What Every Woman Needs to Know About Her Gut
The FLAT GUT Diet Plan: Solutions for bloating, IBS and Digestive Symptoms
by Professor Barbara Ryan, MD, and Elaine McGowan, RD
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Pub Date 23 Aug 2022 | Archive Date Not set
* Digestive problems
Do you identify with these symptoms? Does your digestive system feel like your enemy? Is your unpredictable gut a source of embarrassment, shame or fear?
If you're a woman who's answered 'yes' to any of the above, you're not alone. Two-thirds of people with gut issues, including IBS, are female. And your needs are very specific.
YOU NEED: Clear, accessible information about and insight into what female hormones can do to gut health
YOU NEED: Expert guidance from a consultant gastroenterologist and a dietician and clinical nutritionist
YOU NEED: Stepped, manageable strategies to take control of your troublesome gut
YOU NEED: A diet plan that focuses on your specific requirements, which is flexible, achievable and sustainable
YOU NEED: Easy-to-follow recipes that are gut-friendly, delicious and restore your digestive health
YOU NEED THIS BOOK!
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Average rating from 41 members
This is a must-have resource to help one improve their health and live a more full and happy life. It is full of great strategies, advice, and easy to implement ideas. This is one I'll return to again and again. Many thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the advanced copy of the book.
First off, knowing what we do about how symptoms and treatments vary greatly between the male and female body, I really like that this book was written specifically for women by women.
What Every Woman Needs to Know About Her Gut is an informative look at two major digestive dysfunctions: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Functional Dyspepsia (FD)--their causes, their symptoms, and a myriad of treatments, including a diet plan and recipe section. It's written in a very accessible way and I'm looking forward to purchasing a finished copy, as the format of the ARC was a little strange and made reading difficult at times. But overall it was a really helpful guide that I would come back to.
Many thanks to Sheldon Press for making this book available to review through NetGalley.
Surely not a one-time read guidebook, I just want to read this book from time to time as it will be really helpful as I grow older and older (damn. It's inevitable we are going to have health issues specially about the guts!).
Usually I don't go for any guidebook that would say flat bellies (believe me this one isn't that) or anything of that kind however I wanted to know more about how our digestive system gets affected by different things we cannot avoid or can't do without, more specifically the things we do that our gut system does not appreciate.
And this guidebook provides with all the information most of us women need to know and I really appreciate this.
Six main sections with focus on understanding our gut as introduction, most common digestive problems of women, the diet we generally take, how to fix the most common problems, an introduction to FLAT gut Dietary Program and the most common doubts/questions all of us have being answered.
The book ends with references which are reliable and can be looked up for further reading in this topic.
I like the presentation so much! It's so easy to read and the guide given looks really promising and practical enough.
I wish the cover was better though. But again the content is what matters the most.
Thank you, Sheldon Press, for the advance reading copy.
I found this book to have a great insight to all the different types of gut issues, including the causes, symptoms and ways to cure. I especially liked the whole section on medications used for each condition. No digestive books I have ever read had this much detail. I can see me referencing this book many times in the future.
This book provides information most women need to know .
Not at all difficult book to folow and one to come back .
What Every Woman Needs to Know About Her Gut is very informative and interesting book which covers various topics like digestion process, gut motility, food allergies, bloating and the central part- IBS and functional dyspepsia.
It is kind of which you have to read more than once to understand the whole thing.
Thank you Netgalley and publisher for giving this book in exchange of honest review.
A very informative book addressing a number of gut related illnesses giving clear information on how our systems work, and ways to deal with and relieve symptoms. This book is something that will need to be reviewed multiple times to gain benefit of this research.
Thank you to NetGalley for allowing me to read and give my honest opinion of this ARC.
This was an interesting an informative book that gave details about a lot of digestive issues and also offered much needed advice. I will probably buy a paper copy of this to go in my kitchen for extra help and guidance.
Like most people that will pick up this book, I have digestive issues that have made my life a lot harder in the last couple of years. I have read many articles, tried many tricks and have avoided googling my symptoms too much for my own mental health.
That's why while I was excited about reading this book, I was also a bit apprehensive. But I have to say that I found it very helpful and a great source of information.
The main thing I like about the book is that it doesn't promise any magic results if you follow what they say. And I appreciate that a lot.
The focus on how being a woman affects digestive issues is what made me pick the book in the first place. Studies based on the differences between sexes and/or races are more common now, but there are not enough.
The information given was a bit much at some points, especially for a brain like mine which isn't used to all the medical terms, but reading slowly is always an option and definitely what I recommend for this. There is no need to hurry.
I look forward to trying some of the changes suggested to help with my symptoms and seeing which ones work for me.
Really interesting and important angle on the topic. Women's bodies and health histories are different and need to be given their due! I will definitely be using this book to understand and address my own gut issues.
I want to thank Netgalley and the author for gifting me the ebook. This is a very interesting book! It has a lot of information and I will read it again.
This is an important book for anyone with IBS symptoms. First, it stresses that IBS symptoms don't necessarily mean IBS. If you're having digestive issues, see a doctor and get a diagnosis. Don't suffer in silence. The problem might be something as simple as too much fiber in your diet.
Second, the book provides food planning suggestions and strategies for dealing with IBS. While the authors recommend starting with a low-FODMAP diet, they also believe low-FODMAP can be too limiting. It's a matter of figuring out what you personally can eat, and in what quantities. That way you can eat a healthier, more varied diet.
Thanks, NetGalley, for the ARC I received. This is my honest and voluntary review.
GREAT information everyone needs to hear! Super informative with specific action items I can implement for relief from my symptoms.
Fantastic resource for women to build a better foundation in understanding their gut and what factors influence their gut health. I like that this book focuses on a female's gut biome. Many differences exist between men and women and it's important to understand the female side of gut health. This is definitely a book to keep on hand and reference over and over again. It's incredibly detailed and I look forward to referring back to this book often. Thank you to NetGalley, Sheldon Press, and Drs. Ryan and McGowan for the advanced copy.
As a recently diagnosed IBS sufferer I was really interested to read this book and get some expert guidance. It's a great source of information, both in terms of understanding symptoms and their triggers, but also how to manage your diet to alleviate them. There is an excellent meal plan with recipes that are very accessible and don't require lots of weird and wonderful ingredients!
This is a book that I will keep coming back to, to help me understand my health and give me inspiration for new recipes to try.
This book has a LOT of information in it. I think any woman with gut problems will find it valuable. It is, however, very British. This isn’t a problem, but deciphering some of the recipe ingredients may prove problematic to those of us in the US. For example, what type of oats are “porridge oats?”
Thank you to NetGalley and Sheldon Press for the opportunity to read and review this book.
What Every Woman Needs to Know About Her Gut quickly caught my eye as I am someone who struggles with many of the issues discussed within these pages.
This book is packed full of great information. Lots of scientific and medical terminology. Over the course of the six sections it feels as if IBS, irritable bowel syndrome, is discussed throughout and is definitely a main topic, but there are many aspects covered overall.
Pregnancy, hormones, and pelvic floor issues are all discussed. Diet, foods and drinks you should consume and those which you should avoid are all covered. I found it particularly interesting to learn that red wine could be a culprit behind diarrhea. & rum and cider can cause IBS flare ups as well.
There are sample daily menus and full lists of foods to break it down and make following these guidelines super easy!! & also a diary to kept track of bathroom habits and food. This is a great way to get to the root of any issues and learn how to fix them.
Personally, the formatting was a bit hard to follow and the book felt especially long, but I did learn so much from it!
Thank you to Sheldon Press and NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Written by Professor Barbara Ryan, M.D. (a gastroenterologist and Professor at Trinity College, Dublin) and her colleague Elaine McGowan, R.D., a clinical dietitian), What Every Woman Needs to Know About Her Gut is “...the go-to guide for women living with bloating, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and other digestive problems who want step-by-step medical, dietary, and lifestyle solutions.”
Ten percent of the world’s population has symptoms of IBS and, of those, 65-75% are women. Dr. Ryan believes that too any women with “gut conditions” are following highly restrictive diets, trying to manage the symptoms – and Dr. Ryan thinks that doesn’t need to be the case.
As someone with WAY too much experience with digestive problems, this book sounded GREAT. And – IT IS! As soon as I saw that it included information about FODMAPs, I was optimistic that it would not be just a rehash of old advice. It does perhaps go a bit TMI on the gut itself (which I’m sure is of great interest to the authors), but the practical advice, diet planning tips and menu suggestions make it a terrific book for anyone interested in this problem. Four stars, only because of the TMI, I confess I skimmed a bit to get to the “good stuff.” Thanks to Sheldon Press and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for this honest review.
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