User's Guide to Healthy Digestion

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Basic Health Publications, Inc., 2003 - Health & Fitness - 96 pages
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User's Guide To Healthy Digestion is an easy-to-read information-packed book that will teach you how to put an end to your digestive problems. Heartburn, indigestion, bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhoea, and other digestive problems affect nearly everyone at one time or another. Health writer Victoria Dolby Toews describes the most common digestive problems and diseases and recommends safe dietary, herbal, and nutrition remedies to improve digestive health.
 

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Contents

WAS IT SOMETHING I ATE?
5
RUSHING TO THE TOILET OR WISHING YOU COULD GO
13
WHEN FOOD BITES BACK
25
FEELING GREEN
36
DIGESTIONRELATED ORGANS LIVER AND GALLBLADDER
42
CANCER OF THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
49
PROTECTING THE STOMACHS LINING
55
INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE CROHNS DISEASE AND ULCERATIVE COLITIS
61
THE FINAL STOP
65
CONCLUSION
75
NATURAL DIGESTIVE AIDS
76
GUIDED TOUR OF THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
82
SELECTED REFERENCES
84
OTHER RESOURCES
87
INDEX
89
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Page 13 - IBS, it is important to realize that normal bowel function varies from person to person. Normal bowel movements range from as many as three stools a day to as few as three a week. A normal movement is one that is formed but not hard, contains no blood, and is passed without cramps or pain.
Page 6 - ... accompanied by shortness of breath, sweating, or pain radiating to the jaw, neck, or arm.

About the author (2003)

n school, Victoria Dolby Toews studied health and received her Master of Public Health degree, but she always knew she wanted to write, as well. Her solution? She became a health journalist. For the past two decades she's been reading highly scientific literature and learning about hot-off-the-presses medical discoveries and then incorporating all of the best parts into her writing. She's the author of several books, including The Green Tea Book. She has written hundreds of magazine articles about achieving wellness through natural medicine and dietary supplements. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, son, and daughter.

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