Healthy Digestion the Natural Way: Preventing and Healing Heartburn, Constipation, Gas, Diarrhea, Inflammatory Bowel and Gallbladder Diseases, Ulcers, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Food Allergies, & More

Healthy Digestion the Natural Way: Preventing and Healing Heartburn, Constipation, Gas, Diarrhea, Inflammatory Bowel and Gallbladder Diseases, Ulcers, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Food Allergies, & More

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by D. Lindsey Berkson
     
 

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Good digestion is fundamental to good health, and even such common problems as chronic heartburn and gas can have harmful effects on virtually every cell in your body. Quick fixes such as over-the-counter and prescription medications don't address the real causes of the problems: they only mask symptoms. Nature, on the other hand, offers a variety of gentle,

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Good digestion is fundamental to good health, and even such common problems as chronic heartburn and gas can have harmful effects on virtually every cell in your body. Quick fixes such as over-the-counter and prescription medications don't address the real causes of the problems: they only mask symptoms. Nature, on the other hand, offers a variety of gentle, readily available remedies that not only treat underlying digestive problems but also help to promote overall well-being. Learn about natural solutions and how to put them to work for you in this completely revised edition of the bestselling guide Healthy Digestion the Natural Way.

Incorporating the latest research for this updated edition, Dr. D. Lindsey Berkson clearly and simply explains the normal digestive processes and what can happen to interfere with them. Then, drawing upon her decades of research and clinical experience successfully treating thousands of sufferers of digestive problems—many of whom had exhausted all the standard medical solutions—she provides:
* Easy-to-follow programs for correcting digestive problems without drugs, including a 4-week “Gut Reboot Camp” detox and a 6-week leaky-gut healing program
* Specific treatments for leaky gut, gluten-related disorders, gas, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, GERD, inflammatory bowel disease, food allergies, and more
* Natural remedies, including diet, exercise, mind-body and breathing techniques, and reflexology
* Guidelines on how to design a naturally healthy diet tailored to your unique physical makeup, problems, and tastes

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781630260811
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/06/2015
Pages:
372

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Everyone cares about our gut now, not just gastroenterologists and health-food nuts.

Emergent scientific research is looking at gut health as being intimately linked to all of our health: heart, hormonal, mood, skin, energy, immunity, and more.

This makes sense. The gut is the outside of the world in the center of our bodies, two worlds in the same orbit. How we deal with these foreign molecules has a huge impact on digestive and systemic health. The Human Microbiome Project, initiated by The National Institutes of Health in 2007 and projected to continue through 2015, is demonstrating that we have an unappreciated organ of 4-6 pounds of diverse bacteria inside our gut that acts as an influential translator between these two universes.

The intestinal tract is one of the most complex organs of the human body. It has multiple job descriptions, with the biggest job being to absorb nutrition out of our food. But we now know for a fact that the gut has conversations, cross-talk, with the brain and the immune system and is, in fact, a major pillar of overall health.

Most of us don’t think about our digestive tracts unless we have problems with it, let alone consider the link of our gut to issues such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (autoimmune thyroid disease), stroke, eczema, depression, neurologic disease, dementia, and more. Many folks who have other health problems silently have issues with their guts, but they or their doctors are not aware of the significant bridge between the two.

As we learn more about how our guts reign over the kingdom of our health, the American gut is under attack. The following statistics come from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
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60-80 million Americans suffer with gastrointestinal disease
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48 million visits to doctors for gut woes per year
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21 million hospitalizations per year
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250,000 deaths yearly from severe gastrointestinal disease
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12% of all inpatient procedures are related to gut issues (5.4 million per year)
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$141 billion dollars was spent in 2004 on gut illness

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"[This book] provides valuable insights into natural protocols for digestive disorders. It also presents nutritional science-based guidelines that Dr. Berkson has originally put together on how to maintain healthy intestinal function for everyone." — Alan Gaby, MD

"Dr. Berkson is a leader and educator who connects the dots, resulting in synthesis of material that clarifies not just the principles of physiology and pathophysiology but the clinical action that should be taken to optimize health. . . . I am so excited to see many of these protocols and this connect-the-dot nutritional science in one labor of love in [this book].” —Christine Green, MD

Meet the Author

Dr. D. LINDSEY BERKSON is a renowned health advocate, author, researcher, and doctor of chiropractic medicine with a master's degree in nutrition. The founder of the prestigious Berkson Clinic in California, Dr. Berkson regularly lectures nationwide on health, clinical nutrition, and natural healing techniques. She also hosts the “Wiseman Family Practice Talk Radio Show,” and is a frequent co-host on “All Things Medical with Jerome Block MD.” She lives near Austin, Texas.

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karenbeas More than 1 year ago
This book not only describes digestive problems but makes suggestions for improvement, including eating, drinking, exercise/yoga and meditations. I have lent it out twice already and I only bought it 3 weeks ago. Most people I know have no idea how much better they would feel with the proper diet and exercise and so many are just simple exercises that you can do in a short amount of time at your desk or even before you get out of bed - exercises for your internal organs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was the answer to all of my stomach problems. I read all of the book then focused on my specific problem. Dr. Berkson's book addressed my problem and then offered solutions. I tried the recommendations and within 3 weeks, I was feeling so much better. My particular problem has been ongoing for about 3 or 4 years. After trying over the counter products for years, I did as Dr. Berkson suggested...started drinking alot more water, eating yogurt, taking glutamine, fiber pills, and Vitamin B1. I added this to my regimen of exercise, multi-vitamins, vitamin E, vitamin C, Folic Acid, and Calcium. The results are that I feel and look so much better. I have gained some of my weight back, I have more energy to deal with everyday life stresses, and as an added bonus, my skin looks much better. I just cannot express how much reading Dr. Berkson's book has changed my life and health for the better. I have consulted other physicians and endured several tests without improvement. Now, with these simple offers, I am feeling young and renewed. Also, most of the recommendations are not expensive or life-altering. As a nurse, I appreciate the fact that Dr. Berkson recommends consulting a physician in conjunction with her treatment plan...especially if her home rememdies are not producing results. If you have suffered as I have with stomach ailments, you must purchase this book, read it, and take the steps that will make you not only feel better, but look better, too.
2weevils More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I lent it out and need another copy. SO HELPFUL!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago