Restoring Your Digestive Health:
How the Guts and Glory Program Can Transform Your Life
book by Garden of Life's Jordan Rubin and Joseph Brasco M.D.
Restoring Your Digestive Health offers new hope and help to the millions of Americans who are suffering from digestive related disorders and are tired of treatments that do not address the causal factors responsible for their disease.
In this easy-to-understand manual, Jordan Rubin and Joseph Brasco give not only a guided tour of the major reasons why our guts revolt against our modern ways of living, but step-by-step directions on how to reverse gastrointestinal complaints.
Helping people become self-reliant in taking care of their health problems runs contrary to both most medical and most "alternative" practices, where patients are trained to become dependent on physician care in ways that discourage them from taking control of their own health destiny. Nowhere is this more evident than in the realm of digestive-related disorders.
We must acknowledge the fact that gastrointestinal complaints are treated by symptom suppression in the majority of medical offices. Patients are left ignorant of why they became ill and remain subject to increasingly serious health problems as the years go by.
My twenty-five years as a practitioner, a professor of public health, clinical nutrition and gastroenterology, and my personal experiences with digestive-related disorders have made clear to me the immense impact of gastrointestinal function on the development of a wide array of degenerative conditions.
From when I first read the brilliant work of Dr. Weston Price in 1966 (Nutrition and Physical Degeneration) to my studies in chronic disease epidemiology at the University of Texas to my more than twenty-five years as a practitioner seeing numerous sick people, the message continues to be clear: We are personally and collectively responsible for the vast array of chronic health problems from which we suffer.
If we are to escape from our dilemma as a population that has become increasingly burdened with illness, we must understand the importance of efficient gastrointestinal functioning, the many ramifications of our guts' not functioning well, and what steps are needed to reverse these problems. It is in this light that Restoring Your Digestive Health: How the Guts and Glory Program Can Transform Your Life can play such an important role.
In Restoring Your Digestive Health, the reader has the opportunity to learn from the experiences and perspectives of former patient Jordan Rubin, who suffered with serious, life threatening digestive-related disorders and who, through his own often terrifying trial-and-error experiences, fought his way back to good health.
This perspective is reinforced and added to by the insights of medical gastroenterologist Joseph Brasco, who complements his medical training and experience with a natural, causal-oriented outlook that he uses in clinically assisting his own patients. Both authors exhibit the all-too-rare art of independent experience, logic, science, and clear concern for their fellow human beings.
I assure the reader that while each case of illness is different, the wealth of information contained in Restoring Your Digestive Health can serve as a foundation for not only an improved understanding of why we become ill, but also as a road map to follow on the way back to better health.
Paul A. Goldberg, M.P.H., D.C., Director
The Goldberg Clinic, Marietta, Georgia
They told Jordan Rubin there was no cure.
HE PROVED THEM WRONG.
Not long ago, Crohn's disease nearly ended Jordan Rubin's life. A once healthy teenager, Jordan began experiencing the debilitating effects of the painful and potentially fatal wasting intestinal illness, with his ravaged body eventually falling prey to some eighteen other serious ailments.
In desperation, Jordan Rubin consulted more than seventy medical experts in seven countries, and tried hundreds of nutritional supplements, with no results. Finally, without hope or recourse, Jordan Rubin took his health into his own hands, researching and refining a revolutionary wellness program based on a more historically and biologically correct diet, including the use of fermented foods and homeostatic soil organisms (HSOs), an often-overlooked but critical component of our ancestor's primitive diet.
Within months of beginning the program, Jordan Rubin's health improved to a remarkable degree, and today he is in peak physical condition, completely free of disease or medications of any kind.
He calls his regimen the Guts and Glory Program, but if you suffer from Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux, chronic candida, food allergies, or any of a host of other digestive or systemic disorders, you'll call it amazing. Simple, natural, and true to our bodies' unique biology, the immensely healthful Guts and Glory dietary program can make a tremendous difference in your life.
THE GUTS AND GLORY PROGRAM HELPS HEAL:
- Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (UC)
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Gluten and lactose intolerance
- Candida (yeast) infections
- Food allergies
- Recurring or persistent nausea
- Chronic constipation
- Urinary tract infections
- And many other serious ailments
Jordan Rubin has traveled a long and painful journey, and now he wants to help you onto the road to better health! In this important book Restoring Your Digestive Health, you'll learn:
- Why fermented foods and HSOs are vital to good health, and why they're missing from today's diets
- How a 'primitive' lifestyle offers very modern health benefits
- How to find and prepare delicious meals the primitive way
- What dietary supplements can help, and which to avoid!