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The New Eating Right for a Bad Gut : The Complete Nutritional Guide for Ileitis, Colitis, Crohn's Disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease - James Scala

The New Eating Right for a Bad Gut

The Complete Nutritional Guide for Ileitis, Colitis, Crohn's Disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Paperback Published: 1st March 2000
ISBN: 9780452279766
Number Of Pages: 304
For Ages: 18+ years old

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In this completely revised and updated edition of his classic book on treating "bad gut" diseases, Dr. James Scala presents a new dietary plan that has been proven to help inflammatory bowel disease go into remission. Scala firmly believes that nutrition is preventative medicine and food is the vehicle of its practice. His drug-free food and lifestyle program offers relief from the pain and embarrassment of living with these mysterious and chronic ills while providing reassuring step-by-step guidance on:

  • Developing a personal testing program to identify foods that cause, aggravate, or relieve flare-ups
  • Keeping a food and lifestyle diary
  • How food allergies affect IBD
  • What to do if you are lactose, alcohol, or sugar intolerant
  • Reducing inflammation through complex carbohydrates, proteins, dietary fiber, and the omega-3 oils found in fish and leafy vegetables
  • The do’s and don’ts of food selection
  • Techniques for stress reduction and overall fitness
  • Vitamin and mineral supplements, and their recommended dosages
  • Specific cooking methods that can prevent flare-ups
  • Medicinal foods that bring flare-ups into remission
  • The role stress, anger, fear, and other emotions play
  • The healing power of vitamin E
  • IBD and children
The New Eating Right for a Bad Gut offers a solid program for health that is uniquely focused on an area of major concern to a wide segment of the population.

About the Author

James Scala, Ph.D., is a certified nutritional specialist who has a B.A. from Columbia University, a Ph.D. from Cornell, and did postdoctoral work at Harvard University. His professional accomplishments include research, teaching, corporate management, lecturing, and writing. He has been the nutritionist for the U.S. Olympic ski team, the Voyager flight, and three Mt. Everest expeditions. He lives in Lafayette, California.

"Frank and concise... straightforward recommendations for healthy eating that easy on the gut... Hopeful and helpful."--Publishers Weekly

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Prefacep. 1
Meeting the Challenges of IBDp. 15
Nutritional Challenges for People with IBDp. 17
Putting People's Experiences into Foodp. 28
Food and Lifestyle Diaryp. 41
Milk and Lactose Intolerancep. 49
Fiber: The Forgotten Nutrientp. 53
Do's, Don'ts, and Cautions of Food Selectionp. 59
Sensible Vitamin and Mineral Supplementsp. 83
Medicinal Foodsp. 96
Dietary Management of Inflammation: Taming a Bad Gutp. 105
People Who Don't Get Inflammatory Diseasesp. 107
The Basis of Inflammation and Tissue Damagep. 120
Clinical Research Results: Inflammation Can Be Managedp. 137
"Let Food Be Thy Medicine"p. 145
Excellent Protein Sourcesp. 152
Less Fat, More EPAp. 157
Complex Carbohydratesp. 164
Dietary Fiberp. 167
Meal Planningp. 173
Applied Nutrition and Lifestyle for IBDp. 185
Basic Calorie Nutritionp. 187
Proteinp. 199
Dietary Fats and Oilsp. 209
Carbohydrates: First Fuelp. 221
Calcium: A Case for Strong Bonesp. 236
Potassium and Sodiump. 241
Fitnessp. 250
Outlookp. 259
Referencesp. 265
Indexp. 269
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ISBN: 9780452279766
ISBN-10: 0452279763
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st March 2000
Publisher: Plume
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1