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The Healthy Gut Workbook: Whole-Body Healing for Heartburn, Ulcers, Constipation, IBS, Diverticulosis, and More (The New Harbinger Whole-Body Healing Series) Paperback – October 1, 2010
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"The Healthy Gut Workbook is extremely informative and easy to follow. It's a must-read for everyone who wants to improve not only their gut health, but their overall health as well."
—Adam Perlman, MD, MPH, FACP, UMDNJ Endowed Professor of Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
"From one of America’s master teachers and an authority on integrative health, Victor Sierpina, The Healthy Gut Workbook is one of the most accurate and concise guidebooks on gastrointestinal health to appear in years. Filled with good science and good sense, this book takes the mystery out of functional integrative medicine, one of the most important approaches to health of the past decade. Let Dr. Sierpina be your guide to superb gastrointestinal health!"
—Larry Dossey, MD, author of The Power of Premonitions
"Dr. Sierpina, one of the nation’s most respected integrative medicine experts, has done all patients with bowel problems a huge favor by writing this clear, simple, and accessible manual outlining the most important elements they need to know to take charge of their health. His extensive clinical experience and very user-friendly writing style make this self-assessment tool a pleasure to use. An important contribution to patient literature on bowel dysfunction."
—Woodson Merrell, MD, assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Columbia Medical School and author of Power Up
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Dr. Sierpina's holistic, integrative, practical, self-help advice will bring great relief to readers suffering from gut issues ranging from heartburn and reflux to constipation to IBS and Crohn's disease and hemorrhoids, and more besides. I'm giving copies to family members who suffer from digestive health issues, and to our Internist who encourages his patients to practice good self-care.
Practical and empowering are also key themes emphasized throughout the book. In sections like "Your gut: an owners manual," "How to take a probiotic," "Getting stress under control," and patient cases, Dr. Sierpina makes it clear that everyone has the ability to better understand and heal their gut.
Lastly, many gut/GI articles and books looking for the one mechanism or treatment. This book takes a refreshingly integrative and functional approach to the topic. It is comprehensive in that it takes a balanced approach to conventional and complementary treatments (such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and dietary supplements). I also love the comprehensive discussion of issues often ignored in gut disorders including: stress and how to manage it with mindfulness and other techniques; the importance of exercise and total gut health including controlling inflammation.
I would recommend to anyone who is looking for better understanding and self-management strategies for gut issues in an easy to read format. I would ALSO recommend to my medical colleagues looking for a handy reference to help them weave through the maze of gut disorders while providing support materials to their patients. It is a rare book that can do both but this book has done it.
Robert Bonakdar MD FAAFP
Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine
Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN
Director, Holistic Nursing Consultants and Director, Integrative Nurse Coach Certificate Program
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He has included conventional as well as integrative ways of addressing various complaints.
The tables that follow each chapter are concise and most helpful.
Donald R. Counts M.D.
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This book was so bad I barely know where to begin. First most of the 'okay' material can be found either online or in other books like his Mindful Eating with a raisin exercise. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Paula .S.
I got very little out of this "workbook" -- perhaps because the author tried to cover so many health issues. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Bev Thompson