Reviews on Gut Insight
"...Hattner and Anderes have written a book that is easy
to follow and full of practical, simple suggestions to improve one’s
diet and health, based on scientifically sound principles. They provide tips
on shopping, food preparation and kitchen safety. In addition to thorough
discussions of probiotics and prebiotics, the authors advocate a plant-based
diet and explain the value of these functional foods. The final chapter of
the book discusses the use of probiotics and prebiotics through the various
stages of life, from newborn to senior...."
Altos Town Crier: Advice from the gut on digestive disorders Link
Nancy Dickenson, Head Librarian at Stanford Heath Library
As a physician board certified in gastroenterology and nutrition,
I found Gut Insight to be an extremely well referenced resource
on probiotics and prebiotics for both the general public and health professionals.
The authors have produced a unique and valuable book on digestive health
that I can confidently recommend to both my patients and my colleagues.
John Kerner, MD, Professor of Pediatrics-Gastroenterology,
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital/Stanford University
Brava to Jo Ann Hattner and Susan Anderes for
assembling a wonderfully complete, concise and authoritative guide to the world
of gut health! Here the reader can finally gain a thorough understanding of the
world of pro- and prebiotics and appreciate why they can’t live without them. I especially love Hattner’s
real-life case examples of patients who have benefited from her years of wisdom.
The inclusion of product examples along with some simple and tasty recipes
really makes this guide useful to both consumer and health professional, alike.
Get ready to dig into a great and fun read that offers lifestyle recommendations
that are easy to digest (pun intended!).
David Grotto, RD LDN
Author of 101
Foods That Could Save Your Life and 101 Optimal Life Foods Link
Digestive health is such a hot topic that the dairy aisle is bursting with
new yogurts, drinks and smoothies claiming to improve your health. Though
there is a lot of interest in gut health, where do you ask a question and
how can you sort it all out?
For a comprehensive look, check out the new e-book, Gut
JoAnn Hattner (www.gutinsight.com, $12.95). Hattner, a registered dietitian
and nutritionist for Stanford University, has compiled the essential consumer
guide on probiotics and prebiotics for wellness. Hattner points out that
70 percent of our immune function takes place in the digestive tract, so
it makes sense to consume foods that support gut defenses.
• Readability: The idea of reading an entire book online can be intimidating,
but Hattner makes it easy. The book is presented in 10 chapters, with plenty
of illustrations and examples to hold your interest.
• Scientific evidence: The book provides the latest research on foods
that contain pro- and prebiotics. Yogurt, kefir, dairy and soy or products
such as Dannon’s Activia or Yakult (a Japanese dairy drink available
in the United States) are all examples of probiotic foods that contain
live bacterial cultures that help support your immune system. Contrast
that with foods such as bananas, onions, garlic, asparagus, chicory root,
whole-wheat pasta and barley that contain carbohydrates that the body cannot
digest. Referred to as prebiotics, these substances can be fermented in
the gut to stimulate growth and activity of the healthy bacteria. Hattner
promotes a plant-based diet and reviews the research on the known sources
of pro- and prebiotics as well as giving insight into emerging benefits
of these foods.
• Extras: One of my favorite things about this e-book is the amount
of embedded Web links to products, research or trade organizations that
offer more information with one click. The book also contains recipes,
tips for choosing the healthiest probiotic and prebiotic food in each stage
of life and an assessment on how to evaluate your digestive health.
This book is a good buy. How can you not love a book dedicated to Mother
Newspapers. On the front burner: Farm to Fork. Sarasota Herald Tribune.Link
"...Digestive health is such a hot topic that the dairy aisle is bursting
with new yogurts, drinks and smoothies claiming to improve your health. Though
there is a lot of interest in gut health, where do you ask a question and how
can you sort it all out? Hattner, a registered dietitian and nutritionist for
Stanford University, has compiled the essential consumer guide on probiotics
and prebiotics for wellness...."
cookbook gives comprehensive gut check by Chris Rosenbloom
for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,
Thursday, May 21, 2009 Link
Insight not only answered all my questions but provided invaluable
information about the products and foods I should be including in my meal
plans. I also was introduced to prebiotics and the relationship between the "gut" and
our body's general immunity. I was completely unaware of prebiotics and the
authors explained their function well and the foods which contain them. The
various digestive problems were discussed. The book stressed getting what
we need through food rather than supplements.
Diane Claerbout, Consumer
I read through Gut
Insight this afternoon. It reads very well. I particularly found useful
the boxed inserts: the glossary terms located specifically throughout the
book keep the reader on track and improve understanding, use of the boxes
to summarize key concepts also helped to bring home the take-away messages.
I like the flow of the book through to shopping, storage, menu and recipe
ideas. This allows the reader to internalize/conceptualize the material.
Ann Coulston, MS, RD, FADA, Nutrition
I found this book extremely informative and engaging. The updated scientific
knowledge about prebiotics and probiotics has been extensively researched and
is well presented. The lucid writing style will appeal to consumers who are
often unsure about purchasing new products from the shelves of supermarkets
and specialty food stores.
Ashini Srivastava, Community Physician
and School Health Counselor
I am so delighted to have a book likeGut Insight since
I have been an enthusiastic consumer of food for over half a century. The
text information is informative, the web connections encourage exploration,
and the links to healthy recipes are a bonus. I look forward to having this
book to explore many.htmlects of what we all should like to do...eat healthy
Marlene Lucas, Nurse and Consumer
The book is very informative, especially since I recently found out that I
am lactose intolerant. The authors have a nice way of organizing and presenting
the information in a way that people can use.
George K., Consumer