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A Groundbreaking New Book on Gut Health by Kathie Madonna Swift RD

08 Sep

kathy-swiftI’m eager to tell you about a new book by the amazing, one and only Kathie Swift, RDN, called The Swift Diet: 4 Weeks to Mend the Belly, Lose the Weight, and Get Rid of the Bloat.

Kathie knows more about healthy eating, gut health, weight loss and food as medicine than just about anyone I know.  Check out her newest book if you want to understand and act in healthier and more effective ways about food, nutrition and good eating.
 
More about the book soon, but first a little background on my friend and colleague, the very impressive but delightfully unpretentious K.M. Swift.

2143Back in the day, when I was researching the imagery for Weight Loss, I couldn’t find anyone who could explain to me the nuts and bolts of how the body loses weight.  I mean, nobody seemed to know the detailed biochemical pathway for converting fat to energy – not even these ultra-famous diet docs, who threw around some buzzy buzz words but didn’t really have a lot of depth or understanding beyond those snappy catch phrases.
 
Then someone put me onto Kathie Swift, who at the time was running the nutrition program at Canyon Ranch in Lenox MA.  And, lo and behold, she knew everything, including stuff I hadn’t even thought to ask.  She’d tracked down the latest researchers and findings, took the best of it all and did a dazzling job of synthesizing and turning those data and insights into useable, comprehensible English.
 
And she was possibly the most generous and unterritorial expert I’d ever met (and she’s still that way.)  So if you like the cellular imagery on that weight loss audio, you can thank Kathie.

But I digress.  Here is what she has to say about her exciting new book, which explains the breathtaking new findings on the microbiome, which may be some of the most ground-breaking, hopeful and actionable thinking in medicine today.  

So listen up!  Here is what Kathie has to say about this important new book.

It's here! My new book! The culmination of my 30+ years as a clinical, integrative nutritionist and healthy eating advocate. The Swift Diet: 4 Weeks to Mend the Belly, Lose the Weight, and Get Rid of the Bloat is in stores now, and I hope you will pick up copies for yourself and those you love.

In The Swift Diet, I share my ultimate health roadmap, one that shows you how to heal your belly and lose weight permanently by eating to feed the millions of friendly bacteria that live in the human gut, without feeling hungry or deprived.
 
At the core of The Swift Diet is the idea that the road to digestive health and weight-loss runs through the gut, which houses most of our "microbiome" (the bacteria inside and on us). Treat the microbiome right -- with the mind/body essentials of good food, movement, rest and relaxation -- tend your belly-garden well, and your health will reap rewards that can last a lifetime.

By creating a more resilient microbiome you'll be able to reduce IBS-like digestive symptoms, reduce insulin resistance, stimulate weight-loss, and help maintain a healthy weight -- all while naturally improving your health. In fact, the latest research shows that overweight people can, by changing their diet to increase fiber from plant sources, change their gut bacteria to more closely resemble that found in leaner people.

In addition to my healthy gut how-tos, The Swift Diet also includes more than 80 of my favorite delicious gut-health-supporting recipes, plus my action plan -- a 28-day step-by-step program that combines diet, exercise, stress reduction, and mindfulness techniques to help you feel better, look better, sleep better, and live a more vibrant life.

Check it out.  You’ll learn a lot and it will make a difference.

All best,

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Belleruth Naparstek

Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her latest book on imagery and posttraumatic stress, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Bantam Dell), won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award.