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Inside the Book

Table of Contents

Why I Wrote It

Samples From Chapters

About the Authors

Why An e-Book?

e-Consult Services


Hattner's Professional Speaking and Writing

Jo Ann Hattner's CV

Jo Ann Hattner's Public Speaking Topics

Prebiotic Food Sources List Link

Foods for which there is scientific research on the composition or studies showing benifit to the microbiota.

Prebiotic Food Sources Bibliography PDF

Recently updated bibliography of research on prebiotic containing foods.

Dry bean Quarterly Vol. 5, No. 4 Winter 2015. Two articles by Jo Ann Hattner Link:

Feeding Your Microbes For a Healthy GI Tract

"Gut health" is a term increasingly used in the medical literature and by the food industry. It covers multiple positive aspects of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, such as the effective digestion and absorption of food, the absence of GI illness, normal and stable intestinal microbiota, effective immune status, and a state of well-being.

Fear of Fermentation

If you want to tolerate beans, you need to eat beans. Studies demonstrate tolerance to beans is established with frequent ingestion of beans.

Pre- and Probiotic Foods: Eating for a Healthy Gut. Paper by Jo Ann Hattner and Susan Anderes. San Francisco Medicine. September 2014 Link

Physicians have the opportunity to encourage patients to nurture their gut microbiota by eating a diet rich in probiotics and prebiotics. The probiotics add live, active, healthful bacteria while prebiotic fermentable fibers feed the beneficial gut bacteria providing fuel and nutrients.

Hattner JAT, Anderes S. Pre- and Probiotic Foods: Eating for a Healthy Gut. San Franc Med. 2014 Sept;87(7) p 28-29 Link

The FODMAP Approach Link

Explanation of the diet, research, and cautionary advice. The FODMAP Approach is the restriction of foods which fall into FODMAP categories. These foods contain undigestible carbohydrates that are not digested and absorbed — rather they are fermented by bacteria in the colon. More

Stool Gazing by Jo Ann Tatum Hattner In: Food and nutrition magazine from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Link

When it comes to nutrition and wellness counseling, taking the taboo out of number 2 can give insight into a persons's health and lifestyle.


Soy Yogurt Homemade

The Invisible Universe Of The Human Microbiome NPR Video

Stool Gazing Chart


Date Labeling


Shopping List

Food Storage


International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) Link

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) National Institutes of Health. An Introduction to Probiotics Link

World Gastroenterology Organisation Practice Guideline. Probiotics and prebiotics. 2011. PDF

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