Digestive Wellness: How to Strengthen the Immune System and Prevent Disease Through Healthy Digestion (3rd Edition)

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McGraw Hill Professional, Nov 21, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 440 pages

Sixty percent of the population has suffered from a digestive ailment in the last three months. Acid reflux, heartburn, gastritis, ulcers, lactose intolerance, and food allergies are among the many ailments caused by faulty digestion. Digestive Wellness was designed to help you understand the complex relationships between gastrointestinal physiology, diet, and health.

Written by noted nutritionist Elizabeth Lipski, this accessible third edition of the popular resource has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest information and research on digestive disorders. Here, you will find practical advice on implementing a wellness program to promote health and alleviate a wide range of problems caused by faulty digestion.

 

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Contents

1 The American Way of Life Is Hazardous to Our Health
1
2 A Voyage Through the Digestive System
17
Intestinal Flora
37
A Good Neighborhood Gone Bad
55
The Systemic Consequences of Faulty Digestion
81
6 Functional Medicine and Functional Testing
97
7 Moving Toward a Wellness Lifestyle
125
Detoxification
131
9 Diet Means A Way of Living
145
10 Natural Therapies for Common Digestive Problems
171
11 Natural Therapies for the Diverse Consequences of Faulty Digestion
279
Resources
371
References
375
Index
439
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About the author (2004)

Elizabeth Lipski, Ph.D., is a clinical nutritionist in private practice. She speaks nationally on the subject of digestion and disease and appears extensively on radio and in newspapers.

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