Do you love reading a good book on gut-health? Already bored? Don’t be! I read a lot about gut-health, and quite frankly I was getting bored until I read The Gut Wellness Guide. The Gut Wellness Guide offers a fresh perspective on pain, gas, bloating, and other digestive symptoms, but it is also much more than that. Allison Post and Stephen Cavaliere recognize the importance of your stress response to gut health, and utilize incredibly simple techniques that include breathing and touch to help you connect to the nervous system in your gut (your second brain). The title suggests a gut focus, but the contents take you well beyond your gut to help you understand your whole body. This book is a whole-body wellness guide.
The Gut Wellness Guide takes you step-by-step through simple techniques that anyone can do. There is a freedom to these techniques that goes beyond practices such as yoga, or massage. You learn to use your own intuition and awareness to help you calm and soothe your nervous system’s stress response. In short, you learn how to break the gut-stress cycle that is part of so many chronic health problems. The most amazing aspect of these techniques is how uncomplicated they are.
One of the things I love most about this book is how it ties together many aspects of wellness in a way that is understandable and personal. It helps tie together gut and microbial health to a wide variety of health problems. The techniques it teaches bring together visceral manipulation, breathing, and a mindfulness of your own body that you can only gain through self-exploration. I’ve been using these techniques for a couple of weeks, and thoroughly enjoy how simple and soothing they are. I know stress is currently having a huge impact on my health, so am thankful to have something this simple that I can easily build into my day.
This book as an absolute must if you are already using diet and supplements to repair your gut health. It is also a must if you want to gain more insight into your own body and manage stress. Maybe stress management is the missing piece to your recovery! Allison Post and Stephen Cavaliere have accomplished much with this book. There is something to learn for everyone from gut-health novice to experienced practitioner, and they have managed to do this in an easy, enjoyable read.
Where to Get the Book
Amazon.ca has Kindle and paperback versions.
Indigo has paperback and Kobo e-read versions.
Happy, Healthy Reading!