Natural Stomach Care: Treating and Preventing Digestive Disorders Using the Best of Eastern and Western Healing Therapies

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Penguin, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 376 pages
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It's been said that health begins in the stomach. When digestion is not working properly, the whole body suffers. Skin rash, bad breath, headache, fatigue, overweight, and premature aging can all result from poor digestion-not to mention gastric disorders like heartburn, indigestion, and irritable bowel syndrome. But nearly half of digestive disorders can be averted with proper eating, exercise, stress management, and related lifestyle modifications.

In Natural Stomach Care, gastroenterologist Anil Minocha, M.D., combines the wisdom of traditional Eastern healing with the advancements of conventional Western medicine to offer a wide range of easy-to-use, affordable, and effective at-home natural therapies that can strengthen digestion, keep the colon clean and the bowels moving, and improve overall health. In addition to recommendations for overall digestive health, Dr. Minocha provides remedies for a host of digestive complaints. Treatments include healing Chinese herbs, Ayurvedic medicine, yoga, tai chi, probiotics, vitamin and mineral supplements, colon-cleansing techniques, and lifestyle changes, making Natural Stomach Care an innovative, integrative approach to digestive health.


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An Introduction to Your Digestive Health
Power Nutrition Eating to Prevent Digestive Problems Eating to Heal Them
The Myth List Forty Misconceptions That Could Be Dangerous to Your Diestive Health
The Importance of Sleep to Digestion and Vice Versa
The Effects of Stress on Digestion
Improving Digestive Function and Eliminating Stomach Distress with Yoga
Curds Are the Way The Many Healing Powers of Yogurt
Probiotics The New Digestion Technology
Inflammatory Bowel Disease IBD Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Treating Ulcers
Treatin Intestinal Gas
Natural Remedies for Constipation
Overcoming Leaky Gut Syndrome
Herbal Dietary and Other Natural Remedies for Common Digestive Ailments

Detoxification Techniques A Clean Gut for a Clean Body and Mind
The AgeDefying Gut Choosing a Diet and a Program That Are Right for Your Age

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About the author (2003)

Anil Minocha, M.D., is a practicing gastroenterologist and the chief of gastroenterology at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

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