Self-manage debilitating digestive disorders through dietary choices One of the most important ways to self-manage gastrointestinal disorders such as gas, constipation, heartburn, or irritable bowel syndrome is to choose the right foods to eat. Backed by the imprimatur of the American Dietetic Association, this guide teaches how to analyze one's diet in order to identify the negative and positive impact certain food choices can have on a digestive condition. It also points out the most common dietary mistakes people make in an attempt to manage gastrointestinal disorders, indicating how to make the best, most comfortable food choices in order to embark on the road to digestive health. he American Dietetic Association is the largest group of food and nutrition professionals in the world. Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD (Pittsburgh, PA), is Director of Sports Medicine Nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. A spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, she has appeared numerous times on the Today show.
LESLIE BONCI, MPH, RD, is Director of Sports Medicine Nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; previously she was director of Outpatient Nutrition. Bonci has been on the board of the Intestinal Disease Foundation since 1990. A spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, she frequently appears on the Today show. THE AMERICAN DIETETIC ASSOCIATION is the largest group of food and nutrition professionals in the world. As the advocate of the profession, the ADA serves the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health, and well-being.