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10-26-2006, 08:20 PM   #1
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Crohn's Disease Books

As I hope you are all aware, The Crohn's Disease Forum Book Store is online. Remember that a portion of all purchases there (for any product) will result in funds being donated to the CCFC to help find a cure for Crohn's Disease. Any product that is available through Amazon can be purchased at the store, so be sure to let others know about this.

Anyways as you can see by going to the link above, the front page lists some of the books on Inflammatory Bowel Disease that I recommend. I was curious if any of you thought that different books should be listed.

Please let me know what you think should be listed instead, and what should be removed.
10-26-2006, 09:13 PM   #2
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You should probably add, Listen to your Gut, is probably one of the most widely bought and sought after books, not to mention EXPENSIVE, and Gastrointestinal Health is not a bad book, has a broad spectrum of illnesses, not only Crohns, but GERD, and IBS and so forth, and Restoring your Digestive Health is a good book also, written by the same auther as the makers diet, but written WITH a GI also, so there is some medical knowledge that is more in depth and makes more sense then then makers diet, but essentially they are the same books.
10-30-2006, 04:07 PM   #3
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http://www.amazon.com/Prescription-N.../dp/0895297272

Good book this is the updated verison.... Was wondering why we discontinued the old one... If you want to know what a herbal supplement or vitamen/mineral is for it's in this book... Very informative

If you want to look up the stuff online from a single website rather than google then
try http://library.gnc.com/healthnotes/Welcome.aspx?lang=en
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11-03-2006, 03:32 PM   #4
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I've never read this but heard from a friend that I should.Its called Patient Heal Thyself and its by Jordan Rubin.I found a site that talks about the book a bit, its http://www.primaldefense.net/patient...OVMTC=standard I hope I did that right.
11-03-2006, 05:39 PM   #5
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Patient heal thyself is just another "the makers diet" or "restoring your digestive health" if you were to buy one of the 3 you should be "Restoring your Digestive Health" it is writtin by jordan rubin but with a GI also....so there are true facts and science behind it.
12-18-2006, 08:17 PM   #6
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I just ordered "Kirsner's Inflammatory Bowel Diseases" and "The New Eating Right for a Bad Gut : The Complete Nutritional Guide to Ileitis, Colitis, Crohn's Disease, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease"... Merry X-Mas to me from myself LOL...
12-19-2006, 03:26 AM   #7
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Try reading "Learning Sickness: A Year with Crohn's Disease". It's a novel written by a person suffering from Crohn's, describing a year of suffering and discovering things along the way. I really loved this book, as it seemed to be talking about me even though he has a different Crohn's with different symptoms, but the emotions and discovery of life are the same for all humans, especially the early wisdom we get as sufferers from a chronic illness.

Whenever I'm feeling down or in a flare, I reach out for this book and it makes me feel so much better.....
03-21-2007, 08:03 AM   #8
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Mazen said:
Try reading "Learning Sickness: A Year with Crohn's Disease". It's a novel written by a person suffering from Crohn's, describing a year of suffering and discovering things along the way. I really loved this book, as it seemed to be talking about me even though he has a different Crohn's with different symptoms, but the emotions and discovery of life are the same for all humans, especially the early wisdom we get as sufferers from a chronic illness.

Whenever I'm feeling down or in a flare, I reach out for this book and it makes me feel so much better.....
I love this book and keep it by my bedside. Whenever I get too down in the dumps over this disease I re-read this book. The author is so relatable in the real concerns and issues he deals with.
03-21-2007, 01:01 PM   #9
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As said above Listen to Your Gut is expensive, but it is worth it. It gave me a wide knowledge base to build off of in adjusting to Crohns and designing my own treatments and life changes. I highly recommend it if you afford the $80 or so.
03-23-2007, 02:43 AM   #10
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Also, 2 interesting books regarding Crohn's diet and Omega 3 are:

"The New Eating Right for a Bad Gut" by James Scala
"The Omega Diet" by Artemis P. Simopoulos
02-03-2009, 09:39 PM   #11
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A great book that I own is called, "Breaking The Vicious Cycle"
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02-12-2009, 05:35 PM   #12
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I bought a book called Mount Sinai Hospital: Crohn's and Colitis Diet Guide...there's lots of helpful info in there on eating, and LOTS of recipes that can be changed according to what kind of diet you're on (low residue in my case). I recommend it...it was only $24.95 CAD...so that wasn't bad
06-13-2009, 08:33 PM   #13
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One book i have read, that i have recommended, and bought for others, is Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired. What an inspirational book. It forced me to reevaluate my life and how I treated my family and others. Truly it is for anyone with a chronic disease, but if i remember correctly, the book refers to "invisible diseases."
09-25-2009, 04:37 AM   #14
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Hi guys i had read "Kirsner's Inflammatory Bowel Diseases" Book. It is really a informative one . In this book there are remedies for this chronic disease. Moreover symptoms, precautionand cure for the diseases are mentioned.Really good.
09-25-2009, 09:48 AM   #15
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I HIGHLY recommend Eating Right for a Bad Gut, the guy is dead on and has great suggestions!
09-25-2009, 09:58 AM   #16
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Also if you want to consider enteral nutrition (prescribed liquid diet)

Beat Crohn's! : getting to remission with enteral nutrition : discover the clinically tested non-drug treatment for children and adults with IBD / Margaret A. Oppenheimer
09-26-2009, 05:12 AM   #17
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Im using great taste no pain by Sherry Brescia, she uses a style of eating similar in rules to the famous Haye diet and its designed to reduce the workload of your gut and reduce systemic inflammation, therefore going far to relieve Crohns and other digestive diseases.
09-26-2009, 11:35 AM   #18
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gihelp said:
A great book that I own is called, "Breaking The Vicious Cycle"
I started reading this book, the science is a bit complicated, and also I don't really cook so making homemade yogurts and gelatin might be kind of tricky. I am still really interested in it because some people have reported remission as a result. How has the diet worked for you gihelp?
09-26-2009, 12:45 PM   #19
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nogutsnoglory said:
I started reading this book, the science is a bit complicated, and also I don't really cook so making homemade yogurts and gelatin might be kind of tricky. I am still really interested in it because some people have reported remission as a result. How has the diet worked for you gihelp?

I've been trying to live by the book for 2 weeks and find it difficult to completely stay away from the foods I shouldn't have (i.e., bread). I fall off the wagon then hop back on.

I find, however, that the more I stick to the diet the better I feel! There are challenges in making your own meals completely from scratch, but it's worth it!
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09-26-2009, 10:37 PM   #20
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Dawn said:
I've been trying to live by the book for 2 weeks and find it difficult to completely stay away from the foods I shouldn't have (i.e., bread). I fall off the wagon then hop back on.

I find, however, that the more I stick to the diet the better I feel! There are challenges in making your own meals completely from scratch, but it's worth it!
I wonder if its possible to buy any pre-made foods that are SCD certified or acceptable?
10-21-2009, 03:07 PM   #21
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Fluke is a great read. The Rats Series were excellent although I never read the last one, The City.

For real gore and horror though you cant beat Clive Barkers Books of Blood
11-04-2009, 07:03 PM   #22
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wi_girl said:
I've never read this but heard from a friend that I should.Its called Patient Heal Thyself and its by Jordan Rubin.I found a site that talks about the book a bit, its http://www.primaldefense.net/patient...OVMTC=standard I hope I did that right.
Bought the book and didn't like it. He has a very different kind of diet and "surprise" he owns a company that sells all the stuff for his diet. If you want to follow it you have to buy the stuff from his site...so anyway I didn't
07-09-2010, 01:56 PM   #23
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Hi
There is a book by a woman with Hashimotos, an auto-immune disease that affects your thyroid, which has a section on Crohns. It looks at all the suspected auto-immune diseases, collects all the research & recommendations and puts it together from a patient perspective. Living Well With Autoimmune Disease by Mary Shomon. Has random info like apparently NSAIDs aren't any good for IBD. Pretty interesting read, they've got a lot of theories for these 'new' diseases with no known causes, but she focuses on what you can do to look after yourself.

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01-26-2011, 12:16 AM   #24
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I like the book that Jill Sklar helped to write. I need to get the full title. I believe that she and her uncle, a doctor, wrote the book. I could relate to her, and throughout the book, it was like talking to a friend.
02-07-2011, 08:35 PM   #25
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I started a thread in General IBD discussion about "Restoring your Digestive Health" by Rubin and a GI, Dr. Brasco.

Brasco's info seemed very sound. I think the looniest sounding part in the book was a section written by Rubin talking about the origins of HSOs. It sounded like some guy was in the forest and discovered the fountain of youth or something. Very cooky.

With that said, I thought that Rubin's personal story, and Brasco's scientific take on Crohns made for a good book. I was just recently diagnosed, and that book is the only one I've read so far about Crohns.
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