In The Skinny Gut Diet, New York Times best-selling author, public television icon, certified nutritional consultant, and digestive health expert Brenda Watson offers an insightful perspective on the little-known connection between weight gain and an underlying imbalance of bacteria in the gut, or what she calls the "gut factor" - the overlooked root cause of weight gain.
"Very practical guide to eating and good health"
Regardless of where and how you live, your body is harboring dozens if not hundreds of toxins that could be sabotaging your health. Low on energy? Dealing with chronic illness? Having trouble losing weight? Toxins might be to blame. From your mattress to your toothpaste to your nonstick pans to the food you eat and the (bottled) water you drink - every day your body is bombarded with chemicals that can alter the way your body works.
"The Detox Strategy"
Today, Americans eat processed foods from the supermarket, or foods from fast food restaurants we drive by on the way home. We used to eat a fiber-rich diet fresh from the fields (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes), we now eat food from a box; that is, processed food that has processed the fiber right out of our diets. The result: an epidemic of obesity that causes most of the common diseases of our time.
"Ever eat a pine tree?"
Gusper thought he was happy with his life in the woods of Umbria. He lived harmoniously by himself for years, with only occasional trips to Wist for supplies and the absolute necessity. Will this all change for him? After people start mysteriously disappearing from the small town of Wist, they find themselves fleeing into the dangerous woods of Umbria, looking to Gusper for guidance.