This book intrigues me, as one with a gut that could be described as finicky on good days and riotous on bad days, I am always desperate for answers. I’ve had troubles my whole life, discovering that lactose was a problem when I was younger, and Franken Berry cereal was a problem… But my stomach issues have increased since I became a distance runner a lot. I don’t know that it’s directly tied to the running, because I’ve also dealt with an eating disorder and E.D. recovery in that time, having a kid, a lot of stressors…. it just all combines to being a mess.
Here is a listing of the chapters/sections in the book I found via Velopress:
Part 1: Gut Function and the Effects of Exercise
Chapter 1: Gut Anatomy and Physiology
Chapter 2: The Origins of Gut Symptoms
Part 2: Nutrition and the Athlete’s Gut
Chapter 3: Energy
Chapter 4: Carbohydrate
Chapter 5: Fat
Chapter 6: Protein
Chapter 7: Fluid and Hydration
Chapter 8: Sodium
Chapter 9: Training the Gut
Chapter 10: Dietary Supplements
Part 3: Psychology and the Athlete’s Gut
Chapter 11: Stress and Anxiety
Chapter 12: Stress and Anxiety Management
Appendix A: Gastrointestinal Disorders
Appendix B: Medications Affecting the Gut
I’m intrigued that there is a whole section on psychology and how our mental state can affect the gut. Because that gut-brain axis is too real.
I may need to order The Athlete’s Gut. Or ask my local library to order it.