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The everything® guide to gut health : boost your immune system, eliminate disease, restore digestive health
Boyers, Lindsay, author.
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Publication Information:
Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media, [2015]

Physical Description:
304 pages ; 24 cm.
Many common ailments can be linked to an unhealthy gut: in addition to IBS and heartburn, it's responsible for weight gain, skin conditions, and depression. Learn simple steps you can take to heal intestinal problems and lead a happier, healthier life!
General Note:
"Contains material adapted and abridged from The everything Mediterranean cookbook by Dawn Altomari-Rathjen and Jennifer Bendelius, copyright ©2003 ..."--t.p. verso.

Includes index.
Introduction -- Assessing your gut health -- Stomach acid -- Food intolerances, sensitivities, and allergies -- Recognizing leaky gut -- Changing your diet to support gut health -- Balancing bacteria in your gut -- Hydration and exercise -- Children and gut health -- Knowing when to seek help -- Breakfast and brunch -- Entrées -- Sides -- Salads and dressings -- Soups, stocks, and sauces -- Snacks -- Smoothies and juices -- Kid-friendly recipes -- Desserts and sweets.
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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!

Author Notes

Lindsay Boyers, CHNC, is a certified holistic nutrition consultant for gut health and wellness. She specializes in elimination diets and Identifying food sensitivities in her clients. Lindsay is also a nutrition and health writer, and her work has been published on, and She lives in Shrewsbury, MA.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 11
01 Assessing Your Gut Healthp. 13
How the Digestive System Worksp. 14
The Importance of Healthy Digestion and Good Gut Healthp. 17
Identifying Digestive Problemsp. 18
Journaling Foods and Symptomsp. 20
02 Stomach Addp. 25
The Role of Stomach Acidp. 26
Stomach Acid imbalancep. 27
Correcting Stomach Acid Problemsp. 32
03 Food Intolerances, Sensitivities, and Allergiesp. 37
What's the Difference?p. 38
Testing for Food Allergies, Intolerances, and Sensitivitiesp. 41
Gluten Sensitivitiesp. 44
Lactose Intolerancep. 46
04 Recognizing Leaky Gutp. 49
Leaky Gut Basicsp. 50
Causes of Leaky Gutp. 51
Signs of Leaky Gutp. 53
Restoring Gut Integrityp. 55
Recommended Supplementsp. 57
05 Changing Your Diet to Support Gut Healthp. 61
Following an Elimination Dietp. 62
A Natural, Real-Foods Approachp. 64
Focusing on Fiberp. 67
Avoiding Chemicals and Processed Foodsp. 68
Restaurants and Eating Outp. 68
Eating Mindfullyp. 70
A Sample Menu for Optimal Gut Healthp. 71
06 Balancing Bacteria in Your Gutp. 73
Good and Bad Gut Bacteriap. 74
Healthy Gut Florap. 77
Importance of Probioticsp. 80
Fixing Bacterial Imbalancep. 82
07 Hydration and Exercisep. 85
Water, Your Body, and Your Gutp. 86
Choosing Your Water Sourcep. 89
Beverages to Limitp. 92
Benefits of Exercisep. 93
Exercise and Gut Healthp. 94
Types of Exercisep. 95
Starting a Routine and Preventing Boredomp. 96
08 Children and Got Healthp. 99
Children and Good Gut Healthp. 100
Getting Started on the Right Pathp. 101
Planning for Optimal Gut Healthp. 101
When Problems Arisep. 108
09 Knowing When to Seek Helpp. 111
Finding a Doctor Who Can Helpp. 112
Functional Medicinep. 112
An Integrative Approachp. 114
Preparing for Your Appointmentp. 115
Functional Medicine Testingp. 117
Breakfast and Brunchp. 123
Entréesp. 139
Sidesp. 159
Salads and Dressingsp. 181
Soups, Stocks, and Saucesp. 197
Snacksp. 221
Smoothies and Juicesp. 239
Kid-Friendly Recipesp. 255
Desserts and Sweetsp. 273
Appendix A Additional Resourcesp. 291
Appendix B Glossaryp. 293
Standard U.S./Metric Conversion Chartp. 296
Indexp. 297