Up to 20% of the population have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), which often results in embarrassment, withdrawal from social and recreational activities and difficulties in relationships. Positive and empowering, this book gives the reader the latest evidence-based developments in IBS, and advice as to management - especially diet. It explores a history of changes in the way we eat and asks whether modern diet may be responsible for `gut problems'? It also covers lifestyle tips, managing stress, getting exercise, working, resting and playing well!
Alex Gazzola is a journalist and author who has been specialising in gut health and food sensitivities for over a decade. He writes widely for the national and international press, and is author of several books, including Coeliac Disease: What you need to know, and Living with Food Intolerance, both for Sheldon Press. Julie Thompson RD (Registered Dietitian) is dietitian to the IBS Network. She is Clinical Lead Dietitian at the Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, and has written for The Guardian, Sainsbury's Magazine, and Network Health Dietitians Magazine among others.