The Whole-Food Guide to Overcoming Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Strategies and Recipes for Eating Well With IBS, Indigestion, and Other Digestive Disorders Paperback – Jun 15 2010
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The end to digestive distress begins with a thorough reading of The Whole-Food Guide to Overcoming IBS. This clear, concise, and elegant book explains the causes and remediation of gut pain and suffering in a way everyone can understand and follow. The recipe section is a delight, with easy-to-make and wonderfully nourishing dishes and meal plans. The best work on this topic to date."
-Edward Bauman, M.Ed., Ph.D., director of Bauman College: Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts in Berkeley, CA
"As a nutrition expert, I see clients on a regular basis who have digestive issues. I am thrilled to have Laura Knoff's book to refer them to. It is a great resource for anyone suffering from digestive issues or wanting to improve their overall health and vitality. Laura's style is easy to understand and, more importantly, simple to implement. Everyone would benefit by following the concepts in this book."
-JJ Virgin, Ph.D., CNS, author of Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy
"Knoff brings us a book that will help outsmart disruptive digestive discomforts once and for all. The delicious recipes provided in her book will be embraced by the entire family. I highly recommend this book for everybody who needs easy strategies and solutions for soothing the gastrointestinal tract."
-Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., CNS, bestselling author of Fat Flush Plan and Fat Flush for Life
About the Author
Laura J. Knoff, NC, has been studying nutrition and biochemistry since 1975 and earned her nutrition consultant, nutrition educator, diet counselor, and nutrition instructor certificates from Bauman College in Penngrove, CA. She was a senior research associate at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for eight years. She is now a registered professional member of the National Association of Nutritional Professionals and is board certified in holistic nutrition by that organization. She healed her own digestive disorders using whole foods, relaxation, and moderate exercise. Since 2000, she has taught prospective nutrition consultants at Bauman College in Berkeley, CA, and has a private practice at the Labrys Healthcare Circle in Oakland, CA.
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Although a short book, The Whole Food Guide to Overcoming Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Strategies & Recipes for Eating Well with IBS, Indigestion & Other Digestive Disorders is jam packed with information and resources proven effective in reversing these debilitating disorders. For example, many health educators talk about "rotation diets" and lots of authors describe them in their books. Knoff, however, took the time to create simple-to-use, visual charts that clearly step sufferers through a rotation and challenge diet -- which is the first critical step an individual needs to take if s/he hopes to solve the mystery of the actual foods that trigger his or her specific digestive dysfunction. These charts alone are worth the price of the book.
In addition, Knoff provides background information and history, offers detailed analysis of how and why one's gut function may become compromised, and hands you recipes from soup to (soaked) nuts that will reinstate your interest in food while helping you to remove the foods that offend your body. This book can empower you to understand your affliction and guide you - or your loved one - back to full joy in eating and in life.
a prelude to some well known and not so well known strategies for
handling IBS. There is an extensive section showing how the digestive
system operates. Some bad foods are listed like sugar and white
rice. Foods least likely to produce allergy are listed. Examples
are fish, artichoke, carrots, celery, green beans and zucchini.
The building blocks of a good diet are proteins, Omega 3, asparagus,
onions, leeks, carrots, squash, spinach, parsley and the leafy
green veggies. The book has an extensive list of vitamins and
minerals for healing like Vitamin A, B-complex, Biotin, D, E and K.
Moderate exercise and gentle fiber are concomitant parts of the
wellness process which assists gut healing over time. Good
detoxifiers are bentonite clay and charcoal capsules. These help
the body to discharge toxins quickly and naturally. Medications
do not necessarily discharge toxins. In my own experience,
a certified colonics specialist may be helpful in discharging
large toxin accumulations.
Gut builders are L-Glycine and Glutamine. Probiotics are
helpful to place good bacteria into the gastrointestinal tract.
Finally, an extensive section on healthful food recipes is
provided. Personally, I find juicing with the Vitamix 5000
to be extremely useful with regard to the intake of vitamin
rich nutrients and the discharge of toxins from the fiber.
Overall, the book would be very helpful for sufferers of IBS,
Crohns and other chronic conditions of the colon and gastro-
intestinal tract. The price is reasonable considering the
value of the extensive information content.
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