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IBS is one of our nation's most untalked-about ailments, but millions of people - mostly women - suffer from the debilitating condition, one that must be controlled primarily through diet. Contrary to what may sufferers believe, eating for IBS does not mean deprivation, never going to restaurants, boring food, or an unhealthily limited diet. It does mean cutting out such tIBS is one of our nation's most untalked-about ailments, but millions of people - mostly women - suffer from the debilitating condition, one that must be controlled primarily through diet. Contrary to what may sufferers believe, eating for IBS does not mean deprivation, never going to restaurants, boring food, or an unhealthily limited diet. It does mean cutting out such trigger foods as red meat, dairy, most fats, caffeine, alcohol, and insoluble fiber. Heather Van Vorous, who has suffered from IBS since age 9 and gradually learned how to control her IBS symptoms through dietary modifications, collects here 175 recipes she has created over 20 years. Those suffering from IBS, lactose intolerance, Crohn's Disease, ulcerative colitis, and other digestive disorders 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 weird or special meals for themselves while their families follow a "normal" diet. Eating for IBS will forever revolutionize the way people with IBS eat - and live....

Title : Eating for IBS: 175 Delicious, Nutritious, Low-Fat, Low-Residue Recipes to Stabilize the Touchiest Tummy
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Eating for IBS: 175 Delicious, Nutritious, Low-Fat, Low-Residue Recipes to Stabilize the Touchiest Tummy Reviews

  • kirsikka
    2019-03-07 15:55

    Several years ago I found this book, started eating the way Heather recommends and all was great. As so often happens (with me, anyway), I got smug and went off the wagon. I'm back on the program and I can't tell you what a difference this makes in my life. Things go soooo much better when your stomach doesn't hurt. Who knew????

  • Mary Moran
    2019-02-23 11:49

    Yep...I am putting this embarrassing admission out there for all to see only because I know how much those of us with digestive issues suffer. Why? Because this book helped to change my life! I wasn't a fan of most of the recipes in it but the information about IBS is invaluable!I went through the full barrage of medical tests before finally being diagnosed by exclusion about 4 years ago. Heather's book gave me more information than even my gastroenterologist did! "You might want to avoid dairy.", he said. Really?! That's the one and only piece of advice you give to your patients?! Oy!With the help of this book, I now have a MUCH better understanding of IBS and how to deal with it. The medical community doesn't seem to be behind us so we have to be our own advocates and educate ourselves. This book will help do that. I've been able to identify food groups that cause both degrees of IBS and I now eat around them. Wheat is an issue for me, as is soy, so I limit the processed foods and try to eat whole, natural foods. I avoid most dairy, but especially aged cheeses and cow's milk. But the most helpful part of the book, I thought, was that I now have a full understanding of soluable vs insoluable fiber. I use Heather's acacia product every day and I now only have issues when I eat known food triggers.Also recommended (almost more than this one) The First Year:IBS.

  • Amanda Linehan
    2019-03-01 16:44

    Yes, I am putting an embarrassing book like this on my list. It just has too much good advice for anyone with a sensitive stomach, whether it's Colitis, IBS, lactose intolerance or whatever. There are many good recipes and substitutions you would never think of. Plus, if you're prone to "attacks" of any kind, this book tells you how to calm your digestive system back down and assess what set the problem off in the first place. And it explains the biology of how our food is digested, making a great case for a more healthful way of eating for anyone.

  • Janet
    2019-03-20 11:57

    This book is dangerous JUNK has NO medical background beyond having IBS.Maybe these things worked for HER but almost everything she swears by is what puts me in bed in the first place!!ex ... Triggers and safe foods... Dairy? not everyone should avoid this ... it relaxes my gut! (ps there is no way that milk leaches calcium from ones bones)Peppermint is supposed to soothe and relax? Gut death for me ... as well as camomile, and fennel.Pasta sets me off but she says it is SAFE and WONDERFUL. HOT PEPPERS FOR SOMEONE WITH IBD???? IS SHE REALY THAT NUTS?This book is "what worked for me the author so I want to make some money off of it"...she has no medical background at all. Recipe wise it is "okay" IF AND ONLY IF you have the exact same symptoms, trigger foods and relief factors she has. And the recipes are fussy for an average cook.

  • Michelle
    2019-03-20 11:32

    I learned lots of good tips from this book's introduction chapters. However, some of the tips contradict info I'm getting from a naturopath. In some ways, it's more restrictive, in others less. Regardless, there are many commonalities, and the tips and suggestions are good. Tried two recipes up to date, one really good, one not so great. The Sweet Cardamom and Currant Indian Rice was WAY too sweet (1 cup of brown sugar for 2 cups of rice? Still wondering if that`s a typo) but the Thai Fried Rice with Cilantro and Shrimp, anyhow, it was a success.

  • Mary Kay Thompson
    2019-02-20 16:39

    Some recipes were good but the other reviewers are correct, they're very time consuming and call for ingredients not available at my local stores.One recipe included coating tuna with sesame seeds - mistake!I was a mess for the rest of the evening!I appreciated the IBS tips but I'd suggest her other book "The First Year with IBS" for a more in depth study of the whole process.

  • Angie crosby
    2019-03-07 16:39

    has some good recipes. Good to know I can still eat good food

  • Susan
    2019-03-08 11:42

    The skillet-browned garlicky potatoes are simply divine - though the herbed chicken breast didn't work so well with vegetarian Quorn chicken cutlets...

  • Aliza
    2019-03-02 10:36

    Though I didn't find the recipes helpful at all, I was surprised and pleased that there was plenty of new information I could use even as someone who has had IBS for 12 years.

  • Mandy
    2019-03-13 18:32

    I can't stress enough how amazing it was to read a book where someone talked about food exactly the way I did! After having surgery twice, once to removed my gall bladder and once to stop my reflux I was still left with vision blurring pain every time I ate and next to no information about how to cope with the mysterious "IBS diagnosis" I'd been given. In under a year I went from experiencing attacks every time I ate to finally having days where I have little/mild side effects from eating. Heather sets out simple guidelines on the foods that are most likely to cause an attack and how to Generally I'm not one to try these sorts of things and after all the trouble I was having I really did think it was too good to be true but this really did help me more then anything else. I have a relatively stable stomach now (there will always be bad days, that's the hardest but most important thing to realise and accept) and am much more informed about IBS all because of this book. Normally I wouldn't encourage people to listen to a book over a doctor but if I'm honest this book is better then a gastroenterologist.

  • AnnieM
    2019-03-08 18:54

    I was none too impressed. When I first started reading it I thought it was pretty good. As I learned more of my "condition" I question some of the suggestions and I have serious worries about the recipes.The recipes held many high sodium or spicy items that would only exacerbate my condition. Also based on other titles (mostly from the Mayo Clinic) fiber is something that should be added and many of these recipes don't include that. If I get desperate for food ideas I'd look at this one again, but I wouldn't hold my breath. Also there aren't any pictures. If you are trying to convince someone to give up their favorite foods, you better have GREAT photography.

  • Chris
    2019-03-12 13:41

    Very informative. The recipes tend to draw from Asian influences, and the main dishes are either seafood, chicken, or vegetarian. What I've made so far, I've liked, but I agree with other reviewers who said it's probably easier to just adapt your usual recipes.This is my first time reading a cookbook as an e-book and I'm not sure yet what I think if it. It'll definitely force me to get to know the bookmarking and note-taking capabilities of my reader!Oh, and it turns out I don't have IBS; I just needed my gallbladder out.

  • Leanne
    2019-03-08 14:58

    Finally! Some real advice, written by someone that suffers from IBS. Many of the foods I thought were good for me were actually "trigger foods". I have radically changed my diet and it is working! If you have IBS this book is worth the read.I'm not sure how that fits into the whole thing, but within days of radically changing my died some interesting "side effects" happened to me. I stopped biting my nails and I no longer have food cravings.

  • Stephanie
    2019-03-20 13:41

    There is exactly no scientific evidence in this book for her claims. I borrowed this book from the library thinking there may be some good information and recipes to deal with my dairy free daughter's diet. Instead I was faced with unsubstantiated diet and health claims.This is a dangerous book with zero scientific research just one author's personal opinions and experiences.

  • Erin
    2019-02-18 18:53

    My hubby has IBS and I was interested in a cook book that would help me be more aware of what he can and cannot eat. The information provided at the beginning of the book was wonderful. However, the actual recpies were way out of my league. She is definitely a gourmet cook and there is no way that I want to take the time and effort to create the materpieces that she wrote about.

  • Kim
    2019-03-15 18:02

    Great for someone who thinks they might have IBS or is freshly diagnosed. However, I know much more than this book offers about how I personally react, and have many more things removed from my diet. So I found little of value. Also, a more current book would have more up to date advice.

  • Krista
    2019-03-17 15:57

    yes this type of book is embarrasing but anyone who suffers stomach disorders such as IBS, Colitis, Crohns this is the book for you. i however cant eat alot of the recipes on here as I have issues with some of the foods but the information was informative

  • Dee
    2019-02-28 11:58

    Although I'm not sure that IBS is what I have (it being an exclusionary diagnosis), I decided to read this book, which has some very effective tips. I have incorporated some of these into my diet. Two-thirds of the book is a collection of recipes from the author.

  • Megan
    2019-03-01 17:48

    My mom gave me this book and I am such a fan. Jenna, you need to borrow it from me or get a copy yourself!

  • Lisa
    2019-03-18 14:47

    This book was super-helpful to me. I recommend it to anyone with IBS.

  • Ashley Smith
    2019-02-21 15:57

    The recipes sound wonderful.. I am truly hoping it helps