Fiber Fueled: The Plant-Based Gut Health Program for Losing Weight, Restoring Your Health, and Optimizing Your Microbiome.
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 (now called the #1 organ in the body) makes it abundantly clear that elimination diets are in fact hazardous to our health. In fact, studies now show that gut health is the key to boosting our metabolism, balancing our hormones, and taming the inflammation that causes a host of diseases. The scientifically proven way to fuel our guts is with dietary fiber and this is exactly what Dr. B preaches with his patients while living it in his own life.
Author and acclaimed medical doctor: by Will Bulsiewicz, MD, MSCI is a huge advocate of patient education. He operates his own practice as well as being a Board-certified Gastroenterologist and Gut Health Expert serving Mount Pleasant and East Cooper South Carolina.
Dr. Bulsiewicz is possibly the smartest person on Gastroenterology and microbiome health you will ever meet.
Dr. Bulsiewicz is a walking encyclopedia. He’s a respected clinician and the recipient of numerous awards. At Northwestern, he received the highest award in his residency program (Rambach Award), was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, and was Chief Medical Resident. At UNC, he once again received the highest clinical award and was Chief Gastroenterology Fellow.
In the pages of the book Fiber Fueled there are over 600 references and thousands of studies. It is about gut health. This incredible work is an easy to read and understand resource that will overcome many problems within the human body and allows resetting of the metabolism. The Author Dr. B holds you by the hand and walks you down the path together. He meets you where you are and doesn’t care what your dietary background is right now.
See resources on his site: https://theplantfedgut.com/
Ever wonder what causes brain fog? It comes from a condition now being called leaky brain.
The formation of beta amyloid plaques infiltrate the brain and are not supposed to be there. Your body is designed with natural defense systems. The epithelial layer is one of four tissue types of the body. Your skin; the membranes of your reproductive, respiratory and digestive tracts; and the surfaces of your individual organs are all covered by an epithelial layer. Epithelial cells are avascular, meaning they don’t have a direct blood supply. In the gut the epithelial layer is supposed to prevent toxins from getting from the gut into our body in the form of toxins. When one of these protective layers break down we must repair it.
If we don’t the junctions of the cells break down and allow toxins to enter the brain. We need to repair these tight junctions of cells in order to defend ourselves.
Here is the YouTube video link where he conducted a synopsis of the ideas presented in this book with another medical doctor and recorded on the actual day of his book launch Fiber Fueled:
Fiber enhances gut microbiome and creates more short chain fatty acid.
It’s important to note that short-chain fatty acids are produced by the friendly bacteria in your gut. Short-chain fatty acids may also play an important role in health and disease. They may reduce the risk of inflammatory diseases, type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease and other conditions.
Conversely, intake of diets rich in long-chain fatty acids (LCFAs) (>C16), the most common fatty acid (FA) type in Western diets, is associated with disturbances in glucose homeostasis and insulin action.
The most common metabolic disorders in our Western society (including obesity and insulin resistance) have arisen to a great extent from excess nutrient intake, especially in the form of fat. Ref: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3826680/
It’s important to note we’re not talking about one gold nugget that is a cure all. This book covers the chain reaction of how not protecting and repairing your gut microbiome leads to many other ailments. How to protect yourself from other illnesses and increase your immunity to an all time level.
70% of the human immune system lives in the gut and contains 500 million nerves. That’s five times more than the spinal cord. Dr. Bulsiewicz knows firsthand the power of fiber to dramatically transform our health. He was a former junk-food junkie believe it or not.
The good news is that our guts can be trained. Fiber-rich, real foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, seeds, nuts, and legumes can begin working quickly to maintain your long-term health, help you tremendously with weight loss, and allow you to feel great and without brain fog from the inside out.
Fiber Fueled has a 28-day jumpstart program with menus. There are more than 65 recipes with essential advice on food sensitivities that many people know they have yet can’t pinpoint the exact ones. Fiber Fueled offers the blueprint to start increasing and infusing your gut for lifelong health today and for tomorrow. This book is a true lifechanger and you will see effects withing a week.
This book is a super enjoyable read and was written to be like that. Most medical doctors aren’t the greatest at writing. Even editors can tend to make medical information dull and boring. Not this book. I recommend you buy this book and read it today. Keep it in your library for the rest of your life because it is a true enlightening game changer.
Reading over one thousand papers as Dr. Bulsiewicz has done takes years and years. Take this wisdom, glean on it and teach it to your family and friends. Lets all make our planet a healthier and more thriving place to live.