• Title: The Microbiome Solution: A Radical New Way to Heal Your Body from the Inside Out
  • Author: Robynne Chutkan
  • ISBN: 9781583335765
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Microbiome Solution A Radical New Way to Heal Your Body from the Inside Out The author of Gutbliss and one of today s preeminent gastroenterologists distills the latest research on the microbiome into a practical program for boosting overall health Michael Pollan s widely dis
    The author of Gutbliss and one of today s preeminent gastroenterologists distills the latest research on the microbiome into a practical program for boosting overall health Michael Pollan s widely discussed New York Times article, Some of My Best Friends Are Germs, was just the tip of the iceberg The microbiome the collective name for the trillions of bacteria that livThe author of Gutbliss and one of today s preeminent gastroenterologists distills the latest research on the microbiome into a practical program for boosting overall health Michael Pollan s widely discussed New York Times article, Some of My Best Friends Are Germs, was just the tip of the iceberg The microbiome the collective name for the trillions of bacteria that live in our gut is today s hottest medical news topic Synthesizing the latest findings, Dr Robynne Chutkan explains how the standard Western diet and lifestyle are starving our microbiome, depleting the good bugs that keep us healthy and encouraging overgrowth of exactly the wrong type of bacteria The resulting imbalance makes us prone to disease and obesity and negatively affects our metabolism, our hormones, our cravings, our immunity, and even our genes But beyond the science, what sets this book apart is Dr Chutkan s powerful three level program for optimizing your gut bacteria for good health.Dr Chutkan shares Why hand sanitizing gels and antibiotics are stripping our bodies of their natural protective systemsEssential prebiotics and probioticsRecipes with ingredients that replenish the microbiome for each rehab levelCutting edge research on the connection between the microbiome and the brainAn intro to the stool transplant, the superfix for a severely troubled microbiome Dr Chutkan is one of the most recognizable gastroenterologists working in America today, and this is the first book to distill the research into a practical, effective plan for replenishing our microbiomes The Microbiome Solution will bring welcome relief to the millions who want to grow a good gut garden and enjoy healthier, happier lives.

    One Reply to “The Microbiome Solution: A Radical New Way to Heal Your Body from the Inside Out”

    1. We live in a new age of weird diseases and symptoms -- many traveling under the "auto-immune" banner. People by the droves go to their primary care doctors and complain of stomach and digestive ailments (bloating, food allergies, abdominal pain), light-headedness, fatigue, skin rashes, eczema, rosacea, and worse. Their doctors, in turn, follow the protocols of their training and order up standard tests in search of something physical. The tests come back negative. Now doc is beginning to wonder [...]

    2. Excellent!My View:This is a very useful resource for those about to embark on the wonderful journey of reinvigorating their gut bacteria and is just as useful for those already in the process, seeking further ways to enhance their “live dirty eat clean” lifestyle and confirmation that they are on the right track. This book is written in very easy to understand language (but don’t expect me to be able to pronounce all the names of bacteria and pro biotics – they are mostly very tricky) [...]

    3. I'm generally skeptical about books that purport to "solve human health." There are so few things that work for everyone, full stop.And I find it generally rather bothersome that the way that the issue of the microbiome is shaking out in modern day medicine practice is isolated physicians holding $1000 conferences to teach you more about your bacterial microbes.rance doesn't care about covering it, though indeed, insurance has never cared about covering food as a treatment for diseases. (if you [...]

    4. Robynne Chutkan is a gastroenterologist whose own experience in her practice (and in her pregnancy) has led her to write about and research how the microbiomes in our bodies affect our health. She explains how different bacteria and other organisms can be beneficial in digestion and disease prevention and how the overuse of antibiotics and poor nutrition can throw our delicate balance of organisms out of whack and open us up to all kinds of maladies. A fascinating read with a whole chapter on re [...]

    5. This is a new field for exploration but I think there's enough evidence to link gut bacteria problems to various diseases and that anti-bacterial soap and excess antibiotic use is harmful to our internal and external microbiomes.There's too much anecdotal evidence here but real results (good or bad) should be available in the next few years as clinical trials wrap up.Nothing wrong with the diet recommended by this book but all the restrictions aren't necessary for healthy people though they don' [...]

    6. Nothing new here. This is a rewrite of the author's previous books, same recommendations as before, only now with the hot new word "microbiome" added to everything. There are no references, no examples where microbiome testing changes anything clinically, just lots of buzzwords.On the other hand, it is succinctly written, so If you suffer from gut issues you may find her style easy-to-read without being repetitious, a common fault with many similar diet books.If you want to know about microbiome [...]

    7. It's encouraging to hear a first-hand review of Dr. Chutkan's assessment of the unhealthy approach and attitude of doctors: Listen to me, I know better, take this pill 'just to be safe'.For a lot of people her book may be preaching to the choir. It was for me. My health was compromised by antibiotics, steroids, and statins. It wasn't until I followed the advice of a functional medicine doctor — and avoided doctors like the plague — that I was able to restore my health. How? I ate vegetables [...]

    8. It's all unsubstantiated claims. No validation whatsoever. On the other hand, if you look up her claims in peer-reviewed literature, they're not all bunk. Worth considering if you have gut issues or an autoimmune disease.

    9. Written by a gastroenterologist, this book is a practical guide to gut bacteria and bacteria in general, its effects on widespread ailments, and what you can do optimize the diversity of your bacteria and immunity. I always get horrible dizziness and stomachaches when I take antibiotics, even for a several weeks after I'm finished taking them. The author talks about how antibiotics wreak havoc on the gut bacteria that can contribute to issues like these. She goes on to also talk about the effect [...]

    10. I really appreciate what Dr. Chutkan had to say about protecting and rebuilding the microbes living in and on us. I felt like she offered a balanced approach to medicine vs natural remedies. However, for someone with a healthy gut I don't quite agree with all of her dietary suggestions, such as limiting meat and dairy SO much, which is why I only gave it 4 stars. And I don't know if I could ever get on board with not bathing regularly, haha! But overall, there was a lot of good information in he [...]

    11. Loved this book. Could have done without the detailed descriptions of how to give yourself an enema using a friends stoolBUT I know the people who are really suffering with digestive disorders and autoimmune diseases would benefit from that instruction, so I understand why it’s in there. I definitely needed this overall lesson on the gut. After taking my gut bacteria more seriously, I’ve seen some major improvement in a lot of aspects of my body. Would highly recommend this book to anyone wi [...]

    12. This was a book difficult to rate! The author, a gastroenterologist, tells about the microbiome, how to restore it, to nourish the "good one", and how to get rid of "the bad one" and how to live a healthier life altogether. I´m a physician myself, so for me, the book was easy to follow. I´m struggling a bit with part of the advice given. Mrs Chutkan writes about faecal transplantation and gives concrete advice on how to do this. I hope that people are wiser than to follow it!!

    13. An excellent read on some life altering information! I usually just skim this kind of book for the information I'm looking for. Often this kind of book seems very padded with extraneous stories and statistics, etc. NOT SO WITH THIS BOOK. I intended to skim it and ended up reading it! So much good information about why what we eat is so important. I borrowed it from the library but I may have to go buy it.

    14. 3 stars = I liked it!Short, to the point reminder that plant based diet is the way to go, just now in the context of your gut microbes. Nothing life changing for me, but it was a good reminder. I don’t have any of the bowel issues that she describes so perhaps those who do will feel more ‘helped’ by the ideas. There are several easy and good recipes at the end.

    15. Not nearly as good as “The Good Gut”. Lots of talk about what helps but very thin on actual evidence. Lots of talk about what the author personally recommends. A little to much like an add for her medical practice for my liking.

    16. Interesting thoughts and researchI found much of the book interesting and am thinking hard about some of my own lifestyle choices. Some of Dr. Chutkan's recommendations just don't seem doable. Art least not for me.

    17. I like Dr. Chutkan's practical approach. I have ready several books, now, about microbiome and gt health, and I find it fascinating. I like the recipes at the end of the book and will give some of those a try.

    18. I just finished the Plant Paradox by Steven Gundy and decided that I wanted to go deeper. Unfortunately, this book is pretty lightweight in comparison. The book was in many redundant, but there were some pretty interesting recipes.

    19. Wow! I have a whole new awareness of how my body works and the ecosystem that runs everything from within. I learned how to keep it healthy and thriving so that I can be healthy and thriving.

    20. An outstanding resource for addressing gastrointestinal health issues, from how we got so ill to what to do about it. I love the extensive section of recipes at the back of the book.

    21. nonfiction/health. I have to applaud any doctor who is willing to step away from the doctrines of traditional Western medicine (which isn't working for so many of us with those mysterious, hard-to-diagnose and harder-to-treat autoimmune-related conditions), but I would have preferred she provide a more balanced perspective of the various theories, rather than taking the tone of the Know-all-the-Answers Total Authority. I did like the selection of recipes at the end, which sound delicious and pre [...]

    22. This book is entirely unhelpful for people like me who are chronically ill and searching for answers anywhere they might be found. While I agree with the author's premise that antibiotics are not the answer for every illness and that we do need to take care to preserve their general effectiveness, her advice requires either wealth or excessive amounts of time and energy to DIY (growing your own ingredients, making all your own food and personal care products) - and if you're healthy enough to ta [...]

    23. This book provides some compelling evidence for the ways in which our bodies are impacted by (or controlled by) our microbiome: the bacteria that live in us and on us. The author has a unique perspective: as a gastroenterologist who used to be a by-the-book Western medicine practitioner, she was gradually converted to her current holistic approach after witnessing a number of her patients improve their conditions through diet, supplements and probiotic behaviors. I'm now more convinced than ever [...]

    24. This book is fantastic! It offers all of the science surrounding gut health in easily digestible (I couldn't help it!) snapshots PLUS practical advice on how to optimise your gut health. I have been interested in this topic for a while because of my own digestive problems and eczema, and this is the most liberating book I have read. I would also recommend reading Giulia Ender's Gut, which looks more at how the digestive system works biologically, then read this book to understand how to incorpor [...]

    25. Autorka co najmniej kilkadziesiąt razy powtarza, że antybiotyki to zło (tak w skrócie) i trzeba jeść dużo warzyw. OK, zgadzam się z tym, ale ile można o tym w kółko czytać? Brakuje natomiast odpowiedzi na wiele pytań, które narodziły się podczas lektury. Dlaczego według niej nie należy używać np. płynów do płukania ust? Jeśli mamy odstawić m. mydło, to czy po skorzystaniu z toalety (zwłaszcza publicznej) wystarczy po prostu opłukać ręce? Czy mycie ciała samą wodą [...]

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