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Publication Date: 16 Nov 2017
Publisher: Sheldon Press
Page Count: 168
Author: Julie Thompson|Alex Gazzola
ISBN-13: 9781847093721, 9781847093738


Dietary Advice To Calm Your Gut
By Julie Thompson, Alex Gazzola
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Up to 20% of the population have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), which often results in embarrassment, withdrawal from social and recreational activities and difficulties in relationships. Positive and empowering, this book gives the reader the latest evidence-based developments in IBS, and advice as to management – especially diet. It explores a history of changes in the way we eat and asks whether modern diet may be responsible for ‘gut problems’? It also covers lifestyle tips, managing stress, getting exercise, working, resting and playing well! Topics include:
What is IBS? Causes, history, psychological elements
Digestion – how it works
Your current diet, including fibre, veganism, fad diets, paleo, raw food, superfoods and other food trends.
IBS triggers - dietary and digestive issues, food intolerances, etc
Diets for IBS - Carbohydrate-aware diets (eg FODMAPs), dairy-free, etc
Managing dietary changes - the practicalities
Lifestyle changes in IBS - alcohol, smoking, exercise, weight, stress. The cult of ‘detox’.
Complementary therapies, supplements, pro/prebiotics Staying well and possible recipe suggestions
The future, ongoing research, and useful resources
About the Author
Alex Gazzola is a journalist and author who has been specialising in gut health and food sensitivities for over a decade. He writes widely for the national and international press, and is author of several books, including Coeliac Disease: What you need to know, and Living with Food Intolerance, both for Sheldon Press. Julie Thompson is a registered dietitian with a specialism in inflammatory and functional gut disorders and ‘free from’ diets for food intolerances and allergies. She is an adviser to the IBS Network and runs the Calm Gut Clinic.

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