Gut Feelings

Healing the Shame-Fueled Relationship Between What You Eat and How You Feel

This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Buy on Amazon Buy on Buy on
*This page contains affiliate links, so we may earn a small commission when you make a purchase through links on our site at no additional cost to you.
Send NetGalley books directly to your Kindle or Kindle app

To read on a Kindle or Kindle app, please add as an approved email address to receive files in your Amazon account. Click here for step-by-step instructions.
Also find your Kindle email address within your Amazon account, and enter it here.
Pub Date Mar 21 2023 | Archive Date Jul 31 2023
Rodale Inc. | Rodale Books

Talking about this book? Use #GutFeelings #NetGalley. More hashtag tips!


“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.
“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

Available Editions

EDITION Other Format
ISBN 9780593232361
PRICE $28.00 (USD)

Available on NetGalley

NetGalley Shelf App (EPUB)
Send to Kindle (EPUB)
Download (EPUB)

Average rating from 33 members

Featured Reviews

Excellent book explaining the brain-gut connection in a way that I understood. Learn easy ways to feed your brain and gut with recipes using ingredients that most people have. Included is a 21 day gut feeding plan, along with breathing exercises.

Was this review helpful?

A great guide for overall health and happiness!

I thoroughly enjoyed this very informative book! It’s packed full of important and useful information in an easy to understand format. He covers so many topics from nutrition to mindfulness to mind-gut connection and much more. He also includes a variety of nutrient dense recipes. I wish the topics in this book were part of curriculum in education. To learn about these ideas and have these resources early on would be incredibly beneficial.

Thank you NetGalley & Rodale Books for sending this book for review consideration.

Was this review helpful?

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!

Was this review helpful?

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!

Was this review helpful?

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.

Was this review helpful?

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.

Was this review helpful?

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.

Was this review helpful?

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!!!

Was this review helpful?

Readers who liked this book also liked: