What to Eat with IBD: A Comprehensive Nutrition and Recipe Guide for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
From a Patient who is also a dietitian... Everything you need to know about nutrition and inflammatory bowel disease including healing foods, recipes, supplements and more. At the age of nineteen, author Tracie Dalessandro was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and eventually Crohn's disease. After years of trying to heal, Dalessandro realized the power of using diet in conjunction with traditional medicine to control her inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), rather than allowing it to control her. Nutrition became the link between feeling sick and feeling well. What to Eat with IBD: A Comprehensive Nutrition and Recipe Guide for Crohn¿s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis is an invaluable resource containing the latest nutrition and diet information for those suffering from IBD. Dalessandro, a registered dietitian, shares her personal experience and expertise in this comprehensive guide, including tips on the following: * Foods that heal and foods that hurt * More than fifty nutrient rich, gut-friendly recipes * Menu planning, including healthy meals and snacks * What to eat when traveling and dining out * Critical vitamin and mineral deficiencies and how to correct them Practical and easy to follow, What to Eat with IBD, will help you feel better, reduce your symptoms, and gain control over your illness. About the Author Tracie Rendino Dalessandro is a registered dietitian with the American Dietetic Association and has her Master of Science degree in Nutrition from New York Medical College. She has been in private clinical practice for over ten years and specializes in nutrition and inflammatory bowel disease.
Book reviewed by a dietitian and mother of a child with Crohn's disease
By B. Chase - March 8, 2007
This book is an invaluable resource to those affected by IBD. The author is a registered dietitian with a Master's degree in nutrition who has had IBD since the age of nineteen. (I also have a Master's degree in nutrition and found all of her nutrition information to be accurate.) The first part of the book contains essential information as to how to achieve a nutritionally adequate diet despite the problems associated with IBD. The reader will learn which foods can cause inflammation and bowel irritation, which foods can nourish and heal the bowel, how to avoid food-borne illness, which nutrient supplements are necessary, and what forms of these recommended supplements are best absorbed.
The second part of the book contains over 50 kitchen-tested nutrient rich recipes that the entire family can enjoy. Recipes for tasty shakes are also included that can be used as meal-replacements when appetite is poor.
As a parent of a child with Crohn's disease, I... read more
By L. Butterworth - February 23, 2007
My husband was just diagnosed with Crohn's. Well, he loves to cook and thought he would have to eat boring food. The recipes in this book ROCK! We are both happy campers. We're both eating healthier and the food is awesome! I recommend this book to anyone and especially those that have special diets. Oh yeah, and there was a lot a good information about IBD in the book. (You can tell which part thrilled me the most!)
Too general and not comprehensive
By catcher - September 23, 2008
I've had ulcerative colitis for four years, and a few months ago I set my mind to getting myself off the medication while following proper diet. In the process, I purchased each book I found that dealt with IBD or healing through nutrition and gave their arguments a try. I found that there are many good books out there, but this is not one of them. Yes, it is simple and easy to follow, but is also lacking in so many things. First, the foods that the author recommends for healing include soy and wheat, which are problematic for many patients with IBD. Most people would recommend avoiding soy during an inflammation, period. More importantly, the author does not provide a holistic approach to healing the body as she only focuses her attention on diet. Dietary changes are very important, but so are other things that one can do to reduce stress and rest the body. I'd recommend David Klien's Self-healing Colitis and Crohn's, or even Breaking the Vicious Cycle which has it's own... read more
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