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Improve Your Digestion (Optimum Nutrition Handbook) by [Holford, Patrick]
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A practical easy-to-follow plan for improving your digestion - and overall health - and addressing common digestive problems

About the Author

Patrick Holford is one of the UK's best-known nutrition experts and a leading spokesman on nutrition in the media. In 1984 he founded the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, an idependent educational charity, and is chief executive of the Food for the Brain Foundation. He is also the author of over 30 health books.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 924 KB
  • Print Length: 187 pages
  • Publisher: Piatkus; Reprint edition (2 Dec. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004OEIDM0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #220,887 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Aj Viljoen VINE VOICE on 17 Mar. 2004
Format: Paperback
This book goes beyond casual reading, and reveals the authors as truly knowledgable. It goes a lot deeper than what the average reader might expect, but this is not a criticism, as we rarely find more than what we bargained for these days. This is not a diet book, although there are plenty of advice on how to eat healthier. If you want to read about your digestive system, you cannot go wrong by reading this.
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Excellent and very informative! Doctors should read this so they can help their patients rather than just saying "eat more fibre, drink more water and exercise" when you already drink plenty of water, have a good diet and exercise daily. Having struggled for over 10 years with my digestion I finally see light at the end of the tunnel thanks to this book after countless, infuriating and hopeless trips to doctors who have told me my symptoms are 'stress related' and have offered no solutions apart from laxatives and a very painful and unpleasant colonoscopy that obviously came back as 'normal' I only wish I'd discovered this book years ago. Thank you Patrick!!
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The bad news about digestion is that some 50 per cent of 50-year olds will have diverticular, rising to 80 per cent of 80 year-olds. The good news, as Patrick Holford, spells out is that the intestinal tract is the most regenerative part of the body and can work huge transformations in a few days. And there are numerous ways for all of us to treat digestive problems - from choosing better the food we eat to encouraging the enzymes in the pancreas and the bacteria in the gut to work at their maximum level. This is a clear, simple, practical and optimistic explanation and analysis.
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It was my mistake to look at price (£1.50 - second-hand) rather than the rest, thinking that, well, it's cheap...
if you look at paying for the full price, then you may not consider this book. it has been published nearly 20 years ago and the accuracy might be fine; however, there are better more current books that have a lot more to say.
To be fair the book is tiny.
If you have no knowledge of digestion (which in those time and days, i doubt very much) perhaps look at newer books.
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If you know nothing about digestion or nutrition, want an easy-to-read, concise overview, and find you struggle a bit with books on the topic of science, this is probably the book for you. For the price it seems reasonable, and can be read in a single session without breaking much of a sweat.

If you've read any other books on the subject, you'll likely find this too lightweight and of little value. There was the occasional fact that was new to me, but I found the other reviewers opinion that it's much like a pamphlet from your doctor's surgery to be quite accurate.

Other, more detailed books like Digestive Wellness are quoted in the pages here, and it made me think I'd have been better off buying those books instead and getting the original account in full detail.
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The book works through the basics in a simple and easy manner that I can understand and gives pointers as to where to look next if you're trying to solve a specific problem.

It also helps if your looking to change your diet and progress to other of his books that deal with foods and menus.
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I like Patrick Holford books because they talk a lot of sense and are well researched. I did not give it 5 stars however because a lot of the information is given in his other books on nutrition which I have read. I would say though that I have learnt a lot of useful stuff on what I should and should not be eating and am healthier for it.
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I found this book useful. It was sufficiently detailed to be informative about how a healthy digestion functions but also practical in helping people like me identify areas of difficulty and plan an improvement programme.
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