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Lose Your Belly Diet : Change Your Gut, Change Your Life (Hardcover) (M.d. Travis Stork)
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We want to be healthy. We want to be lean. And we want to lose that annoying fat around our bellies!
We can achieve ALL of these goals with the Super-G Diet. Based on exciting new research about the dramatic benefits of vibrant gut health and a diverse gut microbiome, the Super-G Diet nurtures your gut while burning off excess weight and harmful belly fat.
The Super-G Diet is built around a very clear, research-based concept: Eating food that increases, feeds, and protects the microbes in your gut paves the way for weight loss, a slimmer middle, and better overall health.
It’s not just about weight loss. Having great gut health is linked to good health throughout your body. Scientists in this rapidly growing field are finding connections between the gut microbiome and a healthy immune system and gastrointestinal system, as well as autoimmune diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease), allergies and asthma, and even cancer. With every study that’s published, scientists become more convinced that a healthy gut leads to a healthy body.
We’re accustomed to thinking of bacteria as bad—and some are—but most of the bacteria and microbes in our guts do amazing things, like working with our immune system to fight disease and helping our bodies digest food. Not only can’t we live without them, but as their numbers and diversity increase, so too does our health. I like to think of the microbes in my gut as my “little buddies” who are helping me stay healthy every minute of the day. And I love the idea of feeding them the foods they need to flourish—foods that you’ll find in abundance in the Super-G Diet.
Research is uncovering ways to boost gut health and nurture the gut microbiome. In this book we’ll look at all of the ways you can improve your own gut health. Diet is a big part of the picture—eating foods that support gut health and avoiding foods and food-raising methods that suppress gut health. But diet is just one factor. We’ll also look at the many other steps you can take to support your gut microbiome, from avoiding unnecessary antibiotics to worrying a little less about dirt and germs. Even the choices you make about how you bring your children into the world can have an impact on your family’s microbiomes.
And here’s another reason to take good care of your gut health: Every part of your body benefits, including your skin. That’s right: When your gut is happy, your skin glows with health and you look and feel younger.
In the Super-G Diet, we’ll cover all the bases, giving readers everything they need to make dramatic changes in their GI health, their weight, their belly fat, and their overall health.