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Heather Van Vorous has had IBS for over two decades; she endured the condition for six years as a child before even being diagnosed. Over many years she has educated herself on every aspect of this chronic condition by listening to her own body, gradually modifying her diet, reading medical and scientific books and journals, talking with doctors, exploring stress management and alternative health therapies, and using the Internet to communicate daily with other people who have IBS. Now, as a "patient-expert," she guides all those newly diagnosed step-by-step through their first year with IBS. In a unique format, The First Year: IBS walks you through everything you need to learn and do each day of your first week after diagnosis, each subsequent week of the first month, and the following eleven months of the crucial first year.
"Accessible and clearly written, with recipes for colon-kind foods and advice for parents who have children with IBS, this is an excellent resource for people learning how to live with the syndrome." Publishers Weekly
A patient-expert with firsthand experience walks those recently diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome through everything they need to learn and do during their first year. 12 charts.
Like the other titles in the and#147;First Yearand#8221; series, The First Yearand#151;IBS offers two distinct advantages. First, it is written by a patient-expert, Heather Van Vorous, who has managed her IBS for more than fifteen years and knows firsthand whatand#8217;s required to manage her condition. Second, it guides readers through their first seven days following diagnosis, then the next three weeks of the first month, and finally the next eleven months of their first year, offering answers and advice to guide those with IBS into their new lifestyle. Starting with the day of diagnosis, Van Vorous provides detailed information about trigger foods, safe foods, soluble versus insoluble fiber, tips for eating and cooking, traveling, eating out, exercise, and much more. The First Yearand#151;IBS will inspire and educate those with IBS as no other guide does.
About the Author
HEATHER VAN VOROUS is a food writer specializing in healthy gourmet and ethnic recipes. She is the author of Eating for IBS and she is a frequent guest on radio and television shows on the subject. She teaches classes on eating for IBS and works with corporate HR departments to offer employee IBS education program. She lives in Seattle, WA.