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Eating for IBS
Diet & Cookbook
For All Symptoms
Eating for IBS<br>Diet & Cookbook<BR><em>For All Symptoms</em>

Eating for IBS Diet & Cookbook

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  • Comprehensive Diet & Recipes for All Symptoms
  • Author: Heather Van Vorous
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569246009
  • Explicit IBS diet information
  • 175 great recipes
  • Addresses multiple IBS symptoms
  • Calms the gut
  • Teaches tasty substitutions, never deprivation
  • Safe foods vs trigger foods
  • Soluble vs insoluble fiber
  • How to eat & cook for IBS
  • Restaurant advice & travel
  • Fast & easy meals, plus full menus
  • By the author of First Year: IBS & Heather Cooks!
  • Finalist for the IACP Julia Child Cookbook Award
  • Library Journal's Cookbook Bestseller List
  • Excerpts & recipes licensed by Novartis Pharma
  • Excerpted by physicians & dietitians worldwide
  • By an author with IBS, for everyone with IBS!
People with Irritable Bowel Syndrome desperately want to eat without fear. This groundbreaking book tells IBS sufferers exactly what they need to know to relieve diarrhea and/or constipation NOW, and how to maintain stability by preventing symptoms in the future. Eating for IBS is the first and only work written by an author with IBS, with the express goal of helping others who suffer from the same disorder.

It offers sympathetic suggestions based on first-hand experience as well as nutritional and medical research, comprehensive eating and cooking guidelines, travel and restaurant advice, supermarket ideas, and gourmet recipes - all tailored specifically to the needs of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

In addition, the IBS dietary guidelines can aid diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal pain from bowel dysfunction related to Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis (Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, or IBD), diverticulosis, diverticulitis, enteritis, and fibromyalgia.
Eating for IBS confirms what every IBS sufferer instinctively knows: that diet plays a direct role in gut function, and that the abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, and bloating from bowel disorders can be directly controlled through diet. This is true not just for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, but also for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis, plus diverticulosis and diverticulitis. The Eating for IBS diet can make the difference between living a normal, happy, outgoing life versus spending every day stuck in the bathroom enduring pain, bowel dysfunction, and misery.

Contrary to what many believe, eating for IBS and IBD does not mean deprivation, never going to restaurants, boring food, or a limited and therefore unhealthy diet. It does mean learning to eat safely by realizing how different foods physically affect the GI tract, and how foods can help or hurt both diarrhea AND constipation, as well as abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and nausea. Foods can either prevent or trigger IBS or IBD symptoms.

For example:

* There are two kinds of soothes the colon and regulates gut function but the other can cause severe attacks

* Dairy is a common trigger...even in people who are not lactose intolerant

* Peppermint, chamomile, and fennel can prevent pain, spasms, and bloating better than some drugs

* Bland foods are not automatically safe foods

In Eating for IBS, Heather Van Vorous, who has suffered from IBS since age 9 and gradually learned to control her symptoms through dietary modifications, offers sympathetic information tailored specifically to the needs of IBS and IBD sufferers. She provides a comprehensive overview of IBS, explicit eating and cooking strategies, travel and restaurant advice, daily menus, supermarket ideas, and 175 delicious recipes. How delicious? Eating for IBS was a finalist for the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) Health and Special Diet Award - also known as the "Julia Child" award.

IBS and IBD sufferers will be thrilled to discover that they can enjoy traditional homestyle cooking, ethnic foods, rich desserts, snacks, and party foods - and don't have to cook unusual or special meals for themselves while their families follow a "normal" diet. Eating for IBS will forever revolutionize the way people with bowel dysfunction eat - and live.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE! For twenty years I thought I was the only person in the world with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I wasn't, and neither are you. This introduction explains my personal history with IBS and how I struggled, with eventual success, to learn how to control my symptoms through diet. It also tells the story of how I learned that I am NOT all alone with IBS, how and why I began sharing information with other people, and how their personal stories affected me and led to this website and book.

This chapter tells you exactly what you need to know to make sure you have been properly diagnosed with IBS. Odds are that you haven't had all the necessary tests, so they're listed here along with the diseases you need to make sure you've had ruled out. You'll also learn precisely what a diagnosis of IBS means, what it does not mean, what type of research into the disorder has been done, and exactly what is happening to your body during an attack.

This crucial chapter tells you in detail how to rapidly stabilize your GI tract by eating properly. You'll learn to recognize which categories of foods can trigger symptoms – pain, constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating – and why other foods help prevent these problems altogether. Detailed explanations are given for how soluble versus insoluble fiber affects IBS, what fat does to the GI tract, and how trigger foods and drinks physically affect your gut. You'll learn precisely what to eat and what not to.

This is the information you need to easily transition from knowing what to eat to how to eat, as both elements are crucial for IBS. Eating safely is not just about avoiding trigger foods (some of which are crucial to good health), but about incorporating them without risk. How is this done? This chapter tells you, in explicit detail, and gives you the tools you need to eat without fear each and every day, whether you're at home, traveling, or ordering at a restaurant. Learn tips, tricks, helpful hints, and how to focus on substitution, never deprivation, for delicious food indulgences that won't trigger attacks.

Now that you know how and what to eat to keep your GI tract stable, you have to deal with your needs in the real world. Here's how to manage questions, concerns, and a possible lack of support from the people in your life, from friends and family to coworkers. Your health is a priority, and you cannot compromise it for someone else's sake simply because they don't understand or appreciate your dietary needs. This chapter gives you the mental support you need to overcome IBS.

Try a wide sampling of delicious dishes, from refreshing drinks to home-baked breads, from hearty soups and main dishes to sinfully scrumptious desserts. You simply won't believe they're all IBS safe – but they are! Recipes vary from traditional American favorites to exotic ethnic specialties. Each and every one is a genuine treat to eat, and a healthy choice for anyone who enjoys a great meal - whether they have IBS or not.

These suggested daily meal plans are structured for maximum convenience. Many of the items listed can be prepared well in advance, and will keep for many days in the fridge to be used as needed throughout the week. Dinner for one night is typically served as lunch the next day, and homemade quick breads serves as snacks, breakfasts, and desserts. You're certainly not obligated to follow these menus precisely. I've tried to design very generous daily suggestions, both in terms of variety and quantity. You can easily reduce the scale and make changes or substitutions. The important thing is to follow the basic formula of having soluble fiber as the basis for each meal or snack, the first thing you always eat, and the item you eat in the greatest quantity.

You might need to re-stock your kitchen with IBS safe staples and ingredients. This chapter tells you exactly what you need.

You should be able to easily find all the ingredients needed for the IBS kitchen right in your own local grocery store or health food market. If you can't, this directory offers all the resources you need.

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Really good book and cookbook
I have cooked three main dishes and they are good.
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Very informative.
Finally some great information on IBS.Some very tasty recipes,and very well written!
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I couldn't be happier with my purchase.
I love this book. Not only for it's recipes, but the extremely helpful tips. I have only had IBS for about a year, and I am still in the trial and error phase of figuring out what to eat.
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This is helped my symptons tremendously and very quickly. I would like more eggless recipes however, since I am allergice to every part of an egg.
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Heather says:
Hi Patricia! You can substitute for the egg in most of the baking recipes - for the quick breads you could probably just eliminate them, for others try subbing in Ener-G Egg Replacer. You can get this at any grocery store, it's vegan and IBS safe, and works well. For dishes where eggs are the main part (scrambles and such) you could sub silken tofu, mashed with a fork. If there are specific recipes you're struggling with just let me know.


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info very helpful; recipes not so much.
I am an older widow living on SS and too many ingredients I would have to drive too far to get. Cooking for one is a challenge. It was obvious you live in a large metropolitan area where it is easy to find things. The information part of the book was very helpful and I am picking up tips from recipes but not too many. And way too many carbs in the desserts for anyone who has to watch weight/sugar intake.
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Heather says:
Hi Kathleen - thanks so much for your feedback! Please don't feel restricted by ingredients - you can omit or substitute for things you can't obtain. I actually wrote this book while living in rural New England, with ingredients I'd been able to easily find for years in other areas of the country as well. If there is something specific tripping you up, please let me know and I'll help. I tried to make the recipes as wide ranging and comprehensive as possible, but you can certainly stick to the traditional all-American options and familiar favorites if you wish. You can also halve just about all the recipes to make smaller meals.

Sugar is not a health food, but also not an IBS trigger, so the dessert recipes will use real sugar. It's best to just avoid sweets or stick to small portions if you are limiting sugar - don't replace that with artificial sweeteners, as those are huge GI triggers.


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