304 pages, 9.26 × 6.25 × 0.93 in
October 3, 2013
Penguin Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1583335226
ISBN - 13: 9781583335222
Read from the Book
AcknowledgmentsGutbliss started out as a book about food. I was alarmed by what I was seeing in people’s digestive tracts and the growing prevalence of bloating and other gastrointestinal complaints. To me, food was the obvious but frequently overlooked connection. So I set out to write a book about how our food was making us sick. Along the way, I had the incredible good fortune to meet Howard Yoon, my literary agent, who helped me mold my passion about food and the gut into a broader conversation that included the obstacles to digestive wellness and how to go about removing them. Whether you like this book or not (and I hope you do!), it is undoubtedly a much better one because of Howard’s wisdom, patience, and belief that I had something important to say. And for the opportunity to say it, I am eternally grateful to Lucia Watson and Bill Shinker at Gotham/Avery, to Gabrielle Campo, who guided me through the entire process, and to Toni Sciarra Poynter, who provided invaluable editorial assistance.To my husband, Eric, who at this point knows far more than he ever imagined he would about bowel movements and gut bacteria, and whose support never wavered as I abandoned my post for several months at a time to focus on completing this book. Without his encouragement and overall picking up of the slack at home this book would never have been possible. And to my amazing daughter, Sydney, who loves to talk about bowel movements and gut bacteria, and who spent so many hours keeping
From the Publisher
A renowned physician shares her complete 10-day digestive tune-up for women, with important revelations about good gastrointestinal health.
Many so-called cures for women’s bloating and indigestion, from juice cleanses to specialty diets, are based on junk science. For women seeking true relief from that overall feeling of discomfort in any size jeans, Dr. Robynne Chutkan has the perfect plan for feeling light, tight, and bright in ten days. Gutbliss
- A primer on the real reasons for gastrointestinal distress, and why it’s much more common in women
- A look at the debilitating side effects of supposedly healthy habits—from Greek yogurt to bloat-inducing aspirin
- An expert analysis of symptoms that could indicate a serious underlying condition
- An indispensable checklist to pinpoint the exact cause of your bloating
Just a few small changes in diet, lifestyle, and exercise can make a huge difference in a woman’s digestive health, but the changes have to be the right ones. Going beyond the basics of top sellers such as Wheat Belly, Dr. Chutkan’s Gutbliss empowers women to take control of their gastrointestinal wellness.
About the Author
Robynne Chutkan, M.D., FASGE, is one of the world’s leading gastroenterologists and has been widely featured in the media, including frequent appearances on The Dr. Oz Show. She is the founder of the Digestive Center for Women and a faculty member at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Praise for Gutbliss
“Packed with no-nonsense explanations, real-life patient stories, and remedies, this guide will empower women to recognize their particular digestive health issues and proactively work with their medical professionals to prevent, treat, and solve them.”
“Gutbliss is loaded with helpful, leading edge information that all women need to know for optimal bowel health. I highly recommend this book!”
—Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of The Wisdom of Menopause
“Dr Chutkan blasts away the bloat as she tastefully explains the guts of our problems.”
—Mehmet Oz, M.D.
“Millions of Americans suffer needlessly from digestive problems. Gut issues are at the core of many health problems including autoimmune disease and even obesity and diabetes. Dr. Robynne Chutkan maps out a clear strategy for gut health and restoring optimal health. If you have digestive problems, look no further, and buy this book!”
—Mark Hyman, M.D., author of The Blood Sugar Solution
“If you’re tired of dreaded bloat or muffintop, Dr. Chutkan offers a novel prescription for making your gut work for you, not against you—and her 10-day plan is scientifically robust yet transformative. Get the book, and give her 10 days. You’ll discover the small hinge that swings big doors.”
—Sara Gottfried, M.D., author of The Hormone Cure