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Digestive Health with REAL Food [Kindle Edition]

Aglaee Jacob MS RD
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Book Description

Health begins in the gut. In addition to digestive disorders, many other health problems can stem from damage to your intestines, including migraines, skin problems, autoimmune conditions, and weight abnormalities, so tackling your digestion first is smart if you want to maximize your chances of obtaining optimal health. Beyond simply managing your symptoms, Digestive Health with REAL Food will teach you how to address the root causes of your digestive troubles to achieve optimal digestive and overall health.

The information in Digestive Health with REAL Food will help you build your own optimal diet by identifying the best foods for your digestive system: ones that are easy to digest, anti-inflammatory, nutrient-dense, healing and low in irritants and allergens. The nutritional protocol in this book, developed by registered dietitian Aglaée Jacob, addresses numerous digestive problems, including:

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) | Crohn’s disease | Ulcerative colitis
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) |Fructose malabsorption
FODMAP intolerance | Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Gallbladder issues | Abnormal intestinal permeability (leaky gut)
Gut dysbiosis (gut flora imbalance) | Celiac disease | Non-celiac gluten
sensitivity | Multiple food sensitivities | And many more…

In addition to guiding you on how to successfully follow an elimination diet, Aglaée will teach you everything you need to know about dietary supplements, stress management, eating out, and travel strategies, as well as how to troubleshoot various digestive problems. The book includes over 40 recipes and meal/snack ideas plus helpful charts, food lists, and weekly meal plans to get started on the path to better digestion.

Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to digestive problems, but the evidence-based, customized and holistic nutritional approach in Digestive Health with REAL Food will give you the tools to tackle your digestive issues and optimize your health.

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About the Author

Aglaée Jacob, M.S., R.D., has had a lifelong interest in the connection between food and health, and her personal health struggles led her to deepen her knowledge in the field of digestive health. She offers personalized, holistic nutrition counseling to clients around the world, specializing in digestive health, blood sugar regulation and fertility. She obtained her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Nutrition from Laval University in Québec City, Canada.

Product Details

  • File Size: 40127 KB
  • Print Length: 396 pages
  • Publisher: Paleo Media Group, LLC; 1 edition (August 14, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #88,068 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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100 of 104 people found the following review helpful
I've been reading the newly released Digestive Health with Real Food by registered dietitian Aglaée Jacob, a copy which was sent to me for an honest review. Here's my take on it:

Firstly, it's a beautifully designed book, chock full of charts by the author detailing several digestive issues such as IBS, Crohn's disease, Celiac disease, GERD and more. Author Jacob explains the basics of digestion in the most complete manner I've ever read. Quotes such as this one by Hippocrates ("All diseases start in the gut") and this one by Heather Morgan, M.S., N.L.C. ("Every time you eat or drink, you are either feeding disease or fighting it.") explain the purpose of the book. Jacobs, who has dealt with digestive issues speaks from personal experience and strives to show the basics of digestion--what goes on in the gut--and what happens when digestion goes wrong. Charts showing food allergies and intolerances, a description of short-chain fermentable carbohydrates (FODMAPS)--what they are and why to avoid, along with descriptions of small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and the foods that can cause a reaction are all shown in comprehensive yet simple-to-understand text and charts. Almost every digestive issue can be found with details of the why it occurs and how to minimize the problem through diet and restriction is given.

Chapter 4 is devoted to nourishing foods with tables to measure and monitor your own health. Here, Jacob explains the micro-nutrient balance between fats, carbohydrates and protein and gives a list of safe vegetables and which to buy organic. You will learn about probiotics, safe natural seasonings, and which fluids to enjoy and which ones to avoid.
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72 of 74 people found the following review helpful
By Sabrina
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I can remember hitting a wall with my own digestive health after multiple tests, appointments, suggestions, and supplements from my MD as well as naturopath. I found myself one night sitting down and googling my alphabet soup of suggestions i'd received "SCD, GAPS, FODMAPS, nightshades, Paleo-AIP" and hit enter...and the first site to pop up was Aglaee's Paleo Dietician site. Right there, in this one website were charts describing ALL those diets and morphing them into one real foods approach to gut health. I was mystified! How could this one person seem to "get" all my questions circulating in my head so easily? I knew she MUST have been down a similar digestive path if she knew that a person would so easily be comparing/contemplating all these diet avenues and feeling lost...and might be wanting a way to combine it all for an optimal shot at gut recovery. I found myself clicking around her site more and learning more and more and feeling more at ease. So i took a leap of faith and sent a message to this random dietician in Canada...only to wake up that next morning and have a message back! I quickly decided i'd like to work with her so joined one of her REAL Food monthly groups. Then, as i was gleaning SO much information from her each day within that group, she decided to start a Digestive Health with REAL Food online group and i knew that was the next logical step for me, I already knew real food/paleo quite well, but still needed more held fine tuning my gut recovery from SIBO. Month by month i learned more and more and took far greater strides in my health than i ever have before.

Then Aglaee announced her upcoming book release and i will be honest, I thought for a moment, "What more could I learn in a written book? I've already learned SO much from her/the group...
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57 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Book! May 24, 2013
By David
Great Book! I've have had IBS-C for almost 20 years. I have been to 4 GI doctors, tried every natural alternative I could think of and have had little relief. This is the first book along with Dr. Pimentel's Book, "A New IBS Solution" I bought (and I've bought many) that really made sense to me.

This book explains why fiber actually makes things worse for me.
I tried it and started feeling so much better. I never did buy in that IBS was caused only by stress. I'm sure it makes it worse but it does not CAUSE it.

I wished I could find a doctor in my city that was a little more open minded about this so I don't have to be all the time...It's all in your head".

I hope this book helps you as much as it has helped me.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get to the root of the problem! July 18, 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I am so glad I came across this book, my sister is a nurse and we were both diagnosed with Crohns two years ago. She put herself on an elimination diet and with working at an allergy clinic, knows what to avoid and what to limit. She helped me with my diet as well and while doing some searching on FODMAPS, I came across this book and immediately ordered it. To break down so many food groups, digestion, different types of digestive disorders and supplements, I know I can be in control of my health and life! I love to cook and I don't see myself limiting what I eat, I see myself opening a door to a whole new lifestyle of amazing, REAL food. Since starting the elimination diet a month ago and slowly introducing foods again, I feel a huge difference in my energy levels, mental clarity, and overall digestion. Thank you for writing this, I've told so many people about it!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book. Must have for anyone with digestive issues or practitioners interested in elimination diets.
Published 2 days ago by Shay Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good book!
You can find so much information.
A very good book!
Published 3 days ago by Irida
5.0 out of 5 stars Real information delivered in an understandable way. This book ...
Real information delivered in an understandable way. This book has given me much to contemplate and much to change.
Published 8 days ago by Cyndy P.
5.0 out of 5 stars Simplifies a complicated subject
Very well-written book that is easy to understand and has great pictures and illustrations to add to the explanations. Very comprehensive.
Published 10 days ago by Jewel Heart
5.0 out of 5 stars Very enlightening
This is a real comprehensive book - textbook like. I bought this for my wife, who was recently diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder (MS), and found the information in this book... Read more
Published 14 days ago by J. T. Kerry
5.0 out of 5 stars Paleo with a twist
This is the most informative collection of facts theory I have read on how to deal with intestinal problems have read. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Cary Lonis
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read for IBD or IBS issues and lifestyle reform!!!!
Greta for individuals with IBD or IBS issues. It helps with restructuring my diet and the understanding of my health condition.
Published 1 month ago by Trischana Davies
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful information
This text is full of useful information. I changed my diet as recommended in this book and my digestive issues have been resolved.
Published 1 month ago by Man in Lex
5.0 out of 5 stars News flash! Digestive health is key to optimal health.
This book is great for those struggling with a digestive issues. It goes into great detail about the causes, symptoms and how to tackle and treat the issue.
Published 1 month ago by Andrea Preciado
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful for all digestive issues
Very informative! I have already recommended it to friends.
Published 1 month ago by Deborah M.
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