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Is your gut impacting your health? Find out if your gut is responsible for inflammation and a host of medical issues, from anxiety to autoimmune disorders. If you have an unhealthy gut, chances are you frequently suffer from heartburn, constipation, bloating, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. These symptoms occur frequently in people who have gut issues. But the good news is they can all be treated. Many people tend to treat the symptoms of an unhealthy gut, rather than trying to boost the health of the gut in the first place. While there is nothing wrong with this, if you don't treat the root cause of the issue, it's likely that you will be experiencing those symptoms again and again. Medication that can help to treat the symptoms of a leaky gut may actually be making your gut even more unhealthy. In this audiobook, you will find out how to improve the health of your gut. Specifically, we will look at: 

  • What is leaky gut?
  • How your gut can impact your entire health, including triggering inflammation throughout your body that may cause autoimmune disorders, mood disorders, heart attacks, and cancer
  • How food intolerances and allergies play a role, including gluten and lectins
  • How stress and medications impact your gut
  • How fiber can repair your gut
  • Pre- and probiotics

How what you eat can heal your gut. This essential handbook will give you a beginning guide on how you can make significant changes to your gut health, and improve your overall well-being.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Evelyn Carmichael (P)2017 ELJ Publishing

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What an eye opener..

I never would have associated my migraine headaches with my gut health. This book is very interesting to say the least. The author gives a list of ailments that stem from a leaky gut. She even gives dietary suggestions for correcting problems. Everyone with health issues from Crohn's disease to Eczema should listen to this book. The narration was also done very well. I requested this book and have decided to voluntarily leave my honest review.

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Great read

The Essential Handbook to a Healthy Gut: How a Leaky Gut Impacts Your Entire Body and How to Make it Healthy Once Again by Evelyn Carmichael was a good read. This was a great guide for things to do to increase the health of your gut.

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Avoid this book

This book starts with true generalities and sounds competent. However, it degenerates IMMEDIATELY. The amount of non-science and wrong science being passed off here as truth is breath-taking, bold, and entirely irresponsible. Surrounding a falsehood with scientific words and trivia does not make it true. The generalities here are nice enough, but many of the specifics are destructively and objectively incorrect. Don't take my word for it (and certainly don't take this book's word for it) -- if you have questions about these topics, please find a book written by someone reputable or talk to your doctor or to a registered dietitian.

After a little research I was initially impressed by this author's 20-ish diet books. Until I noticed that it's just a glut of books mostly released in 1 year to no reviews at all or often negative reviews. I've also found all of this author's diet related books are just rehashes of the controversial Steven R. Gundry and his highly criticized book The Plant Paradox. Again: don't take my word for it, check him out yourself.

Also, charts are referred to but none of them are included in the pdf. The pdf is a dime-store summary of a lot of herbs and supplements which are, by the document's own admission, unproven.

The good parts:

1) If you strip out the specific scientific claims, there's good advice about health beginning in the gut and the fact that what you eat can affect you in enormous ways. This is the kind of insight I hoped to gain when I first read the book's summary.

2) The narration was very good. This is a dry topic but this narrator was easy to listen to and she kept me engaged.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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A whole new meaning to having a gut feeling!

Have you ever wondered if something's amok in your gut? This brief audiobook does a good job of making introductions between what ails you and the possible causes in your gut, which by the way starts in the stomach and ends at the butt. Written as a brief overview of broad topics ranging from the effects of the foods we take in, to the symptoms we experience, to diagnosis and possible treatments, this could very well point you in the correct direction in your efforts to discover why your body is misbehaving as it is.

I was given this book for free to review, in exchange for my unbiased opinion which I have now given, solicitously to you!

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Short listen with simple solutions

I had vaguely heard of the term ‘leaky gut’, but it didn’t sound like a medical diagnosis. But I have had digestive issues, so I was intrigued by this book.

This is a short book, and at the end, the author points out that the book is not a replacement for a doctor or registered dietitian’s advice. That’s a good caveat, because as informative as this book is, there are few studies listed. When purchased through some retailers, the book does come with a PDF I didn’t look at it.

I did some general searches on the Internet and there are a number of ways to ‘repair’ or ‘cure’ a leaky gut. I’m not a medical professional, but I certainly didn’t find anything in the book that might endanger someone, so I can say it was information. I especially liked to hear the author’s take on gluten allergies. She posits that although some tests (including blood tests) are helpful, the elimination diet is one of the best ways to find which foods might be making you sick.

These days, it’s all about lectins. I didn’t know what lectins were, but now I have a better idea. I have a friend who did a similar elimination diet and found that nightshade foods were causing her son’s skin problems. Now, that is one anecdote, but sometimes going back to basics works. In truth, most of us eat too many processed foods—high in sugar, salt, and fat. We’re not getting healthier, so examining our diets is critical. Depending on your situation, the author posits that fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, and whole wheat could all be healing foods. Also, she suggests that a high fiber diet could help cure a leaky gut.

But can a diet actually prevent or cure: ADHD, brain fog, memory problems, depression, Alzheimer’s, skin problems, aches, pains, inflammation, auto-immune diseases and migraines? I don’t know.

The changes the author is suggesting aren’t particularly wacky – and she’s not trying to sell supplements or anything else except her book. I would have preferred more concrete proof, but that can be hard to track down and put into a simple book. This is a layman’s book to help the reader look at their gut differently. My suggestion is, if a reader finds something that resonates, they should consult a medical professional.

I did enjoy the narrator. Kimberly Hobscheid was clear, concise, easy to understand, and didn’t mispronounce words. I certainly would consider listening to another book she narrates. As for another book by the author? If I am searching for a new way to look at a particular aspect of health? Possibly. As medical advice? No.

I’m glad I listened because I learned something. If I’ve learned something, then it’s worth my time.

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Interesting

My gut is a story into itself. Slowly I am trying to get mine under control out out from under the surgeons scalpel. I will be putting some of the ideas from this book to the test and see if I can help my gut. I did not receive the proper handout when I downloaded the book, I was able to contact the writer through the narrator and did get the proper material.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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Excellent information! I can relate to this.

Any additional comments?

I can relate to this in more ways than I originally expected. I have RA and I can see how this might be something that could help me. Very interesting information. Well worth my time and more. I do wish the charts and lists were available too.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. The fact that I was gifted this book had no influence over my opinion of it.

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I Gained A Lot of Insight From This Audiobook

Healthy Gut was a great listen for me. I'm glad I was able to listen to it. This is something I'd heard of before but not enough info. Now I know much more. Interestingly, since I had my gall bladder removed I've had nothing but issues with my tummy. As a matter of fact, I've been misdiagnosed with numerous things that were later found to be incorrect. I think there really is something to the leaky gut thing. If it hadn't been for this book, I may not have been clued in.

Kimberly S. Hobscheid's narration was terrific. She had a nice, soothing voice yet was able to pass along the information in a professional manner. Great combination of author/reader.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Short and to the point

This short book contains great information. It motivated me to become a healthier person and do good to my gut, which will result in a healthier and happier me.

Kimbertley Hobscheid has a very nice voice and did a good job narrating it.

I received this audio-book free for an honest review by the author, narrator, or publisher. Thank you!!!

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Actionable information on gut health

I have read health audiobooks close to 20 hours long which were less helpful than this short listen. The author condensed the issues and information down to the most part dentils elements and just delivers the goods. Many could learn from her efficient economy.

If you are looking for someone to tell you that there is a medication to take and that you needn’t change any of your eating habits, you will inevitably be disappointed with this audiobook. The poor reviews that I read made me think we were listening the two different books.

This is succinct, well organized and presented, actionable information about your gut health. Give this advice a month. Your toilet will thank you.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Emily
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Wow!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I never knew that the gut was so important! This had a lot of information that I didn’t know and it does make you think about your health.

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  • Paul Dyson
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okay

basic overview good foundation, I was after more depth personally but Narrator was easy to listen to