A classic Thorson's bestseller newly updated Irritable Bowel Syndrome is an extremely common disorder which is diagnosed in 50 percent of cases by people who have consulted a gastroenterologist. Symptoms vary from constipation to diarrhoea, stomach pains, colic, headaches and backache. Conventional treatment -- drugs and high fibre diets make it worse. Shirley Trickett offers non-drug treatments for self help, including dietary changes, therapeutic massage, homoeopathy, colonic irrigation, aromatherapy and reflexology. Key to this new edition are the following new sections: * aloe vera, l-glutamine, glucosamine supplements * how to bring down your cortisol levels to manage anxiety and blood sugar problems * how to minimise severe weight loss by bringing down allergic reactions and thereby enabling a sufferer to widen their diet.
Shirley Trickett is a former nurse who has worked for many years encouraging the public to take more responsibility for their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being through self-help books. She has also written about candida, panic attacks and depression and has written Coming off Tranquillizers and Sleeping Pills for Thorsons.