Globally recognised clinical nutritionist, Stella Metsovas launches new cookbook with a twist, focusing on improving gut health. Rather than writing just another cookbook, Stella, a media health expert and specialist in food science and human nutrition, wanted to describe an optimal approach to developing a healthy microbiome. Her new book shares the name of her health philosophy, "Wild Mediterranean."
The cookbook features over 50 delicious Paleo-meets-Mediterranean recipes chosen for their prebiotic food ingredients, as well as a simple 6-day, 2-phase detox cleanse protocol for preparing the gut to heal. She also packs her book with key lifestyle practices and health tips to support overall wellness and the scientific evidence to back it all up.
By following the Wild Mediterranean approach, "You'll create more biodiversity in the microbiome," says Stella, "which is essential to a healthy gut, one of our greatest allies in the quest for good health." The motto that she lives by: "Change your gut and you can change your life."
Along with foods containing prebiotic fibre, Stella strongly recommends adding inulin-based supplements, like Prebiotin, to one's diet. "We are grateful that she understands the impact and health benefits of our prebiotic fibre," says Prebiotin CEO Ron Walborn, Jr.
"Your gut is home to trillions of cells that literally feed your brain, hormones, and body," Stella explains in her book. "The key to great digestive health lies in rewilding the gut and keeping the diverse microbes that inhabit it happy and thriving."
Drawing on her Greek heritage, Stella called her approach to gut health, "Wild Mediterranean." She advocates a return to a simpler lifestyle, plenty of outdoor activities, and village-to-table recipes prepared with whole foods at the peak of their seasonality, flavored with olive oil and spices, and unadulterated by modern food additives.
Find out more about the book and about Stella here.
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