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Table of Contents:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
& the Mind-Body/Brain-Gut Connection

Introduction: Your Prescription for Change
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The Eight Steps to Change
STEP 1: UNDERSTANDING THE GI TRACT
AND "THE CONNECTION"
1. A Lesson in Anatomy and Physiology
2. Gut Feelings
3. The Mind-Body Connection
4. The Brain-Gut Connection
5. Stress
6. The Vicious Circle of Stress, Psychology, and Symptoms

STEP 2: REVIEWING FUNCTIONAL GI DISORDERS
7. Definition
8. Causes
9. The Common Functional GI Disorders
10. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
11. IBS vs. Colitis and IBD

STEP 3: HEALING WITH DIAGNOSIS AND EDUCATION
12. Healing
13. Consulting with your Doctor
14."Homework" on Family History
15. Diagnosis
16. Dispelling Myths and Misunderstandings
17. The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD)

STEP 4: MAKING THE CONNECTION
18. Unexplained GI and Bodily Symptoms
19. Self-Test for Stress and Psychological Problems
20. History of Abuse
21. Stress Management
22. Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment
23. Medication

STEP 5: IDENTIFYING GUT "TRIGGERS"
24. Food and Symptom Diary
25. Fat, Carbohydrate Malabsorption, and the "Carbohydrate Paradox" 26. Herbal "Remedies"
27. Other Dietary Substances
28. Caffeine
29. Food Allergy Versus Food Sensitivity/Intolerance
30. Inflammation and Infection
31. Drugs
32. Menstrual Cycle
33. Seasonal Changes

STEP 6: EMPHASIZING SELF-CARE AND WELLNESS
34. Your Responsibility
35. Spirituality and Faith
36. Healthy Diet
37. The Fat-Cholesterol Issue
38. Fiber
39. Calcium
40. Supplements, Vitamins, Antioxidants, and Minerals
41. Weight
42. Exercise
43. Resistance Exercise: Strength Training
44. Sleep
45. Alcohol
46. Nicotine and Tobacco

STEP 7: TAKING ACTION IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST
47. Elimination Diet
48. Alternative and Complementary Medicine
49. Specific Natural Treatments
50. Stress, Emotional, and Psychological Issues
51. A Gastroenterologist and/or a "Center of Excellence"
52. Chronic Pain Program

STEP 8: MANAGING YOUR FUNCTIONAL GI DISORDER(S)
53. Introduction
54. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
55. Globus (Lump or Tightness in the Throat)
56. Chest Pain
57. Heartburn
58. Dysphagia (Difficulty Swallowing)
59. Dyspepsia (Upper Abdominal Discomfort or Pain)
60. Nausea and Vomiting
61. Aerophagia (Burping and Belching)
62. Abdominal Bloating
63. Rectal Gas and Flatulence (Farting)
64. Abdominal Pain
65. Biliary Pain (Upper Abdominal Pain from Gallbladder or Bile Ducts) 66. Diarrhea
67. Constipation
68. Bowel Incontinence (Loss of Bowel Control)
69. Functional Anorectal Pain
70. Bladder, Pelvic, and Gynecologic Symptoms

One Final Word

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