THE MICROBIOME DIET
Ever wonder why you feel like you’re in a constant state of food deprivation – eating lots of salads with low-cal dressing, staying away from anything with too much fat, sugar or excess carbohydrates – and yet can’t seem to lose a pound? Meanwhile, your friend regularly indulges her sweet tooth and eats the most decadent foods and doesn’t gain an ounce! What’s going on?
According to groundbreaking new research, it all comes down to our gut microbiome.
What is the microbiome? It’s the trillions of tiny creatures living within our intestines and outnumbering our cells 10 to 1! We are mostly bacteria, and it turns out that they regulate our metabolism, hormones, cravings, and even the expression of our genes! The latest research shows that the microbiome is the secret to healthy, dramatic weight loss, as well as to significant improvements in overall health, mood, energy, and mental acuity.
Until very recently, we didn’t know much about it.
Dr. Raphael Kellman, a pioneering New York City physician, has long understood the vast precariously balanced ecosystem of bacteria and other microorganisms inside each of us… and its profound effects on how our bodies and brains function.
Drawing on cutting-edge science and the stunning, lasting transformations his overweight patients have enjoyed after following his program, Dr. Kellman has created a plan for undoing the far-reaching damage that typical eating habits and misguided diet regimens have done to the microbial balance in our intestines.
THE MICROBIOME DIET is a clear, specific and easy-to-follow program anyone can adopt for massive benefits to their health and quality of life, but it is also something much more: It is a paradigm shift in how we need to start viewing the connections between what we eat and how we feel.
Familiar healthy eating concepts like moderation and minimizing processed foods remain relevant and true, but Dr. Kellman’s insights demonstrate that cultivating a healthy microbiome is the only way to heal the leaky gut that is the reason most frustrated dieters cannot seem to keep weight off. And anyone can reap these benefits following THE MICROBIOME DIET, which progresses in three short phases:
- The four Rs: Remove unhealthy bacteria, Replace digestive enzymes, Reinoculate with healthy bacteria (probiotics), and Repair the lining of the intenstinal walls.
- The Metabolic Boost: Loosen the dietary restrictions while introducing mindfulness techniques that reduce microbiome-damaging stress and improve mental attitudes towards eating.
- Your Lifetime Tune-Up to Maintain Healthy Weight for Life: Plan for the healthy future afforded by a strong microbiome, including the good news that once the gut is rehabilitated, only 70% compliance with the diet’s rules is required for its full benefits!
Included are delicious recipes for each phase, from fast-disappearing snacks like Roasted Sweet Potato Chips to decadent entrees like Lamb Stew Provencal, as well as a guide to choosing the best optional dietary supplements to support the plan.
The days of futile struggle to lose weight by obsessive counting and restricting are over. With Dr. Raphael Kellman’s enlightened understanding of how the gut’s bustling ecosystem is the true engine of weight loss, THE MICROBIOME DIET promises to be the last diet plan many will ever need.
"Dr. Kellman masterfully presents a life-enhancing, actionable plan based on.. emerging science in a way that is user-friendly, for all of us."—David Perlmutter, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain
"Based on cutting-edge research, The Microbiome Diet shows you how optimal gut health can leave you lean, vibrant, sexy, and looking years younger. "— JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS, New York Times bestselling author
“After decades of killing bacteria with antibiotics, we have finally reached the era of probiotics. This switch is crucial for our health, and The Microbiome Diet will show you how.”—Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
“ I am so excited by the release of Dr. Kellman's important new book. In clear, lucid writing, readers are elegantly transported to the cutting-edge science behind the microbiome and provided with practical, pragmatic advice that empowers them to employ simple techniques that will yield life-long benefit.” –Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo Bestselling Author Eat Right For Your Type