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Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet by Elaine Gloria Gottschall is a diet that is more restrictive than gluten-free, and is used primarily by patients of inflammatory bowel diseases. No grains are allowed, so the book includes almond flour based recipes. A homemade low-lactose yogurt is part of the diet. There are way more than 200 reviews at Amazon and they average to 4+ stars.
Heather Van Vorous has written Eating for IBS: 175 Delicious, Nutritious, Low-Fat, Low-Residue Recipes to Stabilize the Touchiest Tummy. It contains dietary information for IBS, with eating and cooking strategies and recipes. Much of the information is at the author's site. [Kindle edition available.]
IBS--Free at Last! A Revolutionary, New Step-by-Step Method for Those Who Have Tried Everything. Control IBS Symptoms by Limiting FODMAPS Carbohydrates in Your Diet by Patsy Catsos MS. RD. Based on the latest research emerging from Australia, this diet plan is the first of its kind, written for U.S. consumers with IBS or fructose intolerance. It covers the chemistry of food with an emphasis on the various fermentable sugars and how they can create havoc in the digestive system for some, e.g. raffinose, lactose, fructose, sorbitol, starches, sulfur, inulin/FOS, caffeine, soluble/insoluble fiber. Includes: menus and a matching shopping list, label reading tips, lists of allowed foods, and tips for including all of your favorite foods in your diet. You can visit the author's web site and ask questions.
The First Year: IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome): An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed by Heather Van Vorous helps the person identify their food triggers with an emphasis on severe reduction of insoluble fibers.
The New Eating Right for a Bad Gut: The Complete Nutritional Guide to Ileitis, Colitis, Crohn's Disease, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease by James Scala has a drug-free food and lifestyle program. Has step-by-step guidance on: Developing a personal-testing program, identifying "safe foods," fitness and stress-reduction techniques, and dietary and vitamin supplements.
A New IBS Solution by Dr. Mark Pimentel believes that the "missing link" or root cause of most IBS symtoms can be attributed to an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine. The book presents a simple treatment protocol to resolve your IBS symptoms, and prevent their recurrence.
The IBS Low-Starch Diet: Why Starchy Food May Be Hazardous to Your Health by Carol Sinclair is a revised edition. Her diet shows that a gradual reduction of starch can dramatically reduce pain in days, often to a point where drug usage is reduced and–in some cases–eliminated completely. Details of the discovery–along with case histories and a practical guide–are provided along with 200 delicious starch- and gluten-free recipes and a comprehensive guide to eating out.
The Irritable Bowel Syndrome Solution: How It's Cured at the IBS Treatment Center by Stephen Wangen, the founder and Chief Medical Officer of the IBS Treatment Center. This book explains the 'normal' digestive process and problems that can arise in that system (like diarrhea and constipation). Then he describes the common medical approaches ('Treating the Symptoms, Ignoring the Cause') for 'IBS' symptoms. That section describes the typical journey of misdiagnoses and dead ends, which many celiacs take before getting a correct celiac disease diagnosis. Next he discusses the common causes of 'IBS' symptoms, which include celiac disease, food allergies and 'bugs' (such as bacteria imbalances, yeast and parasites). Finally he tells how he determines what causes a patient's symptoms and the appropriate treatment to eliminate those symptoms.
The Whole Food Guide to Overcoming Irritable Bowel Syndrome by Laura J. Knoff. What to eat and what to avoid to prevent IBS symptoms. Self-assessing your IBS through an elimination diet. The cited toxins are MSG, white flour bleach, BHT, food dyes and flavorings. Stress is another contributor to IBS.
Recipes for IBS: Great-Tasting Recipes and Tips Customized for Your Symptoms (Healthy Living Cookbooks) by Ashley Koff. The diet is high in fruit, vegetables, beans and pulses, which the book argues will cure IBS-Diarrhea. The author uses real ingredients (instead of the processed foods that are on most supermarket shelves). These are ingredients you will have to go to a natural foods store to buy, or go online. The recipes extend beyond just bland foods, allowing the reader to eat a "normal" diet, such as comfort foods like macaroni and cheese and shepherd's pie, baked goods like brownies and pumpkin pie, as well as other sweets like ice cream and smoothies. The book features full-color illustrations, a color coding for symptoms, and patient testimonials. Reviews are mixed and average to 3 stars. [Kindle edition available.]
The Self Help Way To Treat Colitis and Other IBS Conditions, Second Edition by DeLamar Giddons tells which foods to avoid and which foods are ok. Basically he has you remove from the diet all sugar, fruit (because of fructose) and milk.
Tell Me What to Eat If I Have Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Nutrition You Can Live With by Elaine Magee contains an updated review of all the possible causes of IBS, including hormones and certain medications. Also included are practical tips such as "The 5 Quickest Ways to 25 Grams of Fiber;" dozens of healthful, mouth-watering recipes; and practical supermarket and "eating out" advice. [Kindle edition available.]
Controlling IBS the Drug-Free Way: A 10-Step Plan for Symptom Relief by Dr. Jeffrey M. Lackner offers a step-by-step approach (a 10-step plan) that anyone with IBS can easily follow to reduce symptoms without drugs or professional help. Worksheets, interactive exercises, self-assessment checklists, and diaries for tracking symptoms and trigger foods are included. Also included are up-to-date overviews of medications and dietary strategies. Only a couple reviews at Amazon, but they give it a perfect 5 star rating.
Gastrointestinal Health: The Proven Nutritional Program to Prevent, Cure, or Alleviate Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Ulcers, Gas, Constipation, Heartburn, and Many Other Digestive Disorders, Third Edition by Steven R. Peikin covers a lot of information about the process of digestion and how it works as well as a how to figure out what part of the digestive system is giving you symptoms. Includes a prescribed diet with recipes that is low protein, low fat, high fibre and low in sugar and refined foods. [Kindle edition available.]
Healthy Cooking for IBS: 100 Delicious Recipes to Keep You Symptom Free by Sophie Braimbridge is a gorgeous publication with pictures and recipes of scrumptious foods; however, there is little genuine substance about IBS or helpful remedies. And the book features nothing but recipes using dairy, gluten (wheat) and even alcohol. These are three of the biggest triggers for IBS sufferers. The ratings are low. Do not buy.
Dynamic Diet: A Dietary Guide And Workbook For Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome by Ashkan Farhadi and Kelly Wyckoff is designed to improve your overall knowledge about various aspects of your diet in Irritable Bowel Syndrome and to help you explore your dietary choices to build your own diet that best suits your condition. Amazon reviewers consider this a must read and the book gets a perfect 5 star rating.
The IBS Diet: Reduce Pain and Improve Disgestion the Natural Way (Eat to Beat) by Sarah Brewer offers 60 IBS-fighting recipes, and helps readers understand what irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is, why it happens, and ways to control its symptoms.
The IBS Starch-Free Diet: Over 200 Recipes To Relieve The Pain And Symptoms Of IBS by Carol Sinclair is about eliminating starch from your diet to eliminate the pain and symptoms of IBS. Also see the author's site.
A collection of grain-free cookbooks can be found on the GF Books page.
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