Hard to Stomach

Hard to Stomach : Real Solutions to Your Digestive Problems

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`You are what you eat' may be considered just an old saying, but like most old sayings, it has an element of truth. Our digestive system is the focal point of our body. The ability to absorb nutrients from our food is the key to our survival and a healthy digestive system is vital for our general well being. However, in our rushed, modern lifestyles it is often unintentionally abused, causing our health to deteriorate from the inside out.

Many illnesses, from chronic diseases such as cancer to many modern allergies can be traced to underlying intestinal problems. Dr John McKenna gives a clear description of our digestive system, how it works and how it can go wrong. Drawing from his experience of treating hundreds of patients with digestive problems, he has given us a guide that is highly informative yet easy to read and even humorous in places.

He looks at both conventional and alternative medicine, showing the reader how to combine both practices to their own advantage. Most importantly, he emphasises how critical the digestive tract is to our physical, mental and emotional well being, providing us with the foundation for good health.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 134 x 210 x 12mm | 258.55g
  • Gill
  • Gill Books
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • English
  • 0717133699
  • 9780717133697
  • 127,987

Table of contents

Foreword Preface Acknowledgements 1. The Digestive System 2. Fermentation in the Gut 3. Dysbiosis 4. How Stress Affects the Digestive System 5. Emotional Problems 6. Digestive Problems Can Affect Other Parts of the Body 7. Treatment of Common Digestive Complaints 8. Conclusion: Making Sense of it All!
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'This book is full of wisdom -- the kind of wisdom bestowed on us by our mothers, years before books like this were written.' Colette Sheridan, Irish Examiner 'Forget your fad diet books and your aerobics tapes... this book will do more for your weight and your wellness than anything else.' Rory Halford, The RTE Guide
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About John McKenna

John McKenna has a science degree and a medical degree and has been practising nutritional medicine for over 25 years. He has come out of retirement to set up The Food Clinic which deals with weight loss issues. He is the bestselling author of Hard to Stomach, Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics, Alternatives to Tranquilisers and The Big Fat Secret. His books have been translated into most European languages.
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