Did you know that the gut contains over 100 trillion bacteria? We have 10 times as many bacteria in our gut as we have total number of human cells in our entire body! In recent years there’s been a great deal of research exploring the relationship between a healthy gut and overall health. A healthy balance of good bacteria plays a huge role in disease prevention and treatment. Prebiotics and probiotics are vitally important when it comes to maintaining a healthy gut and optimal health and wellness. Prebiotics are non-digestible carbohydrates that act as “food” for probiotics. Prebiotics help probiotics grow and remain in your digestive system. Probiotics are healthy bacteria that naturally live and flourish in the colon. From a poor diet to overuse of antibiotics, there are many health and lifestyle choices that can seriously compromise healthy levels of both prebiotics and probiotics.
This outstanding book, written by a leading gastroenterologist, helps us understand the relationship between prebiotics and probiotics, their impact on health and the significant role diet plays in maintaining optimal levels of bacteria. It also provides recommendations on how to practice biotic-balanced living through diet. To get you off to the best possible start, there are 175 tempting recipes that make the transition to a healthy diet easy and delicious! ISBN: 9780778805175
Jennifer Shrubsole, author
Jennifer Shrubsole, BSc, RD is a clinical dietitian at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, Alberta. She specializes in enteral and parenteral nutrition support for gastrointestinal medical and surgical patients.
Angela Sirounis, author
Angela Sirounis, BSc, RD is a clinical dietitian at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, Alberta, who works in enteral and parenteral nutrition support, in both in- and outpatient settings.
Dr. Maitreyi Raman, author
Dr. Maitreyi Raman, MD, MSc, FRCPC, is a gastroenterologist and physician nutritionist. She is the Medical Director of the Southern Alberta Home Enteral and Parenteral Program.
Rights Holder: Robert Rose Inc.
rights sold: Spanish, Polish
rights available: World
number of pages: 288
publication date: 10/01/2015
Original language of pub: English
Materials Available: finished book