A Gut healing journey with practical solutions to feel your absolute best, all the time.
Bloating is the language your body uses to say “this Stuff ain’t working for us”. – Dr. Edison de Mello reveals cutting-edge medical insights and practical strategies to quickly reduce bloat, heal your gut and reignite your energy.
“In Bloated?, Dr. Edison de Mello kicks open the bathroom door and addresses this taboo and the resulting epidemic of digestive problems with compassion, concern, and hard-won wisdom.” –Mark Hyman, MD
Bloating is so common these days that it can be referred to as an “epidemic.”
Clinical research has shown that 1 in 10 Americans suffer from bloating on a regular basis – even when they haven’t eaten a big meal.
In Bloated, Dr. Edison de Mello reveals the real reasons why you are bloated, gassy, fatigued, moody, feeling unsexy or just plain tired.
He takes you on a healing journey offering practical and manageable solutions, to HELP you be in CHARGE of your GUT health. The goal is to have you from being bloated to feeling your absolute best, all the time. Take control of your own health.
Traditional Chinese Medicine recognized the link between the gut, the brain and all of the body organs over 5000 years ago. This second brain, which has been described in today’s medicine as the little brain,” is anything but little.
The idea that the brain and the gut are so interconnected is not a surprise. Think of popular phrases in our everyday language: “gut instincts” when we’re experiencing an intuition. We attribute several human emotions directly to our gut.
Today we know that the gut is the foundation of our immune system. But an impressive body of recent research has found that certain bacteria in the gut can also affect people mental state, leading to mood, cognition and behavioural problems.
Gut bacteria can impact hormone levels and metabolism. You will understand the real reason that anxiety and depression are often triggered by bloating.
From tips you can begin using immediately to reduce bloating and gas to the truth about how food companies can legally use dangerous and even carcinogenic ingredients in products sold to U.S. consumers.
That’s why I will teach you the 13 essential food labels you need to understand to ensure that you know exactly what you’re buying.
Bloating can be a sign of more complicated disorders like gut bacterial dysbiosis (imbalance), excretion (gut motility) and/and hypersensitivity to certain foods and associated toxins that lead to brain-gut dysfunction.
I will share with you my recommended 5-step evaluation process – and 15 possible medical tests – your doctor should use when evaluating bloating.
Hi, I’m Edison de Mello, M.D., Ph.D.
I am able to help all of my patients get to the bottom of their bloating symptoms and successfully get rid of them. And now, as an author, it is my intention to give YOU, the reader, the same kind of caring, devotion and commitment to healing in the format of a book. I invite you to join me on this amazing journey from being bloated to feeling your absolute best“ not just once in a while, but all the time.
One of my most significant and rewarding accomplishments as a physician has been to help patients who suffer from bloating to get their lives back.
My beloved grandmother was a natural healer who, with her many teas and potions, always had a remedy for the common everyday malady. She introduced me to the practice of complementary medicine. Her unwavering respect for people were healing and inspiring.
My passion in medicine is to help every patient get the best possible results by integrating proven scientific approaches, while also drawing together the newest technological advances of traditional Western medicine with the ancient wisdom and healing approaches of the East.
I’m on several medical advisory boards, including American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), the Unstoppable Foundation, Sunray Peace and Meditation Society, the Midwifery Program in Guatemala, and Open Source Health in Canada.
I’ve written more than 50 papers, book chapters, articles, and blogs related to gut health. I hold 3 post-graduate degrees, two professional licenses, and have worked in an array of healthcare facilities.
I’m a member of professional organizations such as the AMA, the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM), the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AMFP), Physicians for Social Responsibility, Doctors Without Borders, and others.
It brings me great joy to see people feel healthy, vital, and sexy again.
In 2002, I founded the Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine in Santa Monica, California. The Center is the physical embodiment of my vision and commitment to the practice of integrative medicine, which encompasses the visible as well as the invisible.
I see people from all walks of life, many of whom have gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms so debilitating that they cannot function at home or work. They travel to meet with me, because I listen to them. This integrative approach is essencial for a precise diagnostic and a personalized treatment plan.
I want you to feel hopeful after reading “Bloated?” — and to recognize that there are easy steps you can start taking today to begin restoring your microbiome and rebuilding your gut health.
Edison de Mello, M.D., Ph.D.
Founder and Chief Medical Officer
Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine
One of the most effective steps in attempting to explain why you are bloating and what is happening to your body is to keep track of exactly what triggers your symptoms.