The Mystery Gut

The Mystery Gut

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Overview

A complete guide to common gut conditions and improving gut health.

Australia's most trusted GP, Professor Kerryn Phelps AM, reveals how a healthy gut is essential for overall wellbeing.

As practitioners, Prof Phelps and Dr Lee know the problems caused by poor gut health and how an uneasy gut can make life miserable. Symptoms such as weight gain, diarrhoea and cramping are common, but few people receive a definitive disease label. Most of us are entirely unaware that by taking care of our gut we can improve our overall health.

In this meticulously researched and highly practical book, the doctors explain how we are on the threshold of a major revolution in the way we think about the gut and its relevance to our health. They explain common medical problems - from IBS to various food intolerances - and show you what's going on and what to do about it.

Featuring a comprehensive guide on the mysteries of microbiota, a plethora practices and treatments to restore your energy, and 30 recipes to revitalise and heal your gut - produced with nutritionist and clinical dietitian Jaime Chambers - this is an essential guide to fixing your gut and improving your wellbeing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781760555122
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Publication date: 08/08/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Professor Kerryn Phelps AM is a doctor, public health and human rights advocate, President Australasian Integrative Medicine Association, Past President AMA, Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health at the University of Sydney and mother of three. In 2003 she was awarded the Centenary Medal for services to Health and Medicine and in 2011 she was named a Member of the Order of Australia for service to medicine, particularly through leadership roles with the Australian Medical Association, education and community health, and as a general practitioner. She lives in Sydney with her wife Jackie.

Prof. Kerryn Phelps AM, MBBS(Sydney), FRACGP, FAMA, Hon D Litt (UWS) is one of Australia's best-known doctors and public health and human rights advocates.


She has been a general practitioner for over thirty years and is the founder and principal clinician at Sydney Integrative Medicine and Cooper Street Clinic in Sydney, and is a pioneer in the fields of health communication and integrative medicine in Australia.


Prof Phelps is an adjunct Professor at Sydney Medical School and a Conjoint Professor at the University of New South Wales Medical Faculty. She is a conjoint Professor in the National Institute of Complementary Medicine at University of Western Sydney.


She has appeared in the media for over 25 years, bringing messages about healthy lifestyle to the attention of the public. Her television credits include the ABC's EveryBody, TEN network's Good Morning Australia, the Nine Network's Today Show and A Current Affair, a documentary on the Kokoda Campaign and was the narrator for the Seven Network's Last Chance Surgery. She has been the subject of stories on 60 Minutes, Australian Story and This Is Your Life.


In 2000 Prof Phelps was elected as the first female President of the Australian Medical Association, a post she held for the maximum term of three years. She guided political and practical solutions to the medical indemnity crisis and the medical workforce shortage. Under her presidency, the AMA developed its first position statements on complementary medicine, on sexuality and gender diversity, on the medical response to bioterrorism, and on the association between climate change and human health. She advocated strongly for the rights of refugee children in detention and for a solution to the problems of health disparity and disadvantage for indigenous Australians.


Prof Phelps has presented a variety of health and fitness programs on radio, and has been a regular newspaper and magazine columnist.


She has been the popular health columnist for the Australian Women's Weekly for more than twenty years.


She is a member of the New South Wales Ministerial Taskforce on Preventive Health and is a member of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners' Integrative Medicine Strategic Education Advisory Group.


Prof Phelps is also a member of the board of Hockey Australia.


From 2009-2012 she was President of the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association.


In 2003 she was awarded the Centenary of Federation Medal for services to Medicine and Australian society.


On 13 June 2011, she was awarded an Order of Australia for service to medicine, particularly through leadership roles with the Australian Medical Association, to education and community health, and as a general practitioner.


In 2014 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of Western Sydney.


She is the author of General Practice: The Integrative Approach, Ultimate Wellness: The 3-Step Plan, The Cancer Recovery Guide and The Mystery Gut.

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