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These beneficial bacteria make up a separate ecology within the body and have an enormous influence on your metabolism, your hormones, your cravingseven your genes. The microbiome's health is intimately involved with yours: when it flourishes, you flourish. When it craves sugar, so do you. When it operates at peak efficiency, so does your metabolism. And when your microbiome is out of balance, you might find yourself gaining weight or unable to lose weight, no matter how much you exercise or how carefully you eat. To achieve your ideal weight, you need the help of your microbiome.
Now, drawing from nearly two decades of experience as a specialist in functional medicine and intestinal health, Raphael Kellman, MD, has developed the first diet based upon on these scientific breakthroughs. The Microbiome Diet offers an effective three-phase plan to heal your gut, reset your metabolism, and achieve dramatic, sustainable weight loss. The Microbiome Diet will help you...
Reset your metabolism
Free yourself from food cravings and uncontrollable appetite
Incorporate prebiotics, probiotics, and healing foods into every meal
Lose weightand keep it offwith a nonrestrictive life plan
With delicious recipes, convenient meal plans, and helpful information on Microbiome Superfoods and Supersupplementsincluding prebiotics and probioticsThe Microbiome Diet gives you the tools to achieve your healthy weight, boost your mood, regain your mental focus, and be in your best shape for life.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-08-04
- Reviewer: Staff
Kellman (Matrix Healing) offers a clearly outlined plan for optimal gastrointestinal health, and, with it, significant and maintainable weight loss. The key, he declares, consists of microbiomes—trillions of bacteria living within the intestines that "exert enormous influence over your hormones, your appetite, your cravings," not to mention "the brain chemicals that govern your mood, energy levels, and mental functioning."Kellman details both healthy and unhealthy microbiome systems, providing a checklist of symptoms associated with the latter and a three-part approach for achieving the former. Phase One, a three-week commitment, utilizes the "Four Rs": Remove (unhealthy bacteria), Replace (necessary digestive enzymes), Reinoculate (with pro- and prebiotics), and Repair (your likely beleaguered intestinal walls). Phase Two, lasting four weeks (or whatever time is needed), offers a more varied diet and tips for stress-free eating. Phase Three shows plan followers how to maintain their gut-friendly ecosystem and keep their weight loss static. Those seeking relief from gastrointestinal ailments should find this quick and healthy doctor-sanctioned weight loss program particularly appealing. (July)