The Microbiome Diet

The Microbiome Diet Book Cover The Microbiome Diet
Raphael Kellman
Health & Fitness
Da Capo Press

First diet book connecting the microbiome with healthy weight loss; featuring an easy wellness program with a 3-phase diet.

Cutting-edge science has shown that the microbiome is the secret to healthy weight loss and to feeling healthy, energized, optimistic, and at the top of your game. The microbiome is a whole inner world that lives within your intestines—trillions of tiny microbes that help you extract the nutrients from your food, balance your mood, and sharpen your clarity and focus.

These beneficial bacteria make up a separate ecology within the body and have an enormous influence on your metabolism, your hormones, your cravings—even your genes. The microbiome's health is intimately involved with yours: when it flourishes, you flourish. When it craves sugar, so do you. When it operates at peak efficiency, so does your metabolism. And when your microbiome is out of balance, you might find yourself gaining weight or unable to lose weight, no matter how much you exercise or how carefully you eat. To achieve your ideal weight, you need the help of your microbiome.

Now, drawing from nearly two decades of experience as a specialist in functional medicine and intestinal health, Raphael Kellman, MD, has developed the first diet based upon on these scientific breakthroughs. The Microbiome Diet offers an effective three-phase plan to heal your gut, reset your metabolism, and achieve dramatic, sustainable weight loss. The Microbiome Diet will help you...

  • Reset your metabolism
  • Free yourself from food cravings and uncontrollable appetite
  • Incorporate prebiotics, probiotics, and healing foods into every meal
  • Lose weight—and keep it off—with a nonrestrictive life plan

With delicious recipes, convenient meal plans, and helpful information on Microbiome Super-foods and Super-supplements, including prebiotics and probiotics, The Microbiome Diet gives you the tools to achieve your healthy weight, boost your mood, regain your mental focus, and be in your best shape for life.

The Scientifically Proven Way to Restore Your Gut Health and Achieve Permanent Weight Loss

Microbiome DietThe Microbiome Diet is uniquely suited for those who have tried various diets in the past and never found results. It’s a new approach, built upon the principle that the obesity problem many people are facing is due to the digestive system being compromised by the foods we are eating. This can lead to leaky gut, inflammation, increased hunger and cravings, and other health problems ranging from soreness to lack of concentration. The way our food is processed in the body is greatly aided and abetted by microbiomes – bacteria in the gut. When there is an imbalance (lack of certain bacteria or too many bad ones), our health suffers and we gain weight.

The diet is based around “Four Rs”:

  1. Remove the unhealthy bacteria and the foods that unbalance the microbiome
  2. Replace the digestive enzymes that you need for optimal digestion
  3. Reinoculate with probiotics (intestinal bacteria) and prebiotics 9 foods and supplements that nourish this bacteria and keep it healthy
  4. Repair the lining of your intestinal walls, which have likely become permeable and are releasing partially digested food into the bloodstream and causing major problems such as inflammation.
this remedy is not so much about taking out food types, it is more about adding certain foods that make your gut happy and that help create more good bacteria

The diet is set up to cleanse the system of the bad stuff, to heal your gut, and in the process wean you off the items that cause insatiable cravings and hunger, and improve all over health. Recipes and a meal plan are given at the beginning, as well as a shopping list for each stage. Recipes are set up to be made quickly and easily using fairly staple foods ;chicken, salads, seafood, etc.

Recipe examples include: minted fruit salad with brazil nuts, rich vegetable soup, jerk cornish game hen, mussels steamed in beer, gazpacho smoothie, stuffed mushrooms, and snacks such as baked kale chips.

Probiotic supplements that support the Microbiome Diet can be found in the probiotics store.