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1. Controlling Crohn's Disease: The
2. Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative
3. The First Year: Crohn's Disease
4. How to Cook for Crohn's and Colitis:
5. Coping with Crohn's Disease: Manage
6. Living with Crohn's & Colitis:
7. What to Eat with IBD: A Comprehensive
8. 100 Questions&Answers About
9. Crohn's & Colitis Diet Guide:
10. IBD Self-Management: The AGA Guide
11. Why Doesn't My Doctor Know This?:
12. Crohn's Disease: The Complete
13. Diagnostic Modalities in Crohn's
14. Crohn's and Colitis: Understanding
15. The Embarrassing Truth About Crohn's
16. The Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative
17. The New Eating Right for a Bad
18. Toilet Paper Flowers: A Story
19. Colitiscope: Living With Crohn's
20. Straight from the Gut: Living

1. Controlling Crohn's Disease: The Natural Way
by Virginia Harper
Paperback: 272 Pages (2002-02-02)
list price: US$14.00 -- used & new: US$11.92
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Asin: 1575668319
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Controlling Crohn's Disease: The Natural Way
I read Ginny's book after going to do a consultation with her in person at her learning center in Franklin Tennessee. Her personal direction combined with the story of her own triumph in her book are 'the' reason I am here today.
I had a severe case of ulcerative colitis. I had been diagnose a year earlier. I had a net weight swing of 90lbs in less than 12 months. I am 6'3" and weigh around 180. I lost 35 lbs during my first flare. Gained it all back in a new form, fat, read: prednisone. I then had a second flare and it all fell off again in less than 3 weeks. The doctor's prognosis was that I would need to move up to much more severe drugs, very likely surgery, and almost certainly a shortened lifespan full of side effects, infections, probable cancer etc......
I discovered Ginny and her book in late November of 2006. I took my last medications January 28, 2007. I have had no need for them since, (today is March 26, 2009, still healthy and strong and very well fed).
I have a deep desire to share the benefits not of a macrobiotic diet, but a conscious life. Everything I did contributed to or diminished my susceptibility to UC. Ginny has showed me so much more than eating miso. I live a life that is so much freer and richer now that I am aware of how my body interacts with my environment, emotions, and food. Food is only the beginning.
I urge anyone with a digestive illness or disease to read this book and/or contact Ginny. Her website is kioflife.com .
Or you can call. You'll probably talk to me. I now work with Ginny and her learning center, helping people heal themselves from these highly treatable conditions.
No matter what you choose, good luck, and please share what you learn. It all helps!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
What did I enjoy about this book? First, my sister was diagnosed with Crohn's (many years ago) long before doctors had much information about it. After many health challenges, she died of various complications, and, what encouraged me about this book is that a woman who had such serious health issues was able to completely manage her Crohn's through her diet, along with the implementation of other lifestyle changes.

This book should give anyone hope, and, the information is really a great beginning if you wish to learn more about how to help your system from the inside out, and yes, I tried some of these healing foods at specific times when I was experiencing an unusual amount of stress!! The dietary information (and specific information about grains, etc., and their healing attributes) is top quality for the size of the book.

Really, Virginia has a delightful and engaging way of telling her story (both dietary and personal) while getting back to basics, nutritionally and otherwise, and her honesty refreshes one as much as the dietary suggestions do!

All in all, a very good read.

5-0 out of 5 stars A true eye opener
Having recently been diagnosed with crohn's disease and finding the Doctor's to be frustrating, I decided to give this diet a chance...I am happy to say I am drug free and able to control the symptons and flair ups.I also use accupuncture to keep my body and symptons in check.I recommend this diet to anyone having intestinal problems as well as weight issues.

2-0 out of 5 stars everybody is different,what works for some,might not for others.
I too have severe crohnes disease and have taken every medication
from prednisone to remecade.The remecade works but i was very
concerned about prescription drugs and thought there must be a
more natural alternative.Now I take vitamin and mineral suplements, omega fatty acids,digestive enzimes,green food supplements and a few others to keep myself alkaline. As long
as I keep my acid-alkaline levels in the alkaline side (about ph6 to ph7) my crohnes disease remains in remission.(2 years no meds).

5-0 out of 5 stars Better Quality of Life
This is probably the most forthright and helpful book about Crohn's that has ever been on the market. Personally, I know many individuals (myself included)who have changed their entire health condition around, due to the macrobiotic lifestyle that is advocated in this book by Virginia Harper. If you really want to get well, and eventually off of your medications, read this book and get in touch with Ms. Harper- the real expert on digestive disorders. Sure, many doctors don't agree with the ideas presented in this book, most likely because they can't make any money off of you when you are well andin control of your health! Eating this way does mean you have to cook- a major lifestyle change for many. Would you rather cook and live a better quality of life, or be on meds and continuously have operations for the rest of your life, and never get the chance to live the life you were meant for? That's the decision only you can make for your self. ... Read more

2. Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: Everything You Need to Know (Your Personal Health)
by Fred Saibil
Paperback: 232 Pages (2009-10-01)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$6.89
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Asin: 1552977714
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Includes the most recent medical research.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) includes two chronic conditions known as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. This has remained for too long the secret illness that no one wants to discuss. Although up to 1,000 per 100,000 North Americans have IBD, no one is completely sure what causes it, and there is no known cure.

Dr. Fred Saibil, a renowned expert on IBD, provides concise, up-to-date information on common conditions. He describes the normal gastrointestinal system, and then explains what goes wrong when someone has IBD.

Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis also covers:- Signs and symptoms- How the gastrointestinal system works normally and how IBD affects it- Procedures and instruments used to diagnose IBD- Effects of diet- Drugs available and how they work- Children and IBD- Cancer and IBD- Pros and cons of various surgical options- Living with IBD - Effects on sexual activity and child-bearing

Dr. Saibil provides travel tips and other useful self-help strategies for coping with IBD, explains possible complications of the disease, and describes the special problems of children with IBD.

Along with detailed tables, sidebars and diagrams, Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis features the plain facts about a disease that affects the daily lives of thousands. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (27)

5-0 out of 5 stars Very good book
This is a very good book for those that don't know anything about colitis and crohn's disease.The book has a lot of valuable information about them, since when they were discovered up to nowadays.I recommend.

5-0 out of 5 stars very informative
I believe that this is a wonderful book for anyone newly diagnosed with Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis.Easy to understand.

5-0 out of 5 stars Understanding the mass of information about Crohn's
A very good book to help one understand about why there is no cure and what options are available.

GREAT BOOK FOR THE NEWLY DIAGNOSED!Very easy to read and truly helps you to gain a full understanding of the disease and its treatments.

5-0 out of 5 stars clear and comprehensive Crohn's or UC reference...
Having Crohn's disease or UC means life can be an unwanted roller coaster of doctors, medications and tests.After almost 20 years of Crohn's disease, I've found it's important to have a reliable and comprehensive reference on the bookshelf.

Dr. Saibil's book is just that...it offers great sections on how to minimize disease effects on daily life,basic explanations (with lots of helpful pics) for family/friends, and drug and surgery info.As symptoms (unfortunately) may crop up and your treatments may change, it's important to have a book like this to refer back to. ... Read more

3. The First Year: Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed
by Jill Sklar
Paperback: 336 Pages (2007-04-26)
list price: US$17.95 -- used & new: US$9.99
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Asin: 1600940226
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This newly revised edition includes new research and insights to help everyone newly diagnosed with IBD come to terms with their condition and the accompanying lifestyle changes – along with other vital information about IBD.
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Customer Reviews (26)

5-0 out of 5 stars Helpful
When I first found out I had an IBD, I was devistated. Reading this book helped so much. Once I understood this disease, it didn't seem so overwhelming or embarasing. It explains everything so clearly. You really should get this book if you or someone you love has Crohn's or Colitis.

5-0 out of 5 stars BEST resource for Crohns, hands down!!!
This book was the first book I read on Crohn's disease, and it opened my eyes and gave me boundless amounts of information and education.The book was very well written and easy to understand, even for people who are not in the medical field.I would recommend this book for patients and family members with Crohn's or UC.It's a wonderful resource!!!!

1-0 out of 5 stars Very misleading book.
This was the first book I bought and read after being diagnosed with severe UC back in 2004. Thankfully, I knew better than to believe most of the information in this book. If I would have, I would have spent the last 5 years on meds and following my doctors advice (which was all wrong). I might even be sitting here without my colon.

This book is full of information that the conventional medical industry wants you to have. Information that benefits doctors, drug companies, hospitals, and surgeons, but does not benefit you, the patient. It does not go into the CAUSE of Crohn's or Colitis, but only tells you how to treat the symptoms.

In order to heal the body, you need to eliminate or fix whatever is CAUSING the problem, the inflammation, the ulcerations, etc. By only treating symptoms through steroidal drugs and anti-inflammatories, it's like trying to put out a fire that is still being fed by a source of fuel. It's not going to work. The fire will continue to rage and cause more damage.

Anyone suffering from Crohn's or Colitis should instead read a book called "Breaking The Vicious Cycle" by Elaine Gottschall which explains what CAUSES digestive disturbances and imbalances such as Crohn's, Colitis, etc and how you can actually eliminate and fix the cause, and thereby heal your body.

Since reading "Breaking The Vicious Cycle" and implementing it's dietary and lifestyle suggestions, I have been med free, symptom free, and leading a perfectly normal life. I consider myself healed.

5-0 out of 5 stars A great resource
This book was recommended to my by my GI APRN. It was a great help as I was learning about my diagnosis. It continues to be a good resource. I highly encourage you to get it if you are recently diagnosised with Crohn's. Even the information that I already knew, was put in such a clear way that it helped to quiet my thoughts so that I could understand the next steps in my treatment.

3-0 out of 5 stars Crohns disease
Had some good information but a bit disappointed as it quickly turned into a diet book with a new life style.
Not what I was hoping to find and be helpful for me. ... Read more

4. How to Cook for Crohn's and Colitis: More Than 200 Healthy, Delicious Recipes the Whole Family Will Love
by Brenda Roscher
Paperback: 272 Pages (2007-09-10)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$6.15
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Asin: 1581825927
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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How to Cook for Crohn's and Colitis is a cookbook for anyone who suffers from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD, not to be confused with irritable bowel syndrome) or cooks for someone who has the disease. While there is no known cure for Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, their symptoms can be controlled in part by following the dietary guidelines of the American Dietetic Association and those outlined in Dr. Fred Saibil's Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: Everything You Need to Know and by other experts.
Brenda Roscher provides sound nutritional advice and outlines the unique dietary needs of people with IBD, showing how to incorporate this information to make healthy choices about which foods to eat.
The recipes in How to Cook for Crohn's and Colitis are designed for the home cook, with easy-to-understand directions and ingredients found in local grocery stores. Because they are simple, many of the recipes can be prepared quickly, which makes them convenient for busy cooks. Finally, the recipes are designed with families in mind, to create meals that everyone can enjoy.
How to Cook for Crohn's and Colitis also contains informative sidebars on such topics as: Tips on Dining Out, Organic vs. Non-Organic Foods, How to Read a Nutrition Label, Kneading Bread Dough, and Tips on Skimming Fat from Broth. It also contains a reading list for anyone who wants to learn more about IBD and nutrition, plus a comprehensive index.
The recipes are organized into the following categories: appetizers, chili-chowders-soups, salads and salad dressings, sandwiches, breads savory and sweet, beef and pork, poultry, fish and seafood, past and sauces, side dishes, condiments and sweets. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (25)

1-0 out of 5 stars this book is AWFUL.
This is the worst book I have ever seen to address these very serious digestive conditions.There is absolutely nothing special about the recipes or the information she offers. The recipes aren't even interesting or appealing let alone safe for people with IBD or IBS. All of the recipes contain ingredients that are KNOWN to aggravate Crohn's and colitis.As a physician and someone who struggles with these issues personally I find this book to be offensive to anyone who has done any research on how to help themselves.She should be ashamed for titling this book the way she did or for putting it out there in the first place.I wish I could get my money back, please do not waste yours!If I could give negative stars on the rating I would.

3-0 out of 5 stars Its being given away free
This book is being given away online for free! I just got one do a search on Yahoo before you buy

2-0 out of 5 stars not really geared toward Crohn's or Colitis
This isn't a bad cookbook, and the first 4-5 pages have some great information. However, the recipes aren't any different from any other cookbook out there this one just says its for Crohn's and Colitis. I applaud the author for trying to put together something for those of us who struggle with these diseases everyday, but suggest you all keep looking.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Recipes!!
I love this book!It has the good, hearty recipes that for me have been modified enough for someone with U.C.I use it all the time and the ingredients are simple that for the most part I already have on hand.

1-0 out of 5 stars She's crazy
Some unknown person sent me this-I would never buy a crohn's diet/recipe book.This book is full of ingredients that cause gas, bloating, cramps. and runny poop.I have had crohn's for 42 years, and I eat a bland diet-no vegetables, no roughage, limited fruit, to control my symptoms so I can work.This book is ridiculous. If you have IBD do yourself a favor, and pass on this idiotic garbage. ... Read more

5. Coping with Crohn's Disease: Manage Your Physical Symptoms and Overcome the Emotional Challenges
by Amy B. Trachter
Paperback: 175 Pages (2001-12-10)
list price: US$15.95 -- used & new: US$30.26
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Asin: 1572242655
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Based on the author's research, Coping with Crohn's Disease offers strategies to help readers make informed medical decisions, improve their relationship with medical professionals, and gain the support of family, friends, and coworkers. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (5)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great overview on treatment options and coping tips!
Good book with practical strategies, recommendations, and solutions for those new to Crohn's Disease or experiencing a flare after a long remission and in need of a refresher course in coping.

4-0 out of 5 stars Informative.
Trachter's book was a great review of educational information on Crohn's disease.There were some sections on overcoming emotional challenges, although not in as much detail as I desired.This book is a great resource for an individual suffering from Crohn's disease and I would recommend it as supplemental to other resources.

5-0 out of 5 stars Coping with Crohn's Disease:Manage Your Physical Symptoms
Out of the 5 books I own on Crohn's Disease, I find this book one of the better ones as the topic of this book is one that is not covered as much in other CD books.Managing your EMOTIONAL symptoms is an extremely important part of managing this disease and the information in the book is very helpful and is humorous as well.

5-0 out of 5 stars Extremely helpful!
This is the most comprehensive and helpful book I have found on Crohn's disease. It is specific to the disease, not a catch all for all GI problems like most books. There are a lot of useful tips for everyday living and dealing with annoying problems that come with the disease. This book is great for patients, physicians, and other clinicians who work work Crohn's patients. Highly recommended!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive review of Crohn's disease
I am a clinical health psychologist working with patients with a variety of illnesses and I found Dr. Trachter's book to be a comprehensive review of the salient issues facing patients with Crohn's disease. Not only would I recommend this book to my patients, but I found it to be a useful supplement to my own knowledge base regarding Crohn's disease and IBD. ... Read more

6. Living with Crohn's & Colitis: A Comprehensive Naturopathic Guide for Complete Digestive Wellness
by Jessica Black N.D., Dede Cummings
Paperback: 304 Pages (2010-06-29)
list price: US$15.00 -- used & new: US$10.19
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Asin: 1578263417
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Approximately 1.5 million people in the United States alone are afflicted with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a category of illnesses that includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and that number is steadily growing. Although there is not yet a cure for Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis, patients can help reduce their symptoms and improve their overall wellbeing by following a comprehensive wellness plan such as those outlined in Living with Crohn’s & Colitis.
Living with Crohn’s & Colitis offers patient-focused, expert guidance on everything from the latest medical treatments, how to cope with a diagnosis, and tips for balancing diet with a busy lifestyle so you can form a personalized wellness plan.
Living with Crohn’s & Colitis also includes:
· Easy to understand information on the role of inflammation and the immune system on gut health
· Traditional and alternative treatment options for a broad, full-body approach to wellness
· A 3-month wellness plan adjustable to each individual’s health needs
· Over 25 delicious recipes designed for those with IBD
Learning to live with the myriad aspects of Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis treatment, including dietary restrictions and medications, can seem overwhelming. Written by a naturopathic doctor and a Crohn’s patient, Living with Crohn’s & Colitis is a thoughtful, balanced resource to help you on your journey to wellness. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars Refreshing Read!
`Living With Crohn's & Colitis' is a perfect companion for anyone with GI concerns, along with an interest in holistic and naturopathic approaches to autoimmune issues and the human body. This intelligent, well-rounded, groundbreaking, thoughtful and unique account on holistic healing addresses both western treatments as well as a wide array of naturopathic healing techniques.Dr Black and Dede Cummings address many various avenues of treatment approaches to inform and educate the reader while expanding to complete lifestyle approaches and understanding of how to encourage our bodies towards overall healing and enhance our body's own ability to correct and heal itself. `Living With Crohn's & Colitis' gives two well-informed voices of experience, encouragement and self-empowering knowledge that leaves one feeling more in-control of our personal approach to health and treatment.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Comprehensive Guide
This book guides us through the disease process in easy to understand terms. The step-by-step treatment suggestions make it an invaluable tool for anyone suffering from this condition. Dede's story makes the disease and healing process personal. Through Dede's story we are able to identify with the challenges of living with a condition that demands change, and the success experienced through participation and perseverance in ones' own healing process.

I highly recommend this book, not only to learn more about the disease process but, more importantly, as a tool in ones' own healing journey.

5-0 out of 5 stars Invaluable Resource
Dr. Black and Dede Cummings guide readers through a comprehensivereview of the current understanding of the factors contributing to Inflammatory Bowel Disease.From this deeper understanding, the logic of a holistic approach to Crohn's and colitis becomes clear. Dr. Black has provided information on an incredible number of healing modalities which can allow the patient to address the causes of these diseases, as well as build true wellness beyond the control of symptoms. Dede Cummings' personal experience provides readers with tangible examples of how these modalities can be applied in real life.

This excellent book offers help to anyone dealing with inflammatory conditions and gastrointestinal disorders. Within Dr. Black's explanations of the evolving inflammatory and auto-immune reactions, readers will also learn a great deal about the prevention of these conditions via health and lifestyle choices.

I have already recommended this book to one friend and one patient affected by Crohn's disease. The information is very accessible and extremely timely.

5-0 out of 5 stars Important Resource for Patients and Physicians
This book is a wealth of information for both patients who suffer from Crohn's and colitis and their doctors as well.Dr. Black does a clear job of explaining both underlying imbalances and how to work with these as a clinician.Dede's story is so helpful in illustrating how a person finds a path back from chronic illness among the overwhelming options available to them and adds a very personal voice to the book.I liked the emphasis onstress and emotional connections and find that working with these in my own practice is extremely important in chronic disease. Dr. Black does a wonderful job of explaining why this element is so important for Crohn's and colitis patients.

5-0 out of 5 stars An exceptional book for those suffering from GI disorders of all kinds
As the mother of a child who has severe GI problems, I find hope in the grace at which Dede Cummings has arrived, despite her incurable disease.As a mother and a midwife, I find encouragement in the understanding that Dr Black has gifted me through the wisdom imparted on the pages of this book.I think that everyone affected by GI disorders or food allergies, not just those suffering from Crohn's or Colitis, should read this insightful book.An excellent balance of education and inspiration, you will benefit greatly from this work of art.Many thanks to the authors for their dedication to help advance our understanding of this subject. Desiree LeFave CPM, LDM Newberg, Oregon ... Read more

7. What to Eat with IBD: A Comprehensive Nutrition and Recipe Guide for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
by Tracie M Dalessandro MS RD CDN
Paperback: 168 Pages (2006-09-26)
list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$10.07
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Asin: 0981496504
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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From a patient who is also a dietitian...

Everything you need to know about nutrition and inflammatory bowel disease including healing foods, recipes, supplements and more.

At the age of nineteen, author Tracie Dalessandro was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and eventually Crohn's disease. After years of trying to heal, Dalessandro realized the power of using diet in conjunction with traditional medicine to control her inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), rather than allowing it to control her. Nutrition became the link between feeling sick and feeling well.

What to Eat with IBD: A Comprehensive Nutrition and Recipe Guide for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis is an invaluable resource containing the latest nutrition and diet information for those suffering from IBD. Dalessandro, a registered dietitian, shares her personal experience and expertise in this comprehensive guide, including tips on the following:

* Foods that heal and foods that hurt
* More than fifty nutrient rich, gut-friendly recipes
* Menu planning, including healthy meals and snacks
* What to eat when traveling and dining out
* Critical vitamin and mineral deficiencies and how to correct them

Practical and easy to follow, What to Eat with IBD, will help you feel better, reduce your symptoms, and gain control over your illness. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (39)

5-0 out of 5 stars As a Registered Dietitian I consider this a great resource!
I see outpatients on a regular basis who have been diagnosed with either Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis. Not only have I benefited from the information in this book, but my clients have also found it to be very helpful too. It's important to note that almost half the book is recipes, which for many people this is a good thing. I appreciate the author's professional knowledge and personal experience that come together to make an excellent resource for people with IBD.

5-0 out of 5 stars This really works
Couldn't keep anything in my system at all. Followed the diet it worked. Plus she writes so you can understand how to eat properly instead alot of medical jargon you can't understand.

This book should be REQUIRED reading for ALL Ulcerative Colitis/Crohn's Disease patients -- whether or not you are curious as to what is safe to eat, or whether or not your disease is under control.I've had IBD since 1998 and just discovered this book recently.It's truly life-changing.

This book is written for the average patient:

-It's fairly short

-It's not overly scientific/technical while still getting at the science behind digestion in IBD patients (In other words, it's targeted at you and not your doctor)

-It contains shopping lists and breaks down each food group into "Foods that Heal" and "Foods that Hurt"

-The last half of the book contains recipes

Most importantly, the author has IBD so she knows what it is like to be in our shoes.

Let's face it, people, if you have IBD, you're spending lots of time and money at the doctor's office, the drugstore and too much time in the bathroom or sapped out of your energy.Spend the $15 on this book and the long afternoon it will take you to read it, and I guarantee that you will learn something.If you put what you learn into practice, it will mean fewer flares and more fun.This book isn't going to cure you, but it's going to make you feel better.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good Book!
I was recently diagnosed with U.C. and upon release from the hospital looked for books on Amazon.com that would teach me about the condition and dietary information.I found the book to be very useful about my condition and have made recipes that the author has offered!

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Sure, there aren't that many recipes in this book and many of them can use a little tweeking to make them awesome but this book is filled with helpful tools and information everyone who has an IBD (or cooks for such a person) should know. ... Read more

8. 100 Questions&Answers About Crohns Disease And Ulcerative Colitis: A Lahey Clinic Guide (100 Questions & Answers)
by Andrew S. Warner, Amy E. Barto
Paperback: 222 Pages (2009-09-22)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$11.22
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Asin: 0763776386
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Whether You’Re A Newly Diagnosed Patient, Or A Friend Or Relative Of Someone Suffering With Crohns Disease Or Ulcerative Colitis, This Book Offers Help. Completely Revised And Updated, 100 Questions & Answers About Crohns Disease And Ulcerative Colitis: A Lahey Clinic Guide, Second Edition Provides Authoritative, Practical Answers To Common Questions About This Condition To Help Patients And Families Achieve A Greater Understanding Of All Aspects Of Dealing With Crohns Disease Including Treatment Options, Sources Of Support, And Much More. This Book Is An Invaluable Resource For Anyone Coping With The Physical And Emotional Turmoil Of This Disease. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (8)

3-0 out of 5 stars Crohn disease
Not as helpful as thought it would be since 100 questions and answers.
But any information is better than nothing to help on concerns.

5-0 out of 5 stars Free online
Last I knew, you can find this book free online (one of the drug companies).

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book! Answered So MAny questions.
This book answered so many of my questions, and helped make me confident in treating my crohns disease.I was also encouraged to join a support group where I could seek help and also help others. Finding the site http://crohnssociety.com has also helped me a lot.Overall this book has changed the way I live and made me realize this disease in manageable with some knowledge.

5-0 out of 5 stars Newly Crohn's diagnoised
When I was very very sick and newly diagnosed with Crohn's, I needed information fast.This, more than any other book I ordered, was the most helpful and easiest to look up random questions as they came up.It was so helpful.I highly recommend it.Also, this is the only time I have used the next day delivery postage for a book and I am so glad I did.

5-0 out of 5 stars A thorough guide with answers not available elsewhere
This book is extremely helpful in answering questions you may have and some you may not have thought to ask. Highly recommended as one of the top two layperson-oriented books to read if you have Crohn's or colitis. ... Read more

9. Crohn's & Colitis Diet Guide: Includes 150 Recipes
by A. Hillary Steinhart, Julie Cepo
Paperback: 288 Pages (2008-04-11)
list price: US$21.95 -- used & new: US$13.29
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Asin: 0778801853
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Dietary strategies and delicious recipes that help manage inflammatory bowel disease.

Good nutrition is a top priority for people living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and also for their families and friends. There is often a fear of trying new foods, as well as other concerns. Is a current diet appropriate? Can the usual foods purchased at the grocery store still be part of the daily diet?

Crohn's and Colitis Diet Guide addresses these concerns and more. The authors explain how nutrition plays a central role in the management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and discuss the importance of maintaining general health during times of disease activity and periods of remission. They also show how a person's nutritional status affects immunity, wound-healing and other physiological processes. Reliable, well-researched dietary advice combined with 150 outstanding recipes provides a crucial resource for those managing IBD.

Although good nutrition does not cure IBD, and although -- with certain exceptions -- nutritional therapy does not always control disease flares, good nutrition is important for health maintenance, symptom management and well-being.

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3-0 out of 5 stars Cookbook Gift
I gave this as a gift for a friend that sufferes from Ulcerated Colitis, she was thrilled to receive this book. She advises me that she has tried several of the receipes and they were really good. Not knowing much about her condition it must be a life changing and the more information you have available the better off you are.

5-0 out of 5 stars Crohn's & Colitis Diet Guide: Includes 150 Recipes
I have colitis, so the book has been very helpful with meal choices.The recipes are delicious !

4-0 out of 5 stars A lot of good information, but...
This book has a lot of good nutritional information that someone with Crohn's or Colitis needs to be aware of, in a very readable format. However, some of the recipes sound questionable for people with these conditions. My family members with Crohn's and colitis cannot tolerate foods with chili powder, peppers, etc. Some of the recipes use these type of ingredients, but you can modify them to suit your individual needs. All in all, a good nutritional book for Crohn's & colitis. ... Read more

10. IBD Self-Management: The AGA Guide to Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
by Sunanda V. Kane
Paperback: 288 Pages (2010-03-01)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Nearly 100,000 Americans of all ages will be diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease - Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis - this year. Because IBD is a chronic condition, it requires a lifetime of daily self-management. Knowledge is the key to living well. Vetted by the American Gastroenterological Association, here is expert advice from a trusted authority, Dr Sunanda Kane, on all aspects of living with IBD. Readers learn cutting-edge information about symptoms and symptom management; use of medications and surgery; the role of nutrition, supplements, and specific foods and diets; IBD complications; how to increase fertility and have a healthy pregnancy; and, other ways that IBD affects people's lives. This book is for people of all ages, including parents concerned about proper growth in their children and teens with IBD. Written in an easy-to-understand style, this book is destined to be the classic self-management book on IBD, one that doctors will recommend to all their patients with IBD. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Latest and best information available
I have a good friend who developed Crohn's Disease many years ago. I do wish this book had been available then to help him and his family. This is a difficult condition to live with, for sure, but physicians like Susie Kane are working tirelessly to learn more about it and to share what they learn with patients and their families. You will find a great deal of useful information and real support in this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars A powerful resource for these sufferers who want a greater control over their lives
Some things are troublesome to manage, but it doesn't mean you can't get them under control. "IBD Self-Management: The AGA Guide to Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis" is a guide for sufferers of inflammatory bowel disease, and how to live one's life to deal with the troubles that the disease throws at people. Evaluating dealing with medication, a healthy diet, surgery, and more, "IBD Self-Management" is a powerful resource for these sufferers who want a greater control over their lives.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best author ever!!!
Dr. Kane is extremely knowledgeable and one of "us."It's easy to discuss your concerns and issues with her because she listens and makes the best decisions based on your issues.Get this book if you have issues! ... Read more

11. Why Doesn't My Doctor Know This?: Conquering Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn's Disease and Colitis
by David Dahlman
Paperback: 204 Pages (2008-02-01)
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You're miserable, your quality of life has changed, your medications don't help and your doctor had the nerve to tell you that diet has nothing to do with your condition. ...but you know better! You can conquer these symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease and any form of Colitis: Gas, Bloating, Indigestion, Heartburn, Reflux, GERD, Diarrhea, Constipation, Alternating Diarrhea/Constipation, Abnormal Bowel Urgency, Abnormal Bowel Frequency, Pain, Spasms, Blood, Mucous, Hemorrhoids, Hiatal Hernia. Why Doesn't My Doctor Know This? Conquering Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn's Disease and Colitis details the only physician designed step-by-step plan combined with dietary advice and an all natural supplement program. It will end your symptoms because it addresses these nine separate variables...Any or all of which may be the cause of your condition: *Altered levels of beneficial bacteria (probiotics)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book! More people should take this book to their docs or better yet call Dr. Dahlman!
Great book! My daughter has Crohn's Disease and it has been a huge help in understanding how you can help yourself through diet and supplements!

5-0 out of 5 stars The best book so far on IBS
I have been going to doctors for over a year now. I have read everything under the sun. This book has been the best thing so far that I have found. It all makes sense. If you have IBS or Fibromyalgia, you must read this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Crohn's Disease
When I received this book, it amazed me at my research for treating Crohn's Disease for my 13 year old son.I started to look anywhere and everywhere for answers because his doctor based drugs weren't working entirely.In fact, he is on double the dose and frequency of remicade infusions which my insurance will not cover anymore.This book opened my eyes and I made significant changes to my son's diet which is healing him.A very good book to read when you have to look for other options of treatment.

4-0 out of 5 stars So Far, So Good!
I've been on Dr. Dahlman's regime for almost a month and have seen marked improvement. The supplements are not cheap but, hey, I'm feeling so much better! I'll check back in after three months to update on progress!

5-0 out of 5 stars Real help & real information; THIS WILL HELP!
My eighteen year nightmare is now much better. I personally worked with this doctor and have had the most improvement ever. I still have some symptoms but the improvement is dramatic. Dr. Dahlman knows what he is doing. The book explains everything and is worth every penny. Throw away all other IBS books and follow the plan EXACTLY. You must be committed but it is well worth it. I was afraid that I would be throwing away money on the recommended products but after years of trial and error, this has proven the best. Go to his web site and if possible, make an appointment and work with Dr. Dahlman personally. Well wishes & get the book ASAP. All the literate out there is contradicting and when you're sick, it become overwhelming to make such decisions. I have been to numerous traditional medical & alternative doctors and practioners, tried medication, natural supplement, hypnosis, acupuncture, cleanses, colonics, yoga, as well as over the counter medications and prescriptions. This is the only thing that has helped. ... Read more

12. Crohn's Disease: The Complete Guide to Medical Management
by Gary R. Lichtenstein MD
 Hardcover: 488 Pages (2010-12-15)
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13. Diagnostic Modalities in Crohn's Disease
by Carlo M. Girelli
Hardcover: 164 Pages (2009-04)
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Inflammatory bowel disease is a heterogeneous group of chronic, idiopathic, immune-mediated, inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. In this book, the reader will find a preliminary section on the etiopathogenesis, epidemiology, and clinical-pathologic aspects of Crohn's disease, and - bearing in mind that the best therapeutic choice begins with an accurate diagnosis - an attempt to provide an updated, comprehensive view of the state-of-the-art endoscopic and radiologic procedures used in the diagnosis, staging and management of Crohn's disease with special emphasis on test appropriateness in the various clinical setting. ... Read more

14. Crohn's and Colitis: Understanding the Facts About IBD
by Dr. Hillary Steinhart MDMScFRCP(C)
Paperback: 224 Pages (2006-04-20)
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Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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"It is estimated that as many as one million Americans have IBD [inflammatory bowel disease] -- with that number evenly split between Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis"- Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America

Crohn's and Colitis: Understanding the Facts About IBD is written by a leading expert in the field and provides the most current and significant information on these conditions. The book answers important questions and covers topics such as:- What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease?- What are the symptoms?- How do you get Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis?- What to expect when you have IBD?- Dietary treatment- Drug therapy- Surgery- Psychological factors- Children with IBD, and- Alternative medicinal therapies.

Learning as much as possible about the condition is an important step toward taking charge and alleviating the negative effects of IBD on daily life. With this book, patients will gain a better understanding of diagnosis and treatment and begin to lead useful and productive lives. While there is no cure at this time for either condition, Dr. Steinhart's expertise and realistic advice will go a long way to improving a patient's health and quality of life and providing reassurance to their loved ones. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Concise resource/guide
Reviewed by Irene Watson for Reader Views (10/10)

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis, are rampant in this county.The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America reports that IBD affects approximately 1.4 million Americans, including some 140,000 children under the age of 18. IBD involves excessive or uncontrolled inflammation of the gut.However, in chronic cases it may affect the joints, eyes, skin, liver, bones, and may cause cancer. According to the author, Dr. A. Hillary Steinhart, "diet has been studied as a possible cause of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and as a possible treatment for these conditions."

Steinhart, head of the Combined Division of Gastroenterology for Mount Sinai Hospital and University Health Network in Toronto, gives thorough explanations of what the disease is, the symptoms, resuming normal lifestyle, diet and psychological management, drug therapy and surgical treatment.He also covers how to treat children with IBD as well as gives resources and references.

Because of the required diet changes, patients with IBD may not get enough fiber.Steinhart explains "The priority when you have n IBD flare is to recover, return to better health, and have improved quality of life. This may require adjusting or reducing your fiber intake."He encourages "to include more soluble fiber in your diet, [by] adding oat bran to moist foods, such as yogurt, pudding, sauces, and soups, as well as in baked goods (muffins and cookies) and cereal...Try adding chickpeas to lentils to a casserole, or include kidney beans in a stew."

Although devastating and incurable, Crohn's and ulcerative colitis are manageable.Understanding IBD is the first step to creating a program that works. Each individual is different and what may work for one IBD patient may not work for another. Steinhart gives information that is based on medical research as well as his own experience with patients."Crohn's & Colitis" is a very reader-friendly resource book, not only for sufferers of IBD but anyone wanting to create a healthy environment in his or her gut.

1-0 out of 5 stars Look elsewhere - ambitious efforts falls short, shallow and without helpful information
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic diseases which vary widely between patients and over time in the same patient -- so writing a helpful book about understanding and managing these two related disorders is an ambitious undertaking.Unfortunately, Dr. Steinhart's book falls well short of the goal, as the book does not have enough information to be helpful to a patient.

The text is too superficial and general.For example, the text devotes only 15 pages to discussing the causes of these two, distinct chronic illnesses -- which is surprising since the causes are not scientifically known and substantial lay controversy exists regarding potential causes like the bacteria that causes Johne's disease in cattle.Those pages include almost no details regarding the scientific bases for the consideration of the potential causes nor the learned rejection or ambivalence regarding some of those potential causes.

The discussion of dietary strategies is equally frustrating.Diet and medication are likely to be the two areas that most patients are interested in as well as the two areas that patient knowledge will be most helpful for (i.e., the patient can do little with knowledge of the cause but quite a lot with knowledge of dietary strategies).As Dr. Steinhart notes, no one diet is accepted as efficacious.However, the doctor devotes little time to the exploration of the many diets popular with the lay experts that patients are likely to be curious about - and a terse rejection is unlikely to be helpful to a curious patient.The one exception appears to be lactose-intolerance issues - if the text was devoted to other dietary concerns in the same way it addressed lactose intolerance, the book would have been much better

Additionally, much of the advice is frustratingly fruitless.Dr. Steinhart counsels repeatedly (and not surprisingly) that patients should seek advice from their doctors and not from Internet sources.However, any dutiful investigator will quickly find that the most fruitful source of detailed information is the Internet.Obviously, credibility issues abound, but doctors are not beyond mistake either.Dr. Steinhart does not provide a useful way to evaluate credibility or a listing of Internet sources likely (or unlikely) to be useful.

Also, perhaps things are different in Canada, but in the United States it is not likely to be very productive to seek to learn everything from your doctor.Most doctors meetings are quick, and the doctor has a list of things she'd like to accomplish.The time available for general inquiry is usually short, and appointments are often infrequent.The doctor can answer some questions or point the patient down the right research path, but the good patient will conduct a great deal of outside research - indeed, that is the point of books like this.

Similarly, the reader is advised that it is generally the case (hence, presumably not always) that denial, avoiding any response, and acting out of anger are "less successful" ways of coping.Although there may well be cases where denial, avoidance, and anger are successful, most of us would generally assume otherwise, and don't need to be advised as much.If, indeed, there are times when these "strategies" care called for, Dr. Steinhart provides no suggestion of what criteria to look for or what questions to ask.

In sum, Dr. Steinhart's book is an extensive exercise in "Ask your doctor," not particularly useful advice for the sufferers of these two chronic illnesses - 2 stars. ... Read more

15. The Embarrassing Truth About Crohn's Disease AND How To Cure It
by Joseph Newburg
Kindle Edition: Pages (2010-01-26)
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The Embarrassing Truth About Crohn's Disease AND How To Cure It is available on Kindle or you can download it to your computer with Amazon's FREE Kindle application for PC.

Wow!The Embarrassing Truth About Crohn’s Disease puts it all out there about this devastating disease in layman’s terms which makes it an easy, informative read!

The Embarrassing Truth About Crohn’s Disease answers all the questions you may have been too embarrassed to ask your doctor.You will get the answers to the following questions:

What is Crohn's Disease?

What Are The Symptoms and Signs of Crohn’s Disease

What Are The Complications of Crohn's Disease?

How Is Crohn's Disease Diagnosed?

What Medical Tests Will I Be Given?

What’s The Difference Between Crohn's' Disease and Ulcerative Colitis?

What Are The Current Treatments For Crohn’s Disease?

What Are The Current Prescription Medications Available For Crohn’s Disease?

Will I Need Surgery?

Can Crohn’s Disease Be Put Into Remission?

What Is My Prognosis?

Should I Keep My Crohn’s Disease A Secret?

If you or somebody you know suspects they have Crohn’s Disease, this is a must have book for you!Take control of your health starting TODAY!

Look for my other books on Kindle:
The Embarassing Truth About Constipation AND How To Cure It
The Truth About The H1N1 Swine Flu Separating Fact From Fiction
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16. The Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Fact Book
by Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
Hardcover: 256 Pages (1983-10-15)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Advance praise for The Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Fact Book: "Crohn's disease nearly took my life and dream of running in the Olympics. This book is helping me control my disease and stay in training." —Rene Felton, Track and Field National Record Holder "A much needed and valuable resource for IBD patients, their families, and physicians towards understanding IBD." —Kurt J. Isselbacher, M.D., Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Gastrointestinal Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital "Since IBD has touched my family I can well understand how this book can offer understanding and hope to all of us." —Gary Collins, Host, Hour Magazine "An invaluable book not only for patients but for doctors as well. Anyone connected with IBD will profit from reading it." —Henry D. Janowitz, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine and Director of IBD Unit, Mount Sinai School of Medicine "This text gave me a better insight into my illness. I have found that knowing what to expect makes coping with the disease easier." —Rolf Benirschke, Placekicker, San Diego Chargers ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars good
i thankfully wasted my money on this book after thinking I had been diagnosed with UC, then finding out I didn't. But, from what I read of it and saw it seems to be a great book for anyone suffering from either of these horrible diseases.

5-0 out of 5 stars LIFE SAVER

4-0 out of 5 stars !
A good resource for the newly diagnosed but if you are an old hat at this stuff, read something else.It is nice to have on hand though when OTHER people start having problems and they come to you for info. because they know you have problems.You can hand them this to borrow.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good overview, if a bit outdated
This is a very good general introduction to the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis, for the family, friends, or patient that has been recently diagnosed with one of these diseases.It covers the details of the disease and also current treatment IBD (circa 1983).However, please understand that this book has not been updated since 1983.There have been many, many developments in the treatment of these diseases and the prognosis is much better than when this book was written.(They essentially only had Prednisone and Sulfasalizine for treatment at the time).They now have Remicade and other drugs used to treat IBD that are not addressed.

Overall not a bad book, but you can probably find all of this information, plus information on newer developments, in some of the other books on IBD.Needless to say, if you buy this book, don't make it your only book on IBD.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great information on Crohn's Disease
As a Crohn's Disease patient, I used this book as a source for a research project.Although, currently there are more up-to-date sources, this book provided me with a vast amount of background information regarding the disease. ... Read more

17. The New Eating Right for a Bad Gut : The Complete Nutritional Guide to Ileitis, Colitis, Crohn's Disease, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
by James Scala
Paperback: 272 Pages (2000-03-01)
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Asin: 0452279763
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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In this completely revised and updated edition of his classic book on treating "bad gut" diseases, Dr. James Scala presents a new dietary plan that has been proven to help inflammatory bowel disease go into remission. Scala firmly believes that nutrition is preventative medicine and food is the vehicle of its practice. His drug-free food and lifestyle program offers relief from the pain and embarrassment of living with these mysterious and chronic ills while providing reassuring step-by-step guidance on:

Developing a personal-testing program
Identifying "safe foods"
Fitness and stress-reduction techniques
Dietary and vitamin supplements

The New Eating Right for a Bad Gut offers a solid program for health that is uniquely focused on an area of major concern to a wide segment of the population.

"Frank and concise . . . Scala provides straightforward recommendations for healthy eating that's easy on the gut. He knows his subject well and always comes across as hopeful and helpful-without preaching."-Publishers Weekly ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Read dozens of IBD Books - this is by far the best!
After my son was diagnosed with IBD, I consulted with physicians, dieticians, and read dozens of books, but was still confused about meeting his new, complex dietary needs with such a limited list of foods that seemed to be allowed.The New Eating Right for a Bad Gut explains specifics of what can be eaten and how best to prepare it, as well as what needs to be avoided.This is a MUST read for anyone with IBD or IBS.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Good Read for Someone with IBD
I went to my last gastroenterology appointment expecting my doctor to change my medications since I have been having a flare for a year and the medication was not getting it under control, but instead he said "avoid eating wheat and dairy". Perplexed, I came home and ordered several books on Amazon about the effects of diet on inflammatory bowel disease. This was one of them.

In the second chapter, the author shares the results of a large survey of people with IBD about what foods give them trouble and which they seemed to tolerate. This seems to be a good starting place. In the third chapter, he emphasizes the importance of keeping a food diary.

He also gives a very well explained description and diagram of how eating foods high in arachidonic acid (such as animal fats) cause inflammation (chapter 10), while eating omega-3 foods such as fish oil help heal by causing "good" prostaglandin and leukotriene production.

He teaches why processed foods with added salt are relly bad for your health by explaining the "K factor", the ratio of potassium to sodium. I have found from experience that when I am feeling especially drained, it is because my electrolytes are out of whack. Now I know what foods to eat and which to avoid to prevent this.

He is a big advocate on reducing roughage for IBD patients, i.e., no skins or peels, veggies cooked thoroughly and, NO NUTS (unlike the SCD diet).

However, the original reason I bought the book was to find out why my doctor prescribed for me the diet he did. In this book you will not find any mention of the effects of avoiding wheat or gluten. Several of the foods recommended are Wheaties and Cream of Wheat, without even the caveat that some people may be intolerant. Lactose intolerance is given a chapter and mentioned in a few other places.

Overall it seemed a good book full of conventional dietary wisdom, and there was a little bit of "the human element" thrown in with a discussion about goal-setting and having a good attitude.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great resource tool for Crohn's diet needs
Great resource tool for Crohn's diet needs. Our family uses the menu ideas on a daily basis. Great value pricing as well.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best book available
My wife has talked to many doctors, read many blogs and books, and checked out countless websites but this is the first book that actually took a wholistic approach to managing ulcerative colitis and just made sense.The problem was that prior to reading this book, she just listened to doctors and they resort to pretty harsh drugs every time but we learned that there is a lot more that you can do in order to avoid the nasty drugs.

3-0 out of 5 stars Worth Reading
This book is worth reading if you are new to healthy eating in general and have been recently diagnosed with IBD. I say recently because most of us know what triggers our symptoms. I read this and felt like, OK got it, eat healthy according to the food pyramid and watch out for your triggers. If you're new to IBD you could save yourself some time and learn about what does trigger symptoms in most people with IBD.

I bought this book along with Self Healing Colitis & Crohn's 3rd Edition and Breaking the Vicious Cycle. I was already motivated to figure out what I could do to at least lessen my symptoms and hopefully lessen the amount of drugs needed. In this book you'll find that peeling all your fruits is recommended and cooking all your vegetables until they are mush is recommended. The author recognizes that by doing this nutrients are lost and that supplementation will be needed. After reading things like having to peel grapes before eating them, I moved onto Breaking the Vicious Cycle. I'm now on the SCD Diet and it seems to be helping me. I figured if I'm going to modify my diet to the recommendations in New Eating Right then I'm going to go all out and do the SCD Diet.

Overall, it's worth a read but get it from the library instead if possible. You may not need to keep it around.
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18. Toilet Paper Flowers: A Story for Children about Crohn's Disease
by Frank J. Sileo PhD
Paperback: 32 Pages (2006-01-20)
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Julia, who suffers from CrohnÂ’s disease, explains living with this chronic and sometimes debilitating illness to her new friend. Because she uses the bathroom so often, Julia creates flowers using toilet paper. By sharing her flower creations, Julia gains support and understanding from her friend. Toilet Paper Flowers has an introduction for parents, web resources, explanations of the disease and treatments, glossary, and instructions for making the flowers. This book offers hope and validates feelings of children struggling with CrohnÂ’s disease, as well as educating siblings and friends unfamiliar with this chronic illness. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars on the fence
The introduction to this book is very well written and informative. It is also filled with resources for families to use, a glossary and of course a how to guide of making toilet paper flowers. This doctor knows his stuff. The story itself is incredibly cheesy.
-"Julia took a deep breath and said, 'It's because I have a disease called Crohn's disease.' Nikki grabbed Julia's hands and they both sat down on her bed"-
I was actually laughing out loud at some parts because the writing does not reflect how kids speak to each other. There is no doubt though, this book has outlined the disease clearly, has diagrams and kids could possibly relate to Julia and her embarrassing, and challenging experiences. I'm on the fence, this book has a lot, but kids may question if you know them and their personality/age group at all.

2-0 out of 5 stars Fine concept, but...
As a sufferer from Crohn's Disease, I was particularly interested in reading how a doctor would explain it to a child.I was disappointed. No child I know would talk to another using these words.The dialog was stilted, didactic and inappropriate for the age level.It is understandable that a doctor would have trouble talking on a simple level about a disease that is not simple.
The idea of making flowers from toilet paper, supposedly due to the numerous and lengthy trips to the bathroom that are often necessary, is a cute hook.However, in reality, many of those trips are too painful to be creative at the same time.
In summary, I don't think a child would understand the condition too much better after reading the book. They need easier words.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
As a father with Crohn's disease, this book allowed me to give my daughters (ages 3&7), a more clear understanding of what their daddy goes through on a daily basis. It was so inspiational that, for my birthday, they made me my own bouquet of toilet paper roses. A must have for any parent that has crohn's

5-0 out of 5 stars A great story about a real disease
I found this book to be well written and illustrated, easy to understand and compassionate.

5-0 out of 5 stars Finally a book for kids with Crohn's!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This book helped my family so much.It is a way to explain Crohn's to children in a way they will understand.I even got one for the school to help educate teachers and other children.
Hopefully this will help bring awareness to the cause.
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19. Colitiscope: Living With Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
by Andrew Tubesing
Paperback: 192 Pages (2009-09-01)
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Asin: 1935388002
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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More of an adventure story than an encyclopedia, this resource for Crohn’s and colitis patients weaves humor with introspection and information with observation. Written by a sufferer of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the guide shares common tales and insights while also covering symptoms, medications, and procedures, from a uniquely entertaining viewpoint. Humor and frankness are used as a coping method, helping to illustrate and conquer common difficulties brought on by the chronic illness.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great read from seasoned IBDer
What an excellent book to read if you or a family member suffer from IBD. It offers great insight, humor and helpful tips from a first person vantage point. The author is an amazing man who has dedicated much of his time to helping others like himself, who suffer from IBD. I only wish this book had been created earlier so I could have shown it to my close friends when I was a teenager! Hopefully more great works to come from Tubesing soon!

5-0 out of 5 stars Must read! For those with IBD or someone who knows someone with it.
I stumbled across this book one day through a facebook fan page. I myself have Colitis, and was immediately drawn in by what the book had to offer. Reading Andrew's stories, it really felt like I was reading mine. The insights and humor he shares is sure to make any Colitis or Crohn's patient feel at ease. Crohn's and Colitis are two embarrassing diseases, but Andrew says, they don't have to be. This book is meant to let all those out there with this condition that they are not alone. It's always nice to have others around so they we may comfort each other.

I don't know what else I can say, other than, everyone should read this book, if for nothing else than to learn about a very unknown disease so that you may understand it better and be more empathetic to those with it.

~Ken Kwaterski

5-0 out of 5 stars Two thumbs way way up!!
As someone who has many friends living with crohn's and colitis, this book was an exceptional insight into the daily challenges of living with IBD. I recommend this book to everyone- whether they have crohn's and colitis, know someone with the disease, or just want to know more about it. I recommended it to a friend who was recently diagnosed with colitis at the age of 18, and she says that it has forever changed her outlook on her future and given her hope that this disease will not dictate what opportunities she will have in her lifetime. Two thumbs way way up!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Insight into life with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
I read this based on the recommendation of a friend who has Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.It's both humorous and educational -- gave me a first person view of what he's going through.I recommend it for anyone suffering with this condition.I recommend it for anyone who knows someone who does, in order to gain a better understanding of what they're going through.

5-0 out of 5 stars Funny and Insightful
A hilarious look at a less-than-funny condition. Tubesing does a wonderful job of providing a light, laugh-out-loud narrative of dealing with a serious, often embarrassing health challenge. Filled with wonderful insights about family, life, and longtime love, it's a great read, even for those of us lucky enough to have dodged such a diagnosis. ... Read more

20. Straight from the Gut: Living with Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis (Patient Centered Guides)
by Cliff Kalibjian
Paperback: 448 Pages (2003-05-13)
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Asin: 059650005X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Approximately one million teens and adults in the United States live with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis-- two forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). These chronic conditions can dramatically impact quality of life. Difficult-to-discuss symptoms like uncontrollable diarrhea, abdominal pain, bloody stool, and others can make employment and everyday life difficult. Straight From the Gut charts the territory of successfully living with IBD:

  • Finding the right diagnosis
  • Getting state-of-the-art treatment
  • Coping with prednisone
  • Living with an ostomy
  • Dealing with insurance and employment
  • Managing relationships and fertility concerns
  • Finding emotional support
  • Identifying resources
Throughout the book are the warm and wise voices of over 40 people who have "been there, done that." ... Read more

Customer Reviews (10)

5-0 out of 5 stars Straight from the Gut: Just what the doctor ordered (or should!)
Samantha Lucier, a mom of a daughter with Crohn's
July 14th 2006
Just What The Doctor Ordered (Or Should)!
Cliff Kalibjian's book, 'Straight from the Gut: Living with Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis' was just what the doctor ordered (or should)! It is an invaluable tool for people living with Crohn's disease or Ulcerative Colitis. Dozens of people share their personal stories about coping from day to day with these devastating illnesses, and I found these stories to be moving, sometimes even funny, and always helpful and insightful. Cliff has touched on every aspect of living with IBD, from caring for an ostomy, to dealing with insurance companies. The book is written in lay terms and is clear and concise. I would highly recommend this book, not only to families like my own, who have been personally touched by one of these diseases, but to gastroenterologists, nurses and others who care for patients with Crohn's or Colitis. It is truly an educational read for all.
Also recommended: 'Ask Audrey' by Audrey Kron

2-0 out of 5 stars The book is an introduction with missing content
First, I wish nobody to need the information about IBD. But, for one who needs it, the current book is not a best place to look for.
Obviously, the author's attempts to explain little bit of everything worked, and almost every reader would find inthe book something related to his or her case. The problem is that it is so little of information in each topic, thatalmost nobody would find it really helpful.
The author did a pretty good job by collecting people's letters, which could help ones who need to know that they are not alone. Still, news groups, which could be easily found in the web would work much better.
And the last, most important: the author is a typical example of conventional medicine approach. If you trust in convention medicine and your doctor, you don't need any book at all - your case is going to make to your doctor so much money, that he or she would be happy to provide you the details (unless of course you'll ask for the cure of the disease). And, if you want to try alternative ways, you would not find any help here, just a couple of standard words, which every conventional doctor would say to you in case you would ask.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Comprehensive Guide to IBD
This is a great overview of the current management and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease.It covers medication, surgery, diet, insurance, and more.All in all, a great starting point for the newly diagnosed and their friends and family.I've bought a number of books on Crohn's disease, and this is by far the best general overview I've found.

5-0 out of 5 stars The second book you should buy if you have IBD
When you're diagnosed with IBD, you have no idea what's ahead.You've been having problems and now you finally have a cause... but no cure.It's a sobering moment.

I went to the major websites and found a book at the library (Jill Skylar's First Year book -- a great starter).I was beginning to learn what life with this disease was going to mean, but I still felt lost.I saw this book online and ordered it.I honestly wasn't expecting much as I've spent the last year reading books on Crohn's that were either total medicalese or the basics I already knew.Cliff's book turned out to be the book I was looking for...it's beyond the basics (What is this strange disease?) and yet suitable for the layman.Additionally, it lets you hear the voices of many other sufferers.With this disease, it's easy to feel like no one understands especially because many of us don't "look sick".Cliff covers all the major topics and does so with humor, compassion and hope.Read it if you're newly diagnosed, have been suffering or want to understand someone that has been -- I consider it the most valuable book in my Crohn's library.

Thank you, Cliff.

5-0 out of 5 stars Straight from the Gut: Living with Crohn's Disease and Ulcer
This book was the best one I have read on the subject of UC & Crohn's Disease.I have done lots of research, on the Internet, the Library, talking to Doctors, and this one book answered all my questions.Whether you are looking for advice about drugs, surgery, food, working, insurance, or much more, this book has it all!!!I would strongly recommend adding it to your library. ... Read more

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