Good Food for Bad Stomachs: The Healthy Eating Guiude for Anyone Who's Ever Had an Upset Stomach

Good Food for Bad Stomachs: The Healthy Eating Guiude for Anyone Who's Ever Had an Upset Stomach

by Henry D. Janowitz, M. D. Janowitz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195087925

ISBN-13: 9780195087925

Pub. Date: 05/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Every day, in magazines and books, on TV and the radio, we are flooded with advice on what foods to eat. Some of this advice is nonsense—trendy weight-loss regimes, which can actually be harmful—and some is contradictory, as even scientists will vacillate on such subjects as animal versus nonanimal fat, saturated versus unsaturated fatty acids. There are

Overview

Every day, in magazines and books, on TV and the radio, we are flooded with advice on what foods to eat. Some of this advice is nonsense—trendy weight-loss regimes, which can actually be harmful—and some is contradictory, as even scientists will vacillate on such subjects as animal versus nonanimal fat, saturated versus unsaturated fatty acids. There are a few good books that cover nutrition in general and even some that tackle specific health goals, such as eating for a healthy heart. But there's no book available on the area of the body most immediately affected by the food we eat—the gastrointestinal tract. Now, Henry Janowitz, M.D., author of the best-selling Your Gut Feelings and Indigestion, provides a thorough guide to healthful eating, one tailored especially for those who suffer from—or have a family history of—heartburn, peptic ulcers, gallstones, gastritis, colitis, cancer of the colon, or other gastrointestinal disorders.
Good Food for Bad Stomachs begins with the elements of a realistic, reasonable diet. Dr. Janowitz suggests that most of us need to increase our intake of fiber dramatically (up to 30 grams or more a day), and this is especially true for people with most gastrointestinal disorders. We should also lower our consumption of fat, avoid obesity at all costs, reduce our reliance on caffeine, alcohol and tobacco, and supplement our daily diet with vitamins. The book then turns to specific gastrointestinal disorders. Dr. Janowitz examines the major disorders one by one, covering the full spectrum of gastrointestinal ailments from esophagitis and swallowing disorders to cancer of the colon and rectum, describing symptoms and causes, recommending food we should eat to avoid the disorder, and outlining both dietary and medical approaches to treatment. He talks about inflammation and ulcers of the stomach and duodenum, peptic ulcers, gastritis, gallstones, pancreatitis and liver diseases; discusses dietary allergies and food intolerance, and the problems associated with aging; deals with such pedestrian complaints as intestinal gas, travelers diarrhea, and constipation; and gives special attention to the inflammatory bowel diseases, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, on which he is a renowned expert.
Covering everything from low-fat cookbooks to the fiber content of common foods, this information-packed book is filled with easy-to-follow charts and tables to help you plan a healthy diet. Good Food for Bad Stomachs is a dependable guide to healthy eating written by one of the most respected experts in gastroenterology today. Dr. Janowitz explains everything in clear laymen's language spiced with humor, humanity, and the insights of a master clinician with over 50 years of experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195087925
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
xi
I Good Food for Good Stomachs 1(46)
1. What This Book Is About
3(4)
2. Is There an Ideal Diet?
7(13)
3. Guidelines for Good Health: The Do's and Don'ts
20(27)
II Good Food for Bad Stomachs 47(140)
4. The Ulcer Ensemble
51(19)
5. The Gallbladder in the Modern Age
70(5)
6. Diet and Disorders of the Pancreas
75(5)
7. Malabsorption: Starvation in the Midst of Plenty
80(13)
8. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
93(7)
9. Food Intolerances and Food Allergies
100(10)
10. Diarrhea and Constipation
110(18)
11. Diverticula, Diverticulosis, and Diverticulitis
128(7)
12. What Should We Feed the Inflamed Intestine? Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease
135(27)
13. Cancer of the Colon and Rectum
162(8)
14. Intestinal Gas
170(5)
15. Diet and the Aging Gut
175(6)
16. Can Diet Make a Difference?
181(6)
Appendix: Drugs and Nutrition 187(4)
Low-Fat Cookbooks 191(2)
Index 193

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