No Guts, No Glory: Gut Solution - The Core of Your Total Wellness Plan

No Guts, No Glory: Gut Solution - The Core of Your Total Wellness Plan

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by Steven Lamm, Sidney Stevens
     
 

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Searching for true wellness? Start with the gut. Though most of us rarely think about that organ, unless we're among the 90 million people who have gastrointestinal problems each year, the gut is the source of many seemingly unrelated physical and mental disorders that afflict millions of Americans?such as kidney stones, asthma, a ruptured abdominal a aorta, and

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Searching for true wellness? Start with the gut. Though most of us rarely think about that organ, unless we're among the 90 million people who have gastrointestinal problems each year, the gut is the source of many seemingly unrelated physical and mental disorders that afflict millions of Americans?such as kidney stones, asthma, a ruptured abdominal a aorta, and even cancer or heart attack. Most people assume everything's fine until something hurts. But by then the trouble has been brewing a long time. To be truly health savvy, we need to understand what roles the gut plays in health, even far beyond just digestion, and 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 to maximize absorption of nutrients, and aid regularity. The second step is Detoxification, a process 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 replenishing our gradually decreasing stores of enzymes as a result of the aging processs, and repopulating with probiotics and prebiotics that supply essential bacteria. A gut-check questionnaire helps identify problem areas so you can customize each step of the plan to your specific needs.

No matter when you make changes in your life, you can still reap the benefits of bolstering your gut, reinvigorating its digestive and immune capabilities, and boosting your overall health. As Dr. Lamm writes: "If you start caring for your gut right 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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ISBN-13:
9781591203049
Publisher:
Basic Health Publications, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2012
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
626,500
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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