Healing Digestive Disorders: Natural Treatments for Gastrointestinal Conditions

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North Atlantic Books, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 314 pages
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Irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, colitis, hepatitis, heartburn—these are only a few of the gastrointestinal disorders that affect tens of millions of Americans. Despite their prevalence, these conditions have proven difficult to treat with standard medical approaches. In this updated guide, Andrew Gaeddert offers a wealth of natural remedies and lifestyle changes that have helped thousands to alleviate symptoms and heal their bodies, one step at a time. Drawing on his extensive clinical experience, Gaeddert covers such topics as herbs and vitamins, Chinese medicine, meditation, and environmental triggers that affect digestion, helping the reader make sense of the daunting array of natural healing techniques.

Case studies illustrate how the author’s clients were able to reduce or eliminate their digestive problems, enjoy greater energy, and reduce discomfort by learning how to identify food sensitivities, develop a tolerance for certain foods, prevent negative reactions to food, and use rotation diets and anti-candida strategies. This authoritative, accessible guide offers new hope for the one out of three Americans who will have a digestive disorder in their lifetime.
 

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I have ulcerative colitis and this book did not help me at all. It's more of a selling tool for the writer to sell his Chinese herbs.

Contents

Chapter
14
A
59
Chapter Four
94
Symptoms and Treatments
105
A 211
211
Appendix
253
273
273
Appendix C
281
A 297
297
Index
305
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Andrew Gaeddert’s personal experience with Crohn’s disease and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) inspired his search for effective therapies. He founded the alternative medicine company Health Concerns in 1984. The author of numerous articles on alternative medicine and such books as Healing Immune Disorders and Chinese Herbs in the Western Clinic, he lives in Oakland, CA.

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