- I would recommend everyone read it. It’s very informative and easy to read. We are in phase 1 of the ‘diet’ and following it to the letter. Published 6 days ago by S A Berkley
- It is a book about health and how to approach life in a healthy way. D and M Protech
- His 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. Margarita Uricoechea
- This is a well written book with new detailed information explained in a very clear way. singer
“I am so excited by the release of Dr. Kellman’s important new book. In clear, lucid writing, readers are elegantly transported to the cutting-edge science behind the microbiome and provided with practical, pragmatic advice that empowers them to employ simple techniques that will yield life-long benefit.”—Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo, author of the New York Times bestseller Eat Right For Your Type
“After decades of killing bacteria with antibiotics, we have finally reached the era of probiotics. This switch is crucial for our health, and The Microbiome Diet will show you how.”—Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
Natural Solutions, September 2014
“Reset your metabolism and free yourself from food cravings and an uncontrollable appetite with Dr. Kellman’s revolutionary diet, which shows us how to balance the gut’s healthy bacteria. Lose weight and keep it off with this nonrestrictive plan.”
135 of 136 people found the following review helpful
By lamia on June 19, 2014
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The method of eating in this book works. Very quickly too.
I am NOT a patient of the doctor, but I have been following the method of eating in this book several months before this book came out. I arrived at this diet by studying research on the gut microbiome and figuring out how to implement that research into my own eating. The amazing thing to me is that the doctor’s recommended diet and conclusions are similar to my own. And what he has observed in his patients is exactly what I have observed of myself.
I have spontaneously lost a lot of weight and six inches off my waistline. My lipids are great, but were statin worthy before I started. I have lost hypoglycemia, allergies of all types, and simply feel great. I felt I was a very healthy person before I started, but the list of improved things is very long.
I say “spontaneously” because, as the doctor states, this is not a diet requiring calorie counting. It does not require restricting any particular macronutrient. You eat what you normally eat (minus bad foods listed by the doctor, but this was not a big deal for me) but add gut friendly foods. The emphasis is on inulin, found in garlic, onions, asparagus, and such. I’ll add dandelion greens because I enjoy them and they are a better source than a few of the others mentioned. Also probiotic foods. I will also point out that some Korean markets have leek kimchi and scallion kimchi, so one can get a dose of inulin along with the probiotics. Plus authentic Korean kimchi to me is better than the health-store “kimchi”.
I found that I was losing weight, about 2 lbs per week. Without doing anything other than making sure I got plenty of gut friendly foods. Then my tastes started changing. I’d get out of the blue cravings.
90 of 91 people found the following review helpful
The microbiome Diet, though very science sounding, is actually a diet 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 are facing is due to the digestive system being compromised by the foods we are eating – leading 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 9foods 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 like inflammation.
The diet has three phases. In the first, you avoid sugar, eggs, soy, gluten, and dairy (as well as all packaged/artificial foods). This is the heart of the four Rs above. Phase 2 is the metabolic boost. You eat a wider range of foods and introduce some items like milk and eggs. Phase 3 is about maintaining healthy weight loss. You eat about 70% of the phase 2 foods and then some ‘goodies’ in between.
The diet is set up to cleanse the system of the bad stuff, heal your gut, and in the process wean you off the items that cause the insatiable cravings and hunger.