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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:

  1. The four Rs: Remove unhealthy bacteria, Replace digestive enzymes, Reinoculate with healthy bacteria (probiotics), and Repair the lining of the intenstinal walls.

  2. The Metabolic Boost: Loosen the dietary restrictions while introducing mindfulness techniques that reduce microbiome-damaging stress and improve mental attitudes towards eating.

  3. 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



EAT RIGHT FOR YOUR TYPE PERSONALIZED COOKBOOKS

With more than 150 original recipes crafted for your blood type, these gorgeous full-color cookbooks are based on Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s revolutionary and highly effective Blood Type Diet ®. Bestselling author Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo with personal wellness chef Kristin O’Connor, has written a set of practical, personalized cookbooks that will enable you and your family to eat right for your type every day!

Packed with recipes specifically designed for your Blood Type A, B, O or AB diet, the Personalized Cookbooks feature a wide variety of delicious and nutritious recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as snacks, soups and other temping treats that make eating right for your type easy and satisfying.  Each of the books is an essential kitchen companion with masterfully-crafted recipes that will make your personalized meal planning an exciting and healthy adventure. Each cookbook also includes:

• Valuable tips on stocking the Blood Type pantry and freezer
• Creative ideas for last minute meals
• A four-week meal planner
• Recipes tagged for non-Secretors and suitable substitutions

Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo is an internationally-acclaimed naturopathic physician, researcher, and lecturer, as well as the author of the New York Times best-selling Eat Right 4 Your Type book series. His extensive research and clinical testing of the connections between blood type, health, and disease has garnered world-wide recognition and led to groundbreaking work on many illnesses.  The world-famous immunulogist, Dr. Gerhard Uhlenbruck of the University of Cologne, Germany, has called Dr. D’Adamo  “one of the most creative scientists in the Western world."

Kristin O’Connor is a personal wellness chef and the creator of NourishThis.com—a website with recipes, articles, and tips on eating well and living green. She also volunteers for Healthy Child, Healthy World, a non-profit organization that educates parents about nutritional and environmental issues affecting their children.  She has worked for the Food Network and Cooking Channel as an Associate Producer on many shows, and now works as a private celebrity chef.

 

FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC SUBSIDIARY RIGHTS SALES:

THE MICROBIOME DIET by Raphael Kellman, M.D: Dutch rights sold preemptively to Kosmos; Poruguese rights to Pensamento/Cultrix; French rights to Larousse.

EAT RIGHT FOR YOUR TYPE by Dr. Peter D’Adamo:  British rights to Century Books; Italian to Sperling & Kupfer; German to Piper; Port./Brazil to Campus; Japanese to Shuei Sha; Polish to Mada; Dutch to De Kern; Spanish to Vergara; Chinese to Morning Star; Hebrew to Modan; French to Editions Michel Lafon/Ji Lu; Turkish to Beyaz Yaymlari; Hungarian/ Serbian/ Slovak/ Czech/Romanian to California Fitness; Russian to Popuri; Macedonian to Mac Fit D.O.O; Norwegian to WES3 A/S; Danish to Lindhardt & Ringhof; Swedish to WEM 3 A/S; Finnish to WSOY; Greek to Dioptra; Icelandic to Leidarljus; Estonian to Ersen; Croation to AGM; Bulgarian to KIBEA; Korean  to  Design House; Latvian to Mitela; Arabic to Dar Al-Fikr; Slovenian to FLEKS; Thai to Tree; Arabic to Dar Al Farasha; Slovene to Cangura D.O.O; Turkish to Yakamoz Yayinlari.

COOK RIGHT FOR YOUR TYPE by Dr. Peter D’Adamo: ; German rights to Piper; Polish to Mada; Estonian to Ersen; Icelandic to Leidarljos; Czech to Pragma; Australian to Penguin; UK to Century; Norwegian to WEM 3 A/S; Hebrew to Modan; Dutch to De Kern; Danish to L & R Fakta; French/Canadian to Editions du Roseau; Croation to AGM; Greek to Dioptra; Arabic to Dar Al Farasha and Turkish to Yakamoz Yayinlari.

LIVE RIGHT FOR YOUR TYPE by Dr. Peter D’Adamo: German rights to Piper; UK/Australia to Penguin/Michael Joseph; Port./Brazil to Campus; Italian to Sperling & Kupfer; Polish to Mada; Czech to Pragma; Dutch to De Kern; Danish to L & R Fakta; Bulgarian to Kibea; Hebrew to Modan; Russian to Popuri; Hungarian/Serbian to California Fitness; Icelandic to Leidarljus Ehf; Norwegian to Wem 3; French to Lafon; Greek to Dioptra; Japanese to ShueiSha; Estonian to Ersen; Chinese to Nan Hai; Croation to Hena Com; Latvian to Jamava; Arabic to Dar El Farasha; Slovene to Cangura D.O.O.

THE BLOOD TYPE ENCYCLOPEDIA by Dr. Peter D’Adamo: UK/Aust. rights to Penguin; Czech to Pragma; Bulgarian to KIBEA; Polish to Mada; French to Editions du Roseau; Ukranian to California Fitness; German to Piper).

EAT RIGHT FOR YOUR BABY by Dr. Peter D’Adamo: British rights to Penguin UK; Portuguese to Campus; Fench to LaFont; Russian rights to Popuri; German to Piper; Slovene to Cangura D.O.O.

EAT RIGHT FOR YOUR TYPE HEALTH LIBRARY (various of 8 titles) by Dr. Peter D’Adamo:  Polish rights to Mada; Russian to Popuri; Port./Brasil to Campus; French to Lafon; Romanian to California Fitness; Croatian to AGM; Arabic- Dar El Farasha

THE GENOTYPE DIET by Dr. Peter D’Adamo: French rights to LaFont; Hebrew to Modan; Italian to Sperling& Kupfer; Polish to Mada: Russian  to AST; Indonesia to PT Gramedia; Dutch to DeKern; Portuguese  to Campus; Spanish to Vergara; British to Transworld; Greece to Dioptra; Bulgarian to Kibea; Croatian to Henna; Serbian to Sezan; Romania to California Fitness; Complex Chinese  to JC Culture & Publishing Co; Korean to Licom Octo; and Chinese simplified characters to China Industry & Commerce Publishing

THE 24 HOUR PHARMACIST by Suzy Cohen RPh: Spanish North American rights to Rayo; Indonesian to Hikmah Publishing House; Korean to Joyun Communication

DRUG MUGGERS by Suzy Cohen RPh: German rights to Kopp Verlag; audio rights to Tantor Audio

THE HEART SPEAKS by Mimi Guarneri, MD: ; British –Vision Paperbacks; Korean rights to Goldenowl; Chinese rights to Jilin Literature & History Publishing House; Japanese to San-Ichi Publishing; Turkish rights to        ;and Indonesian rights to

THE CHEMISTRY OF JOY by Henry Emmons, MD: Portuguese in Brazil rights to Editora Gente; Turkish rights to Arkadas; Chinese Simplified Text to Beijing Normal University Press

THE CHEMISTRY OF CALM by Henry Emmons, M.D. Book Club rights to One Spirit;Second Serial to Life Extension (Feb/March issue); Italian rights to
Edidizionni Mediterranne; Chinese Simplified Text to Beijing Normal University Press

WINNING AFTER LOSING by Stacey Halprin: Hungarian rights to Kelly Kit

RAISE A SMARTER CHILD BY KINDERGARTEN by David Perlmutter M.D: Korean rights to Premium Books; Complex Chinese/Taiwan – iG Publishing; Chinese Simplified Characters to Jing Hua Publishing House

THE FARTHEST HOME IS IN AN EMPIRE OF FIRE by John Phillip Santos: Audio to  Recorded Books; first serial to Texas Monthly

THE TRIPLE BIND by Steven Hinshaw, Phd with Rachel Kranz: Chinese Simplified Characters to Jiangsu Education Publishing House

100 NATURAL REMEDIES FOR YOUR CHILD by Dr. Jared Skowron: Romanian translation rights to LifeStyle Publishing House.

DIABETES WITHOUT DRUGS by Suzy Cohen, R.Ph.: One Spirit Bookclub; The Good Cook, Crafter's Choice, Homestyle Bookclub, Doubleday Large Print, Literary Guild, Black Expressions Club, Doubleday Book Club, Book-of-the-Month Club, and BOMC2(Zooba)--their online-only bookclub; audio rights to Tantor Audio; German to Kopp Verlag.

HOW TO CLICK WITH PEOPLE by Dr. Rick Kirschner: Simplified Chinese Characters to Orient Brainpower in China; Spanish World to Oceano Mexico