A practical plan for strengthening the incredible antiviral defenses located in your gut and resolving symptoms—from a renowned gastroenterologist and the author of Gutbliss.

Multiple studies have now confirmed a dramatic link between the health of our microbiome—the trillions of bacteria that live in our digestive tract—and our likelihood of getting devastating viral illnesses like COVID-19. Low-fiber diets, limited exposure to nature, and overzealous use of pharmaceuticals have messed up our microbiome, making many of us more susceptible to viruses than we naturally should be. But the good news is that unlike our genes, our microbiome is constantly evolving, offering a pathway back to health for those who are suffering, and proven protection for those who want to stay well. In The Anti-Viral Gut, Dr. Robynne Chutkan explains this groundbreaking research and offers a prescriptive plan for anyone trying to avoid or recover from a viral illness to rehab their gut microbes and restore their health.
 
In this powerful road map to strengthening the gut-immune system, Chutkan gives practical advice for balancing both your internal and external environment by optimizing diet, exercise, sleep, and time outdoors to boost your host defenses and overall health. The Anti-Viral Gut includes:
 
  • a step-by-step nutrition plan, including recipes to improve your good gut bacteria and an explanation of which foods and preparation methods bring you the fastest results
  • protocols for replacing immune-suppressive, microbiome-disruptive medications with safer alternatives
  • guidelines for exercise, sleep hygiene, and stress reduction methods for working mindfulness, breathwork, and meditation into your daily routine
  • advice on maximizing the potent antiviral effects of nature
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    Complete with inspiring stories from Dr. Chutkan’s own patients who have battled COVID-19, The Anti-Viral Gut will empower readers to jump-start their journey toward healing.


    * This audiobook edition contains a downloadable PDF of delicious recipes to keep your gut healthy and happy.
    “A thriving gut microbiome empowers a strong immune system, and now more than ever we need our gut and our immune system aligned in support of our body. Grab your copy of The Anti-Viral Gut today and find out how!”
    --Will Bulsiewicz, MD, author of the New York Times bestsellers Fiber Fueled and The Fiber Fueled Cookbook
     
    “The message of this book is optimistic, hopeful, and deeply practical—we have the power to strengthen our immunity through changes to our diet and the way we move through the world. Dr. Chutkan shows us that path. Essential reading.”
    --Terry Wahls, MD, author The Wahls Protocol and The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life
     
    “A step-by-step program that provides an extra, but incredibly crucial layer to protect your health and well-being.  We need to be ready not just for new variants, but perhaps for the pandemics of the future, and this is the first book I’ve read that gives readers a blueprint to create the strong foundation of health they need.”
    --Mark Hyman, MD, author of Food Fix
     
    “In this must-read for our times, integrative gastroenterologist Dr. Robynne Chutkan, MD shows us how, in additional to the conventional medicines we rely on, we can transform our inner terrain—particularly that of our gut—into a powerful, intrinsic force of immune health. We need a novel approach to the mounting problems of antibiotic resistance and novel viruses, and we need it fast. This is innovation and ecosystem medicine at its best.”
    --Aviva Romm, MD, author of the New York Times bestselling Hormone Intelligence
     
    “Dr. Robynne Chutkan’s deep expertise and ability to translate the most cutting-edge science comes together in her important new book. It’s the actionable plan we all need not just to survive, but to thrive and flourish during this new pandemic era.”
    --Frank Lipman, MD, coauthor of the New York Times bestselling The New Health Rules
     
    “Robynne Chutkan is the fairy godmother of the microbiome. She shows us that our gut is tough when we treat it right—it can protect us and keep us happy and thriving. Good health begins from within! This book shows us how to keep our defenses strong.”
    --Jane Esselstyn and Ann Esselstyn, authors of The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook and Be a Plant-Based Woman Warrior
     
    The Anti-Viral Gut provides simple ways to strengthen our natural defenses by catering to the needs of our microbial ecosystem through diet, mind directed strategies and healthy lifestyle choices. On the heels of one of the worst viral pandemics in history—and with others on the horizon, this book will provide you with the tools and strategies you need to protect yourself.”       
    --Emeran Mayer, MD, author of The Gut-Immune Connection