Product Description: Not only is faulty digestion directly responsible for a large number of gastrointestinal disorders, it can also be indirectly responsible for a vast array of seemingly unrelated illnesses including arthritis, migraines, and autoimmune diseases.
In Digestive Wellness, clinical nutritionist Elizabeth Lipski, Ph.D., explains how your digestive system works and what can happen when it doesn't. She covers all the common gastrointestinal disorders and offers her expert guidance on the newest advances in testing and diagnosis, nutrition, and natural therapies, including detoxification and self-care options for more than thirty conditions.
Identify and treat digestive complications such as: IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease), indigestion, gas and bloating, constipation, celiac disease, hepatitis, inflammatory bowel diseases and more.
This new edition is extensively updated to include:
* New sections on hepatitis, cirrhosis, Barrett's esophagus, and Behcet's Disease.
* The latest information on food allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, probiotics, prebiotics, and the use of supplements and herbs.
* Advice on how healthy changes in diet and lifestyle can help you achieve a level of physical and emotional wellness you may have never experienced before.
Date Published: 2005
Edition: Third Edition
Table of Contents: Foreword: ix
Introduction: Who Can Benefit from This Book?: xv
1. The American Way of Life is Hazardous to Our Health: 1
Food and the Environment: 6
Food Preparation and Technology: 7
The Changing American Lifestyle: 12
The Will to Change: 14
2. A Voyage Through the Digestive System: 17
You Aren't Only What You Eat: 18
A Guided Tour Through the Digestive System: 21
3. The Bugs in Your Body: Intestinal Flora: 37
The Many Benefits of Intestinal Flora: 40
Not All Intestinal Bacteria Are Friendly: 48
Foods and Herbs That Enhance Intestinal Flora: 50
Probiotic Supplements: 52
4. Dysbiosis: A Good Neighborhood Gone Bad: 55
What Causes Dysbiosis?: 62
Patterns of Dysbiosis: 65
Candida: The Masquerader: 68
5. Leaky Gut Syndrome: The Systemic Consequences of Faulty Digestion: 81
What Causes Leaky Gut Syndrome?: 86
Restoring Gut Integrity: 88
Food and Environmental Sensitivities: 89
Elimination-Provocation Diet: 94
6. Functional Medicine and Functional Testing: 97
Acid-Alkaline Balance and pH Testing: 98
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA): 106
Parasitology Testing: 107
Elimination-Provocation Food Sensitivity Testing: 114
Food Allergy/Sensitivity Testing: 115
Leaky Guy Syndrome or Intestinal Permeability Testing: 116
Heidelberg Capsule Test: 116
Functional Liver Profile Testing: 117
Indican Test: 119
Lactose Intolerance Testing: 119
Hair Analysis: 121
Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth Test: 121
Electrical Acupuncture Voltage (EAV) Testing: 122
Organic Acid Testing: 123
7. Moving Toward a Wellness Lifestyle: 125
8. First Things First: Detoxification: 131
Detoxification Programs: 134
Fruit and Vegetable Cleansing: 134
Metabolic Cleansing: 136
Vitamin C Flush: 137
Low-Temperature Saunas and Steams: 138
9. Diet Means "A Way of Living": 145
Clean Out the Pantry: 146
Rules for Eating, Cooking, and Shopping: 148
A Guide to Buying Food: 160
Shopping List: 164
10. Natural Therapies for Common Digestive Problems: 171
Small Intestine: 226
Colon or Large Intestine: 240
11. Natural Therapies for the Diverse Consequences of Faulty Digestion: 279
Behcet's Disease (BD): 305
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: 311
Eczema or Atopic Dermatitis: 321
Food and Environmental Sensitivities: 337
Migraine Headaches: 343
Appendix: Resources: 371
About the Author: Elizabeth Lipski first became interested in holistic healing while in college. There she spent much of her time stalking the woods for edible plants and roots and studying and making herbal medicines. It became apparent to Lipski that herbs were another type of medicine, and that people's lifestyles and attitudes are the foundation for great health.
Lipski has been working in the field of wellness and holistic nutrition since receiving her master's degree in 1979. She became board certified as a clinical nutritionist in 1991 and received her doctorate in clinical nutrition in 2001. She has had a varied career. Along with a private practice, she has run weight-management programs; worked in holistic medical and allopathic medical clinics, a health-food store, several spas, and several health clubs; created and provided wellness programs for businesses and corporations; and taught and lectured extensively. Digestive Wellness was first published in 1995 and is accompanied by the Leaky Gut Syndrome booklet. Lipski's proudest achievement is being a mom of two amazing young men, Ken and Arthur.
The website www.elizabethlipski.com has additional information about private telephone consultations, and on workshops for health professionals and community groups on nutritional medicine and digestive wellness. You'll also find information about Lipski's services, products, some articles, and a variety of resources.
Lipski has a great passion for this work, seeking balance in her own life in order to be a model for those she serves. If she can be of assistance to you, she welcomes the opportunity.