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The IBS Low-Starch Diet: Why starchy food may be hazardous to your health Paperback – 1 May 2003

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Vermilion; Rev. ed edition (1 May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091891515
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091891510
  • Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 2.2 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,402,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A complete diet programme of starch-free recipes for the relief of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

About the Author

Carol Sinclair came to live in Britain in 1979 from her native New Zealand, where she had worked in advertising for many years and wrote a cookery column. During her long search for the causes and possible cure of IBS, she has read many books on the subject of digestion and nutrition, but she believes nothing compensates for an intimate acquaintance with the symptoms. She lives in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, writes for magazines and is the author of a book on her husband, the painter Ray Harris-Ching.

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Hello.

15 years ago I was having back troubles. I also had difficulty putting socks on in the morning and going down stairs. Within an hour Id be much better. It turns out I had ankylosing spondilytus (sorry for my spelling!).

Doctors told me it was an incurable desease and put me on long term anti inflams and codine. I also developed mild ibs- which is infact the same illness, just a different facet of it.

Fast forward to now and after years of pain I have discovered purely by accident that it is not incurable. The guy who wrote the foreword to this book discovered the cause and how to minimise the disease years ago. I guess theres no money from drug companies just to cut out certain food groups.

I emplore anyone with inflammatory arthritis to try this diet. My quality of life has improved drastically and I no longer need medicines to control the symptoms, just follow the diet. The reason I am writing this now is last night I had a huge bacg of chips and now am suffering horrible back pain and bad guts. Itll be fine by tomorrow.

The book itself is not exactly a gripping read and the style of writing is not to my liking.

However the information contained within it is immensely valuable to anyone with AS.

Buy it- its less than the price of a nhs perscription!
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I got this to lend to a work colleague who has Ankylosing Spondylitis - a severe form of arthritis which causes the spinal vertebrae to fuse together. There is no cure, but it is reported that a low starch diet has benefitted some sufferers, eg. the authoress of this book. After trying it for only a month, the improvement in my colleague's mobility was really noticeable!
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A very informative book and I have tried some of its recommendations with good results. Less bloating and stomach cramps and arthritis is a bit better.
Its hard giving up the regular foods like bread & potatoes & biscuits & cakes but the benefits outweigh the loss of the foods. It has a good recipe section and I have started to experiment using my own recipes.
Im sure people who suffer with IBS would find this book useful.
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I have symptoms of IBS & AS and had already started a low starch diet. This book is helpful in providing more complete info than is available on the web. Advice on starch free foods is comprehensive and helpful.
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a family member with AS has followed a low starch diet for about 18 months and although it took over a year for the effects to fully be seen her inflammatory markers have dropped from dangerously high to a normal level (she has never had normal inflammatory blood result), and she is now off a number of medications and still improving. this is not a route that will fix you in days and does take determination to get used to the adjustments but it soon becomes second nature. I now also follow a low starch and gluten free diet and notice considerable improvements. there are a number of lovely cook books out there that can supplement this one but it is also the case to use your imagination and think outside the box with your cooking. you won't be disappointed. this is a great book to start from. Ps. the cake recipes are delicious. :)
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Definitely works but im a vegetarian so its kind of hard for me...... However I still have managed to give up all pain killers and only get back pain sometimes I am still looking for ways to completely get rid of starch in my diet that way I can be pain free overall its a good book with a lot of good information. I highly recommend this book to anyone with IBS or AS it could change your LIFE!
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Book is interesting and written from a personal point of view. Quite a few inacurracies from a scientific point of view. Bought it as I was about to be diagnosed with AS. I'm not but I ve introduced some principles from the book into my life. For a vegan doing this diet is hard going.
Author honestly acknowledged this.
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I enjoyed the recipes and information, however some of the information is a little outdated and it is known that around 10-20% of sufferers of AS and other spondyloarthipies do not have the HLA B27 gene. Do not be disheartened if you suffer with AS or related conditions and do not have this gene as I am HLA B27 negative but still find a low starch diet greatly improves my mobility and drastically decreases my fatigue levels (I have non radiographic spondyloarthritis). Worth the money :)
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