This reassuring, practical and transformative guide is essential reading If you suffer from, or think you might be suffering from, IBS, an uncomfortable condition which can feel like it's running your life. This book will help you regain control.
Beat Your Irritable Bowel Syndrome explains all the worthwhile therapies, helps you identify which one to try, and shows how to work with your doctor on defeating this distressing condition. It works through all the areas of your lifestyle which might be contributing, including diet and stress management, as well as making sure you have the right clinical support. It will give you strategies for immediate relief, along with showing how the latest research findings can offer long-term solutions, and explains the benefits of both well-known and less well-known therapies, including:
- Relaxation and hypnotherapy
- Understanding the importance of balance in the gut.
Change your life by picking up this book and making a plan to beat IBS.
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About the Author
Paul Jenner is a journalist and author specialising in self-help and lifestyle. He has written more than 30 books including How To Be Happier, Transform Your Life With NLP, Help Yourself To Live Longer and Be More Confident. His books have been translated into French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Romanian, Hebrew and Thai. He lives in Spain with his partner, three ponies, two dogs and two sheep.
Table of Contents
Step 1 Understand your IBS
Have I got IBS?
What's included in this book?
How your digestive system works - and sometimes goes wrong
Ten questions and answers about irritable bowels
The Seven-Step Programme
Step 2 Get relief fast 27
Take enteric-coated peppermint oil capsules
Increase your stomach acid
Decrease your stomach acid
Take probiotics but not prebiotics
Take enzyme supplements
Take loperamide or kaolin and morphine for IBS-D
Become a squatter
Eliminate Gl tract irritants
Adopt relaxation techniques and exercise regimes
Start/stop the Pill
Living with an irritable bowel
Step 3 Decide what you and your doctor are going to do 61
Step 4 Take control of your diet 87
The anti-inflammatory diet
The low-fat diet
The low-carbohydrate diet
The tow- (and high-) fibre diet
SCO™ and GAPS™
The IgG diet
The anti-yeast diet
The paleo diet
The low-gas diet
The allergy and intolerance diet
How should I eat?
Making sense of it all
Step 5 Take control of your brains 145
The toothpaste tube
The gut to brain connection
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Anchoring for relaxation
Discrediting an inner voice
More relaxation therapies
IBS and sexual abuse
The fear of IBS
Step 6 Take control of your body 187
Pelvic floor exercises
Weight, exercise and an irritable bowel
Depression, exercise and an irritable bowel
The exercise bonus
How vigorous is vigorous?
How long and how often?
What type of exercise?
Step 7 Take control of your hormones 211
Bile acid diarrhoea (BAD)
Hormones and food
Hormones and stress
The Pill, period pains and irritable bowels
Pregnancy and irritable bowels
Menopause, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and irritable bowels
Men and sex hormones
Taking it further 229