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Digestive Wellness: How to Strengthen the Immune System and Prevent Disease Through Healthy Digestion (3rd Edition): Completely Revised and Updated Third Edition Paperback – October 28, 2004
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"If you seek to be more proactive and involved in your health care decisions, this well-written, understandable book is an important place to begin the process."
--Doug Wilmore, M.D., and Judith Shabert, M.D., R.D., M.P.H.
Not only is faulty digestion directly responsible for a large number of gastrointestinal disorders, it can be indirectly responsible for a vast array of seemingly unrelated illnesses including arthritis, migraines, and auto-immune diseases.
In Digestive Wellness, clinical nutritionist Elizabeth Lipski explains how your digestive system works and what can happen when it experiences complications. She covers all the common gastrointestinal disorders and offers her expert guidance on the newest advances in testing and diagnosis, nutrition, and natural therapies, including detoxification and self-care options for more than thirty common conditions.
Identify and treat digestive complications such as:
IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) • GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) • indigestion • gas bloating • constipation • celiac disease • hepatitis • inflammatory bowel diseases • and more
Digestive Wellness offers practical information that will guide you toward better health. This new edition is extensively updated to include:
- New sections on hepatitis, cirrhosis, Barrett's esophagus, and Behcet's disease
- The latest information on food allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, probiotics, prebiotics, and the use of supplements and herbs
- Advice on how healthy changes in diet and lifestyle can help you achieve a level of physical and emotional wellness you may have never experienced before
About the Author
Elizabeth Lipski, Ph.D., is a clinical nutritionist in private practice. She speaks nationally on the subject of digestion and disease and appears extensively on radio and in newspapers.
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If you were only going to get one book on the subject of digestion, DIGESTIVE WELLNESS should be the book. It covers both the specific 'diagnosed' gut issues as well as the non-specific. It gives the conventional tests as well as the 'functional medicine' tests that are often more informative. It suggests specific diet change recommendations and reasonable short-term supplement changes that aid healing for specific problems. My FNP saw my copy and will be ordering her own copy ASAP - (and yes, she has gut issues, too, that haven't been resolved by modern medicine).
Other very useful books on digestion are: Why Stomach Acid is Good for You: Natural Relief from Heartburn, Indigestion, Reflux and GERD by Jonathan Wright, MD, Healthy Digestion the Natural Way: Preventing and Healing Heartburn, Constipation, Gas, Diarrhea, Inflammatory Bowel and Gallbladder Diseases, Ulcers, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and More by D. Lindsey Berkson, Gut Solutions: Natural Solutions to Your Digestive Problems" by Brenda Watson, ND and Leonard Smith, MD. Each of these other books have excellent features, But if I could only buy one book, I'd start with Lipski's DIGESTIVE WELLNESS.
After 2 weeks of eliminating commonly causing irritation foods (like garlic, onions, other fruis & veggies as well as gluten) as well as getting the probiotics and vitamins/minerals my body needs I feel like I'm on the road to recovery!
An educational read about how our digestive system works, the symptoms you are having and what the most likely causes of irritation are, as well as many natural remedies to try to alleviate your symptoms.
Worth checking it out if you are looking to feel better, have more energy and enjoy life to it's fullest!
"Clean-Expanded" by A. Junger also has great information and a detailed cleanse program and recipes to follow, if you are looking for a detailed plan to follow along with recipe ideas. The two books combined have given me the info to heal thyself!!
Since I was dealing with candidia, most of the book applied to my situation and I was able to quickly able to integrate it into the diet protocol I am using and found the approach complimentary to my current efforts. What was not always explained well in the diet protocol was usually explained with much satisfaction in Lipski's book.
I recommend the author consider making the text flow better on a re-write of this text. To me the book was very reference-like. I admit it did state in the beginning that the book was not written to be read from front to back. Nevertheless, I expect books to read this way unless it's specifically labeled as a reference text.