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Fiber Fueled

The Plant-Based Gut Health Program for Losing Weight, Restoring Your Health, and Optimizing Your Microbiome
Narrated by: Barrett Leddy
Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
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A bold new plant-based plan that challenges popular keto and paleo diets, from an award-winning gastroenterologist.

The benefits of restrictive diets like paleo and keto have been touted for more than a decade, but as renowned gastroenterologist Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, or "Dr. B", illuminates in this groundbreaking audiobook, the explosion of studies on the microbiome makes it abundantly clear that elimination diets are in fact hazardous to our health. What studies clearly now show - and what Dr. B preaches with his patients - is that gut health is the key to boosting our metabolism, balancing our hormones, and taming the inflammation that causes a host of diseases. And the scientifically proven way to fuel our guts is with dietary fiber from an abundant variety of colorful plants. 

Forget about the fiber your grandmother used to take - the cutting-edge science on fiber is incredibly exciting. As Dr. B explains, fiber energizes our gut microbes to create powerhouse postbiotics called short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) that are essential to our health. SCFAs are scientifically proven to promote weight loss, repair leaky gut, strengthen the microbiome, optimize the immune system, reduce food sensitivities, lower cholesterol, reverse type 2 diabetes, improve brain function, and even prevent cancer. Restrictive fad diets starve the gut of the critical fiber we need, weaken the microbes, and make our system vulnerable. 

As a former junk-food junkie, Dr. B knows firsthand the power of fiber to dramatically transform our health. The good news is that our guts can be trained. Fiber-rich, real foods - with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, seeds, nuts, and legumes - start working quickly and maintain your long-term health, promote weight loss, and allow you to thrive and feel great from the inside out.

With a 28-day jump-start program with menus and more than 65 recipes, along with essential advice on food sensitivities, Fiber Fueled offers the blueprint to start turbocharging your gut for lifelong health today. 

Includes a PDF of recipes and shopping lists.  

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Will Bulsiewicz (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"There's no doubt that the key to good health lies in the gut - and in Fiber Fueled, Dr. Will Bulsiewicz delivers an authoritative and refreshingly clear picture on how to optimize gut health, informed by cutting edge science. Fiber Fueled lays out a path to improving gut health that's accessible, inspiring, and most importantly, achievable. It's time to wake up and harness the power of 39 trillion microbes in your gut: dive into Fiber Fueled and find out how." (William W. Li, MD, New York Times best-selling author of Eat to Beat Disease, president and medical director, the Angiogenesis Foundation)

"Finally a gastroenterologist who understands gut health and the microbiome. Dr. Bulsiewicz's new book, Fiber Fueled, will set a new standard of care within the medical community and permit patients to take control of their health destiny without dangerous drugs." (Joel Fuhrman, MD, New York Times best-selling author of Eat for Life)

"Will is Dr. Fiber! Get on the fiber train and transform your health from the inside out, literally.... Poop like a champ, build an immune system that is a fortress, and feed your brain premium grade fuel. Pick up a copy of Fiber Fueled today!" (Rip Esselstyn, New York Times best-selling author of The Engine 2 Diet)

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literally a must read for everyone

ever informative in an easy to understand way.
It was educational without being preachy or judgemental.
absolutely recommend it to everyone. This will be life changing

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Absolutely Amazing!

I first heard of Dr B whilst listening to the Plant Proof Podcast by Simon Hill and was completely taken back by his knowledge. It has changed the way I eat and my relationship to food for the better and I'm so happy his book has finally come out so others can benefit aswell!

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Must read for the health conscious mind.

I'm a healthy eater but this book turned what i know upside down with great detail, studies and well regarded facts.

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Just listen to it.

The book provides detailed information of gut, microbiome and how different foods are used in the body. The author has sincerely written the book on the relationship between foods and our health. If you want yo be healthiest version of you, I definitely recommend it.

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Made me think about my dietary choices

I really enjoyed this book and I'm getting organised to do the ff4w. I'm looking forward to the benefits of healing my gut.
The narrator was easy to listen to and kept me engaged throughout the book.

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science based microbiome Gold

hit the nail on the end in terms of disease, diet and the microbiome

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Excellent book

Told me some new things about taking care of your gut and reinforced some things I was already doing.
Good first book if looking at getting into a vegan diet the right way.

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life changing?!

yeah this was very good. going to give this a good go wish me luck hehe

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Awesome book! Very informative.

I loved this book. I love how the author explains how the gut works and how what we eat and how our lifestyle affects it. I have been making regular changes throughout the last week in my diet. I have already lost 0.5kg feel less bloated and more energetic!

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fiber fueled health

Very informative and well narrated.
I found it helped in understanding how the stomach works and connects with the rest of your body.

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  • Z. Belle
  • 24-07-2020

PDF?

Book was great. I can't find the PDF. Can you please send info. Thank you

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-07-2020

PD format

This book is all I need to try everything in it. Please help to get the pd for recipes

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  • Petersons ♡
  • 15-08-2020

Gut info is fantastic, vegan emphasis is not.

Dr. Bulsiewicz clearly knows what he is talking about when it comes to fiber and gut health. That information is worth the price of the book. I particularly enjoyed his de-bunking of the demonization of plant foods - grains, legumes, nightshades, etc. However, he then goes on to demonize all animal foods using the same types of limited and flawed arguments and studies that he unraveled on the plant side.
In summary, the gut health information is great. As far as whether a vegan diet is a good idea for most people, or even best for the environment - I would have liked to see a more balanced and well-researched treatment.

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  • Cavewoman15
  • 29-07-2020

best book on nutrition since how not to die

I heard Dr. B on a plant based podcast and i just finished listening tothis book for the THIRD time. I'm a plant based nutrition fiend and this is the best book ive read since dr. Gregers how not to die, which changed my life, my partners life, and though we didn't know it at the time, our daughters life. this book gets into the mechanism behind how plant based eating improves health - the microbiome! dr. B is no Michael Greger.. the studies cited are not reviewed in detail, but clearly he is well read and leads with the studies. he gets an A from this research methods professor. I also loves the discussion about behavior change and growth mindset. and the best part is that this book encouraged me and my partner to cut out the processed junk from our vegan diet and reclaim the whole-foods in whole-foods-plant-based. can't wait to see how my kraut turns out! thanks dr. b.

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  • Thomas
  • 26-06-2020

Unnecessary information

This book could be a lot shorter. The author continues to use technical long words to increase the length of the book. The important information could be provided in less than two hours. The book Digestive Wellness by Elizabeth Lipski was much more comprehensive.

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  • plantlady
  • 24-08-2020

first science driven nutrition book i have read

I have struggled with gut health over the past year. I have listened to many nutrition books that claimed to be driven by science or human evolutionary history. Unfortunately many of these were filled with flawed logic and a poor understanding of general scientific consensus. This book was different. It was based on a thorough review of available scientific literature. The advice in this book has also been highly effective at improving my gut health and overall feeling of health. I highly recommend this audiobook.

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  • Marianne L
  • 23-08-2020

Great Information. . Great Naration.

Usually I most enjoy the books that are read by the author. The narrator of this book was so enthusiastic in his reading that I felt like it was his story. Great information and advice for health seekers everywhere.

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  • caleb
  • 22-08-2020

Excellent scientifically backed nutritional inform

Great scientifically backed nutritional information. The author goes into great detail about how to systematically improve your health.

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  • Karen Wilson
  • 22-08-2020

Everyone needs to read/hear this book!

Our Healthcare system has failed us! We have more control of our physical wellbeing than we realize. It's all about what we eat. Pure and simple.

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  • Kelli S.
  • 19-08-2020

Life changing!

Life changing content because he makes it simple and encourages progress not perfection. I changed some food choices while listening and can see dramatic impact on blood sugars. I can’t wait to try more of the recipes and slowly work my way to a lasting new lifestyle filled with plant nutrients.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-09-2020

Great book

I found the guy reading the book a bit annoying I must admit, but the content was good. It would have been much better if Will B read it himself. Other than that, very educating. It just makes sense.

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  • Marc H.
  • 15-09-2020

It will change the way you eat

loved this it is brilliant and presented in an easily digested way. Yes pun intended

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  • Alex Madison
  • 12-09-2020

Good introduction to the microbiome

Not a bad book, but I expected more from a doctor who is a specialist in this field. There's a fair bit of repetition and filler. Probably a good read for someone who doesn't really know anything about gut health, but it could do with a bit more substance. The audiobook I read just before this was Dr Michael Greger's How Not to Diet. This book seems a bit lightweight by comparison.

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  • Vita
  • 10-09-2020

Great book to improve health

Great book with excellent examples and recepies to reach your optimum health and weight goals.

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  • Nuria Garcia Vazquez
  • 07-09-2020

A MUST for anyone trying to understand the gut

Let me start with the writer's CV:

- Med school at Georgetown School of Medicine
- Trained in medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital
- Trained in GASTROENTEROLOGY at The University of North Carolina Hospitals
- Got Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) from Northwestern University
- Certificate in nutrition from Cornell University.
- Board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology

Given all the 'gurus', non medical doctors, influencers or even journalists online spreading their misinformation on gut health it was refreshing to see someone who is actually more than qualified to talk about it. Very thorough research, very well explained and from credible sources and studies. Definitely A MUST for anyone trying to understand the gut.

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  • Brad1898
  • 20-08-2020

One of the best books on this topic

I very much enjoyed Fiber Fueled, the author makes it an easy and fun read whilst simultaneously supplying a wealth of knowledge in easy to understand and absorb way so well done Dr. B I will eagerly await more books from you. 5/5

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-08-2020

Amazing book!

Everybody should read/listen to this book. You can realise how important is your gut health to your personal health. And it evidence based! I adore his style how wrote this book and the examples he mentioned and how he mentioned.

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  • Neil Owens
  • 05-07-2020

Fiber fuelled

love this book. really great resource. PDF is great too and sets you up for plant based eating.