The Gut Stuff: Nourishing recipes and expert advice for a happy and healthy gut

By Lisa Macfarlane and Alana Macfarlane

This book is an indispensable resource for understanding and nourishing your gut to improve your overall health and wellbeing.

The importance of good gut health for our mental and physical wellbeing is being understood now more than ever before. In this essential guide, gut-health advocates Lisa and Alana Macfarlane show you everything you need to know about taking charge of your gut to improve your wellbeing.

Talking you through the gut latest research and science – including the role of probiotics, the effects of illnesses such as Covid-19, and a handy myth-busting toolkit – Lisa, Alana, and their team of top gut experts, also share lifestyle tips alongside easy-to-prepare gut-friendly recipes for all times of day.

So, whether you’re looking to improve your digestive health or simply want to incorporate more gut-nourishing ingredients into your diet to feel happier and healthier, this book will become your ultimate guide.


  • Gut science on… Immunity, Brain, Stress, Sleep, Exercise, Skin, Hormones
  • Latest research on… Pre and probiotics, Fermented foods, Fasting, Communal eating, Alcohol
  • Troubleshooting… Symptom spotter, IBS, Orthorexia, Covid and the gut, Your myth-busting toolkit
  • How to… Sort your kitchen, Plan your shop, Up your fibre, Up your variety, Eat mindfully
  • Recipes… Breakfasts and lunch, The classics, Sides ‘n’ sauces, Just desserts, Fermentation station
Format: Hardback
Release Date: 28 Mar 2024
Pages: 288
ISBN: 978-0-00-862151-3
Lisa and Alana Macfarlane are identical twin sisters and co-founders of The Gut Stuff. Since their participation in a ground-breaking piece of research into whether gut health is determined by genetics or environmental factors, led by expert in genetics and nutrition Professor Tim Spector of King’s College London, they’ve grown an expert team of scientists, nutritionists, dieticians and doctors to keep us all on the right side of the tracks when it comes gut health. Now, Lisa and Alana Macfarlane are on a mission to disrupt the wellness industry by launching their workplace wellness programme, widening their product offering, and creating services and resources that are available and affordable to everyone.

”'All the latest research, lifestyle tips, lots of amazing recipes and I love how easy it is to read. It’s beautiful, colourful, and very warm and welcoming.” - Lavina Mehta MBE