By Gerard Mullin, MD
“There is a hidden world inside you that determines nearly everything about your health and well-being—your weight, mood, energy, risk of autoimmune disease, heart disease, diabetes, cancer and more. The medical profession, and most of us have ignored it. It is our inner garden, our microbiome, your gut bacteria. The Gut Balance Revolution by Dr. Mullin truly is a revolution in thinking about how to get healthy. More importantly is a powerful, groundbreaking plan for you to reset your health for life.” — Mark Hyman, MD, Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Blood Sugar Solution 10 Day Detox Diet
Science has given us a groundbreaking new discovery in the fight against obesity and weight gain. When the trillions of live bacteria in your gut microbiome—your digestive tract—are balanced, excess pounds melt away and you feel revitalized.
Out of balance, or when we unknowingly eat the wrong foods that promote inflammation or reduce the needed diversity of gut microbes, we establish conditions for fat accumulation.
Now, the top authority on the gut microbiome and digestive health Dr. Gerard E. Mullin, associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University, shares the first proven, science-based program to restore and retain a balanced gut in his new book, THE GUT BALANCE REVOLUTION: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good! (Rodale; June 2015; $26.99).
THE GUT BALANCE REVOLUTION presents the latest information on prebiotics, elucidates the usefulness of probiotics, busts the myths on dietary supplements, and discusses benefits of gut-healing foods to move to a lean metabolism.
Dr. Gerry Mullin’s THE GUT BALANCE REVOLUTION—grounded in science and his over 20 years of experience with patients in his medical practice—reveals how to starve the fat-forming bacteria, reseed your gut with good fat-burning bacteria, and fertilize those friendly flora with just the right foods to reboot, rebalance, and renew your health—and lose weight for good.
Dr. Gerry Mullin’s trailblazing program provides:
• Research. The latest up-to-the-minute, frontline science behind the system; how balancing your gut microbiome can burn fat and restore health.
• Reboot. Weed out the fat-forming bad bacteria by eliminating the foods that make them grow and promote inflammation, insulin, and fat accumulation.
• Rev Up. Re-ignite your fat-burning metabolism with exercise and diet.
• Rebalance. Reseed your gut with goods bugs and feed your favorable flora with foods rich in fat-burning microbiota like bifidobacteria to establish a healthy gut ecology, reduce mental stress, and reinstitute a healthy lifestyle including sleep hygiene.
• Renew. Keep the weight off for good and enjoy pleasure foods, using Dr. Mullin’s easy-to-follow plan including the top 10 Superfoods for Phases 1, 2, and 3; step-by-step meal plans; 50 delicious, simple-to-prepare recipes; shopping lists for each phase; and time-efficient fat-burning exercises that you can do at home to better health.
• Real Life. Bona fide success stories of people who lost up to 20 pounds in 4 weeks, and kept it off!
Gerard E. Mullin, MD, an internist, gastroenterologist, and nutritionist, is associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University, where he also directs Integrative GI Nutrition Services. He lives in Baltimore, MD.
Advance Praise for The Gut Balance Revolution
“Dr. Mullin has provided the reader with invaluable practical insight into the gut microbiome and its effect on obesity and our overall health. This is a “must read” for the public and health professionals.” —Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS 17th Surgeon General of the United States
“There is a hidden world inside you that determines nearly everything about your health and well-being—your weight, mood, energy, risk of autoimmune disease, heart disease, diabetes, cancer and more. The medical profession, and most of us have ignored it. It is our inner garden, our microbiome, your gut bacteria. The Gut Balance Revolution by Dr. Mullin truly is a revolution in thinking about how to get healthy. More importantly is a powerful, groundbreaking plan for you to reset your health for life.” —Mark Hyman, M.D., Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Blood Sugar Solution 10 Day Detox Diet
“The Gut Balance Revolution embraces the revolutionary new paradigm that connects our health to the health of the hundred trillion bacteria that live within each of us. Dr. Mullin deftly leverages this leading edge science to create a practical, user-friendly program to restore health and enhance disease resistance.” —David Perlmutter, M.D., author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar – Your Brain’s Silent Killers and Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain–for Life
“A compelling body of evidence indicates that the trillions of bacteria our bodies play host to have profound influences on our health and daily lives. In The Gut Balance Revolution, Dr. Mullin examines the gut microbiome’s critical role and offers actionable advice on restoring and maintaining our intestinal flora to promote well-being.” —Andrew Weil M.D., author of Eating Well for Optimal Health
“Dr. Gerard Mullin’s new book, The Gut Balance Revolution, is a game changer—an invaluable guide to healthy living and eating. He cites cutting-edge science on the role of the gut microbiome in health, obesity, and disease, and offers an effective 3-step dietary plan that takes a holistic approach to heal the gut, improve well-being, maximize metabolism, and shed unwanted weight.” —Frank Lipman M.D., author of the national bestseller, The New Health Rules: Simple Changes to Achieve Whole-Body Wellness
“Optimal gut health becomes the foundation for fat loss, abundant energy, and vibrant health. In The Gut Balance Revolution, Dr. Gerard Mullin provides an effective, easy-to-apply protocol to fix your gut, boost your metabolism, and become lean, energetic, and healthy. A don’t-miss book!” —J.J. Virgin, CNS, CHFS, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Sugar Impact Diet and The Virgin Diet.
“How delightful to realize that most bacteria are not the enemy. They are essential allies in creating vibrant health. The Gut Balance Revolution will get you started!” —Christiane Northrup, M.D., Ob/Gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause
“The Gut Revolution program is an evidence-based approach that is practical and effective. New science supports the important role of the gut microbiome in weight control, and no one knows more about healing your gut to trim your waist than Dr. Gerard Mullin, a leading authority in this field.” —Melina B. Jampolis, M.D., President, National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists and CNN Diet & Fitness Expert