There has been an influx of research documenting the importance of having a balanced and healthy gut microbiome – the collection of bacteria that live within your intestinal system. This new research shows that it important to have more healthy than unhealthy bacteria. Also, we need a wide variety of good bacteria.
Not only does a balanced gut microbiome promote digestive health, but it also impacts brain, mental, and physical health. Understanding your gut and how it works is more important than ever.
We’ve assembled a sampling of outstanding books about gut health to help educate you:
Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain – For Life by David Perlmutter, MD with Kristin Loberg
Dr. Perlmutter, a neurologist, considered one of the pre-eminent experts on the connection between the brain, nutrition and gut health. In Brain Maker he details the amazing link between the bacteria in your gut and the health of your brain. Then he offers dietary recommendations and a six-step process of daily changes that can both improve your gut’s bacterial microbiome and your brain health.
You can read more about Brain Maker on Dr. Perlmutter’s website or purchase it on Amazon.
The Microbiome Diet: The Scientifically Proven Way to Restore Your Gut Health and Achieve Permanent Weight Loss by Raphael Kellman, MD
Dr. Kellman, an integrative medicine specialist, has spent two decades developing expertise in the interconnection of disease and the gut microbiome. Utilizing the newest scientific research, his book lays out a diet which not only heals gut health issues but resets your metabolism and supports overall health. The diet focuses on resetting your gut microbiome, maintaining a preponderance of good bacteria and eating foods that nourish those bacteria.
You can read more about this book on Dr. Kellman’s website or purchase it on Amazon.
Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ – Giulia Enders
Ms. Enders book is an in-depth exploration of our gut, its function and its role in our overall health. With a sense of humor and easy-to-understand language, she details how our digestive system works, how it impacts the rest of our bodily functions and why we should maintain good gut health. She also answers basic questions like “What is acid reflux?”
If you read German you can check out Giulia Ender’s website. If English is your language of choice you can read about the book on Amazon.