- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Avery; 1 edition (October 3, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1583335226
- ISBN-13: 978-1583335222
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.9 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 200 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,198 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Gutbliss: A 10-Day Plan to Ban Bloat, Flush Toxins, and Dump Your Digestive Baggage Hardcover – October 3, 2013
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Praise for Gutbliss
“Packed with no-nonsense explanations, real-life patient stories, and remedies, this guide will empower women to recognize their particular digestive health issues and proactively work with their medical professionals to prevent, treat, and solve them.”
“Gutbliss is loaded with helpful, leading edge information that all women need to know for optimal bowel health. I highly recommend this book!”
—Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of The Wisdom of Menopause
“Dr Chutkan blasts away the bloat as she tastefully explains the guts of our problems.”
—Mehmet Oz, M.D.
“Millions of Americans suffer needlessly from digestive problems. Gut issues are at the core of many health problems including autoimmune disease and even obesity and diabetes. Dr. Robynne Chutkan maps out a clear strategy for gut health and restoring optimal health. If you have digestive problems, look no further, and buy this book!”
—Mark Hyman, M.D., author of The Blood Sugar Solution
“If you’re tired of dreaded bloat or muffintop, Dr. Chutkan offers a novel prescription for making your gut work for you, not against you—and her 10-day plan is scientifically robust yet transformative. Get the book, and give her 10 days. You’ll discover the small hinge that swings big doors.”
—Sara Gottfried, M.D., author of The Hormone Cure
About the Author
Robynne Chutkan, M.D., FASGE, is one of the world’s leading gastroenterologists and has been widely featured in the media, including frequent appearances on The Dr. Oz Show. She is the founder of the Digestive Center for Women and a faculty member at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.
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Dr. Chutkan, while having an impressive resume in traditional medicine, seems to recognize its weaknesses and deficits--mainly the tendency to treat symptoms rather than causes. She makes an overwhelmingly convincing argument for the GI system's health (or lack of it) being the basis for our overall physical (and sometimes emotional) health. She thoroughly, and humorously at times, discusses just about every symptom or question you might have concerning some "delicate" issues. Chutkan offers simple, non-pharmaceutical solutions to most of them. But in responsible fashion, she doesn't hesitate to recommend traditional/pharmaceutical/surgical solutions when necessary. In short, she represents the best of what a doctor should be, believing in the body being enabled to heal itself through natural processes, and relying on modern medicine as a last resort instead of the first assault.
Gutless discusses just about any digestive subject you can imagine (and many you may never have heard of), from IBS to gas. The information and citations regarding the gallbladder gave me the information I needed to convince my doctor to work with me to avoid surgery for gallstones. Using what I've learned from Chutkan, I'm taking control and helping my body heal the cause of my gallstones rather than simply yanking out a crucial part of my digestive system. So, in a very real sense, this book may have saved me thousands!
Be advised, the 10 day plan is a tiny part of the book. Yes, it's easy to follow, and it's all there, but it is not the most important aspect of the book. The power of the book is knowledge that convinces you that you must change your diet to change your health. Then, if you follow Dr. Chutkan's overall recommendations for lifestyle and diet change, scattered throughout the book, guess what? You will lose weight, feel great, and improve your health.
Using a conversational style, Dr. Chutkan explains the likely causes behind every common - and not a few uncommon - issues with the GI tract in a way accessible to someone like me without a medical degree. In every chapter, there's a story of someone she's treated successfully. She provides solutions that are reasonable and actionable.
I'm cautiously satisfied with my results of following her suggestions after only 8 days. That's pretty amazing considering I'm combating 23 years of disease.
I'm recommending this to every female friend I know who is interested in this subject and will continue to do so. I'll have a hard time sharing this book when I'm done!