Up to 20% of the population have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome),
which often results in embarrassment, withdrawal from social and
recreational activities and difficulties in relationships. Positive
and empowering, this book gives the reader the latest
evidence-based developments in IBS, and advice as to management -
especially diet. It explores a history of changes in the way we eat
and asks whether modern diet may be responsible for 'gut problems'?
It also covers lifestyle tips, managing stress, getting exercise,
working, resting and playing well! Topics include: What is IBS?
Causes, history, psychological elements Digestion - how it works
Diagnosis Your current diet, including fibre, veganism, fad diets,
paleo, raw food, superfoods and other food trends. IBS triggers -
dietary and digestive issues, food intolerances, etc Diets for IBS
- Carbohydrate-aware diets (eg FODMAPs), dairy-free, etc Managing
dietary changes - the practicalities Lifestyle changes in IBS -
alcohol, smoking, exercise, weight, stress. The cult of 'detox'.
Complementary therapies, supplements, pro/prebiotics Staying well
and possible recipe suggestions The future, ongoing research, and
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