Inflammatory Bowel Disease: The essential guide to controlling Crohn's Disease, Colitis and Other IBDs Paperback – 4 Nov 2010
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"A good read on IBD. Recommended." (Library Journal)
A practical guide to self-diagnosis and effective management of IBD, by leading expert and author of Irritable Bowel Solutions, Professor John HunterSee all Product Description
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I have a very nice gastro-enterologist but his clinics are always packed and the time isn't there for him to sit down and give me in depth explanations or to go through every option for treatment. It is often a case of go in, list how my symptoms are going and he evaluates what he thinks is the best way to go with treatment.
This wasn't enough for me though. I felt that the more knowledge the better and I was sure that there were lifestyle changes I could make to improve on my condition that would help lessen the need for steroids and other intensive treatments.
I have found that this book is easy to read, easy to understand and packed with all the information I could hope for. It goes through what is known about the condition and the treatments available in great depth. I was greatly relived to find that dietary measures could have a great impact and there is comprehensive information on how to go about implementing these measures.
It is a book that supplements the information given by your consultant, filling in any gaps and either reassuring or pointing out when further discussions are needed. It explains the drugs you are on and why you are on them. It explains any tests you may need and why certain decisions may be made.Read more ›
To start with... It is recent (Published in 2010) and the author seems to be at the top of the tree (Recognised authority on IBD and works at Addenbrooke`s hospital)
My story is... I've recently been through an.... Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh period!
What am I going to do? What should I eat? I know... Ill go on-line (Google knows everything!)I now know I wasted my time. I've had so much conflicting advice my head has been spinning. For the first time in just over a month... I feel well informed.
It has finally sunk in. I know what to do. I know the questions to ask and most importantly of all... I feel as though I know what the future holds!!
This book is in plain English and is easy to read. It is not War and Peace and can be easily and quickly read. This is now my book of reference until I have a deeper understanding of my new life with IBD
And lastly... As soon as I finished this book... I flipped it over and started again:)
I rarely leave reviews but Professor Hunter is truly an authority on all things 'gut'. Never before have I read a logical, pertinent yet succinct discussion on how to manage life with IBD.
The difference with this book is that it outlines the LOFFLEX dietary treatment of Crohn's (not UC). The basis of this is that by depriving bacteria of food residues, the immune attack ceases. So, after following an elemental diet, you proceed to do a gradual reintroduction of foods to see which one provoke symptoms.
I know the advisors at Crohn's Colitis UK (CCUK) use it for reference, and in my opinion, this book should be given out to everyone when they are diagnosed.
If you have Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis, or any other form of IBD, this book is a must-read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Got this book from the library ,then had to buy it ,great help for my daughter ,who has I B D .Published 1 month ago by beverley
This book is full of top rate advice and knowledge would recommend to anyone suffering from any IBD condition.Published 3 months ago by Mr. W. G. Fleming
A very good summary of all things inflammatory bowel. Informative and easy to read. Recommended for all of those suffering from IBD, their partners, families and anyone in the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Toby F
Ok if you have a medical degree! Makes scary reading & think its not written for the lay person. Dr Hunter should have published it all in the Lancet! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
A comprehensive discussion of both diseases. Easy to read with lots of clear information to help you understand your condition.Published 6 months ago by susan