Following Mardell Hill’s simple formula, anyone can reduce their digestive disorder or pain symptoms by identifying their unique path to self-recovery. While some may seek medical care, others may try an alternative route; still others try to self-medicate, and yet many still suffer even after various treatments. Today people want effective, safe, and natural solutions for digestive health and care. Here, then, is a practical, easy-to-use guide that walks readers through the various issues they may confront, how to prevent them, and how to get relief should symptoms crop up.
Hill responds to some of the most commonly asked questions about preventing, or stopping, abdominal pain and discomfort. In clear and simple language, she helps readers better understand how digestion works, from top to bottom, and explores the many different difficulties that can arise along this path. Offering sound and proven advice, she helps readers feel better and live better.
Now, in this accessible, comprehensive guide, one of the country’s leading
gastroenterologists, Dr. Cynthia Yoshida, provides the answers every woman needs, starting with a tour of the female GI system and the profound role sex hormones play. Brought to you by the American Gastroenterological Association, the book features the newest breakthrough medical treatments, plus advice on diet and gentle natural therapies that really work. No More Digestive Problems includes:
• Handling the effects of PMS, pregnancy, and menopause
• The surprising influence of weight on digestion—with vital information
on eating disorders
• Combating common ills from bloating, belching, and heartburn
to the runs and constipation
• Meeting the challenges of reflux (GERD), food intolerances, irritable bowel
syndrome (IBS), and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
• The crucial facts about women and colon cancer—and how to reduce your risk
Filled with revealing patient anecdotes, self-help tips, information on standard tests, and important questions you may want to ask your physician, here is an invaluable—and potentially lifesaving—resource for women of all ages.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Thanks to an explosion of research in recent years, one thing is clear: probiotics, the healthy bacteria that inhabit the digestive tract, are the body’s silent partners for good health, optimizing the power of the immune system to fight disease and the “bad” germs we fear. But how do they work? And in the face of factors like stress and poor diet, which decrease their numbers, how do you keep your supply well stocked?
Here is an up-to-the-minute, highly accessible guide to probiotics and the foods and supplements that contain and support them—many of which may be in your diet already. Discover:
The key role of probiotics and prebiotics in restoring healthy balance to our bodies, improving immune system functioning, and curbing inflammation
How to use probiotic foods and supplements to prevent and relieve allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, yeast infections, and the negative side effects of antibiotic use
New evidence that probiotics may help fight asthma, cardiovascular disease, breast and colon cancer, autoimmune diseases, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia—and even obesity
Natural sources of prebiotics, the nutrients that help make the digestive tract more hospitable for probiotic bacteria
The Probiotics Revolution also includes a step-by-step plan for incorporating the many food sources of probiotics and prebiotics into your diet, a complete buyer’s guide to probiotic supplements, and how to introduce probiotics to your family and children.
From the Hardcover edition.
Not impossible when you consider there is something equivalent to the size of a village football pitch hiding inside our bellies – that’s the incredible magnitude of our digestive systems. They contain an extensive network of nerve cells, called neurons, which carry information to the brain and thus have a profound effect upon our intellectual, emotional and immune processes.
Dr Matveikova answers the obvious questions: “How?” and “Why can this be so?” by explaining, in straight forward layman’s language, that the digestive system contains more than one million neurones, identical to those in the brain and is responsible for producing 90% of the body’s hormone, serotonin, the all-important hormone which makes us feel happy and full of wellbeing. It follows, that if our stomachs are “out of sorts” we can feel irritable, in a bad mood, lacking in energy and those feelings will block our intellectual productivity, tend to disorientate us and completely change our thought patterns and physical processes.
The microbes living on and inside us outnumber the cells in our bodies three to one. Many provide services on which our well-being, our moods, our very lives depend. They help to digest our food and operate the immune system. They trade information about potential mates when we kiss. They alert the brain to problems in different locations around the body. The balance of their populations in our gut is a crucial factor in our physical and mental health.
The effect of germs on our lives is not, however, a one-way street. We can help their efforts by the way we lead our lives.
The Germ Files is a one-stop source of the most up-to-date, life-changing information on our relationship with microbes, presented in concise and highly readable items grouped by theme. Areas covered include health, hygiene, sex, childcare, nutrition and dieting.
The Germ Files will answer your questions about everything from preventing flu to selecting probiotics, while constantly surprising you with revelations about the miraculous workings of the microscopic world.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Get control of your symptoms and improve your quality of life
Are you or a loved one suffering from IBS? This plain-English, reassuring guide explains all aspects of this frustrating condition and helps you find the right doctor and treatment plan. You get up-to-date information on the latest tests, healthy nutrition guidelines, diet and exercise plans, and the newest medicines and therapies to bring you much-needed relief.
Discover how to
* Get an accurate diagnosis
* Recognize the warning signs
* Reduce your stress
* Weigh treatment pros and cons
* Adopt an IBS-friendly diet
* Help children with IBS
Antibiotics have been one of the most succesful inventions of modern medicine – saving many millions of lives around the world. But antibiotics aren’t the trouble free pill for all ills we once thought.
Over exposure to antibiotics through over prescription and also from the food chain – means our immune systems are often ‘lazy’.
• Antibiotic resistant superbugs mean we need healthier immune systems than ever before.
When our immune system is naturally healthy, infections and bugs should hardly ever be a problem. Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics explains the natural therapies herbal medicines you can take to:
• strengthen your immune system naturally so you that minor infections don’t become problems.
• fight infections without antiobiotics.
• make sure your children have well developed immune systems.