The groundbreaking program that connects the microbiome and gut health to healthy weight loss, complete with a 3-phase plan and recipes
Cutting-edge science has shown that the microbiome is the key to overall mental and physical healthand the secret behind healthy, sustainable weight loss. Drawing on nearly two decades of experience as a specialist in functional medicine and intestinal health, Dr. Raphael Kellman has developed the first diet based on these scientific breakthroughs. Offering a proven program to heal your gut and reset your metabolism, along with meal plans and 50 delicious chef-created recipes, The Microbiome Diet is the key to safe, sustainable weight loss and a lifetime of good health.
"Dr. Kellman masterfully presents a life enhancing, actionable plan based on this emerging science in a way that is user-friendly, for all of us."
Dr. David Perlmutter, New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain
|Publisher:||Da Capo Press|
|Edition description:||First Trade Paper Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
An internist and pioneer in holistic medicine, Raphael Kellman, MD, is the founder of the Kellman Center for Functional and Integrative Medicine. Dr. Kellman lives with his family in Manhattan.
Table of Contents
Part I The Mysterious Microbiome
Chapter 1 The World Within Your Gut 3
Chapter 2 Your Fat Is Not Your Fault 31
Part II The Four Rs: Heal Your Gut for Healthy Weight Loss
Chapter 3 Remove 55
Chapter 4 Replace 71
Chapter 5 Reinoculate 79
Chapter 6 Repair 89
Part III The Metabolic Boost: Support Your Microbiome to Reset Your Metabolism
Chapter 7 Stress Can Make You Fat 101
Chapter 8 Stress-Free Eating Can Help You Lose Weight 119
Chapter 9 Creating the Metabolism of a Thin Person 137
Part IV The Lifetime Tune-Up: Lose Weight and Keep It Off for Life
Chapter 10 Toward a Healthy Future 147
Part V Putting the Microbiome Diet into Action
Chapter 11 Your Microbiome Superfoods 161
Chapter 12 Phase 1: Your Four Rs Meal Plan 185
Chapter 13 Phase 2: Your Metabolic Boost Meal Plan 211
Chapter 14 Phase 3: Your Lifetime Tune-Up to Maintain Healthy Weight for Life 227
Chapter 15 Your Pantry List, Shopping Lists, and Time-Saving Strategies 233
Chapter 16 Recipes 245
Metric Conversions 322
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Microbiome Diet is one of the best book written on weight loss, after The Hungry Chick Dieting Solution but also one of the most important books on general health as well.This book represents a new era in the treatment of obesity and helps provides the answer why so many people just can't lose weight. Anyone who wants to get to the root cause of their health problem must read Dr. Kellman's book.
Hidden in Chapter 11 is this little nugget. "There are several vegetarian dishes on the Microbiome Diet but probably not enough to sustain a seven-week diet. It can be very difficult to lose weight as a vegetarian or vegan, especially when you are trying to avoid gluten, dairy, soy, and eggs in support of digestive health. If you are committed to eating as a vegetarian or vegan, I suggest you focus on adding the Microbiome Superfoods, Superspices, and Supersupplements to your diet and work with a nutritionist to make sure you are getting enough protein and other nutrients.” Very disappointing. The general information is good, but I thought¿ I was getting a plan I could follow. I'd like my money back, but I won't hold my breath.
This book is a fascinating read! I am a health care professional and have read much on health and nutrition as well as disease prevention and causes. I learn new information on all of these topics simply by going to work. I have never been this fascinated by a health/nutrition book before! I love the science behind the The Microbiome Diet. It makes complete sense and caused a major "aha" moment for me. I am excited to embark on this new journey of restructuring my gut and hopefully lessening my chronic back pain. My husband and I have been on the diet for three days only. I have lost 2 lbs and he has lost 4. I am excited to see how I will feel as I progress. There is a very large cost up front as well as a lot of time spent at the grocery store searching for unfamiliar food items. There is more cooking than I'm used to, but I think it is definitely worth it! I am hopeful for all those who are struggling with their health that they may find a solution through their gut. i