Gut health is the new heart health: The more we learn about the intricate workings of the gastrointestinal system the better we understand how and why food and diet really do hold the key to optimal health.
Besides affecting overall digestion (gas, bloating, bowel issues), the gut microbiome plays an important role in inflammation (including autoimmune disorders), mental health, weight control, reproductive health and more. This book reveals the amazing ways these beneficial bugs exert their influence over important mechanisms in the body and provide lifestyle strategies for keeping the system in balance. It explains which foods to eat to keep the good bugs happy and how to supplement the right way and figure out what your body’s unique needs are.
This resource guide is the place to start for anyone who struggles with nagging health problems that don’t seem to have any definitive cause.
JANET LEE, DACM, RYT, is a doctor of Chinese medicine, a yoga instructor and a health journalist based in Kansas City, Missouri. A publishing industry veteran, Janet served as the fitness director at Shape, Self and Fitness magazines and has created hundreds of workouts for various publications as well as exercise DVDs and an app. She is a NASM-certified Corrective Exercise Specialist and frequently works with athletes. A former board member of the American Council on Exercise, Janet is also the co-author of The Supplement Handbook with Mark Moyad, MD, a research-based look at using supplements and lifestyle changes to help treat various health conditions.