What Every Woman Needs to Know About Her Gut

What Every Woman Needs to Know About Her Gut

What Every Woman Needs to Know About Her Gut

What Every Woman Needs to Know About Her Gut


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* Digestive problems
* Bloating
* Diarrhea
* Constipation
* Pain

Do you identify with these symptoms? Does your digestive system feel like your enemy? Is your unpredictable gut a source of embarrassment,
shame or fear?

If you're a woman who's answered 'yes' to any of the above,
you're not alone. Two-thirds of people with gut issues,
including IBS,
are female. And your needs are very specific.

YOU NEED: Clear,
accessible information about and insight into what female hormones can do to gut health
YOU NEED: Expert guidance from a consultant gastroenterologist and a dietician and clinical nutritionist
YOU NEED: Stepped,
manageable strategies to take control of your troublesome gut
YOU NEED: A diet plan that focuses on your specific requirements,
which is flexible,
and sustainable
YOU NEED: Easy-to-follow recipes that are gut-friendly,
delicious and restore your digestive health


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781529388268
Publisher: Mobius
Publication date: 08/23/2022
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Barbara Ryan: consultant gastroenterologist at Tallaght University Hospital in Dublin,
and a professor of gastroenterology at Trinity College,
Dublin. Leading clinical expert: over 100 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals,
more than 250 abstracts presented at scientific meetings,
articles for women's magazines,
for health supplements in national newspapers. She has treated well over 40,
000 patients with every type of digestive disease and complaint.
Elaine McGowan Ireland's leading private healthcare dietitian and clinical nutritionist. With almost 3 decades' experience specializing in diet and digestive conditions,
she has worked with over 30,
000 private patients in her clinics in Dublin,
Limerick and Clare. She has written articles for the Irish Independent newspaper and she has shared her experience in TV appearances on RTE,
the Irish national television network,
on shows such as 'Don't Drop Dead Yet',
'You Should Really See a Doctor' and 'Head to Toe'.

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

Myth-busting, facts and fallacies xxii

Section 1 Understanding your amazing gut

1 How your amazing gut works 3

2 Organic and functional digestive conditions 17

3 How to investigate gut symptoms 26

4 The hidden world of your gut microbiota 36

Section 2 Women's digestive problems

5 Irritable bowel syndrome 47

6 Functional dyspepsia 61

7 The effect of female hormones on gut function 69

8 Pregnancy and your gut 76

9 Perimenopause, menopause, your gut and pelvic floor problems 81

Section 3 Let's look at your diet

10 What is a healthy diet? 95

11 Why we love fibre: super-food for your gut 107

12 Is it what you're eating? Do you have a food allergy or a food intolerance? 114

13 Alcohol and your gut 137

Section 4 Some easy wins - first steps to solving your gut problems

14 Your first steps in managing IBS 147

15 Why are you so bloated and how do you beat it? 155

16 Management (treatment) of functional dyspepsia 161

Section 5 The Gut Experts' FLAT Gut Dietary Programme

17 Introducing the Gut Experts' FLAT Gut Diet 169

18 Before you start: your shopping list and stock items 182

19 Step 1 - 'Simplify' and 7-Day meal plan 187

20 The FLAT Gut Diet Plan: points and portions 197

21 The FLAT Gut Diet: recipes, snacks and beverages 212

22 The FLAT Gut Diet Steps 2 & 3 - Tolerance and Sustain 254

23 'T' for TEAMS and Total mind and body health 263

Section 6 FAQs - things we're often asked about

24 Do you have small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)? 273

25 Why do you have brain fog, aches and pains and chronic fatigue? Do you have a leaky gut? 280

26 Is it possible to eat too 'cleanly'? Orthorexia 286

27 Should you eat more fermented or sprouted foods? 290

28 How do I alter my GM? Are probiotics the answer? 297


Appendix 1 Medications used for IBS 303

Appendix 2 Medications for functional dyspepsia 307

Appendix 3 The FLAT Gut Diet: symptom and lifestyle diary 309

References 317

Acknowledgements 327

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