Eating Right for a Bad Gut Paperback – Mar 1 2000
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About the Author
James Scala, Ph.D., is a certified nutritional specialist who has a B.A. from Columbia University, a Ph.D. from Cornell, and did postdoctoral work at Harvard University. His professional accomplishments include research, teaching, corporate management, lecturing, and writing. He has been the nutritionist for the U.S. Olympic ski team, the Voyager flight, and three Mt. Everest expeditions. He lives in Lafayette, California.
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Crohn's disease and other inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are chronic illness, meaning you will always have them even when they're in remission (not active). Read the first page
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For me, some of the things I liked most about Scala's book included: Discussion of the nutritional challenges for people with IBD (vitamins, minerals..); Listings of foods that typically cause problems (including processed foods, sugar, corn, whole nuts, many dairy products...); A lot of information about dark skinned cold-water fish (like salmon) and the therapeutic benefits of their essential oils; The suggestion to keep a food diary to help one confirm what is/is not working, but also to document more than just food (emotions, stress, etc.), serving sizes, environmental factors; "End Of Day" self evaluation - How well did I do today? (a self-critique of food and lifestyle choices).
As someone who follows the SCDiet, many of the foods Scala suggests are contrary to what I follow (i.e., he suggests oatmeal, cornflakes, branflakes as foods that don't cause flare-ups; he suggests these for their low-residue/irritation characteristics but I would not eat them because of the complex carbs they contain and the flare-ups that might result from digesting them) but I choose to recognize this book as very useful nonetheless. One can certainly make one's own adjustments to Scala's suggestions, taking a patient-centric approach to healing. We're all different, and what works for one patient may require modification in another.
I especially agree with Scala's insights into whole-body aspects of IBD, and the way outlook, exercise, stress, love, etc. can play a role in one's condition.Read more ›
While he resists the notion that good eating habits and nutrition alone will cure Colitis and Crohn's disease (he reminds readers that these diseases are chronic illnesses), he does suggest that 70% of the time, it can get you through a flare up without having to resort to taking steroids. That should perk up the ears of those who are sick and tired of all the nasty side effects associated with steroid use.
Dr. Scala strongly encourages the IBD patient to stay away from foods high in saturated fats and to eat lots of rice, potatoes, fish (for the omega 3 fatty acids that the IBD patient needs to promote healing in the colon), chicken, turkey, vegetables, and fruit without the skin on it. During the initial stages of a flareup, he recommends a liquid supplement to solid food, such as Encare.
The book is handy, helpful, and practical. I especially recommend it for the IBD patient, but it is also a good book for those who are simply interested in good nutrition.
Also, this book has information on both stomach and intestinal problems. This book was one of the few books that taught me more about my Crohn's Disease in a very easy to read and understandable approach. Also, the book greatly helped me open up communication with my doctor by helping me better understand my disease. This book was without a doubt the book that I found most helpful in all of the books that I read on the subject. I would recommend this book to anyone who is suffering because it will help you.
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There was some very useful and informative information however it was mainly detailed technical information that a scientist might understand and I found it difficult to follow... Read morePublished on Jan. 30 2014 by Lin Jarvis
Thanks to the dietary recommendations in this book and a probiotic supplement,my IBD symptoms have virtually disappeared! I feel great! Read morePublished on June 5 2004
This should be the second book you buy after you get a good overview book on IBD (I recommend Cliff Kalibjian's). Read morePublished on June 1 2004 by H. Van Slooten
When I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease I wanted to know exactly what I was facing. Initially I met with frustration, as my doctor could not give me straight answers about the... Read morePublished on May 3 2004 by Michael Weiser
Just click on Buy Now. AS a life long IBD patient I was doing really well until this past winter when a major setback hit me. Read morePublished on March 7 2004 by tjpawleys
My daughter was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease five years ago and needless to say I have done a lot of research. Read morePublished on April 8 2003 by Anna Marie Schmidt
I have been suffering with ulcerative colitis for several years. I would have a flareup about once a year and had to take prednisone. Read morePublished on Aug. 22 2002
If you have an inflammatory bowel disease you know how difficult it is figure out what to eat. This book is a real help. Read morePublished on July 4 2002 by Sherry Lipp
I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease when I was 12 years old. I went through the sulfa drugs, the prednisone, the sick-days. Read morePublished on Nov. 28 2000 by S. Lorenzen