Digestive Wellness

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  • Copyright: 1999-11-01
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Sixty percent of the population has suffered from a digestive ailment in the last three months. Acid reflux, heartburn, gastritis, ulcers, lactose intolerance, and food allergies are among the many ailments caused by faulty digestion. "Digestive Wellness" was designed to help you understand the complex relationships between gastrointestinal physiology, diet, and health. Written by noted nutritionist Elizabeth Lipski, this accessible third edition of the popular resource has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest information and research on digestive disorders. Here, you will find practical advice on implementing a wellness program to promote health and alleviate a wide range of problems caused by faulty digestion.

Author Biography

Elizabeth Lipski, Ph.D., is a clinical nutritionist in private practice

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction: Who Can Benefit from This Book?p. xv
The American Way of Life Is Hazardous to Our Healthp. 1
Food and the Environmentp. 6
Food Preparation and Technologyp. 7
Food Additives
The Microwave
Genetic Engineering
Food Irradiation
The Changing American Lifestylep. 12
Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers
Pollution and Environmental Toxins
The Will to Changep. 14
A Voyage Through the Digestive Systemp. 17
You Aren't Only What You Eatp. 18
A Guided Tour Through the Digestive Systemp. 21
The Brain
The Mouth
The Esophagus
The Stomach: The Body's Blender
Small Intestine
The Pancreas
Gut-Associated Lymphatic Tissue (GALT)
Gut Serotonin
The Liver: The Body's Fuel Filter
The Gallbladder: A Holding Tank for Bile
The Large Intestine or Colon
The Bugs in Your Body: Intestinal Florap. 37
The Many Benefits of Intestinal Florap. 40
Probiotic Bacteria Help Us in Many Ways
Not All Intestinal Bacteria Are Friendlyp. 48
Prebioticsp. 48
Foods and Herbs That Enhance Intestinal Florap. 50
Probiotic Supplementsp. 52
Dysbiosis: A Good Neighborhood Gone Badp. 55
What Causes Dysbiosis?p. 62
Patterns of Dysbiosisp. 65
Putrefaction Dysbiosis
Fermentation Dysbiosis
Deficiency Dysbiosis
Sensitization Dysbiosis
Candida: The Masqueraderp. 68
Leaky Gut Syndrome: The Systemic Consequences of Faulty Digestionp. 81
What Causes Leaky Gut Syndrome?p. 86
Chronic Stress
Environmental Contaminants
Overconsumption of Alcoholic Beverages
Poor Food Choices
Use of Medication
Restoring Gut Integrityp. 88
Food and Environmental Sensitivitiesp. 89
Lectinsp. 93
Elimination-Provocation Dietp. 94
Functional Medicine and Functional Testingp. 97
Acid-Alkaline Balance and pH Testingp. 98
Home pH Testing
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA)p. 106
Parasitology Testingp. 107
Elimination-Provocation Food Sensitivity Testingp. 114
Food Allergy/Sensitivity Testingp. 115
Leaky Gut Syndrome or Intestinal Permeability Testingp. 116
Heidelberg Capsule Testp. 116
Functional Liver Profile Testingp. 117
Indican Testp. 119
Lactose Intolerance Testingp. 119
Hair Analysisp. 121
Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth Testp. 121
Electrical Acupuncture Voltage (EAV) Testingp. 122
Organic Acid Testingp. 123
Moving Toward a Wellness Lifestylep. 125
First Things First: Detoxificationp. 131
Detoxification Programsp. 134
Fruit and Vegetable Cleansingp. 134
Metabolic Cleansingp. 136
Vitamin C Flushp. 137
Low-Temperature Saunas and Steamsp. 138
Diet Means "A Way of Living"p. 145
Clean Out the Pantryp. 146
Rules for Eating, Cooking, and Shoppingp. 148
Eat Local Foods in Season
The Life in Foods Gives Us Life
Plan Ahead: Carry Food with You
Eat Small, Frequent Meals to Sustain Even Energy Levels
Eat When You Are Hungry; Stop When You Are Satisfied
Relax While Eating
Choose Organically Grown Foods Whenever Possible
Eat as Many Fruits and Vegetables as Possible
Eat Lean Protein Including High EPA and DHA Fish One to Two Times a Week
Drink Clean Water
Respect Your Own Biochemical Uniqueness
Increase High-Fiber Foods
A Guide to Buying Foodp. 160
Cereals and Grains
Fish and Seafood
Meat and Poultry
Oils, Nuts, and Seeds
Shopping Listp. 164
Fruits and Vegetables
Legumes (Beans and Peas)
Whole Grains
Whole Grain Breads
Breads and Pastas
Dairy Products and Eggs
Fish and Seafood
Meats and Poultry
Oils, Nuts, and Seeds
Natural Therapies for Common Digestive Problemsp. 171
Mouthp. 173
Bad Breath or Halitosis
Cheilosis or Cracks in the Corners of the Mouth and Lips
Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease
Mouth Ulcers or Canker Sores
Tongue Problems
Esophagusp. 183
Belching or Eructation
Heartburn or Gastric Reflux and Hiatal Hernia
Barrett's Esophagus
Stomachp. 190
Gastric Hypofunction or Hypochlorhydria
Gastric Ulcers and Gastritis
Liverp. 203
Pancreasp. 218
Gallbladderp. 220
Small Intestinep. 226
Flatulence or Intestinal Gas
Celiac Disease, Sprue, or Gluten Intolerance
Colon or Large Intestinep. 240
Diverticular Disease
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Natural Therapies for the Diverse Consequences of Faulty Digestionp. 279
Arthritisp. 280
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Psoriatic Arthritis
Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)
Asthmap. 300
Behcet's Disease (BD)p. 305
Chronic Fatigue Syndromep. 311
Eczema or Atopic Dermatitisp. 321
Fibromyalgiap. 329
Food and Environmental Sensitivitiesp. 337
Migraine Headachesp. 343
Psoriasisp. 351
Schizophreniap. 358
Sclerodermap. 362
Resourcesp. 371
Referencesp. 375
Indexp. 439
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