The Gut Wellness Guide
The Power of Breath, Touch, and Awareness to Reduce Stress, Aid Digestion, and Reclaim Whole-Body Health
A user-friendly guide for anyone grappling with chronic pain, fatigue, gas, bloating, and other common disorders associated with the gut
Addressing a wide range of conditions—including digestive problems, anxiety, and depression—this easy-to-use guide presents simple ways to relieve the stress related to some of today’s most pressing health problems. Authors Allison Post and Stephen Cavaliere explain the devastating impact that imbalances of gut microbiota and the microbiome can have on digestion, and they demonstrate proven techniques to reconnect with our bodies and reclaim our health. The Gut Wellness Guide expands upon the method previously introduced in the authors’ first book, Unwinding the Belly. Unwinding is a clear and accessible way to connect the “gut brain” to the “main brain” and to relax, tune into your body, and create a customized action plan to heal.
About the Author
ALLISON POST is a Somatic Educator and Integrative Medicine Health Coach with over thirty years of experience helping individuals rediscover inherent health and happiness. Her speciality is to draw upon the deep wells of both modern and traditional medical wisdom to help people incorporate breath, gastrointestinal balance, embodiment skills, and movement into their daily life with presence and joy. STEPHEN CAVALIERE is a writer and fitness enthusiast. He holds several advanced fitness certifications and specializes in strength training for older adults. Together, Post and Cavaliere have practiced and taught many forms of bodywork at their own institute and at several renowned spas in the California and the Southwest. They currently teach Unwinding the Belly, Bridge to Embodiment, and Embodied Touch in Psychotherapy in the Northern California Bay Area and abroad.
—Chris Kresser, MS, LAc, author of The Paleo Cure
“Unwinding—the method of embodiment presented in this book—is synonymous with unwinding the harmful effects stress can have on your hormones, nervous system, brain function, mood, libido level, digestive health, and even gene expression. In this easy-to-read book you will be able to quickly get to the heart of any stress related issue you hold in your body . . . by leading with your gut. Try it. You won’t be sorry. Thank you Allison and Stephen for this contribution to the health of our population and our planet!”
—Dr. Keesha Ewers, author of Solving the Autoimmune Puzzle
“Allison and Stephen have done the miraculous: written a book about the functioning of our bodies in an ever-so-personal and delicious way. They write so clearly and with such warmth and mastery that what seemed obtuse and dry is suddenly understandable, even—dare I say—exciting. And, as a grateful recipient of Allison’s hands-on magic, I can say with utter conviction that the love that comes through her work is astounding. It is, after all, love that heals, and now we can all be recipients of that magic through this book.”
—Geneen Roth, author of Women, Food and God
"Through their intimate knowledge of anatomy and extensive hands-on experience, Allison and Stephen gift us with the definitive practical roadmap to a healthy gut, a stronger immune system, increased energy, and a sense of a greater quality of life. Yet the big surprise is that the practice of their simple yet powerful techniques brings us joy.”
—Greg Hicks and Rick Foster, authors of How We Choose to Be Happy
“Allison and Stephen have deep knowledge and expertise of both traditional and contemporary healing arts. But more importantly, in this book they point us to our own individual capacity to heal and to rediscover our innate wholeness. Trust your gut—buy this book.”
—Frank Ostaseski, author of The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully