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The Everything Guide to Gut Health: Boost Your Immune System, Eliminate Disease, and Restore Digestive Health

The Everything Guide to Gut Health: Boost Your Immune System, Eliminate Disease, and Restore Digestive Health

by Lindsay Boyers


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Protect your gut and improve your life!

If you're struggling with digestive disorders, relief is in sight! Scientists have discovered that many common ailments can be linked to an unhealthy gut. And poor gut health causes more problems than IBS and heartburn alone—it's also responsible for weight gain, skin conditions, and depression, too. But you can take simple steps to restore healthy gut flora, which can reduce or eliminate symptoms of a wide range of diseases, including diabetes, arthritis, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

This all-inclusive and natural guide to gut health also features 150 nutritious recipes to promote healthy gut flora, including:
  • Fluffy Coconut Pancakes
  • Garlicky Veggie-Packed Omelet
  • Old-Fashioned Sweet Potato Hash Browns
  • Romaine and Avocado Salad
  • Roast Lemon Chicken
  • Butternut Squash Chowder
  • Pork Loin with Baked Apples
  • Scallops with Chives
  • Thai Vegetable Curry
  • Apple Pie Smoothie
  • Walnut Pecan Brownies with Raspberry Sauce
  • Banana-Coconut Bread
The Everything Guide to Gut Health gives you the tools you need to heal intestinal problems and lead a healthier, happier life!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440585265
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 01/09/2015
Series: Everything�
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 578,144
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Lindsay Boyers is a holistic nutritionist specializing in the keto diet, gut health, mood disorders, and functional nutrition. Lindsay earned a degree in food and nutrition from Framingham State University, and she holds a certificate in holistic nutrition consulting from the American College of Healthcare Sciences. She has written twelve books and has had more than 2,000 articles published across various websites, including MindBodyGreen, Healthline, Livestrong, The Spruce, and VeryWell. Lindsay truly believes that you can transform your life through food, a proper mindset, and shared experiences and that’s what she aims to convey to her readers.

Table of Contents

Introduction 11

01 Assessing Your Gut Health 13

How the Digestive System Works 14

The Importance of Healthy Digestion and Good Gut Health 17

Identifying Digestive Problems 18

Journaling Foods and Symptoms 20

02 Stomach Add 25

The Role of Stomach Acid 26

Stomach Acid imbalance 27

Correcting Stomach Acid Problems 32

03 Food Intolerances, Sensitivities, and Allergies 37

What's the Difference? 38

Testing for Food Allergies, Intolerances, and Sensitivities 41

Gluten Sensitivities 44

Lactose Intolerance 46

04 Recognizing Leaky Gut 49

Leaky Gut Basics 50

Causes of Leaky Gut 51

Signs of Leaky Gut 53

Restoring Gut Integrity 55

Recommended Supplements 57

05 Changing Your Diet to Support Gut Health 61

Following an Elimination Diet 62

A Natural, Real-Foods Approach 64

Focusing on Fiber 67

Avoiding Chemicals and Processed Foods 68

Restaurants and Eating Out 68

Eating Mindfully 70

A Sample Menu for Optimal Gut Health 71

06 Balancing Bacteria in Your Gut 73

Good and Bad Gut Bacteria 74

Healthy Gut Flora 77

Importance of Probiotics 80

Fixing Bacterial Imbalance 82

07 Hydration and Exercise 85

Water, Your Body, and Your Gut 86

Choosing Your Water Source 89

Beverages to Limit 92

Benefits of Exercise 93

Exercise and Gut Health 94

Types of Exercise 95

Starting a Routine and Preventing Boredom 96

08 Children and Got Health 99

Children and Good Gut Health 100

Getting Started on the Right Path 101

Planning for Optimal Gut Health 101

When Problems Arise 108

09 Knowing When to Seek Help 111

Finding a Doctor Who Can Help 112

Functional Medicine 112

An Integrative Approach 114

Preparing for Your Appointment 115

Functional Medicine Testing 117

Breakfast and Brunch 123

Entrées 139

Sides 159

Salads and Dressings 181

Soups, Stocks, and Sauces 197

Snacks 221

Smoothies and Juices 239

Kid-Friendly Recipes 255

Desserts and Sweets 273

Appendix A Additional Resources 291

Appendix B Glossary 293

Standard U.S./Metric Conversion Chart 296

Index 297

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