- Book Reviews -

“In our social media, share-it-all, TMI world, most people are still too embarrassed to talk about something we all do: poop and pass gas. 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. He offers clear, concise answers to the vital question so many of us ask: Why don’t I feel better?”

Mark Hyman, MD

NYT Bestselling author of The Pegan Diet

Head of Strategy – The Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine

Founder – The UltraWellness Center

President – The institute of Functional Medicine

“Dr. Edison de Mello has accomplished an almost impossible feat: writing a well- researched, personal, funny, comforting and incredibly wise book about poop! In three decades of talking to people about their relationship with food, no one has ever mentioned digestion, elimination, or “stink bombs,” as Dr de Mello calls them. Instead, they hide. They feel shame. And they continue to suffer. Bloated changes all that by shining light on the unspoken reasons why people don’t ask for help and keep eating foods their bodies don’t like, and in the process, offers solutions to vibrant health.”

Geneen Roth

Geneen Roth 

Author of #1 New York Times bestseller Women Food

and God and This Messy Magnificent Life.

“Dr. Edison de Mello has been my primary doctor since 2009. He has guided me in ways that have led to breakthrough after breakthrough in generating robust health. Now, with deep medical understandings and a healthy blend of humor, Dr. de Mello brings much-needed help to  BLOATING and Gut Imbalance, little-understood and complex health issues. If you or someone you love suffers from any kind of gut challenges, look no further for answers and easy-to-understand ways for optimizing your Gut so that you can have the health and vitality you’ve dreamed of. This book can, literally, change your life.

Mary Morrissey

Founder of Brave Thinking Institute

“Edison de Mello is a gifted healer; he can turn a routine annual check-up into a master’s class in compassion, biochemistry, and diagnostic insight. With Bloated, he’s taken these gifts to the page, offering a smart, helpful and comprehensive look at why so many of us feel so lousy. Blending cutting edge science with personal anecdotes and relatable case histories, Dr. de Mello explores the reasons behind the “bloating epidemic” and offers practical, manageable solutions. So, put down the potato chips, toss out the Tums, stop blaming the dog for the gas you just passed, and pick up Bloated — relief is on the way!”

Roy Sekoff 

Founding Editor, The Huffington Post

“The challenge in evaluating the bloated patient involves accounting for the magnitude and diversity of different physiologic errors that end in disruptive intestinal gas. It is so very complex. Yet Dr. De Mello has simplified the method for the layman in this how-to manual on how to reverse bloat. The holy grail of gastroenterology is demystified in this wonderful book. It is  told in a light and fresh tone of discovery. Kudos to Dr. De Mello.”

Leo Treyzon M.D., M.S.

Attending Gastroenterologist

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Assistant Professor 

UCLA Geffen School of Medicine