A gut healthy diet aims to address a contributing factor to your health, and if you’re on the diet you are hopefully beginning to see it’s benefits. But what if you aren’t? Have you failed to see desired weightloss results despite doing everything right? If this sounds like you, you may be interested in the latest book by Anne Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS. In, Radical Metabolism, she lays out a 21-day plan to support weight loss by rebooting your metabolism while adhering almost completely to a traditional gut healthy approach. Anne Louise, who is respected for her integrative approach to wellness nutrition, ties in research and anecdotes to support her Radical Metabolism plan, while including a meal plan and recipes to help you implement it. In this, she recognizes the importance of gut health, but focuses on addressing a much more overlooked aspect of health which may be causing your problems – the gallbladder.
Why Does Your Gallbladder Matter for Weight Loss?
Your gallbladder acts as a storage facility for bile, and bile is key for the proper digestion and utilization of those healthy fats I’m always encouraging you to consume. The benefits of healthy fats are increasingly gaining recognition, and are well supported by the research literature. Many gut-healthy dietary approaches such as SCD, GAPS, Paleo, and AIP are encouraging the consumption of healthy fats. The highest fat consumption is with a ketogenic diet, which is widely being promoted for successful weight loss. But what happens when you can’t actually digest all that good fat you are eating? For people who are experiencing weight loss resistance while on a higher fat, lower carb protocol, Radical Metabolism is worth reading.
Your Poop Can Tell You a Lot
Next time you poop, take a minute to look in the toilet. Your poop can give important clues as to the health of your gallbladder, and whether or not you are digesting your fats properly. Signs that you may have poor fat digestion include an oil slick on the surface of the water, stools that float, diarrhea (especially with high fat consumption), stomach upset or nausea when fatty foods are consumed, and light coloured stools.
Additionally, if you’ve had your gallbladder removed, have ever had gallbladder attacks, or have pain under the right side of your rib cage, then these are all indications that you need some additional support for your gallbladder.
Who should read this book?
Anyone struggling to lose weight.
Anyone who has any of the symptoms listed above.
Anyone who has had their gallbladder removed.
Anyone who has had gallstones.
Anne Louise Gittleman shows how the digestion and absorption of healthy fats is critical for successful weight loss, and for overall health. She ties this information into a comprehensive nutritional approach that takes a holistic view.
She lays the book out in a simple format that is easy for the reader to understand and follow. Her tables and quizzes add to the user-friendly aspect, and make this a good book to pick up even for those who don’t like to read.
Where to get Radical Metabolism
Happy, Healthy Eating Fats!