The Everything Digestive Health Book: What you need to know to eat well, be healthy, and feel great

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Adams Media, Apr 18, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 320 pages
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From irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to heartburn, gastrointestinal conditions are epidemic today. Luckily, with the right knowledge and care, sufferers can successfully manage their symptoms--and feel better. This book is the essential guide for those dealing with any number of digestive health problems, including diverticulitis, constipation, acid reflux, and others. With this book sufferers learn how to: Choose a specialist; Understand their diagnosis; Manage medications; Select vitamin and herb supplements; Avoid foods that exacerbate their condition, while still getting the nutrients they need; Prepare recipes for delicious foods that are easy on the digestive tract. This book includes prescriptive information to reassure even the most discouraged patient. It's the first step toward a comfortable, confident, and healthy new life.

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Angie Best-Boss (New Palestine, IN) is a health writer and the author of several health titles. She was the first consumer health book on polycystic ovary syndrome, an endocrine disorder. A member of the American Medical Writers Association, Ms. Boss is the current medical editor for and contributing writer for additional health websites. She has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a minor in journalism, as well as a master’s degree in counseling.

David Edelberg, MD is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Holistic and Integrative Medicine at Rush Medical College in Chicago. He earned his MD degree at the University of Illinois, and has had residency at the Vanderbilt University Hospital and Northwestern University Hospital. He is the president of the American Institute of Holistic Medicine, and has served as both author and medical editor in numerous health magazines and AMA publications. He is a member of several medical associations, including the American Medical Association, the American Holistic Medical Association, and the Illinois State Medical Society.

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