From Library Journal
Gastroenterologist Salt approaches irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a disorder that affects one out of five Americans, with an eight-week, 12-step program emphasizing a mind-body approach to the problem. To relieve such symptoms as diarrhea, constipation, bloating, nausea, indigestion, and gas, he suggests and explains conventional and holistic strategies that focus on the brain-gut link. Avoidance of jargon and a clear writing style geared to a general reading level make the information more accessible to a larger audience than is the case with most consumer health texts in this field (e.g., Henry D. Janowitz's Your Gut Feelings, LJ 9/1/87). Another plus is the frequent citing of sources and suggested other readings. Salt covers the subject thoroughly, yet his lively, illustrated text escapes the dullness of most works on this subject. Essential for most consumer health collections. [This is the first title in the publisher's "The Mind-Body Connection" series.?Ed.].?KellyJo Houtz Griffin, Auburn, Wash.-.?KellyJo Houtz Griffin, Auburn, Wash.
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"Dr. Salt should be applauded for producing a book that offers a wealth of information and experience to the large numbers of individuals who suffer with IBS. His book offers those with this difficult condition a method to improve the quality of their lives. The emphasis on understanding mind-body interactions and IBS triggers in a positive light is particularly refreshing. We recommend this book to our patients." -- Michael P. Jones, M.D., F.A.C.P., Director, Center for Digestive Motility Disorders, University of Cincinnati
"This is a wonderful resource for millions of people who suffer from some form of this disorder. It is clear, concise, and practical. I will recommend it to my patients." -- Isadore Rosenfeld, M.D. F.A.C.P., F.A.C.C., author of the bestseller, Dr. Rosenfeld's Guide to Alternative Medicine
This 8-step program for modifying both mental and physical habits is directed to those who suffer from chronic indigestion and related disorders. Chapters focus on preventative care and a basic understanding of the medications and mental states which affect irritable bowel sufferers. -- Midwest Book Review