I thought it would be a good idea to make a post about some of the best books I’ve read to help with IBS. I have a mixture of cookbooks and ideas related to gut health.
So, let hop to it!
1.Cooking with Poo
OK, so the title of (awkward cough*) this book is a little deceiving. Obviously this is not what you think it is, well it is, but the name of the chef is called Poo…welcome to Thailand (I do wish people would stop using dictionaries to choose their nicknames). Aside from the title this book is great for gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance and handy for low FODMAPers’. I’ve lived in Thailand for 5 years and this book has lots of traditional and authentic recipes to discover the true taste of Thai cuisine. The best part is that it is so easy to follow and most of the recipes are light on the stomach. The only difficulty my be finding some ingredients if you don’t have an Asian food store near by.
2. The Everything Guide to the Low-FODMAP Diet: A healthy plan for managing IBS and other digestive disorders
If your new to the low FODMAP diet then this is the book for you. With thanks to Dr Barbara Bolen this is a great book which has easy to follow recipes and many interesting facts about the low FODMAP Diet and how to get started. Last year I did a Q & A with Dr Barbara Bolen and reviewed one of her recipes. A must read!
When I was a kid I used to watch Moonlighting with my mum, so I’ve always grown up knowing who Cybill Shepherd is. However it was only until last year that I learnt she has suffered with Chonic Constipatioan and gut issues most of her life. She doesn’t go into to much detail about her gut health but it’s inspirational to read how it never held her back and how she has always been a feisty character. Love you Cybil!
4.The Body Book By Cameron Diaz
I am a huge fan of Cameron Diaz and I think she is so beautiful too. In her latest book she talks about diet and what works for her and like myself she is a firm believer in no one size fits all or a quick fixes, she documents a long term approach to diet and nutrition by educating yourself on your body. Below is also a small clip of her evaluating her poop using the Bristol Stool Chart!
5. Clean Gut
This books talks about what I prech here at Balanced Grub “Find the root of the prolem and then you can begin treatment”. Rather than suppressing or masking the symptoms you are not curing yourself. It goes into detail talks, how to attack disease before its too late.