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Gut Feelings

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Informative, albeit at a surface level and without much new information. It was interesting to see how the mental aspect of gut problems was brought into the equation.
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Thank you Rodale Books ​and NetGalley for providing me with an advanced copy of this book.
A STARTER GUIDE TO HEALING; This book serves as an excellent starting point for individuals embarking on a journey of self-healing. While it wasn't a book I devoured in one sitting, it offered interesting and informative content, complemented by a practical 21-day plan. It serves as a valuable addition for anyone seeking to improve their well-being by attuning to the voice of their body through health and nutrition best practices. I particularly appreciated the exploration of how the body processes and stores trauma, which profoundly impacts our emotions and experiences. Overall, this book provides a comprehensive foundation for beginners and offers insights into the intricate connections between our bodies, emotions, and overall health.
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This was not a book I sat and read all in one fell swoop. Interesting, informative, with a good 21 day plan to follow, this is good addition for anyone seeking to feel better. It is about listening to the voice of your body through health and nutrition best practices. I especially love the connection between how the body reacts and stores trauma, which in turn affects everything we feel and experience.
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This book provides a comprehensive guide to understanding the intricate connection between nutrition and emotional well-being. Dr. Will Cole's 21-day plan offers a framework for healing gut inflammation, caused by stress, shame, and trauma. The book explains how Shameflammation can lead to chronic health conditions and provides effective tools to heal the connection between physical and mental health. The Gut Feeling plan includes over fifty healing recipes, dietary prescriptions, and mindfulness techniques to strengthen intuition and discover priorities. Gut Feelings emphasizes self-love and provides a path to eliminate stubborn health conditions on your own terms.
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An accessible yet comprehensive guide to the complex connection between brain and gut. I appreciated Dr. Cole's clear style and thorough research.
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This book makes mostly scientific case of how emotional and mental health is connected to gut health. First 6 of 8 chapters are about convincing us how connected gut and emotions are. He teaches us to feed our gut and brain and feed our head and heart. There are parts of it I would definitely go back and read when needed. The book speaks eloquently and expansively about being kind of ourselves and forgiving, sentiment I appreciated.
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If we truely care about our own wellness, health, vitality and longevity, then this book should be in our library, GB
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Thank you for the chance to read this book in exchange for a honest review. 

Dr. Cole examines the mind-body connection and offers an actionable 21 day reset. Included in the 21 day program are recipes and actions that one can take everyday. 

One thing I really liked about the book is that small steps are offered. So one doesn’t have to feel the need to make major changes all at once. For example, it’s mentioned to look at fruits/vegetables you eat regularly, and then pick some “new to you” ones to try (can even use the recipe sections for ideas). Also, the suggestion of cutting out a food that you think you might be having issues with (stomach issue, headache, etc) and seeing if eliminating it does change how you feel. If it does, then you have this information and can decide if it’s worth avoiding that food in order to not have whatever unpleasant symptoms it leaves you with. If you’re at all interested in health, this is definitely a book to check out!
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This book has given me a lot to think about. I've listened to Dr. Cole speak on podcasts about his previous books The Inflammation Spectrum and Intuitive Fasting, so I was really interested to read what he had to say on gut health. Overall, it was a lot of things I had heard previously, but he was able to break down the science behind it and explain the whys in a way that was relatable and easy to understand. Overall, this is a very easy to understand book on gut health.
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I struggle with IBS and my husband struggles with Crohn’s, so I am always excited to read any book about gut health. This book features a fresh perspective on functional, holistic medicine exploring the mind-gut connection. Dr. Will Cole takes the time to educate readers about the science of our mind-gut connection, and then, rather than setting a restrictive list of foods everyone should avoid to be healthy, he talks holistically about loving our bodies and eating foods that truly love us back. After setting a great foundation in the early chapters, Dr. Cole outlines a 21-day gut feeling plan to really explore your diet and your relationship with your body. I read through the plan but haven’t completed it yet, and I have to say it looks incredibly healing. This is one I’d recommend to most people, because everyone can learn something here! 

Thanks to NetGalley for the gifted copy in exchange for an honest review.
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This book shares an important message about the mind and body being connected.  Mental health issues run rampant in this country but often the cause is ignored.  Shame.  We all have it, and its effects go so deep as to change our physical structure.  We need more people to understand this issue.  Wonderful book, wonderful message.
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Omg I loved reading this book. Dr. Cole provided me with so much information on how food impacts not only our physical health but also our emotional and mental health. This was such an amazing read!!!
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Recent studies have shown the importance of the gut. It is called our second brain. Cole draws our attention to the relationship between gut health and emotional and physical health, how the foods we eat impact mood and health. 

We are familiar with gut feelings. They can be positive like excitement and hope. But Cole points out they can also be negative, like stress and shame. Such gut feelings can actually sabotage health.

Cole gives us much information on the kinds of foods beneficial for good gut health and the kinds of emotions and mental practices good for mental health. They go together. Each day in his 21 day plan includes a tip on gut health and one on emotional health.

I like his plan. It is not a “diet” but  is rather more of an exploration on how to best provide foods most beneficial for the gut. Since not everyone reacts to food the same, we get to experiment and try options. Suggestions are given, say for getting protein, but we have a number of choices. He includes food lists and recipes but they are optional. We can also explore mental wellness practices. One day might suggest breathing options while another encourages to spend a few moments in nature or quietly sipping a cup of tea.

This is a good book for anyone desiring to have whole body wellness, physical and emotional. There is a great deal of information provided and a systematic plan to implement the choices we make. What we put in our mouths and think in our heads is important to our total wellness. Reading this book is very helpful in both areas.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.
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Gut Feelings: Healing the Shame-Fueled Relationship Between What You Eat and How You Feel by Dr. Will Cole
Publisher: Rodale Inc., Rodale Books
Health, Mind & Body
Expected Publication Date: March 21, 2023

Gut Feelings by Dr. Will Cole is the book I needed in my life right now! This book addresses the physical and emotional ways food affects us, and how our thoughts and feelings around food also impacts our bodies. I absolutely love Dr. Cole's writing style. He makes the science easy to understand and he comes across as very relatable.

The first 6 chapters are filled with the science behind Dr. Cole's 21-Day Gut-Feeling Plan, as well as offers suggestions for best optioned food and mindfulness practices.

Chapter 7 outlines the daily plan for the 21 days and I absolutely love how he lays things out. There is a suggested activity for each day that relates to the "gut" and one for "feeling" and none of them felt difficult to accomplish. I think each activity should take no more than 15 minutes or so.

The practices and recipes seem so simple and I look forward to implementing them in my life!

I highly recommend this book to everyone! It's easy to read and relatable!

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
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The author of this book practices functional medicine which means they help you get well and stay well. They focus on keeping you from getting sick unlike traditional medicine which focuses on fixing you after you’re sick. There is a lot of good information in this book. There is a 21-day plan to help you get less stressed. The suggestions include looking at what you eat, meditation, multiple breathing exercises, yoga, tai chi/quigong, and relaxation techniques. They also suggest you look at going on an “unkind people fast” – look at the people in your life and decide which ones are toxic to you. There is a lot more to the book, including some interesting recipes. I absolutely loved the “Make-it-your-own Rice Bowl” one. Each recipe includes serving numbers, time, ingredients, directions and some have tips. What they do not have is a list of nutrients, which I find interesting in a health-forward book. Plus, a lot of the dishes are on the spicy side and have no substitution suggestions. 

Recommendation: I do recommend this book. I’ve even put the hard cover version on my wish list (I reviewed the e-book version). I sincerely believe the information and suggestions are worth the cost. Though I found the recipes interesting, because of my limitations, I could use very few of them. But I’m still going to buy the book. If you’re looking for a different kind of health book, pick this one up and find some peace for yourself.

Disclaimer: I received a final and/or advanced reader copy of this book with the hope that I will leave my unbiased opinion. I was not required to leave a review, positive or otherwise, and my opinions are just that… My Opinions. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”
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Finally a book that talks about the important connection between physical symptoms and the mind!  This is NOT a book that tells you you must eat this way or that way or you won’t be healthy/get better.  The 21 day gut feeling plan is filled lots of great practical, easy-to-do advice.  If you’re tired of hearing you must only eat this or that, Gut Feelings is a welcome change.  Dr Cole understands the concept of each person/body is unique and so should their food choices be.  But the overarching theme of nurture your head & your heart is revolutionary.  I’m very pleased to see the information on EMDR as I have personally used it with amazing results.
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A exemplery book about the mind gut connection that is a  must read. The author has included a 21 day plan for smarter eating to better take care of our gastrointestinal system. I appreciated that the science here is easy to apply to increase your heallth. This is a book i will recommend highly.
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Gut Feelings by Dr. Will Cole provides readers with a thorough understanding of gut health and the connection between the science of inflammation and gut issues. 

I didn't know until reading that 60% of American adults have a chronic disease and that 40 percent of American adults have been diagnosed with multiple diseases. Dr. Cole helps his readers understand the connection between gut health and mental health which is my favorite part of the text as a mental health professional. He makes the science behind the body/mind connection clear and encourages readers to shed internalized shame around our eating practices. He encourages readers to take control of our habits and to become more intentional with what and how we eat and he does this by helping us focus on foods that make us feel good. 

Dr. Cole designed a 21-day gut-feeling lifestyle plan to help readers explore and experiment with a more balanced approach to food and eating. The plan is based on four key principles: flexibility, lightness, awareness, and grace and shows readers exactly how what we eat impacts our overall mood and health. I'm excited to try the 21-day plan because it's not about dieting or restricting foods, it's about relating to our bodies from a place of compassion and understanding what we need to feel good and be well. 

Thank you to the author and publisher for the e-arc copy!
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Gut health and the connection between our mind and our gut is very appealing to me. I've been looking for more books on this topic. Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC for the purpose of this review. Cole's book is amazingly informative and by far one of the clearest and best resource I've come across. The information is easy to get a handle on. Five stars!
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Hard to sit down and read. I went in with an open mind but I really struggled with the concepts when researching further. Especially since there is limited information with peer reviewed studies to back up the information. I know Dr Will Cole is popular with celebrities now, but does that really mean we should follow for true scientific advice or are we just playing into the next big thing with this book?
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