1991 Ballantine, Reprinted 1996.
ISBN 0-345-36712-X
Paperback $5.95 (CAN $6.99)

If you are one of 20 million Americans who suffer from the persistent pain and discomfort of irritable bowel syndrome, here, at last, is a practical, straightforward guide that will help you gain mastery over the disease and your life.

A former IBS patient herself, Elaine Fantle Shimberg combines her own experiences with the most up-to-date medical information to help you develop an individualized program to control and contain your specific symptoms. In RELIEF FROM IBS you’ll find all the information you need, including:

  • The various causes of IBS and how you can minimize their effects
  • How to identify harmful stresses in your life and significantly reduce their impact
  • How to design a diet that is both healthful and pleasurable
  • A complete exercise and relaxation program
  • A look at harmful and helpful medications
  • Plus a special chapter on kids with IBS

    "This book gives great insight into and compassion for a very difficult complex of diseases. The author…documents in great detail how one can not only cope with irritable bowel syndrome, but become essentially asymptomatic. I would recommend this [book] to anyone who had an irritable bowel syndrome or even thinks he or she has."
    —Myron Lewis, M.D., FACP, FACG, former president of the American College of Gastroenterology


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