Gut Solution - The Core of Your Total Wellness Plan
BASIC HEALTH PUBLICATIONS
On Sale: April 28, 2012
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Self-Help Diet | Non-Fiction
Searching for true wellness? Start with the gut.
Surprisingly, our gut is the source of many seemingly
unrelated physical and mental disorders that afflict
millions of Americans, such as kidney stones, asthma,
ruptured abdominal aortas, and even cancer or heart attack.
This is above and beyond the 90 million people who have
gastrointestinal problems each year. When it comes to the
gut, most people assume that everything’s fine until
something hurts. But by then the trouble has been brewing a
long time. To be really health savvy, it is important to
understand the role the gut plays in health—which goes far
beyond digestion—and then begin taking care of it.
Internist Steven Lamm, M.D., a long-time advocate of moving
from intervention to prevention, proposes a three-step plan
he calls “The Gut Solution” that works in tandem with every
other part of the body. The first step is the “Gut-Smart
Eating Plan” that focuses on natural foods like raw
vegetables and whole grains, which contain live digestive
enzymes that maximize absorption of nutrients and aid
regularity. The second step is detoxification,which is
sorely needed to cleanse the injurious effects of living in
a highly polluted environment. Dr. Lamm shows readers how to
purge the gut of toxins by drinking more water, cutting
stress, exercising more, sleeping better, taking special
supplements, and eliminating addictive substances. The third
step is restoring the gut to full function by repopulating
it with enzymes needed as the aging process decreases our
finite stores, and with probiotics and prebiotics that
supply essential bacteria. A gut-check questionnaire helps
identify problem areas so the reader can customize each step
of the plan to his or her specific needs.
No matter when we make changes in our life, we can still
reap the benefits of bolstering our gut, reinvigorating its
digestive and immune capabilities, and boosting our overall
health. As Dr. Lamm writes, “If you start caring for your
gutright now . . . you’ll not only avoid or reverse many
debilitating and life-threatening conditions, but you’ll
also achieve your full vitality and vibrancy. In other
words, you’ll enjoy true wellness. Guaranteed.”
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