Leaky gut syndrome describes a state of hyperpermeability in the small intestines. The leakiness happens when microscopic enlargements of the spaces between the cells lining the gut become porous which compromises the role of the gut as the filter for repelling pathogens and antigens.Read more...
Leaky gut syndrome describes a state of hyperpermeability in the small intestines. The leakiness happens when microscopic enlargements of the spaces between the cells lining the gut become porous which compromises the role of the gut as the filter for repelling pathogens and antigens.
As much as 80 percent of the immune system is based in the gut making it a critical component of good health and wellbeing. This book is easy-to-understand and comprehensive. It features: Part 1: Understanding Leaky Gut How do I know if I have Leaky Gut Syndrome? How did I get this condition? Digestion and emotions
Part 2: Managing Leaky Gut Syndrome How to ensure you have the right doctor Conventional approaches Complementary testing techniques Treating Leaky Gut Further Healing Techniques
Part 3: Leaky Gut Syndrome Diet Plan Foods that enhance healing of the digestive tract Calming down, healing the gut and freeing yourself
Part 4: Menu Plans and Healthy Food Lists 2-Week Meal Plan for Phase 1 4-Week Meal Plan for Phase 2 Healthy Food Lists.
Dr. Trotter has a professional practice in treating patients with leaky gut syndrome.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-06-15
- Reviewer: Staff
Naturopathic doctor Trotter and dietician Cook have created a comprehensive and user-friendly manual for sufferers of leaky gut syndrome, a condition in which the gut lining is unusually permeable. Many health issues can develop from a hyperpermeable intestine, and the authors stress the importance of addressing the problem with a plethora of methods that complement each other, such as acupuncture, stress management, and adequate sleep. Their foremost suggestion is a complete diet overhaul. Say goodbye to baguettes, broccoli, and brie for a while. Though the regimen can seem daunting—no dairy, gluten, coffee, processed foods, or even cruciferous vegetables, among other guidelines—the authors walk readers through the three-phase program, offering advice on ways to ease caffeine dependency and finding the best sources of non-animal protein. Along with what not to eat, they explain what to eat, when to eat it, and what supplements to take. Half the book is devoted to recipes that meet their guidelines, including appealing roasted tomato and red pepper soup, agave flax muffins, and traditional English celery bake. Trotter and Cook insist that leaky gut syndrome, with the proper care, doesn't have to be a drain on the patient. (Apr.)