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.
Important Resource for Patients and Physicians
By Kim Hapke, ND - August 18, 2010
This book is a wealth of information for both patients who suffer from Crohn's and colitis and their doctors as well. Dr. Black does a clear job of explaining both underlying imbalances and how to work with these as a clinician. Dede's story is so helpful in illustrating how a person finds a path back from chronic illness among the overwhelming options available to them and adds a very personal voice to the book. I liked the emphasis on stress and emotional connections and find that working with these in my own practice is extremely important in chronic disease. Dr. Black does a wonderful job of explaining why this element is so important for Crohn's and colitis patients.
By luzmarina - August 18, 2010
Dr. Black and Dede Cummings guide readers through a comprehensive review of the current understanding of the factors contributing to Inflammatory Bowel Disease. From this deeper understanding, the logic of a holistic approach to Crohn's and colitis becomes clear. Dr. Black has provided information on an incredible number of healing modalities which can allow the patient to address the causes of these diseases, as well as build true wellness beyond the control of symptoms. Dede Cummings' personal experience provides readers with tangible examples of how these modalities can be applied in real life.
This excellent book offers help to anyone dealing with inflammatory conditions and gastrointestinal disorders. Within Dr. Black's explanations of the evolving inflammatory and auto-immune reactions, readers will also learn a great deal about the prevention of these conditions via health and lifestyle choices.
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Informative, Personal Guide for those with Crohn's and Colitits
By Allison Becker, ND, LAc - November 17, 2010
Dr. Black and Dede Cummings' book offers a unique, balanced perspective for those living with Crohn's disease and/or colitis. Dr. Black succinctly and clearly teaches what is going on in the body on a cellular level that contributes to the development and persistance of Crohns disease. She explains what people can do to take care of their own digestive health by decreasing inflammation and restoring balance to their gastrointestinal systems. Dede Cummings, having lived with Crohn's disease for many years, shares her personal journey through her conventional and naturopathic medical treatment, and mental/emotional stress management. Dede demonstrates how empowered a person can become when they learn what they can do to be in the driver's seat of their healthcare. Her contribution in this book leaves Crohn's and colitis suffers inspired to take control of their own health. I recommend this book highly!
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