If you're one of the thirty-five million Americans who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), you know how much it can restrict your life--from the pain and embarrassment of cramps, constipation, and diarrhea to the frustrating search for answers. Conventional drug treatments provide only temporary relief and --worse still--may even be harmful. Now Dr. Richard Ash presents a revolutionary plan to help you heal your system without masking symptoms or relying on medication. Drawing on nearly twenty years of original research and trating IBS patients, he reveals:
*Why most doctors get it wrong--seven key problems with traditional IBS diagnosis and treatment methods
*How IBS drugs can interfere with digestion--and make symptoms worse
*Food and chemical sensitivities that can trigger IBS episodes
*Vitamins, nutrients, and minerals to help repair and rebuild your digestive system
*Diet and lifestyle changes that can help you beat IBS--for good
* The mind-body connection: how environmental factors affect digestive distress.
Includes a 30-day integrated program for achieving a healthier digestive system through diet, supplements, relaxation, and exercise.