Healing the Shame-Fueled Relationship Between What You Eat and How You Feel
“Working with Will Cole has changed my health and my life. Gut Feelings offers a highly effective, intuitive, and softer way to reset and reconnect your body and emotions.”—GWYNETH PALTROW
The definitive guide to understanding the connection between what you eat and how you feel, offering a 21-day plan to reset your relationship with your body and heal the gut inflammation caused by stress, shame, and trauma—from the New York Times bestselling author of Intuitive Fasting and Ketotarian.
It's easy to suffer from frustration and confusion when it comes to nutrition and health. With so much focus on what, when, and how to eat, the emotional component of eating tends to get left behind. Dr. Will Cole sheds light on the relationship between your physical and emotional health, providing a framework for you to better understand the gut-brain connection and influence that connection for the better. He illustrates how stress and shame can cause gut inflammation and sabotage your health in a process called Shameflammation. On the other end, problems with the gut can often present themselves in the form of mood swings, anxiety, and food cravings. True health isn’t just about what you eat, but how you feel.
Shameflammation can be the reason for chronic health conditions such as autoimmune disorders, leaky gut, IBS, and other GI disorders. Thankfully, it’s possible to heal the connection between the physical and mental with good food and somatic practices that support a healthy gut and brain. Dr. Cole offers holistic tools to help you reevaluate your relationship with food and your body, getting you back in touch with your gut feelings. His 21-Day Gut Feeling plan helps you bridge the gap between your emotions and your health, including:
• More than fifty healing recipes, such as Breakfast Fried Rice, Scallop Noodle Bowls, and Honey Grapefruit Sorbet
• Dietary prescriptions founded upon flexibility and awareness
• Mindfulness techniques to strengthen your intuition and discover your priorities
Gut Feelings approaches nutrition and wellness from a place of self-love and will help you eliminate stubborn health conditions, on your own terms.
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This is not just a diet-and-nutrition book or a guide to mindfulness and meditation—it’s both. Nutritionist Dr. Will Cole argues persuasively that the mind and the gut are intertwined to the point that it’s impossible to treat our mental health and our nutritional health separately. So, rather than suggesting a restrictive elimination diet focused just on the body, Cole offers a 21-day plan designed to examine an aspect of your physical or dietary health (say, fiber intake, or how you exercise) and an equivalent area of your emotional health. (Often with questions like, If you really hate eating a particular healthy food, is it actually good for you?) Even if you haven’t succeeded with mindfulness or dietary changes before, Gut Feelings may help you find that mind-body connection.