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Trust Your Gut, Get Lasting Healing from IBS and Other Chronic Digestive Problems without Drugs

August 25, 2013

Dr. Gregory A. Plotnikoff & Dr. Mark B. Weisberg, authors of the book "Trust Your Gut, Get Lasting Healing from IBS and Other Chronic Digestive Problems without Drugs" joins eHealth Radio and the Pain Management & Digestive Information Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guests Dr. Gregory A. Plotnikoff & Dr. Mark B. Weisberg discuss the following:

  • Tell us what we should know about Probiotics and the the new science revealing the Gut–Brain connection.
  • Explain why our gut is not the enemy.
  • What should our reaction be to symptoms which are messages from our body?
  • What are 2 Powerful NEW tools to assist with Gut healing?
  • What are Foods to avoid and foods that support a healthy gut?

Duration: 11:44

Renowned integrative medicine specialists; Internist Greg Plotnikoff MD and Psychologist, Mark Weisberg PhD have teamed up to offer an effective, natural solution to break the vicious cycle of gut distress, discomfort and pain that affects over 55 million Americans. Their ground-breaking new book TRUST YOUR GUT: Get Lasting Healing from IBS and Other Chronic Digestive Problems Without Drugs (Conari Press, May 2013/ $18.95) offers a comprehensive yet accessible CORE program designed to empower readers to take back their health by listening to the messages that their chronic gut distress is trying to tell them. 

“We don’t want you to fight your gut we want you to trust it. Your symptoms are messages from the body to rely on rather than to ignore or self-medicate,” says Dr. Plotnikoff and Dr. Weisberg. According to the authors, the gut (stomach and intestinal region) is much more than just a digestive tract, it is actually an intestinal brain that responds to changes in the environment and regulates your internal organs, just like our main brain.  “When the main brain and the intestinal brain get their wiring crossed it can produce chronic intestinal problems.”

In TRUST YOUR GUT, Dr. Plotnikoff and Dr. Weisberg, empower readers to utilize a new mind-body approach to rewire the brain-gut neural connection. They teach audiences how to track down their hidden internal and external drivers of gut distress. Their practical and revolutionary CORE (Center, Observe, Restore, Ensure) self-help program provides readers with a set of tools beyond the pharmacy shelves, so anyone with chronic gut distress can break the vicious cycle of symptoms, fear, and pain to reclaim their lives—naturally.

TRUST YOUR GUT features:

  • Two Powerful New Tools for Gut Healing –Neuro-hormonal Retraining and Ecological Rebalancing.
  • A Guide to Observing the Five Causes of Stress that directly Impacts Gut Health.
  • A Food and Symptom Diary for Optimal Self-Assessment. 
  • A Chapter on Sleep so Readers can understand the connection between sleep problems and gut distress.
  • How to Create your Medical Autobiography. 
  • A Step-by-Step guide to “Retrain your Brain” and Rewire the Gut-Brain connection!
  • Hypnosis and Meditation Techniques to Support the Healing Process. 
  • A Chapter Devoted to resolving difficult emotions that directly affect gut health such as anger, shame, grief, anxiety, depression and more. 

Woven throughout the book are compelling real life stories of patients who have recovered using the CORE program to live normal, happy lives free of pain and suffering.

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Gregory A. Plotnikoff, MD, MTS, FACP, is a board-certified internist and pediatrician. He has received numerous national and international honors for his work in cross-cultural and integrative medicine. He consciously chose to attend divinity school at Harvard before medical school in order to deepen his understanding of suffering and of human responses to suffering. He helped establish the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota where he served as its first medical director. From 2002-2008, Dr. Plotnikoff served as an associate professor at Keio University School of Medicine where he studied, researched and taught the Kampo herbal medicine tradition in Japanese. Dr. Plotnikoff is well known for his work in interventional nutrition, herbal medicines and spirituality in clinical care. He has additional training as a hospital chaplain, in medical acupuncture, in mind-body skills and as a practitioner of Traditional East Asian Medicine

Mark B. Weisberg, PhD, ABPP is a clinical health psychologist. He is a Community Adjunct Professor in the Center for Spirituality and Healing, University of Minnesota, and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.  For the past 25 years he has specialized in helping patients heal from chronic pain. Dr. Weisberg’s passion is building bridges between traditional and newer integrative ways of understanding illness and healing.  His is devoted to translating and integrating the language of neuroscience, psychodynamics, group/system processes and creation of deep, long-lasting healing and change. Whether treating patients, developing integrative clinics, writing, consulting to businesses or presenting workshops, his goal is to help everyone discover their inherent self-healing capacities to create powerful change on the levels of mind, body, and spirit. Visit him at


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