Digestive Wellness

ISBN-10: 0071441964
ISBN-13: 9780071441964
Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)
Authors: Elizabeth Lipski
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List price: $21.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 10/28/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

The author identifies the relationships between food absorption and immune function, glandular activity and neurological function and educates the reader to understand the complex interrelationships of our digestive process and the bacteria living in our digestive tract.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Who Can Benefit from This Book?
The American Way of Life Is Hazardous to Our Health
Food and the Environment
Food Preparation and Technology
Food Additives
The Microwave
Genetic Engineering
Food Irradiation
The Changing American Lifestyle
Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers
Antibiotics
Pollution and Environmental Toxins
The Will to Change
A Voyage Through the Digestive System
You Aren't Only What You Eat
A Guided Tour Through the Digestive System
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 Flora
The Many Benefits of Intestinal Flora
Probiotic Bacteria Help Us in Many Ways
Not All Intestinal Bacteria Are Friendly
Prebiotics
Foods and Herbs That Enhance Intestinal Flora
Probiotic Supplements
Dosage
Dysbiosis: A Good Neighborhood Gone Bad
What Causes Dysbiosis?
Patterns of Dysbiosis
Putrefaction Dysbiosis
Fermentation Dysbiosis
Deficiency Dysbiosis
Sensitization Dysbiosis
Candida: The Masquerader
Leaky Gut Syndrome: The Systemic Consequences of Faulty Digestion
What Causes Leaky Gut Syndrome?
Chronic Stress
Dysbiosis
Environmental Contaminants
Overconsumption of Alcoholic Beverages
Poor Food Choices
Use of Medication
Restoring Gut Integrity
Food and Environmental Sensitivities
Lectins
Elimination-Provocation Diet
Functional Medicine and Functional Testing
Acid-Alkaline Balance and pH Testing
Home pH Testing
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA)
Parasitology Testing
Elimination-Provocation Food Sensitivity Testing
Food Allergy/Sensitivity Testing
Leaky Gut Syndrome or Intestinal Permeability Testing
Heidelberg Capsule Test
Functional Liver Profile Testing
Indican Test
Lactose Intolerance Testing
Hair Analysis
Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth Test
Electrical Acupuncture Voltage (EAV) Testing
Organic Acid Testing
Moving Toward a Wellness Lifestyle
First Things First: Detoxification
Detoxification Programs
Fruit and Vegetable Cleansing
Metabolic Cleansing
Vitamin C Flush
Low-Temperature Saunas and Steams
Diet Means "A Way of Living"
Clean Out the Pantry
Rules for Eating, Cooking, and Shopping
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 Food
Cereals and Grains
Eggs
Fish and Seafood
Seaweeds
Meat and Poultry
Oils, Nuts, and Seeds
Shopping List
Fruits and Vegetables
Legumes (Beans and Peas)
Whole Grains
Whole Grain Breads
Breads and Pastas
Cereals
Dairy Products and Eggs
Fish and Seafood
Meats and Poultry
Beverages
Oils, Nuts, and Seeds
Condiments
Natural Therapies for Common Digestive Problems
Mouth
Bad Breath or Halitosis
Cheilosis or Cracks in the Corners of the Mouth and Lips
Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease
Mouth Ulcers or Canker Sores
Thrush
Tongue Problems
Esophagus
Belching or Eructation
Heartburn or Gastric Reflux and Hiatal Hernia
Barrett's Esophagus
Stomach
Gastric Hypofunction or Hypochlorhydria
Gastric Ulcers and Gastritis
Liver
Hepatitis
Cirrhosis
Pancreas
Gallbladder
Gallstones
Small Intestine
Flatulence or Intestinal Gas
Parasites
Celiac Disease, Sprue, or Gluten Intolerance
Colon or Large Intestine
Constipation
Diarrhea
Diverticular Disease
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Hemorrhoids
Natural Therapies for the Diverse Consequences of Faulty Digestion
Arthritis
Osteoarthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Psoriatic Arthritis
Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)
Asthma
Behcet's Disease (BD)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Eczema or Atopic Dermatitis
Fibromyalgia
Food and Environmental Sensitivities
Migraine Headaches
Psoriasis
Schizophrenia
Scleroderma
Resources
References
Index

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