Mind Your Gut: The Science-based, Whole-body Guide to Living Well with IBS (Hardcover)

Mind Your Gut: The Science-based, Whole-body Guide to Living Well with IBS By Kate Scarlata, Megan Riehl, PsyD, AGAF, William D. Chey, MD (Foreword by) Cover Image

Mind Your Gut: The Science-based, Whole-body Guide to Living Well with IBS (Hardcover)


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Two IBS experts—a New York Times bestselling author and a renowned GI psychologist—offer a groundbreaking, holistic approach with the most updated research to treating and thriving with IBS.​

IBS affects 45 million Americans; it's also a tricky disease–hard to diagnose, miserable to live with. With the advent of the low FODMAP diet, nutrition is one of the primary treatments--but most folks don't know how to connect the dots between our brain and our gut health. Enter world‑renowned digestive health specialist and registered dietitian Kate Scarlata, and prominent GI psychologist Dr. Megan Riehl; their new book provides a comprehensive, holistic approach to IBS. Mind Your Gut shares valuable information on:
  • The gut, brain, and food connection
  • Stress overload – its heavy impact on IBS  
  • Easy to implement, symptom-specific interventions
  • Nutrition remedies to calm your belly and maximize your gut health
  • How to make healthy food choices in a food-fear and weight-obsessed culture
  • IBS mimickers and when to re-examine your symptoms with your doctor
  • And more

Offering everything from science‑based interventions, targeted mind‑gut behavioral strategies (such as body relaxation methods and stress management skills), as well as delicious gut-soothing recipes and nutrition tips, Mind Your Gut combines diet and behavioral interventions for a full toolbox of therapeutic options for your IBS. 

Kate Scarlata MPH, RDN, is a New York Times bestselling co-author of 21 Day Tummy Diet, co-author of The Low FODMAP Diet Step by Step, and author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Wellwith IBS.  As a world-renowned gastroenterology specialized registered dietitian, Kate has over 30 years working in the GI nutrition field. Kate earned her bachelor’s in science from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts and her postgraduate dietetic internship was completed at Harvard Medical School’s teaching hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, followed by her Master’s in Public Health at University of Massachusetts. Kate lives in Medway, Massachusetts.

Dr. Megan Riehl PsyD is an Associate Professor of Medicine and the Director of GI Behavioral Health at the University of Michigan where she has a full-time clinical practice, leads GI behavioral health trainings, and provides mentorship and consultation. Her clinical expertise spans the field of gastroenterology from those living with IBS to those with chronic gastrointestinal diseases. Dr. Riehl actively engages on multiple national committees focused on improving the psychological well-being of individuals with GI conditions. Her research and passion for education has resulted in numerous peer-reviewed publications, leadership roles, and international speaking engagements.
Together with world renowned, digestive health expert Kate Scarlata, they have authored Mind Your Gut and have launched The Gut Health Podcast where these enthusiastic health care advocates discuss all aspects of gut health with leading health experts.
You can follow Dr. Riehl on social media:
Instagram and X: @DrRiehl
Keep up with Mind Your Gut @mindyourgutofficial and the podcast @theguthealthpodcast on Instagram. 
Product Details ISBN: 9780306832338
ISBN-10: 030683233X
Publisher: Hachette Go
Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
Pages: 384
Language: English
“Kate Scarlata and Megan Riehl are not just experts—they helped create and shape their respective fields. They bring all their experience to bear in Mind Your Gut. . . .I am confident the strategies in this book will help you be more confident in managing your IBS, enabling you to take back control of your life.”—William D. Chey, MD,, Chief of Gastroenterology, Michigan Medicine

"Mind Your Gut is by two dream team professionals with complementary expertise and shared passion for helping people living with IBS thrive. Their longstanding clinical experience in digestive health and relatable anecdotes are backed by decades of science and practice in their respective fields of GI nutrition and gastropsychology. I will be recommending this book to all my patients with IBS!"—Laurie Keefer, Professor of Medicine and Gastropsychologist at Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

"Mind Your Gut is an empowering read for anyone suffering with IBS. Dr, Megan Riehl and Kate Scarlata's well-researched insights will be instrumental in helping you take back control of your life."—Megan Rossi, PhD, founder of The Gut Health Doctor

“This exceptional work effortlessly weaves scientific expertise with real world applications, offering a soothing and empathetic tone characteristic of Kate and Megan. Mind Your Gut is the ‘Dream Team’ every IBS patient deserves.”—Simone Peters, PhD

Mind Your Gut skillfully unravels the complexities of IBS, blending scientific insights with clarity and ease. It is an essential read for those with IBS and anyone pursuing a healthier lifestyle.”
 —Lin Chang, MD, Vice-Chief, Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

“With great clarity and insight, Scarlata and Riehl lay out proven behavioral and nutritional strategies to help you ride through the storm of IBS to a life that doesn’t revolve around your bowel habits.”—Pasty Castos, author of The IBS Elimination Diet and Cookbook