Fiber Fueled: The Plant-Based Gut Health Program for Losing Weight, Restoring Your Health, and Optimizing Your Microbiome (Hardcover)
The instant New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly bestseller
A bold new plant-based plan that challenges popular keto and paleo diets, from an award-winning gastroenterologist.
The benefits of restrictive diets like paleo and keto have been touted for more than a decade, but as renowned gastroenterologist Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, or "Dr. B," illuminates in this groundbreaking book, the explosion of studies on the microbiome makes it abundantly clear that elimination diets are in fact hazardous to our health. What studies clearly now show--and what Dr. B preaches with his patients--is that gut health is the key to boosting our metabolism, balancing our hormones, and taming the inflammation that causes a host of diseases. And the scientifically proven way to fuel our guts is with dietary fiber from an abundant variety of colorful plants.
Forget about the fiber your grandmother used to take--the cutting-edge science on fiber is incredibly exciting. As Dr. B explains, fiber energizes our gut microbes to create powerhouse postbiotics called short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) that are essential to our health. SCFAs are scientifically proven to promote weight loss, repair leaky gut, strengthen the microbiome, optimize the immune system, reduce food sensitivities, lower cholesterol, reverse type 2 diabetes, improve brain function, and even prevent cancer. Restrictive fad diets starve the gut of the critical fiber we need, weaken the microbes, and make our system vulnerable.
As a former junk-food junkie, Dr. B knows firsthand the power of fiber to dramatically transform our health. The good news is that our guts can be trained. Fiber-rich, real foods--with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, seeds, nuts, and legumes--start working quickly and maintain your long-term health, promote weight loss, and allow you to thrive and feel great from the inside out.
With a 28-day jumpstart program with menus and more than 65 recipes, along with essential advice on food sensitivities, Fiber Fueled offers the blueprint to start turbocharging your gut for lifelong health today.
About the Author
Will Bulsiewicz, MD, MSCI is a board-certified, award-winning gastroenterologist. He's a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and was chief medical resident at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and chief gastroenterology fellow at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. He's authored more than twenty articles in the top American gastroenterology journals and has been featured in Shape, Women's Health, Men's Health, and on HuffPost. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina, with his wife and two children.
“There’s no doubt that the key to good health lies in the gut — and in Fiber Fueled, Dr. Will Bulsiewicz delivers an authoritative and refreshingly clear picture on how to optimize gut health, informed by cutting edge science. Fiber Fueled lays out a path to improving gut health that’s accessible, inspiring, and most importantly, achievable. It’s time to wake up and harness the power of 39 trillion microbes in your gut: dive into Fiber Fueled and find out how.” –William W. Li, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Eat to Beat Disease, President and Medical Director, The Angiogenesis Foundation
“Finally a gastroenterologist who understands gut health and the microbiome. Dr. Bulsiewicz’s new book, Fiber Fueled, will set a new standard of care within the medical community and permit patients to take control of their health destiny without dangerous drugs.”—Joel Fuhrman, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Eat For Life
“Will is Dr. Fiber! Get on the fiber train and transform your health from the inside out, literally... Poop like a champ, build an immune system that is a fortress, and feed your brain premium grade fuel. Pick up a copy of Fiber Fueled today!”—Rip Esselstyn, New York Times bestselling author of The Engine 2 Diet
“Dr. B breaks down the science behind why eating more fiber can literally save your life - not to mention heal inflammation, help you lose weight, and end your digestive distress for good. Read this book and be a part of the Fiber Fueled Revolution!”—Robynne Chutkan, MD, FASGE, author, Gutbliss, The Microbiome Solution, & The Bloat Cure
“A timely and authoritative discussion of the overwhelming scientific evidence supporting the health benefits of a largely plant based diet…A must read for everybody still unconvinced about the best diet to stay healthy.”—Emeran A. Mayer, MD PhD, author, The Mind-Gut Connection, Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Psychiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
“Dr. B brilliantly explains why gut health is so important and how to get there without drugs. By eating (and not eating) certain foods, a whole lot of ills are going to simply disappear — finally, relief!”—Kathy Freston, New York Times bestselling author of Clean Protein, The Lean, and Quantum Wellness