Eating for IBS: 175 Delicious, Nutritious, Low-Fat, Low-Residue Recipes to Stabilize the Touchiest Tummy

Eating for IBS: 175 Delicious, Nutritious, Low-Fat, Low-Residue Recipes to Stabilize the Touchiest Tummy

by Heather Van Vorous
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Eating for IBS: 175 Delicious, Nutritious, Low-Fat, Low-Residue Recipes to Stabilize the Touchiest Tummy by Heather Van Vorous

IBS is one of our nation's most untalked-about ailments, but millions of people - mostly women - suffer from the debilitating condition, one that must be controlled primarily through diet. Contrary to what may sufferers believe, eating for IBS does not mean deprivation, never going to restaurants, boring food, or an unhealthily limited diet. It does mean cutting out such trigger foods as red meat, dairy, most fats, caffeine, alcohol, and insoluble fiber. Heather Van Vorous, who has suffered from IBS since age 9 and gradually learned how to control her IBS symptoms through dietary modifications, collects here 175 recipes she has created over 20 years. Those suffering from IBS, lactose intolerance, Crohn's Disease, ulcerative colitis, and other digestive disorders will be thrilled to discover that they can enjoy traditional homestyle cooking, ethnic foods, rich desserts, snacks, and party foods - and don't have to cook weird or special meals for themselves while their families follow a "normal" diet. Eating for IBS will forever revolutionize the way people with IBS eat - and live.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781569246009
Publisher: Da Capo Books
Publication date: 11/28/2000
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 107,049
Product dimensions: 7.25(w) x 8.87(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Heather Van Vorous has had IBS for more than twenty years, beginning in childhood. She's now a food writer specializing in healthy gourmet and ethnic recipes, with a special interest in cooking for people with bowel disorders. Her work has received several thousand letters of accolade from patients and physicians alike, and generated many guest appearances on radio and television shows. She currently has a healthy cooking show in development for broadcast on both the web and cable access television stations. Heather now teaches classes on eating for IBS and works with corporate HR departments to offer employee IBS education programs.

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Eating for IBS 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been suffering from IBS for 11 years. I spent 10 of those eleven missing work, school, and outings with friends because of the pain IBS caused me. At one point I was having IBS attacks every day. Doctors told me it was in my head, it was an ulcer, it was a spastic colon, it would go away now that I knew about it. They were wrong. It is IBS and it will not go away. But you can live with it. As soon as I found this book, I immediately followed the diet and got immediate results. I don't hurt anymore. I lost weight. I can plan a day without needing to know where the nearest restroom is. My life is normal. And this book is the reason why. This book saved my life, it can save yours too.
Megan-Rae More than 1 year ago
I am a 19 year old female who has suffered through the pain of IBS, but thanks to this book I am able to eat deliciously healthy food. By following this cookbook my episodes have been reduced drastically and I feel amazing. The food tastes so good that instead of being sad about missing out on eating things like chocolate and dairy, I am just excited to eat. Along with the recipes in this book it is also important to drink plenty of water. The other things that have helped me include benefiber in the morning, along with probiotics (from advocare). I also do yoga because not only do I get some exercise, but yoga is also very helpful with digestion. On the days where I am not doing so well I drink either ginger tea or peppermint tea, both of which either aid in digestion or calm a person's stomach. I highly recommend this book to anyone who suffers from IBS or even if someone is looking for a healthy diet. For the recipes that include chicken, don't forget to buy ORGANIC chicken. Also stay away from foods with preservatives. I also recommend going onto the author's website which includes even more information and products for those suffering from IBS. It is an amazing website that provides a wealth of information for people suffering form IBS. I hope you find a good combination of techniques to help with whatever you are suffering from. Good luck on your search!
Guest More than 1 year ago
After 23 years of looking for nutritional information, I found it. Heather Van Vorous tells it all in understandable terms and by using examples. There are no books out there on how to eat for Ulcerative Colitis. I can't wait to restock my pantry and freezer and get on with my life, which used to be active. Thank you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first advice for IBS I've ever read that actually WORKS! And it is so common-sense, clear, and simple. I have eliminated almost all of my symptoms and I am very hopeful that my severe attacks are a thing of the past now. I noticed a huge difference within the first two days of following this diet. Oh- and did I mention that the recipes are absolutely delicious? And easy? And range from simple quick snacks to gourmet dinners worthy of holiday guests? This book has literally changed my life, and definitely for the better. I predict a best-seller!
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Its been helpful -- but I had to be careful because it gave me permission to eat some of the foods I love which I wasn't eating before so I have to tweek it a bit for my own use.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Heather knows what she's writing about! My husband & mother in law have benefitted immensly from the techniques, tips & recipes found in this book (both suffer from IBS). I don't suffer from it, but I love the food, I love this book, and I highly recommend this to anyone that is affected by IBS symptoms. Also, if more information is needed, the author has a wonderful, supportive & interesting online newsletter. This book is a wonderful bargain, too!
VeganNatasha More than 1 year ago
I have severe IBS and after doing tons of research on the subject and reading one book after another I finally found one that works. This book explains how you have to eat soluble and insoluber fiber . Before reading this I had no idea how two eat these to fibers. Most of the info in this book is correct however it is not vegan. Anyone that knows anything about nutrition knows that animals products are toxic not to mention cruel and not natural. So eating them when you are already sick with IBS takes a toll on the body and will just make you more sick. So avoiding them are a must. This book touches on the vegan subject but just barely. Following the information vegan style in this book will help all IBS sufferers. It also doesn't mention how metamusil is not for IBS sufferers that have major gas and bloating which I found out the hard way. This diet is high carb which can cause weight gain ( it happened to me)but it helps IBS so you have to do what you gotta do. Overall though this book is fantastic for IBS and I reccommend it .
Guest More than 1 year ago
When you see a health related topic that has spawned an entire industry you can be sure of two things: A lot of people are suffering and there is little or nothing, beyond the obvious, that can be done about it. (Diet books are a perfect example). So, to minimize ABS, simply avoid the following: Coffee, bacon, fried food, greasy food, vinegar, pepper, orange juice, grapefruit juice, red wine, all Thai food, all Vietnamese food, all Korean food, all spicy Chinese food, all acidic Italian food and Mexican food. Japanese seems to be a toss up because wasabi--a sort of horseradish--does not smolder the way chili pepper does. Of course everybody's different but much of this is a no-brainer, since stuff like greasy spice burgers are tough on everybody--not to mention, unhealthy. And be aware that 'mild' in a Thai restaurant translates to 'incendiary...but less so than our other entries'. Some will say this is a long list but you know the alternative....and loading up with white rice and bread may or may not help--while giving way too many carbohydrates and possible constipation. I realize that some things cut both ways (no pun intended) like alchohol or mint or fiber. Just depends on which book you read. But do you really need a book to tell you to avoid pickles and pepperoni? Reaseach suggesting IBS sufferers are worriers, agitated, 'high strung' or whatever is encouraging. But short of a brain transplant I wouldn't count on being able to calm your digestive system to a point where you can eat anything you want. Last point, I did follow the Heather's book, it was my 'food bible' for almost two months. The only thing that resulted was a gain of 15 pounds. The recipies in the book are high starch, high carbs. (And of course, polenta, pasta (except whole wheat), French bread, white rice, are high in starch and low in nutrition value)