The First Year - IBS

By Heather's Tummy Care


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The First Year: IBS - A Patient-Expert Walks You Through Everything You Need to Learn and Do by Heather Van Vorous

The First Year: IBS offers a comprehensive and sympathetic approach to managing irritable bowel syndrome (whether you're newly diagnosed or have been struggling for years), by an author who has dealt with the disorder since childhood and prevailed. Whether you suffer from constipation, diarrhea, alternating bowel dysfunction, pain, bloating, gas, or nausea, this essential guide gives you the information you need to take control of your symptoms today.

An easy-to-follow daily/weekly/monthly calendar structure teaches you about the physical pathology behind IBS while giving a multitude of ways to successfully live with it, with a constant focus on symptom prevention.

The research for The First Year: IBS incorporates suggestions, concerns, and personal stories from many Irritable Bowel Syndrome sufferers, and offers:

* in-depth diagnostic and medical information for IBS treatments, drugs, and research
* detailed information about yoga and hypnotherapy for IBS
* extensive suggestions for using supplements and herbs to prevent symptoms
* innovative and successful IBS stress management techniques
* suggestions for dealing with friends and family members
* concise and accurate IBS diet guidelines with sample recipes
* effective alternative therapies for a spastic colon, including acupuncture
* IBS support group resources
* traveling and socializing suggestions

There are also special sections throughout the book just for children with IBS and their parents. These chapters draw extensively from the author's own perspectives, experiences, and memories from childhood, and address the unique concerns that children with IBS often face.

Paperback: 242 pages

Excellent reviews by Library Journal and Publishers Weekly

Publisher: Marlowe & Company

Did you know that IC patients are 100 times more likely to have IBS? My first sign of IBS was in my childhood but it became very severe in my late 20's before my IC started. I struggled for years trying to understand what foods triggered by painful bowel spasms. In late 2005, I had yet another severe IBS attack and after I found Heather's website and sound suggestions, I got it completely under control. And, I learned that many of the things that I thought were helping were actually hurting! If you're struggling with IBS, this is a must read! - Jill 'You couldn't pay me to eat chocolate' O. ICN Founder

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