A healthy digestive system is essential for total wellness, and digestive issues that cause discomfort and pain can seriously hamper our enjoyment of life. While there's no quick fix for curing the gut, effective holistic remedies can naturally, gradually alleviate almost every kind of gastrointestinal problem.
In The Healthy Gut Workbook, you'll find a complete plan for restoring your body's delicate balance through gut-friendly meals, simple lifestyle changes, nutritional supplements, and, if needed, medications and medical procedures. You'll learn which foods to add and remove from your diet to dramatically reduce your symptoms right away, and also discover a variety of strategies for maintaining gut health. No matter what digestive problems you suffer with, the healing solutions in this workbook will help you find relief.
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Victor Sierpina, MD, is professor of family and integrative medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, with over thirty years of experience in integrative medicine. His professional practice, courses, and research focus on... Read more
Preface writer Steven G. Pratt, MD, FACS, ABIHM, is a world-renowned authority on the role of nutrition and lifestyle in the prevention of disease and optimization of health. He is senior staff ophthalmologist at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La... Read more
Foreword writer David S. Jones, MD, is president and director of medical education at the Institute for Functional Medicine in Gig Harbor, WA. He has practiced as a family physician with emphasis in functional and integrative medicine for over... Read more
"The Healthy Gut Workbook is extremely informative and easy to follow. It's a must-read for everyone who wants to improve not only their gut health, but their overall health as well." —Adam Perlman, MD, MPH, FACP, UMDNJ Endowed Professor of Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
"From one of America’s master teachers and an authority on integrative health, Victor Sierpina, The Healthy Gut Workbook is one of the most accurate and concise guidebooks on gastrointestinal health to appear in years. Filled with good science and good sense, this book takes the mystery out of functional integrative medicine, one of the most important approaches to health of the past decade. Let Dr. Sierpina be your guide to superb gastrointestinal health!" —Larry Dossey, MD, author of The Power of Premonitions
"Dr. Sierpina, one of the nation’s most respected integrative medicine experts, has done all patients with bowel problems a huge favor by writing this clear, simple, and accessible manual outlining the most important elements they need to know to take charge of their health. His extensive clinical experience and very user-friendly writing style make this self-assessment tool a pleasure to use. An important contribution to patient literature on bowel dysfunction." —Woodson Merrell, MD, assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Columbia Medical School and author of Power Up
"The most common reasons for seeing a doctor are digestive complaints such as irritable bowel or reflux or indigestion. Victor Sierpina brilliantly and practically guides us to the underlying causes of common digestive problems, such as food allergies, gluten sensitivity, and imbalances in the ecosystem of bugs in your gut. If your gut is talking to you, this book spells relief. It is grounded in some of the most important scientific discoveries of our time." —Mark Hyman, MD, chairman of The Institute for Functional Medicine and author of The UltraMind Solution