Listen to Your Colon
Author: Jini Patel Thompson
Even if you've been living with constipation for what seems like forever, it is possible to heal it, and Listen To Your Colon can show you how. In this important book, colon and bowel syndrome expert Jini Patel Thompson shares her innovative and effective natural remedies for both the short-term relief and the long-term resolution of chronic constipation. She also offers natural remedies for the troublesome conditions that often accompany constipation, such as hemorrhoids, rectal or anal stricture, or rectal and anal fissures. Jini’s emphasis is on natural, holistic healing to address the root cause of a symptom, rather than merely suppressing it. The goal of holistic healing is not to take herbal supplements to suppress your symptoms (the same way drugs do), but rather to heal the imbalance or disease in your body that is causing the constipation. Were you aware that long-term laxative use trains your colon’s peristaltic mechanism (rhythmic contractions of the intestinal wall) to switch off, and can also damage bowel nerves, muscle and tissues? Or that, if medication is contributing to your constipation problem, fiber supplements may actually make the problem worse rather than helping? Did you know that there are actually two different types of constipation? Jini Patel Thompson calls them Peristaltic Constipation and Stenosis Constipation. She helps you identify which one you have and then guides you through the different treatment protocols for each. This innovative and informative book helps you identify the components and causes behind your constipation (medications, dehydration, poor diet, stress, anal stenosis, trauma, mineral and nutrient deficiency, a lack of healthy bacteria in your gut, poor bowel habits, etc.), and then shows you exactly what to do to balance and heal your unique body. Jini also takes you through the multiple factors that contribute to a healthy functioning bowel, and teaches you how to address each of these factors in your life. Here are just some of the natural treatments detailed in this book: •Herbal colon cleansing •Enema colon flushing •Therapeutic probiotics and probiotic retention enema •Wild oregano oil to clear parasites, yeast, fungus, etc. •Spastic colon factors and treatment •Magnesium/potassium to relax the sphincter muscles •Colonic massage to help your colon have a bowel movement •Psyllium and aloe mixture to soften and bulk stools •FissureHeal and HemorrHeal for anal fissures or hemorrhoids •The mind/body connection with constipation; how your stress and emotions influence biochemical responses in your gut that can slow down (or speed up) gut motility and peristalsis (the rhythmic, muscular contractions of your intestines) •Dietary guidelines for using food to prevent constipation and keep your bowel healthy If you've been suffering from daily discomfort due to constipation, it's understandable that you're in a hurry to have it go away - and the sooner, the better! And that's what Listen To Your Colon shows you how to do. Jini also shows parents how to adapt her natural healing remedies and treatments for children with constipation. As well, Listen To Your Colon contains a chapter with help for those with spastic colon – a random mix of constipation, diarrheas and spasming. There's no substitute for the hidden details and specific implementation instructions that only emerge when someone has healed herself of chronic constipation and helped thousands of others to do the same. Numerous instructional videos are also included. GET REGULAR AGAIN!
If you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you know all too well that its symptoms sometimes rule your life. While medication may temporarily alleviate IBS, diet and lifestyle changes target the root of the problem and can help you feel like yourself again. In The Whole-Food Guide to Overcoming Irritable Bowel Syndrome, nutrition consultant and former digestive disorder sufferer Laura Knoff reveals powerful, natural strategies for relieving symptoms right away and offers a collection of easy and nutritious recipes to help you end your struggle with IBS once and for all. This guide includes tips and advice on: •What to eat and what to avoid to prevent IBS symptoms •Herbs and vitamins for improving digestion naturally •Self-assessing your IBS through an elimination diet •Lifestyle changes, exercise, and stress management
IBS Cookbook For Dummies
Author: Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, L. Christine Wheeler, MA
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A unique guide to decreasing symptoms of IBS through delicious food Do you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? You're not alone; it is estimated that about 35 million Americans experience the symptoms of IBS. IBS Cookbook For Dummies provides those affected by IBS with easy-to-follow, easy-to-understand recipes to create meals using foods and methods that decrease the risk of experiencing the discomfort of symptoms associated with the disorder. Inside you'll find the dietary tips and information you need to decrease your symptoms and discomfort simply by watching what you eat. You'll find more than?100 tasty recipes you can easily make at home. And since individuals with IBS often suffer from various complications-including bowel obstructions, sores and ulcers within the intestinal tract, and malnutrition or the presence of nutritional deficiencies-IBS Cookbook For Dummies provides a nutritional meal plan that will help alleviate these complications. Presents more than 70 delicious, easy-to-make recipes designed to ease the symptoms of IBS Helps you avoid "trigger" foods and choose healthier alternatives Includes tips for menu planning, including healthy meals and snacks Explains what to eat when traveling and dining out No need to suffer when you have IBS; just get this handy guide to start eating-and feeling-better!
Bronze Medal Winner of a 2009 National Health Information Award Stop your pelvic pain . . . naturally! If you suffer from an agonizing and emotionally stressful pelvic floor disorder, including pelvic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, endometriosis, prostatitis, incontinence, or discomfort during sex, urination, or bowel movements, it's time to alleviate your symptoms and start healing--without drugs or surgery. Natural cures, in the form of exercise, nutrition, massage, and self-care therapy, focus on the underlying cause of your pain, heal your condition, and stop your pain forever. The life-changing plan in this book gets to the root of your disorder with: A stretching, muscle-strengthening, and massage program you can do at home Guidelines on foods that will ease your discomfort Suggestions for stress- and pain-reducing home spa treatments Exercises for building core strength and enhancing sexual pleasure
Discusses programs to correct digestive problems without drugs using diet, exercise, natural remedies, mind-body and breathing techniques, and reflexology.
Author: Susan Blum
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The author of the bestselling The Immune System Recovery Plan shares her science-based, drug-free treatment plan for the almost fifty million people who suffer from arthritis: an amazing 3-step guide to eliminate the disease naturally. Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the world—greater than both back pain and heart disease. One example, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), is the most common autoimmune disease, affecting 1% of the US population, and almost 68 million people worldwide. Conventional medicine tends to treat arthritis with strong, gut-damaging, immune-suppressing pain medications, temporarily relieving the symptoms of the disease without addressing its root causes. Now, in her groundbreaking new book, Dr. Susan Blum, a leading expert in functional medicine, offers a better approach to healing arthritis permanently. Dr. Blum’s groundbreaking three-step protocol is designed to address the underlying causes of the condition and heal the body permanently by: -Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, and more -Healing your gut to heal your joints -Reducing inflammation without medication Dr. Blum’s innovative method includes a two-week plan to quickly reduce pain through anti-inflammatory foods and supplements; followed by an intensive gut repair to rid the body of bad bacteria and strengthen the gastrointestinal system for a dramatic improvement in arthritis symptoms and inflammation; and then addresses the emotional issues that contribute to inflammation, and eating a simple, Mediterranean inspired diet to maintain a healthy gut. Featuring detailed case studies, including Dr. Blum’s own inspiring personal story, Healing Arthritis offers a revolutionary way to heal your gut, repair your immune system, control inflammation, and live a happier, healthier life…arthritis-free.
Living with IBS
Author: Nuno Ferreira
IBS affects up to 20 per cent of the population in the Western world - it's so common it's been called the common cold of gastrointestinal illness. Medical treatments are only moderately effective, and the psychological burden of IBS can often be as debilitating as the condition itself. This book uses the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), to help people with IBS have a better quality of life.
Trust Your Gut
Author: Gregory Plotnikoff MD, Mark B. Weisberg, Steve LeBeau
Publisher: Conari Press
40 million Americans (1 in 5) suffer from chronic cramping, bloating, diarrhea, and gas. If you or someone you love is plagued by chronic digestive distress, you know what it's like to be held captive by your gut or spend thousands of dollars on prescriptions that brought only temporary relief. In Trust Your Gut, internist Dr. Gregory Plotnikoff and clinical psychologist Dr. Mark Weisberg show how to listen to your gut to interpret symptoms as important messages that can help correct imbalances. Rather than using drugs to mask the symptoms and underlying problems, Plotnikoff and Weisberg offer a program to assess how diet, sleep, and stress are affecting your life and health. Plotnikoff and Weisberg offer a self-help program that provides anyone with chronic gut distress the tools to break the vicious cycle of symptoms, fear and pain.
An easy-to-follow plan to regain a healthy gastrointestinal system-and relieve problems from gas to bloating to IBS. Close to 100 million Americans suffer from chronic-and sometimes very serious- gastrointestinal conditions. Prominent gastroenterologist Dr. Wesley Jones has found that virtually all digestive problems have one single underlying cause-constipation. Our modern diets and stressful lifestyles can make poor digestion such a common experience that sometimes people don't even recognize it as a problem. Here, Dr. Jones provides a proven program that has already helped thousands relieve and prevent constipation-related gastrointestinal problems for life. No one wants to talk about constipation, but millions suffer from it. Take as evidence the ubiquitous ads for Dannon's billion-dollar brand, Activia, which features Jamie Lee Curtis talking about "occasional irregularity." Constipation is one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints in the United States, resulting in about two million doctor visits annually. However, most people treat themselves without seeking medical help, as is evident from the millions of dollars Americans spend on laxatives each year. Now, this book will offer them a safe, proven, easy-to-follow program to relieve constipation once and for all. Because it's not just uncomfortable-it's unhealthy!
Recipes for IBS
Author: Ashley Koff
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Recipes that are specifically designed for people diagnosed with IBS. It is estimated that about five million people suffer from IBS worldwide. The primary treatment for IBS is lifestyle changes, not medication, so a cookbook for healthy living is essential. Paying special attention to what you eat may go a long way toward reducing symptoms and promoting healing. It is generally recommended that people diagnosed with IBS eat a low fiber, non-dairy diet. (Some people find their symptoms are made worse by milk, alcohol, hot spices, or fiber.) However, Recipes for IBS provides readers with recipes that extend beyond just bland foods, allowing them to eat a 'normal' diet, such as comfort foods like macaroni and cheese and shepherd's pie, baked goods like brownies and pumpkin pie, as well as other sweets like ice cream and smoothies. The book features full-color illustrations, patient testimonials, and offers recipes that will make eating easier, enabling people diagnosed with this disease to live a more active, enjoyable life.
The Long-Awaited Resource for Those Seeking to Reverse Gut Disease—Naturally. More than 50 million Americans struggle with gut diseases like Crohn’s disease and colitis. With traditional medicine offering little in the way of lasting, low-risk solutions, more patients are turning to the world of natural medicine. With Reverse Gut Diseases Naturally, learn to work with your body to achieve safe and sustainable results that will let you reclaim your life and your independence. Reverse Gut Diseases Naturally contains step by step, do-it-yourself instructions to help you reverse gut disorders and restore health. Complete with healing remedies, dietary regimens, and protocols for every stage of healing and maintenance, Reverse Gut Diseases Naturally also includes the most effective dietary programs proven to help treat gut dysbiosis and other intestinal ailments. Featuring alternative solutions to potentially harmful prescription drugs, as well as safe food choices and a guide to herbal medicine, Reverse Gut Diseases Naturally helps you regain your sense of health and wellbeing. Touching on every aspect of gut disease, including: risk factors and common causes of gut disease; supporting your body and its glandular health; holistic approaches to treating gut disease, and much more, Reverse Gut Diseases Naturally is the all-in-one resource for those looking to find something that really works. Reverse Gut Diseases Naturally covers a multitude of topics, including: • A complete dietary program for gut wellness, including a Quick Start Program • Natural substitutes for popular over-the-counter and prescription medications • The current issue of antibiotic use and overuse, and its role in gut disease • Detailed case histories demonstrating the effectiveness of natural methods each step of the way • How best to prepare herbal remedies and supplements for a variety of uses ...and many more! Diseases of the gut can be among the most limiting and life-altering conditions possible. Don’t just settle for keeping your symptoms under control—reverse your gut disease, the natural way! From the Trade Paperback edition.
No More IBS!
Author: Maryon Stewart, Alan Stewart
Publisher: Random House
This comprehensive, practical and straightforward guide to understanding IBS explains what it is, what causes the symptoms, and how it can be controlled by following a step-by-step diet. Chronic digestive problems, diarrhoea, constipation, chronic wind, painful spasms - any of these symptoms can indicate irritable bowel syndrome or diverticulitis. As many who suffer from the problem know, this painful and sometimes debilitating condition can severely disrupt a normal lifestyle. Until now, sufferers have had to live with their troublesome symptoms without any real help. This effective approach to irritable bowel syndrome has been applied over many years with enormous success. With these simple self-help measures you can beat IBS for good.
The IBD Remission Diet
Author: Jini Patel Thompson
Publisher: Caramal Pub.
Diet therapy for Crohn's, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitisand irritable bowel syndrome.
The UltraSimple Diet
Author: Mark Hyman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The UltraSimple Diet is the New York Times bestselling weight loss plan for diet detox, based on UltraMetabolism, which exploded the myths of dieting, including “eat less, exercise more.” Dr. Hyman’s accelerated, safe diet plan will help you lose ten pounds in only seven days. In The UltraSimple Diet, Dr. Hyman reveals his revolutionary accelerated plan which, if properly followed, allows a person to lose ten pounds in just seven days. Many people who thought they were just doomed to be fat, or had “no willpower,” will see that they are actually suffering from inflammation brought on by foods that have a toxic effect on the body. By cutting these toxins out of our diets, we can achieve fast and easy weight loss. Each day of the plan features menus, exercise routines, relaxation and stress reduction exercises, and a few blank pages in order for the reader to keep a journal of his or her progress. Dr. Hyman also discusses the philosophy of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, along with its practical ramifications, i.e. keeping the weight off. The UltraSimple Diet is based on his New York Times bestselling book, UltraMetabolism, which explores the cutting-edge science of nutrigenomics—the science of how food talks to our genes. Reprogram your body to automatically lose weight by turning on the messages of weight loss and health and turning off the messages of weight gain and disease.
A NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLER Since his documentary, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, was released in 2010 and became a worldwide sensation, Joe Cross has become a tireless advocate for the power of juicing. The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet brings us of the plan that allowed him to overcome obesity, poor health, and bad habits, and presents success stories from others whose lives he’s touched. Joe—who managed to lose one hundred pounds and discontinue all his medication by following his own plan—walks you through his life before juicing, sharing his self-defeating attitude toward food and fitness, and brings you along on his journey from obesity and disease to fitness, a clean bill of health, and the clarity of physical wellness. In addition to sharing Joe’s inspirational story, The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet gives readers all the tools they need to embark on their own journey to health and wellness, including inspiration and encouragement, recipes, and diet plans.