Gut Crisis: How Diet, Probiotics, and Friendly Bacteria Help You Lose Weight and Heal Your Body and Mind

Gut Crisis: How Diet, Probiotics, and Friendly Bacteria Help You Lose Weight and Heal Your Body and Mind

by Robert Keith Wallace, Samantha Wallace

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Gut Crisis is the ultimate guide to gut health. Poor food quality, the overuse of antibiotics, and other factors are creating an imbalanced state in your gut bacteria and damaging your gut lining. This eventually leads to inflammation that underlies chronic health conditions such as obesity, diabetes, autoimmune disease, heart disease, and degenerative brain disorders.

This book reveals a hidden health crisis taking place around the world and talks about the most recent and effective treatment programs. It gives practical advice based on what the ancients have known for centuries: by healing your gut through diet, lifestyle, and simple procedures, you can heal your body and mind.

Gut Crisis includes practical issues that affect everyone:

  • What disorders are caused by an imbalanced state of gut bacteria?
  • How do gut bacteria affect your cravings and emotions?
  • What are the effects of probiotics?
  • What is your personal Gut/Brain Nature?
  • What can you do to heal your gut?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999055823
Publisher: Dharma Publications
Publication date: 07/08/2017
Edition description: Softcover ed.
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

ROBERT KEITH WALLACE is a pioneering researcher on the physiology of consciousness. His work has inspired hundreds of studies on the benefits of meditation and other mind-body techniques, and his findings have been published in Science, American Journal of Physiology, and Scientific American. After receiving his BS in physics and his PhD in physiology from UCLA, he conducted postgraduate research at Harvard University.
Dr. Wallace established the first Maharishi Ayurveda clinics in America, in Fairfield, Iowa; Los Angeles, California; and Washington, DC. He is the director of one of the first master's degree programs in Maharishi Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine in the US.
He serves as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physiology and Health, Director of Research, and Trustee of Maharishi University of Management (MUM) in Fairfield, Iowa. The author of several books, Dr. Wallace has given hundreds of lectures on Maharishi Consciousness-Based education and health programs around the world.

SAMANTHA WALLACE grew up in Ottawa, Ontario, and Long Lake, Quebec. She had a successful career as a model, appearing on the cover of Vogue and other magazines and worked with the great photographers of her time, notably Avedon and Penn.
In the summer of 1973, she began to practice Transcendental Meditation.
Devoted to her family and to her practice of meditation, Samantha helps write and edit her husband's books, and is presently finishing her own book.

Table of Contents

Authors’ Note ix

Introduction xi

PART 1: Our Hidden Organ

Table Talk 1

Gut Feelings 9

Right From the Beginning 15

Antibiotics 21

Diet and Lifestyle 29

The Cloud Around You 37

The Business of Gut Bacteria 45

The Good, the Bad, and the Vile:

Part 1 51

The Good, the Bad, and the Vile:

Part 2 57

PART 2: Diseases

Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS 69

Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD 77

Brain Wiring 83

Heart Matters 93

Gut Imbalance Equals Dis-ease 99

PART 3: How Does Our Gut Work?

The Gut Barrier 107

The Gut-Brain Axis 113

Leaky Gut Syndrome 119

Appetite 127

Epigenetics 135

Prebiotics 143

PART 4: Doc Gut’s Favorite Books

The Brain Maker 151

The Microbiome Solution 159

The Plant Paradox 165

Gut and Psychology Syndrome 173

The Prime 183

Gut 191

I Contain Multitudes 199

Eat Dirt 209

Fat for Fuel 217

PART 5: Past and Future

Traditional Medicine 227

The Future of Medicine 237

PART 6: What You Can Do

Dr. Maggie 247

The Ayurvedic Approach 255

Know Your Gut 265

DHARMA Protocol – Your Roadmap to Health 273


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