Living with Crohn's & Colitis: A Comprehensive Naturopathic Guide for Complete Digestive Wellness

Living with Crohn's & Colitis: A Comprehensive Naturopathic Guide for Complete Digestive Wellness

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By (author) Jessica Black, By (author) Dede Cummings

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  • Publisher: Hatherleigh Press,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 285 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 24mm | 381g
  • Publication date: 29 June 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 1578263417
  • ISBN 13: 9781578263417
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 213,266

Product description

Approximately 1.5 million people in the United States alone are afflicted with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a category of illnesses that includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and that number is steadily growing. Although there is not yet a cure for Crohn's or ulcerative colitis, patients can help reduce their symptoms and improve their overall wellbeing by following a comprehensive wellness plan such as those outlined in "Living with Crohn's & Colitis." "Living with Crohn's & Colitis" offers patient-focused, expert guidance on everything from the latest medical treatments, how to cope with a diagnosis, and tips for balancing diet with a busy lifestyle so you can form a personalized wellness plan. "Living with Crohn's & Colitis" also includes: - Easy to understand information on the role of inflammation and the immune system on gut health - Traditional and alternative treatment options for a broad, full-body approach to wellness - A 3-month wellness plan adjustable to each individual's health needs - Over 25 delicious recipes designed for those with IBD Learning to live with the myriad aspects of Crohn's and ulcerative colitis treatment, including dietary restrictions and medications, can seem overwhelming. Written by a naturopathic doctor and a Crohn's patient, "Living with Crohn's & Colitis "is a thoughtful, balanced resource to help you on your journey to wellness.

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Author information

Jessica Black, N.D. graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine where she obtained her medical training. Dr. Black specializes in women's medicine including natural hormone balancing for menopause, childhood illnesses, and chronic asthma. She continues to study and research vaccinations, hormones, new treatment ideas, and cutting edge techniques used to improve health. Dede Cummings has personal experience with Crohn's disease. After her most recent hospital stay and surgery for Crohn's disease in 2006, she began to hike Vermont's 273-mile Long Trail in one week sections, beginning to realize a long-term goal that had been put off due to illness.

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"This book is an essential resource for anyone diagnosed with Crohn's or colitis. The authors do an excellent job of explaining what we currently understand about the complex interactions between the gut, our immune and nervous systems, and the microbial environment. The whole body approach to achieving wellness and the personal experiences of Dede Cummings make this book uniquely positive and offer the newly diagnosed patient the tools to help themselves on the path to balance and health." --Kimberly Allison, M.D., author of the forthcoming book, "Red Sunshine, "and director of Breast Pathology at the University of Washington in Seattle "This book provides a comprehensive approach to helping individuals who have inflammatory-based GI disease. It takes an approach that is based on helping you get healthy, not just treat the symptoms. It is a must read for anyone who desires to improve their GI and overall health, and will help you create an underlying structure to support reaching your highest potential." --Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen, Medical Director of Medifast, Inc. and author of "Dr. A's Habits of Health: The Path to Permanent Weight Control and Optimal Health" ""Living with Crohn's and Colitis "is wonderfully written and rich with natural healing solutions for these all-too-common illnesses." --Peter D'Adamo, N.D., author of "Eat Right for Your Type" "I believe Dede's success rests on the fact that she incorporated such a comprehensive approach to managing her health. Dede remained fully committed to her plan throughout the ups and downs of her disease. She never gave up. Her positive attitude and tenacity helped her stick to the plan even when it was difficult. When an individual carries a chronic disease diagnosis, they must make themselves and their health the highest priority. Her journey with Crohn's will hopefully inspire others to make the difficult but rewarding choices to achieve health." --Renee Lang, N.D., Cancer Tre