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The Microbiome Solution: A Radical New Way to Heal Your Body from the Inside Out (Paperback)
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Live Dirty, Eat Clean—because every serious disease or chronic ailment begins in our gut. The author of Gutbliss and one of today’s preeminent gastroenterologists distills the latest research on the microbiome into a practical program for boosting overall health.
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, as Dr. Chutkan explains, 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. The Microbiome Solution 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.
This is the first book to provide a practical, effective plan for replenishing and optimizing the vital ecosystem in our gut. Start living dirty and eating clean today to ward off disease and begin the path toward lifelong, vibrant health.
About the Author
Robynne Chutkan, M.D., is one of the most recognizable gastroenterologists working in the United States today. The author of Gutbliss, Dr. Chutkan has a B.S. from Yale and an M.D. from Columbia, and is a faculty member 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.
Praise for The Microbiome Solution
“Gastroenterologist Chutkan (Gutbliss) makes a strongly argued proposal that people should 'live dirty' and 'eat clean'...A thoughtful approach to health and wellness that’s well worth the time of readers.”
“We are truly in the middle of an epidemic—through our diet and our lifestyle we are unwittingly destroying the good bacteria in our bodies, the crucial allies we need to arm us against disease. In this life-changing book, Robynne Chutkan gives you simple, foolproof guidance to repair this vital ecosystem and bring you optimal health every day. Read this important book and discover the small changes that can make a huge impact.”
– Frank Lipman, M.D., founder of Eleven-Eleven Wellness Center and author of the New York Times bestseller The New Health Rules
“The exciting research on the microbiome has the promise to help many take charge of their health and reverse chronic ailments But what is so groundbreaking about this book is that it shows you how to put these scientific breakthroughs into practice, step-by-step. With Dr. Robynne Chutkan as your guide, you’ll understand how overuse of antibiotics, the standard Western diet and a super-clean lifestyle starve your microbiome, and learn the essential tools to attain sustainable good health. This book is empowering, and indispensable for anyone trying to get or stay well.”
–Terry Wahls, M.D., author of The Wahls Protocol
“I whole-heartedly agree with Dr. Chutkan that there is a rising epidemic of vague symptoms often attributable to a damaged microbiome, from bloating and food intolerances to brain fog and weight-loss resistance. Her mantra 'Live dirty, eat clean!' is a scientifically-sound solution. Try her simple program – and get ready to feel the changes immediately. It’s the proven way to build up our 'good bugs' and keep your body strong and vibrant, ready to fight illness and disease. It’s something we can all do, each and every day. You will truly transform your health!”
–Sara Gottfried, M.D., author of the New York Times bestsellers The Hormone Cure and The Hormone Reset Diet
“The Microbiome Solution is the medicine we all need to truly flourish.”
–Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of the New York Times bestsellers Goddesses Never Age, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, and The Wisdom of Menopause
“We live in symbiosis with trillions of bacteria that play a crucial role in determining our health and vitality. The Microbiome Solution is an eye-opening account of how supersanitation, antibiotic overuse and the Western diet collaborate to promote chronic disease by disrupting the gut microbiome’s ecological harmony and balance. Dr. Chutkan, a leading integrative gastroenterologist, presents a trailblazing program to heal your body from the inside-out by getting dirty and eating clean. Read this marvelous book and transform your health..one gut microbe at a time.”
-Gerard E. Mullin MD, Associate Professor of Medicine The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Author of The Gut Balance Revolution
Praise for Gutbliss
"I read it cover to cover.”
– Natalie Morales, Today Show
“Dr. Chutkan candidly explores how digestive snafus can wreak havoc with professional, social and sexual relationships, using anecdotes about patients who suffered terribly before finding relief by changing their habits, conquering crummy diets and identifying medical conditions that exacerbated their misery. Her plan may be worth trying—even if it means giving up some bubbly.”
–The Wall Street Journal
“Packed with no-nonsense explanations, real- life patient stories, and remedies, this guide will empower women to recognize their particular digestive health issues and work proactively with their medical professionals to prevent, treat, and solve them.”
– Publishers Weekly
“Gutbliss is loaded with helpful, leading edge information that all women need to know for optimal bowel health. I highly recommend this book!”
– Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of THE WISDOM OF MENOPAUSE
“Dr Chutkan blasts away the bloat as she tastefully explains the guts of our problems.”
– Mehmet Oz, M.D.
“Millions of Americans suffer needlessly from digestive problems. Gut issues are at the core of many health problems including autoimmune disease and even obesity and diabetes. Dr. Robynne Chutkan maps out a clear strategy for gut health and restoring optimal health. If you have digestive problems, look no further, and buy this book!”
–Mark Hyman, M.D., author of THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION
“If you’re tired of dreaded bloat or muffintop, Dr. Chutkan offers a novel prescription for making your gut work for you, not against you—and her 10-day plan is scientifically robust yet transformative. Get the book, and give her 10 days. You’ll discover the small hinge that swings big doors.”
– Sara Gottfried, M.D., author of THE HORMONE CURE