The IBD Healing Plan and Recipe Book: Using Whole Foods to Relieve Crohn's Disease and Colitis

The IBD Healing Plan and Recipe Book: Using Whole Foods to Relieve Crohn's Disease and Colitis

by Christie A. Korth
     
 

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You are what you eat - especially if you have IBD. After surviving a severe case of Crohn's disease, Christie Korth found her way to health and wellness through the power of nutrition. In this book she lays out a holistic approach to dealing with IBD that can help those with the condition lead a healthy, pain-free life. Writing with insight and humor, telling her

Overview

You are what you eat - especially if you have IBD. After surviving a severe case of Crohn's disease, Christie Korth found her way to health and wellness through the power of nutrition. In this book she lays out a holistic approach to dealing with IBD that can help those with the condition lead a healthy, pain-free life. Writing with insight and humor, telling her own story and stories of others who have found relief with her approach, Christie offers readers detailed nutritional information and the emotional support that is key for achieving digestive health.

Heal the inflammation in your gut caused by food intolerances - for good!

In addition to vital information on digestive wellness, this book contains 99 delicious recipes suitable for those with IBD. The recipes range from beverages to vegetables, salads to desserts - and most are free of the eight most common allergens that trigger IBD. All the information is presented in a practical and interactive way, including:

lists of "flare-up friendly foods"

sample menus, ideas for lunches "on the go"

quizzes for tracking your own food habits

shopping substitution cards

As Christie Korth writes, "I am living, walking, breathing proof that you can ditch this disease in its tracks and live your days symptom free. I have one question for you: Are you ready?"

Some tasty recipes

Strawberry Cranberry Smoothie Almond Butter and Jelly Breakfast Pizza Grilled Salmon with Honey Ginger Sauce Kiwi Avocado Salad Un-French Onion Soup

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Certified holistic health practitioner and Crohn's disease survivor Korth seeks to provide readers with holistic alternatives to manage inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) so they can better live a productive life. After Korth introduces her own experience with Crohn's and her approach to IBD, she discusses the disease itself and common Western treatment methods such as medications and surgery. Then she moves on to different holistic approaches. Food intolerance, inflammatory and anti-inflammatory foods that affect IBD, and supplements are also covered. Korth offers examples and anecdotes about patients she treated by modifying their diet to relieve their symptoms; to empower her readers, she incorporates quizzes, worksheets, and grocery shopping cards of substitutions for eight of the most common allergens. The book also includes a "Recipe Corner," which gives suggestions for everything from beverages to desserts. Korth lists cited references and resources (mostly of IBD-related food websites) at the book's end. VERDICT For those seeking an overview of IBD, take a look at John Hunter's Inflammatory Bowel Disease: The Essential Guide to Controlling Crohn's Disease, Colitis and Other IBDs. Korth's book is recommended for readers looking for a recipe-heavy discussion of IBD.—Rebecca Raszewski, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago Lib.
From the Publisher
"The IBD Healing Plan and Recipe Book is an indispensable reference for anyone suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or any number of other digestive disorders that require adjustments to diet in order to avoid severe digestive distress. Author Christie Korth provides a detailed analysis of the various aspects of managing digestive disorders as well as a full spectrum of tempting recipes. The recipe section is easy to access, with edge-highlighting to differentiate those pages from the expository and reference matter.

Most compelling are the author’s anecdotes about her own battle with, and eventual victory over, her IBD. This book should be on the shelf of every person who suffers with, or who lives with someone who suffers with, IBD."
- Editormum, Library Thing Reviewer

"I went into this book with pretty low expectations — I expected the same advice my doctor has been giving me for years. This book blew past my expectations, and has completely changed the way I eat. Korth speaks with a voice of experience that the reader can relate to; she is not just a medical professional spouting advice, she is someone who has lived through Crohn's and understands what it is like. The author gives detailed explanations of different ways to treat IBD with whole foods, and backs them up with dozens of recipes in the back of the book. Although this book is geared at readers with the most severe forms of IBD, I found it extremely helpful as a moderate IBS sufferer.
- Collsers, Library Thing Reviewer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897936125
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/16/2012
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
698,191
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Christie Korth is a Crohn's disease survivor, author, certified health coach and holistic nutritionist who found her way to health and wellness after nearly succumbing to a severe case of Crohn’s disease. After harnessing the power of nutrition and gaining her health back, she then went on to be the founder and director of Happy & Healthy Wellness Counseling based just outside of NYC. She studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Columbia University and the Clayton College of Natural Health and is a certified holistic health practitioner with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Christie is the Corporate Nutritionist for Brain Balance Achievement Centers, where she designs the nutrition protocol for franchises across the country. Christie is a nutrition expert for Dr. Oz’s Sharecare.com and frequently contributes nutrition articles to Long Island Parent Magazine. Christie lives in New York with her son, her husband, and her cat.

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