Following the success of the bestselling Clean Gut and Wheat Belly comes this essential guide to improving digestive health from an expert in functional medicine—who reveals why everything that ails us, from fatigue to weight gain to bloating and bad skin, can be traced back to the gut, and shares his cleansing plan to help us reclaim our health.
Dr. Vincent Pedre understands gut problems firsthand. He suffered from IBS for years before becoming an expert in functional medicine and learning how to heal his body from the inside. Dr. Pedre used his own experience to develop The Gut C.A.R.E. Program—an approach that draws from both Western and Eastern methodologies, combining integrative and functional medicine—that has a proven success record in his private practice in New York. Now, for the first time, Dr. Pedre makes his revolutionary plan for health and wellness available to everyone.
Happy Gut takes readers step-by-step through Gut C.A.R.E.—Cleanse, Activate, Restore, and Enhance—which eliminates food triggers, clears the gut of unfriendly pathogens, and replaces them with healthy probiotics and nutrients that repair and heal the gut. Rather than masking symptoms with medication, he shows us how to address the problem at its core to restore the gastrointestinal system to its proper functioning state. By fixing problems in the gut, followers of Dr. Pedre’s program have found that their other health woes are also cured and have lost weight, gained energy, and improved seemingly unrelated issues, such as seasonal allergies, in addition to eliminating their chronic muscle and abdominal pain.
Complete with recipes and meal plans including gluten-free, low-fat, and vegetarian options, a 28-day gut cleanse, yoga postures to help digestion, and testimonials from many of his patients, Happy Gut will help you feel better and eliminate gut issues for life.
Dr. Vincent Pedre, medical director of Pedre Integrative Health, is a board-certified internist and a Functional Medicine–certified practitioner in private practice in New York City. Dr. Pedre’s integrative medical approach combines both Western and Eastern traditions. He is a clinical instructor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and is also certified in yoga and medical acupuncture. His holistic philosophy is patient-centered and focuses on uncovering the root causes of illness to create long-term wellness. He is also the founder of Dr. Pedre Wellness, which offers health-enhancing programs, content and lifestyle products, dietary supplements, and weight loss programs. Dr. Pedre is a sought-after speaker at medical conferences around the world.
“Happy Gut is a trove of health and life enhancing information. Dr. Pedre has accomplished the daunting task of transforming leading edge research into a user-friendly compendium.” — -- David Perlmutter, MD, author of #1 NYT Bestseller, Grain Brain
“Dr. Pedre’s Functional Medicine-based, holistic Gut C.A.R.E. Program demonstrates the clear link between food, detoxing, and healing. I highly recommend it!” — -- Dr. Amy Myers, NYT Bestseller, The Autoimmune Solution
“This fantastic book is your roadmap to getting healthy and building a strong foundation from within at the core of your being - the gut...Happy Gut makes me feel happy just reading it knowing that people will get the information they need to start their journey to wellness!” — -- Dr. Deanna Minich, Whole Detox
“Before embarking on a new diet or weight loss program, you need to create a healthy gut foundation. Happy Gut and Dr. Pedre’s Gut C.A.R.E. Program make the science behind our digestion uncomplicated and simple for anyone to apply!” — -- Dr. Frank Lipman, NYT bestselling author of The New Health Rules
“Happy Gut provides essential tools that educate and empower us to make better food and lifestyle choices for better health, better beauty, and a better sense of overall wellness. If you want to put on a happy and beautiful face, start by smiling at your gut.” — -- Dr. Shirley Madhere, Author, Educator, and Founder, Holistic Plastic Surgery
“If you want a happy brain and happy body, you have to have a happy gut! Dr. Pedre is my fellow thought-leader in the new health revolution. Happy Gut is the bridge.” — -- Dr. Mark Hyman, author of #1 NYT Bestseller, The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet
“Dr. Pedre explains how everything begins in the gut. His amazing insights teach us the most powerful ways to use diet and supplements for long term health.” — -- Oz Garcia, author of The Balance, Look and Feel Fabulous Forever, Redesigning 50, and The Food Cure for Kids
“Before embarking on a new diet or weight loss program, you need to create a healthy gut foundation. Happy Gut and Dr. Pedre’s Gut C.A.R.E. Program make the science behind our digestion uncomplicated and simple for anyone to apply!” — -- Danielle Pashko, author of Breaking Your Fat Girl Habits and Smile at Your Challenges