six steps to improving gut ecology, BRAIN MAKER opens the door to unprecedented brain health potential.
Author: Gerard E. Mullin
Release Date: 2015-06-09
Genre: Health & Fitness
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!
You are just 10% human. For every one of the cells that make up the vessel that you call your body, there are nine impostor cells hitching a ride. You are not just flesh and blood, muscle and bone, brain and skin, but also bacteria and fungi. Over your lifetime, you will carry the equivalent weight of five African elephants in microbes. You are not an individual but a colony. Until recently, we had thought our microbes hardly mattered, but science is revealing a different story, one in which microbes run our bodies and becoming a healthy human is impossible without them. In this riveting, shocking, and beautifully written book, biologist Alanna Collen draws on the latest scientific research to show how our personal colony of microbes influences our weight, our immune system, our mental health, and even our choice of partner. She argues that so many of our modern diseases—obesity, autism, mental illness, digestive disorders, allergies, autoimmunity afflictions, and even cancer—have their root in our failure to cherish our most fundamental and enduring relationship: that with our personal colony of microbes. Many of the questions about modern diseases left unanswered by the Human Genome Project are illuminated by this new science. And the good news is that unlike our human cells, we can change our microbes for the better. Collen's book is a revelatory and indispensable guide. It is science writing at its most relevant: life—and your body—will never seem the same again.