Relief from IBS

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Random House Publishing Group, 1991 - Family & Relationships - 240 pages
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"Excellent."
WILLIAM A. WHITEHEAD, Ph.D.
THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
"If you're bright, working hard, pushing fast -- and feeling a debilitating ache in your gut that comes and goes -- you may be one of the more than 22 million Americans, most of them women, suffering symptoms that are NOT life-threatening and CAN be relieved."
-- from RELIEF FROM IBS
At last, here is a practical, straightforward guide that will help you gain mastery over the frustrations of IBS and simplify your life. Inside you'll find all the information you need, including: The various causes of IBS and how you can minimize their effects; how to identify harmful stresses in your life and significantly reduce their impact; how to design a diet that is both healthful AND pleasurable, and much more.
 

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Contents

AN INTRODUCTION
3
WHERE IS YOUR COLON?
11
TRIGGERING
27
DIETARY CONSIDERATIONS
44
OTHER TRIGGERING CONSIDERATIONS
54
TRACKING
61
MAKING CHANGES IN YOUR LIFESTYLE
77
DEVELOPING COPING SKILLS
84
EXPLORING DEEP RELAXATION METHODS
129
LEARNING BIOFEEDBACK
143
DINING GRACEFULLY
154
ADDING FIBER
160
REVIEWING YOUR EATING HABITS
169
ASSESSING YOUR NEED FOR MEDICATION
175
KIDS WITH IBS
182
QUESTIONS ANSWERS ABOUT IBS
190

SHARING WITH OTHERS
100
TALKING TO YOURSELF
108
DISCOVERING PERSONAL RELAXATION
118
Suggested Reading
199
Index
207
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