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'Microbiome/ Gut Health Book List' from AARA

'Microbiome/ Gut Health Book List' from AARA

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'Microbiome/ Gut Health Book List' from AARA

at NRAS post: 'Microbiome/Gut Health Book List': healthunlocked.com/nras/pos...

[From earlier post discussion: Some Words of Encouragement. Severe RA and No Meds. right now. The Benefits of a Healthier Microbiome: healthunlocked.com/nras/pos... An excellent post (with 70+ 'Replies') well worth reading. 👍 ]

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'Microbiome/Gut Health Book List'

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I have had a request for more details of more books and authors regarding:

• Microbiome

• Microbiota

• Health Gut

• Leaky Gut

• Gut-Brain AXIS

• Probiotics Prebiotics Dysbiosis

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It is all really about the bacteria which have lived happily in our digestive tracks for thousands if not millions of years and which we have really mucked up in the last 70 or so years.

First I will list what I have read.

Then what I would have read if time and finances permitted and then what I am aware of but which has not even been published yet!!

The explosion in this field of research has been at least 30 years coming and now stuff is being published by masses of University academics on the one hand and in an easy to understand format mainly by Doctors and Nutritionists etc.

You can learn a massive amount without spending any money just google Amazon Books: amazon.co.uk/books-used-boo...

For many of the authors you can listen to them on YouTube ( m.youtube.com/ ) , just type in their name or one of the words in the above list.

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On bad days I have the energy to listen 👂when I do not have the energy to read 👀 .

Most of it is written in America 🇺🇸 because they just seem to have produced more books.

If it comes from a British Author 🇬🇧 I will try to remember to mention it.

I am including lots of stuff about Gut Brain Axis and Depression because a very significant proportion of folk with RA and other Auto-immune diseases also suffer with depression, as I have.

RA is enough to get anyone down, but it appears this has a biochemical basis as well as life just being challenging.

I hope along the way you get inspired and at least a little more hopeful. Here goes.

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1 • Missing Microbes. How Overuse of Antibiotics is Fueling our Modern Plagues: amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss...

Martin J Blaser MD. A classic based on over 30 years of research. Great for those who ask why and are interested in an over view. Will not tell you how to heal you though in a.

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2 • A Mind of Your Own. The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal their Bodies and Reclaim their lives.: amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss...

Kelly Brogan MD. An alternative approach to SSRI and why the anti-depressants are often ineffective.

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3 • The Clever Guts Diet. How to revolutionize your body from the inside out.: amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss...

Dr. Micheal Mosley. He is often on the BBC. Trust Me I'm a Doctor etc. An easy read. Lots of expensive recipes for which he has been criticized. Before you buy the book try the web site of the same name to get a feel for if it is right for you. I think the recipes look easier to follow than some of the American versions, simply because he's a Brit, but I have yet to try them. Just finished reading this one.

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4 • The Gut Makeover. 4 weeks to Nourish Your Gut, Revolutionize You Health and Lose Weight: amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss...

Also The Gut Makeover Recipe Book: amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss...

Jeanette Hyde, Nutritional Therapist. Great theory, but for me up North on a limited budget and no local Super Market which stocks half the required ingredients not perfect. However these were the first couple of book giving practical dietary solutions I read and some of the principals I have put into practice, which I think have helped came from here. Just trying to tell you how it has been for me.

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5 • The Keystone Approach. Healing Arthritis and Psoriasis by Restoring the Microbiome.: amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss...

Rebecca Fett. She has read over 400 scientific papers as part of her research for this and it is new 2017. Some of her advice contradicts what I have read elsewhere. This may be just a different stance. It may be because it is more recent than some of what I have read or it could be because it is more specifically about Arthritis than any other book I have read. This is the newest book in my "library" and I have not even finished it yet let alone started putting what is in there into practice.

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6 • FOLLOW YOUR GUT. How the bacteria in Your Stomach Steer Your Health, Mood and More.: amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss...

Rob Knight. Another CLASSIC. Short easy read. Great place to start if you are new to all this. Co-Founder of the American Gut Project. See the web sites for both the British Gut Project and the American Gut Project. Listen to Rob Knight on You Tube before you pay for the book.

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7 • The Gut Health Diet Plan. Recipes to Improve Digestive Health and Boost Wellbeing.: amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_no...

Christine Bailey, UK Based Nutritional Therapist. Lovely book lots of pictures, if am remembering it right. Currently on loan. Again if I am being critical, too sophisticated for my local shops and my budget. I was diagnosed as wheat intolerant over 30 years ago. I have probably not used a new recipe book in 30 years, except for trying to use the ones on this list and I have not followed a weight loss diet for about 30 years. Lots of exclusion diets over the years. So all you out there may adapt to this following new recipes lark far more easily.

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8 • GUT The Inside Story of you body's most under rated organ.: amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_no...

Giulia Enders. Short Easy Popular Read. Great biology lesson for those not familiar with their digestive tract.

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9 • The Diet Myth. The Real Science Behind What We Eat.: amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_no...

Prof. Tim Spector, British Academic. Involved with the British Gut Project. Another CLASSIC another good place to start. The style of writing makes is accessible to the vast majority.

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This next lot are mainly in my "Save for Later" section on my Amazon Account.

I either have not got around to ordering them yet, or they are way beyond my budget, or perhaps I would need a Bio Chemistry Degree to really appreciate them.

They may be right for some of you Medics reading this.

Anyway it will give you a feel for just how much stuff at different levels is out there.

Remember Amazon let you open the book and read a lot before you buy. That is how I got started.

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10 • Gut Balance Revolution. Boost Your Metabolism. Restore Your Inner Ecology and Lose Weight for Good.: amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_no...

Gerard E Mullins MD, Just published 13 Aug. 2017.

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11 • The Vitamin Cure for Digestive Disease. How to Treat and Eliminate Digestive Problems Using Nutrition and Vitamin Supplements.: amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_no...

Damien Downing MD. This guy is a former NHS GP British. He has been doing this stuff for over 30 years. He was talking about Leaky Guts, Probiotics and Elimination diets in the 1980's. From 1987 until 1995 at least (when I had private Medical Insurance) he was my Nutritional Specialist. I had been ill for years and he got me back to health. If I had been able to continue to afford to follow his recommendation the last decade might just have been a much healthier time for me.

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12 • Probiotics, Prebiotics and Symbiotics Bioactive Foods in Health Promotion.: amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_no...

Ronald Ross Watson. Oct. 2015, Price £77.22.

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13 • The Autoimmune Solution. Prevent and Reverse the Full Spectrum of Inflammatory Disease.: amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_no...

Amy Myers

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14 • The Microbiota in Gastrointestinal Pathophyiology. Implications for Human Health Prebiotics, Probiotics and Dysbiosis: amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_no...

Martin H. Floch. Dec 2016, Price £98.63.

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15 • Brain Maker. The Power of Gut Microbiomes to Heal and Protect Your Brain for Life.: amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_no...

David Perlmutter. Popular Functional Medicine Doctor. You will find loads on YouTube. I think I listened to an entire volume of a previous book on youtube for free.

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16 • The Gut-Mind Connection. How the Hidden Conversation within our Bodies Impacts our Mood our Choices and our Overall Health: amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_no...

Emeran Myers. Aug. 2016.

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17 • The Gut-Brain Axis. Dietary Probiotics and Prebiotics. Interventions on the Microbiota.: amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_no...

Niall Hyland and Catherine Stanton. Pub. June 2016, Price £86.28.

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18 • Clinical Experiences of IBS. Brain-Gut Axis V Gut-Brain Axis: google.com/search?as_q=Clin...

Maria Esposito. Pub. June 2017, London Based.

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19 • The Psychobiotic Revolution. Mood Food and the New Science of the Gut-Brain Connection.: amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_no...

Scott C. Anderson. Publication Date set for Nov. 201.

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20 • Understanding Gut Microbiota.: amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_no...

Gerald W. Tannock. Pub. Feb 2017, Price £104.00.

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21 • The Human Microbiota and Chronic Disease. Dysbiosis as a Cause of Human Pathology.: amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_no...

Luigi Nibali and Brian Henderson. Pub. Sept 2016, Price £120.00.

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22 • Gut Microbiota. Interactive Effects of Nutrition and Health: amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_no...

Edward Ishiguro and Natasa Haskey. Publication date set Jan 2018, Price £78.95.

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23 • The Human Super Organism. How the Microbiome is Revolutionizing the Pursuit of a Healthy Life.: amazon.com/Human-Superorgan...

Rodney. R. Dietert. Pub. Jul 2016.

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24 • I Contain Multitudes. The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life.: amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_no...

Ed. Young. Pub. Sept 2017, £6.29.

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25 • The Symbiont Factor. How the Gut Microbiome Redefines Health, Disease and Humanity.: amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_no...

Richard A. Matthews. Pub. 2014.

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26 • The Secret Life of Your Microbiome, Why Nature and Biodiversity are

Essential for Health and Happiness.: amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_no...

Susan Prescott and Alan Logan. Pub. Sept 2017, Price 17.99.

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27 • The Whole Brain. The Micribiome Solution to Beat Depression, Anxiety and Mental Fog Without Prescription Drugs: amazon.co.uk/Whole-Brain-Mi...

Raphael Kellman. Pub Sept. 2017, Price £17.99.

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28 • Cultured How Ancient Foods Can Feed Our Microbiome: amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_no...

Katherine Harmon. Courage Pub. Due April 2018, Price £20.9.

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29 • Rewild Your 99% Microbes. It's time you started eating like it.: amazon.com/Rewild-Jeff-Leac...

Jeff. D. Leach. Pub. Aug. 2015, Co-founder American Gut Project.

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30 • The Essential Handbook to a Healthy Gut. How a Leaky Gut Impacts your Entire Body and How to Make it Healthy Once Again: amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_no...

Evelyn Carmicheal. Published June 2017, Price £6.70.

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I did say there was a lot going on in this area.

If you have got this far you deserve a prize for your time and persistence. 🏆 🎁 ✨

If any of you find the time, money and energy to learn anything helpful from all this lot please post your feedback, not merely for my benefit but for everyone else on the site.

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This approach is not for all.

If your are in a bad place right now the traditional approach may well be the only route you feel well enough to pursue.

With so much going on and with so much potential to help so many sick folk improve and for so many others to retain their health, I believe our understanding of of the importance of the relationship between Health and Disease and between the drugs we take and the food we eat is embarking on a new era.

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We cannot turn back the clock of the last 70 years or so, but we can hope for better health and well being both for ourselves and our friends and families in the future.

Sorry for the bad spelling and the typos. I am Dyslexic after all.

Just hope this helps and encourages.

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AARA

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Many thanks to AARA taking time to compile the list & thoughtfully sharing it with us.. 🌹

Much, much appreciated. 🙏 🍀 🌺 🌞

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Journey To 100: Evolution of Medicine (Functional Medicine).

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Another outstanding resource (Functional Medicine) via AARA. (Once again, many many thanks to AARA for her wonderful find & kindly sharing it. 😌 🙏 )

"A world-exclusive conference dedicated to living a long and healthy life. 30th June 2017 | St Peter Port, Guernsey"

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Although the conference has passed, they've left wonderful free 🆓 resources for us to reflect on:

Journey to 100 websites: journey100.org/join , journey100.gg/#speakers

Functional Forum (YouTube Channel playlist): m.youtube.com/playlist?list...

Journey to 100 video (8+ hour video 📹 ):

Video segmented at: Journey To 100: Evolution of Medicine (Functional Medicine & Importance of 'Community'): healthunlocked.com/cure-art... for ease of use.

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Thank you for the extensive list of helpful links, Kai!

If anyone is interested, we have a researcher who is currently looking in to the possible connections between intestinal bacteria and RA. You can read about her work here: curearthritis.org/intestina...

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Gawd bless ya, 'CureArthritis Administrator', & the microbiome work of Shahla Abdollahi-Roodsaz, PhD* ( curearthritis.org/intestina... ) that you've kindly brought to our attention! 🙏 😌

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The real thanks (for compiling this extensive 'Microbiome/ Gut Health Book List' ) fully belongs to AARA 👩 ! . . . 🤗

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AARA 👩 , hope you're still around to soak in the congratulations 👏👏 & full appreciation 😌 🙏 for generously taking time & effort to create this wonderful reading list 📝 for everyone to explore.

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Many many thanks, kind lady. 😌 🙏 . . . 👏 👏 💐

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[* Text of the brief article, 'Can Intestinal Bacteria Cause Rheumatoid Arthritis?' is included below for reader's convenience.]

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[from 'Arthritis Research' source page: "RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS / CAN INTESTINAL BACTERIA CAUSE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS?" ( curearthritis.org/intestina... )

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"Can Intestinal Bacteria Cause Rheumatoid Arthritis?

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Researchers worldwide are exploring the flawed immune response that kindles inflammatory disease. Intestinal bacteria may hold the key to understanding what triggers rheumatoid arthritis inflammation. Inflammation defends the body against infection, but must turn on at just the right moment to repel an assault—and then quickly switch off when the invading pathogen is removed. Why does smoldering low-grade inflammation suddenly erupt into a raging autoimmune disease that attacks the joints and sparks the warmth, swelling and pain of rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?

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One answer may lie in the microbiome—about 100 trillion intestinal bacteria microbes weighing up to three pounds—that normally live in the gut. “The microbiome shapes our immune system and can play an important role in autoimmune diseases,” says Assistant Professor of Medicine Shahla Abdollahi-Roodsaz, PhD, of New York University School of Medicine. “The microbiome in the gut activates immune cells that may travel throughout the entire body, including to the joints.”

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For 2015-16, Dr. Abdollahi-Roodsaz was awarded funding as The Sontag Foundation Fellow of the Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF). An honor awarded by ANRF’s partner organization, The Sontag Foundation, that’s given towards the research project that they feel demonstrates the the most promise towards finding a cure for RA.

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In 2013, New York University rheumatologists discovered that patients with RA are far more likely to have certain intestinal bacteria called Prevotella copri in their intestinal tracts than those without the disease. Evidence suggests that people recently diagnosed with RA may have teeming colonies of these intestinal bacteria, compared to healthy individuals.

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With ANRF funding, Dr. Abdollahi-Roodsaz is investigating the immune response to the intestinal bacteria associated with the disease in a mouse model. The discovery of the link between the microbiome and RA has sparked revolutionary theories about the inflammatory role of the gut bacteria in autoimmune diseases such as RA. Some gut bacteria signal the immune system to mount a forceful inflammatory response, while other species may protect against inflammation. Does P. copri signal the immune system to respond so aggressively that it destroys joint tissue? Or does the overgrowth of P. copri displace more beneficial bacteria? How exactly these microbes trigger autoimmune diseases remains elusive—“and is what we are trying to understand.”

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Animal studies reveal that mice, even when genetically modified to develop arthritis, don’t fall victim to the disease when raised in a germ-free environment. “What’s true for mice may also be true for humans,” she says. “Perhaps we can treat patients by specifically eliminating the harmful bacteria while preserving or even promoting the ‘good bugs.’”

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In addition, Dr. Abdollahi-Roodsaz is investigating the role of specific molecules on immune cells responding to intestinal microbes. The focus of her research is a class of proteins called “Toll-like receptors” that form a line of defense against invading pathogens, but also react to certain intestinal bacteria. Intriguingly, the inflammatory response that spurs autoimmune diseases like RA suggests that the immune system overreacts to certain signals from bacteria.

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Inflammation unleashes a flood of pro-inflammatory proteins called “cytokines” that trigger the immune system to attack the joints, causing debilitating pain, stiffness, and deformity. “We are investigating both genetic factors and the inflammatory proteins that exacerbate RA in relationship with the gut microbiome,” she says. “Several biologic drugs that target a specific cytokine, IL-17, are already in clinical trials, and IL-17 is a cytokine whose production can be strongly triggered by the gut bacteria.”

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Disease-modifying drugs and biologic agents often slow the progression of RA, but the mechanisms that drive gut inflammation and joint damage remain a mystery. “With ANRF funding, we are doing basic research that could someday lead to novel treatments for the disease,” says Dr. Abdollahi-Roodsaz. “Despite current therapies, a cure for RA remains an enormous challenge.” . . . "

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The Comments section (at the bottom of the article page, curearthritis.org/intestina... ) may also be of interest. 👍

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