Books for digestive disorders/immune


(from cb) I started using Elaine Gottschall's diet for folks with ulcerative colitis and, on the whole, it seems to work quite well. I need to compare it with Donna Gates' book (see below), 'cause Gottschall's isn't that great for my candida and Gates might have a way around it.

Here are my current favorite books for gut-cleansing and/or healing digestive disorders:

Professor Arnold Ehret's "Mucusless Diet Healing System"

Donna Gates's "The Body Ecology Diet" (with some stuff on blood type, too) Subtitles: 1. Recovering your health & rebuilding yr immunity 2. Must reading for anyone w/digestive disorders, candidiasis, chronic fatigue, cancer, AIDS, and multiple sclerosis.

Bernard Jensen's "Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management"

and Elaine Gottschall's "Breaking the Vicious Cycle Subtitles: 1. Diet for Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, cystic fibrosis, and chronic diarrhea 2. Intestinal Health Through Diet."

Just got a new book by Zand, Spreen, and Lavalle, called "Smart Medicine for Healthier Living." I found it at my local Rite Aid, of all places.

It's very much like Prescription for Nutrit'l Healing, but, though it doesn't go as deeply into supplements as PNH, it is much broader in scope, offering info that PNH doesn't.

Here, for example, is what they have under breast cancer: * Intro (the types of bc, staging, risk factors, brca1, cysts/glands and how diagnosis is made. ) * Conventional tx (what it is, how it works -- just an overview useful for those new to the disease) * Dietary Guidlines (during rads /chemo ) * Nutritional supplements * Herbal tx * Homeopathy * Bach Flower Remedies * General Recommendations (eg, don't smoke, mammo controversy, exercise..) * Prevention (even includes not constricting lymph flow w/tight bras)

Other illnesses follow the same format (intro, conventional tx, dietary guidelines, etc), but wherever the info exists, they have added sections on *acupressure* and *aromatherapy*.

The book opens with discussions of each tx (what are Bach flower remedies? What's aromatherapy?).

Part II is the ailments (that's where the bc info came from).

Part III is 'Therapies and Procedures' (e.g., clear diagrams of acupressure points, so you can find 'spleen 10' or "liver 26", info on how to prepare an herbal poultice, etc), therapeutic recipes, how to do the Heimlich maneuver on yourself, etc.

There are pages of references used in the book, a glossary, several pages of resources (THIS foundation, THAT organization, etc), and a section for 'Further reading' so you can learn more about, say, flower remedies.

There's more to the book but I'm trying to be brief. On the whole, I think it's worth the $21.95 (US) price tag. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - And Geli in Germany suggests: Robert Gray, The Colon Health Handbook, 1980

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