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The Gut Flush Plan: A Breakthrough Cleansing Program Flushes Fattening Toxins-Boosts your metaBoosts your metabolism-Fortifies your health Paperback – Bargain Price, April 30, 2009

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“A must-read for anyone with gastrointestinal problems. Gittleman has done it again with a comprehensive, insightful, and easy-to-follow guide to optimal gut health.”
--Julian Whitaker, MD --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Ann Louise Gittleman is the award-winning author of more than 30 twenty-five books on health and healing, including the New York Times bestsellers Before the Change and The Fat Flush Plan. Acknowledged as a health visionary, she has been seen on Dr. Phil, The View, Extra, Good Morning America, PBS, and CNN. Gittleman holds a Ph.D. in holistic nutrition and a master’s degree in nutrition education, and is a certified nutrition specialist.

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Avery Trade; 1 edition (April 30, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1583333436
  • ASIN: B002PJ4GHW
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,409,308 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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VISIONARY, HEALTH GURU, weight loss/detox expert, and natural foods icon, Ann Louise Gittleman has always been a trendsetter. Highly respected as a health pioneer and award-winning author of 30 books, she revolutionized weight loss in her New York Times bestseller The Fat Flush Plan - and now tackles the hazards of being bombarded 24/7 by electromagnetic pollution in her latest book Zapped. Ann Louise has been recognized as one of the top ten nutritionists in the country by Self and received the American Medical Writers Association award for excellence.

Always ahead of her time, Ann Louise set the pace for new health protocols in the 1990s with four more breakthrough books. She was the first to warn of the environmental hazards of parasites in her classic Guess What Came to Dinner? Parasites and Your Health. In Your Body Knows Best, Ann Louise was the first to discuss the blood type/weight theory and proclaim that one diet may not be right for every body − an idea that is only now becoming mainstream. She was the first to offer natural remedies for menopausal symptoms in Super Nutrition for Menopause and is widely credited as the first to popularize the term "perimenopause" in her New York Times bestseller, Before the Change.

Ann Louise forged new ways of thinking about obesity early on in her career. She was the first to proclaim that obesity was caused by the lack of dietary fats and the wrong kind of carbohydrates in her book Beyond Pritikin, published in 1988. In Beyond Pritikin, she predicted that the fat-free, carb-rich diet was creating weight gain, sugar cravings, fatigue and diabetes.

A savvy and dynamic speaker, Ann Louise has been featured on 20/20, Dr. Phil, The View, Good Morning America, Extra! and The Early Show. In addition, her work has been featured on CNN, PBS, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CBN, Fox News, and the BBC. Her work has been featured in a myriad of national publications ranging from Time and Newsweek to Glamour and The Oprah Magazine. Millions of readers follow her advice through her column in First for Women magazine, and thousands visit her website on a daily basis.

Today, Ann Louise continues to dedicate herself to carving out new landmarks in holistic health and healing based on science and ancient healing arts. Through her many books, website, and blog (, she offers a "virtual" health support system for men and women that provides educational and self-health assessment services to empower people everywhere to achieve total health. The bestselling author of The Fat Flush Plan has turned her attention to the hazards of the wireless age with her newest release--Zapped: Why Your Cell Phone Shouldn't Be Your Alarm Clock and 1,268 Ways to Outsmart the Hazards of Electronic Pollution (HarperOne, 2010).

Praise for Zapped:

"Dr. Gittleman provides a cogent, sobering look at the effects of ever present electromagnetic pollution on our biology and clear, practical advice on how to minimize our exposures and our risk. Please follow her advice, it may save your life and give you renewed energy."

--Mark Hyman, MD, New York Times best-selling author of The UltraMind Solution and How to Fix Your Broken Brain by Healing Your Body First

"Zapped is an empowering guide that will help you transform your body and your home into a sanctuary of health and healing."

--John Gray, PhD, author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

"The book caught my attention immediately because I've been reading about, studying, and writing about the effects of electropollution for several years. This book just adds further confirmation that we live in an 'electropolluted' world, and we need to protect ourselves the best we can... You can learn many, many more simple and more in-depth tips on how to protect yourself by reading Zapped."

--Susan Lark, MD, author of Hormone Revolution and editor of Women's Wellness Today

"You are being 'Zapped' whether you know it or not! When artificial and manmade frequencies from cellphones, wireless computers, and cordless phones constantly bombard your system, they alter the body's natural electromagnetic balance and affect DNA, organs, and glands. Packed with scientific backup, find out what you can do about electropollution--a public health concern more insidious than cigarettes, asbestos, and HRT combined. The life you save may be your own--and your loved ones."

--Hyla Cass, MD, author of 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health and former Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine

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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Lisa B on May 5, 2008
Format: Hardcover
As a long time "Fat Flusher" I always look forward to to Ann Louise Gittleman's new books. And Gut Flush is a winner! I really like the healthy, nutritious food in this plan. The recipes are easy and delicious! I have not missed NOT having foods with gluten as there are many OTHER delicious non gluten grains I can eat like quinoa, rice, millet and buckwheat. In fact by eliminating gluten and dairy my constant sinus congestion is GONE!

I highly recommend doing the stool test that Ann Louise recommends as it is a comprehensive test that will help you target exactly what colon corruptor track you will need to follow. Finding out that I have a yeast problem has helped me understand some of my symptoms like bloating, itchy skin, and sinus congestion. By following the protocols I have eliminated these problems altogether!

For those of you looking to 'get healthy' this is the program for you! Just by following the colon corruptor track that you have chosen you can eliminate yeast, parasites, super bugs and tame your food allergies!
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Periphery on August 17, 2009
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This is a really good book for people who know a little about eating healthy already. Gittleman gives reasons for why she suggests certain supplments and removing gluten and coffee from your diet, but for the average person, there is not enough of an explanation. Most people have been coffee drinkers for a long time, and the typical American diet is food we can get at a supermarket. A lot of the menu requirements can NOT be bought at your local market. If I were going to make a few constructive comments about the book, I'd say that more information is needed for "incentive" to go seek out expensive alternatives at a health food store. Instead Gittleman focuses on germs. She contradicts herself in regards to antibiotic resistance as well. On one hand, she tells you not to overdo it with antibiotics, and on another, she has you bathing all your fruits and veg in bleach. Parasites and germs live in a normal gut synergistically. I understand why she stresses flushing because you have to heal the gut and get your intestinal flora back in balance. However, apple cider vinegar is a better bath for fruit and veg and doesn't leave a chlorine residue on food. It's all about balance. On a more positive note, the recipes are good and easy to follow and there is a wealth of information on how to get healthy for the lay person. The book should also stress "organic" meat and does not say so in the meal plans. Antibiotics in meat are also an issue to getting your gut rebalanced.
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55 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Moore Family on January 5, 2009
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I have been a big ALG fan for a while, but this book takes it a little too far. A few things I noticed (I did not read from cover to cover)

--This book seems to almost require purchase of her products, which was not necessary to follow her plans in previous books. So I find that annoying. Buy my book and then my products.
--She is really moving to germaphobe land in my opinion. I can understand skipping the salad bar to avoid bacteria and stuff, but she seems to question having pets. She does not say get rid of your animals, restrict your contact, you get the idea. Really drifting toward living in a bubble.

I guess if you are really sick and not digesting food well this might be the book for you. But if you are just looking to feel and be more healthy and/or lose some weight, try the Fat Flush Plan and/or the Detox. I know when I do the original Fat Flush I feel great physically, emotionally, my skin clears, etc. However, this book just goes too far for my lifestyle to be actually doable.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By N. Moreau on May 4, 2008
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I have been following the Fat Flush Plan for the last 4 years, it has changed my life! I am almost 60 years old now and feel better than I did in my 40's!!! I lost an incredible 55 lbs. in the first few months and have been able to keep it off! Thank you Ann Louise!

Now, the Gut Flush Plan is here. I am so excited! I have been following some of the Gut Flush protocols and have been enjoying a new found burst of energy! I was able to shave another 5 lbs. off, while incorporating, new and exciting foods to my already healthy Fat Flush lifestyle! I am looking forward to many years of great health and vitality. With Ann Louises, Gut Flush Plan, I am able to not only lose weight and keep it off, but, get even more healthy, while doing it!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By D. Hall on May 4, 2008
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I am more hopeful than ever for my long-term health after doing the Gut Flush program. I was very blessed to be a part of a focus group for this book, and I learned so much.
For various medical reasons, I have been on many, many rounds of antibiotics for the majority of my life. I had no idea that this had wreaked such havoc with my digestion as it has. I also never knew how deficient I was in HLC (stomach acid) and also digestive enzymes. Through Gut Flush, I have been able to pin point the problems I have with my digestion, and have implemented a workable strategy for life-long health.
This book is chock-full of great, usable information. The guidelines in the book are easy to follow. The recipes in the book are tasty. I am so grateful to have this book and such hope for my future health. I highly recommend it to anyone who has any variety of digestive problems, or to anyone who just wants to be healthier overall.
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