Reading a book about an individual’s journey with a terminal bowel cancer diagnosis would ordinarily seem to be a rather depressing read. However, Kerry’s light-hearted sense of humour and unending positivity and love of life shines through in her writing. In this very personal book, Kerry overcomes the stigma of talking openly about the symptoms and treatments for bowel cancer: there are graphic descriptions of some of the intimate details of bodily (mal)functions; reflections on her research into what may have contributed to her diagnosis and nutritional and other lifestyle changes she has found helpful. Kerry shares how she has made sense of her situation and developed coping strategies, in the hope of helping others. The insights gained from this book will be valuable for a broad range of readers: patients with bowel cancer, wanting to learn more about other patients’ experiences; families and friends of bowel cancer patients (who perhaps feel uncomfortable asking those difficult questions); healthcare professionals who want a deeper understanding of their patients’ emotional, as well as physical needs; researchers exploring the lived experiences of bowel cancer patients and writers investigating comparative healthcare provision for cancer patients. Kerry’s book is an inspiring and readable story, written from the heart. Ursula Edgington.
'I love working with Naomi. She is a force of nature and her brilliant books have the power to change lives.' Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Bestselling author of River Cottage Gluten Free, Naomi Devlin's second book, Food for a Happy Gut, is full of recipes that will calm your digestion, soothe your gut and delight your tastebuds. Giulia Enders' Gut, Michael Mosley's The Clever Guts Diet and the work of Tim Spector among others has helped us realise how vital gut health is to our body, brain and mental health. But a gut-friendly diet need not mean the elimination of favourite foods or hard-to-follow diets. Nutritionist and River Cottage teacher, Naomi Devlin will show you how to keep your gut happy. Move over clean food, this book will take you back to local produce, good home cooking and a wonderfully diverse range of ingredients. Naomi will help you turn your gut into a hub of microbial diversity with lots of plant food, a wide range of meats and fats, plenty of raw cheese, slow-cooking, fermented foods and of course prebiotic and probiotic foods. First calm your gut. If your gut is sensitive, the first section is full of low FODMAP ingredients, seafood, broths and probiotics to soothe your digestion. Then nourish your gut with beneficial foods full of fibre, pre- and probiotics. And finally there are herbs, pickles and teas full of healing properties to stimulate and regulate digestion when you need a little extra help. Neither strict plan or dogma, Naomi's recipes are based on plain good sense and proper science. Food for a Happy Gut is full of delicious, healthy recipes and advice and will feed both your tastebuds and your microbes, leaving you content both inside and out. Chapter breakdown: CALM: Breakfasts Soups Salads & Vegetables Meals Treats NOURISH: Breakfasts Soups Salads & Vegetables Meals Treats HEAL: Pickled & Preserved Sprinkled Dressed Drinks & Tonics
Ashleigh Lands is a twenty six year old dental nurse, who after meeting Dave Croft, a gorgeous twin, finds herself in an impossible dilemma. Living in the heart of London, Ashleigh and her group of friends find themselves in numerous situations, parties, traumas and sexual experiences. With Ashleigh's love cheat lawyer ex-boyfriend Lee Preston pulling on her heart strings Ashleigh goes on holiday to Ibiza with the girls; Rachel a buyer for a large child's clothing company and also Ashleigh's best friend. Beautiful Jules who works for a well-known magazine company. And Gemma a house wife who has just found out her husband was sleeping with his personal trainer. Ibiza brings the girls new friends along with love and loss. Whilst the girls are away Dave has an unwanted sexual encounter. Ashleigh returns home only to have her life thrown into turmoil. "But I heard it with my own ears". Must be true then??? "A gripping romantic chic-lit fiction novel at its best" -- Independent "Laugh out loud best seller" The Times
Delicious low FODMAP recipes to soothe the symptoms of a sensitive gut
Author: Paula Mee,Lorraine Maher
Pubpsher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
The low FODMAP diet is increasingly recognised as the primary management strategy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), as it results in a significant reduction of symptoms in over 70% of people who try it. However, cutting out FODMAPs (a group of short-chain carbohydrates which are frequently malabsorbed in the small intestine) can leave people at a loss as to how to eat well without using staples such as bread, pasta, dairy, onion and garlic. This book changes all of that. With 100 delicious recipes - including breakfasts such as Coconut and Mixed Seed Granola, healthy light bites like Prawn Rice Salad, and dinners that include Mexican Chicken Fajitas and Mediterranean Meatballs - you can find real relief and enjoy food once again. 'Low FODMAP eating can really help those with IBS. Think again if you believe it will be boring. The mouth-watering recipes in here will help you adjust to a way of life that can help you manage your symptoms.' Dr Nina Byrne 'I was told that stress caused my IBS, and I never thought anything could change the pain, wind, bloating, sickness and embarrassment. After years of suffering, now I can live without fear and pain. The Low FODMAP Diet is the solution.' Muna Nahab, Client 'Finding Low FODMAP changed my approach to what I eat. Having suffered with IBS for over 15 years, it's now under control and I have more energy and a healthier lifestyle as a result!' Aoife Mollin, Client 'I started the FODMAP diet after a year of having issues. Immediately it had a major impact on my life. I could eliminate food that were causing my symptoms while introducing new foods into my diet that I still enjoy today. I would highly recommend this diet to anyone. Stick with it and the benefits will last a life time!' Thomas Clarke, Client
Heal Your Gut Optimize Your Digestion & Stay Healthy
Author: Marina Seaworth
Pubpsher: Dhimant N Parekh
Our Gut affects every cell in our bodies, either directly or indirectly. GUT HEALTH is critical to overall health, and that an UNHEALTHY GUT contributes to a wide range of diseases including diabetes, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, autism spectrum disorder, depression and chronic fatigue syndrome. Explore the wellness trend, and what all the fuss about the ‘LEAKY GUT’. Improve your GUT FLORA that can have a profound effect on your overall health. In this eBook THE GUT FEELING you’ll learn: What are leaky gut, its causes and symptoms? The role of liver, digestive tract, immune & endocrine system. The Gut & Brain Connection. The diagnosis. Tips to maintain and restore a healthy gut. Dietary guideline. Food & supplements. Bonus 130+ recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, desserts. If you are vegetarian or vegan, there are lots of options to fulfils your need. Maintain and RESTORE A HEALTHY GUT & take charge of your DIGESTIVE DISORDERS.
Conquer Your Sweet Tooth by Tuning Into Your Microbiome
Author: Heather Anne Wise
Pubpsher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Health & Fitness
Heather Wise walks the reader through the latest research on our microbiome’s impact on our digestion, metabolism, and nervous system to give new meaning to “we are what we eat.” This book makes understanding this new hot topic exciting, digestible, and deeply personal.
This book considers the historical and cultural origins of the gut-brain relationship now evidenced in numerous scientific research fields. Bringing together eleven scholars with wide interdisciplinary expertise, the volume examines literal and metaphorical digestion in different spheres of nineteenth-century life. Digestive health is examined in three sections in relation to science, politics and literature during the period, focusing on Northern America, Europe and Australia. Using diverse methodologies, the essays demonstrate that the long nineteenth century was an important moment in the Western understanding and perception of the gastroenterological system and its relation to the mind in the sense of cognition, mental wellbeing, and the emotions. This collection explores how medical breakthroughs are often historically preceded by intuitive models imagined throughout a range of cultural productions.
Share the true and heart-warming journey of Colin and his trusty Shar Pei, Chani, as he comes to terms with a sudden and unexpected diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer. Travel back in time to Colin's early days in New Cross, South London through his time on the London Music scene and adventures in Ibiza as a bar owner and music producer, where he wrote the novels Is Harry on the Boat, (made into a movie starring Danny Dyer, Will Mellor and Kate Magowan) and A Bus Could Run You Over, (renamed White Island, for a movie with Billy Zane, Darren Day and Joel Dommett). A witty, sometimes raunchy, often dumbfounding, autobiographical story of one man's life interlaced with jaw dropping stories and anecdotes. Sad and heart warming in equal measure, join Colin as he learns to release the bottled-up emotions of a lad from South London to become a true altruist and gentleman.