Covering orthodox, alternative and self-help treatments, as well as more than 60 recipes designed to prevent and counteract the symptoms of IBS, this guide aims to help the estimated 10-15per cent of the UK population who suffer from the condition.
An invaluable guide to the prevention and control of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). IBS is estimated to affect 10-15 percent of people in the UK, causing distressing and embarrassing symptoms such as bloating and excessive wind. Explains how improved nutrition can help prevent and ease the symptoms. Contains more than 60 recipes, each tailored to prevent and counteract symptoms. Guidance for a healthy lifestyle, including diet and exercise. Includes orthodox, alternative and self-help treatments.
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Patsy Westcott is an experienced health writer with a particular interest in healthy eating. She is the author of a number of successful books in the Hamlyn Food Solutions series: Healthy Heart, Eczema, and Rheumatism and Arthritis.
Table of Contents
Introduction 6; Chapter 1: Irritable bowel syndrome explained 8; Symptoms of IBS. The gastro-intestinal system - anatomy and physiology. What happens to the food you eat. How IBS occurs - theories about causes. Chapter 2: Managing irritable bowel syndrome 22; What's normal? Identifying patterns. Keeping a diary. Eating and sleeping patterns. Hormones and IBS - menstruation, pregnancy and the menopause. Role of stress and stress management. Positive thinking techniques. Exercise and activity. Relaxation. Managing everyday life. Chapter 3: The orthodox medical approach 32; When to see the doctor. Tests that may be done. Medicines to treat IBS - anti-diarrhoeal, laxatives, fibre supplements, anti-spasmodic drugs, anti-depressants. Chapter 4: Help from complementary therapies 48; Advice on choosing and using a therapist. Aromatherapy, herbalism - Western and Chinese - acupuncture and acupressure, hypnotherapy, homeopathy, massage, meditation and visualization. Chapter 5: Role of food in IBS 62; How to detect and manage food allergy and intolerance. Eating patterns and nutritional deficiencies. Foods to eat and foods to avoid. Chapter 6: Exclusion recipes 76; Recipes that avoid common allergy and intolerance triggering foods. Chapter 7: Healthy eating 98; Recipes for breakfasts, light meals, main meals and desserts. Index 126; Acknowledgements 128
IBS by Patsy Westcott
Food Solutions S.
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