IBS Relief: A Complete Approach to Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBS Relief: A Complete Approach to Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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by Dawn Burstall, T. Michael Vallis, Geoffrey K. Turnbull
     
 

Take control of IBS so

IBS doesn't take control of your life

IBS Relief, Second Edition is an extensively updated, hands-on guide to help you manage your symptoms and limit the frequency, intensity, and duration of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) episodes. Written by a doctor, a dietitian, and a psychologist, this guide gives you a multidisciplinary approach

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Take control of IBS so

IBS doesn't take control of your life

IBS Relief, Second Edition is an extensively updated, hands-on guide to help you manage your symptoms and limit the frequency, intensity, and duration of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) episodes. Written by a doctor, a dietitian, and a psychologist, this guide gives you a multidisciplinary approach encompassing every proven strategy for managing IBS, including new drug therapies and stress management techniques.

This book won't confuse you with medical terminology—IBS is confounding enough. Instead, the book contains questionnaires, lists, diaries, stress and food tolerance tests, and other tools to help you determine the pattern of your symptoms, identify triggers, and take appropriate action. You'll learn how to manage your problem based on your specific symptoms. Approaches include:

• A three-step process for managing irritable bowel through healthy eating

• Recommended diet adjustments for the six most common IBS symptoms

• Three stress-management strategies, including specific techniques for calming the body, calming the mind, and confronting stress

• Three steps to controlling pain

This book gives you the tools, the techniques, and the information you need to make specific lifestyle and diet changes that can bring real relief.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471775478
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/18/2006
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
413,162
Product dimensions:
8.74(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.63(d)

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Meet the Author

Dawn Burstall, R.D., T. Michael Vallis, Ph.D., and Geoffrey K. Turnbull, M.D., work together in the gastroenterology program at Capital Health, a large teaching hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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IBS Relief: A Complete Approach to Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
cassie70 More than 1 year ago
I've suffered from IBS for four years, and I can say that this is not the best source of information I've found. I bought this book a year ago trying to figure out more about IBS, and have found better resources since then. while the book does offer useful information about dealing with stress, social situations, and emotional issues surrounding IBS, the dietary information is poor. Many of the suggested foods are actually triggers for a lot of people with IBS, such as when they suggest eating whole wheat and suggest dairy probably won't be a symptom trigger if it's low fat. For a better idea of a good diet to manage IBS, try books by Heather Van Vorous, an author who suffers from IBS herself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having sustained a very healthy lifestyle and a diet of fresh foods rich with fiber for a number of years, three months before my daughter's wedding, I've been struck with a round of IBS. Wearing out my shoes in search of relevant, useful info, most of what I came across included some information with lots of recipies. My search did not yield the well-rounded advice and help I was seeking. Out of desperation for relief, I searched the shelves at my local B&N and was blessed to find this very well-written gem. It's easy to read, easy to understand and most importantly, full of very sound and balanced medical information. You won't be sorry and you'll recommend it to others as I have. Do you body (and mind) a favor and buy this book!