The Gut-Immune Connection Book

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In my last book, The Mind-Gut Connection, I offered groundbreaking evidence of the critical role of the microbiome in neurological and cognitive health, proving once and for all the power and legitimacy of the “mind-body connection.” Now, in The Gut-Immune Connection, I propose an even more radical paradigm shift: that the brain gut microbiome system is at the center of the majority of chronic diseases that defines our 21st-century public health crisis, and that we can effectively treat these diseases through a gut microbiome targeted diet.

Combining a vast amount of clinical experience with up-to-the-minute science, The Gut-Immune Connection offers a comprehensive look at the link between alterations of the gut microbiome and the development of the most common chronic diseases of today, including diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease and even some forms of cancer, as well as susceptibility to infectious diseases like COVID-19.

In order to understand the profound and far-reaching effects of gut health on our overall health, I offer clear-cut strategies and practical advice to reverse the steady upward rise of these illnesses, including a model for nutrition to support the microbiome as well as some 40+ gut-friendly recipes.

In The Gut-Immune Connection, I also point out the startling connections between the deterioration of the microbiome of our gut and the soil, and between our own health, and the health of the soil, the environment and the planet – a view that I have called the One Health concept.

But time is running out…A continuation of the upward trend of chronic diseases, affecting younger age groups, and the increasing risk of pandemics is only a few decades away if we don’t make critical changes to our food supply, including returning to sustainable practices that maintain the microbial diversity of the soil, and that have less damaging effects on the climate. To turn the tide of chronic and infectious disease tomorrow, and at the same time slow the catastrophic consequences of climate change, we must shift the way we live today.


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