It is estimated that about five million people suffer from IBS worldwide. The primary treatment for IBS is lifestyle changes, not medication, so a cookbook for healthy living is essential. Paying special attention to what you eat may go a long way toward reducing symptoms and promoting healing. It is generally recommended that people diagnosed with IBS eat a low fibre, non-dairy diet. However, "The IBS Healthy Living Cookbook" provides readers with recipes that extend beyond just bland foods, allowing them to eat a 'normal' diet, such as comfort foods like macaroni and cheese and shepherd's pie, baked goods like brownies and pumpkin pie, as well as other sweets like ice cream and smoothies. The book features full-colour illustrations, patient testimonials, and offers recipes that will make eating easier, enabling people diagnosed with this disease to live a more active, enjoyable life.
Ashley Koff is trained in all aspects of nutritional counselling. Ashley trained in clinical dietetics at Los Angeles and USC County Hospital. She founded the Healthxchange, a nutrition counselling and consulting company, in 2002. Sonia Friedman, M.D., graduated from the Yale University School of Medicine, and completed her residency at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.