The Swift Diet: 4 Weeks to Mend the Belly, Lose the Weight, and Get Rid of the Bloat
by Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN and Joseph Hooper,
with a foreword by Mark Hyman, MD.
The gut is the highway to health
or the pathway to pathology.
-- Kathie Madonna Swift
THE SWIFT DIET is the new, revolutionary health and diet plan which shows women how to fix their digestive problems and lose weight permanently, by changing the way they eat and altering their gut bacteria.
THE SWIFT DIET introduces us to the microbiome – the collection of genes belonging to the bacteria that live inside our bodies. These bacteria impact just about every aspect of our lives, from food cravings and how our bodies store fat, to our emotions, our digestion and our immune system response. The good news is, by paying close attention to how you eat and how you live, you can influence how the microbiome behaves for the better. In other words, “Take care of your gut bacteria, and they’ll take care of you!”
We’ve all heard the statistics - roughly two thirds of American adults are either overweight or obese -- but what hasn’t been talked about is the massive and rapid rise of digestive problems (often called “irritable bowel”) particularly in women.
Now, new groundbreaking research shows that with the right diet, heavier people can change their gut bacteria to more closely resemble the bacteria that helps keep lean people lean, and healthy.
And in the UK!
“The scientific world has undergone a revolution in the way it understands the gastrointestinal tract, specifically the role played by the bacteria that live there... we’ve only just recently appreciated that if the microbiota are not being properly attended to – if they’re not being fed enough plant fiber or if they’re being indiscriminately wiped out by the overuse of antibiotics or they’re damaged over time by excessive amounts of stress hormones – a Pandora’s Box of bad things gets opened up. Weight, digestion and the workings of the immune system can go haywire.”
— Excerpt from THE SWIFT DIET