America's trusted digestive nutrition expert shares her personal program to vanquish bloating in a groundbreaking book that will help readers see results in a week or less!
With 50 recipes from former Bon Appétit editor and cookbook author Kristine Kidd
“This book could be a game-changer for anyone suffering from chronic belly upset...a deliciously do-able plan to keep you happy, healthy and bloat-free.” --Ellie Krieger, MS RD, host of Ellie’s Real Good Food, and award-winning cookbook author
"With candor and science-based expertise, Freuman offers invaluable information for readers suffering from a range of debilitating digestive issues." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review
Bloating: ugh. About the most common complaint they get from patients, according to gastroenterologists. But Tamara Duker Freuman, a highly trained and sought-after nutritionist, knows something many doctors don’t: every unhappy belly is unhappy in its own way. That’s why Tamara’s clients call her “The Bloated Belly Whisperer,” and for good reason—for many years she’s successfully helped her clients accurately describe their symptoms, and find a course of treatment that delivers rapid and lasting relief.
In The Bloated Belly Whisperer, Tamara guides readers through the same steps she would use in a consultation, first with a quiz to help them hone in on their specific symptoms, and then by discussing the latest research and patient stories to offer dozens of solutions that will reduce abdominal bloating in a week or less by:
· Helping identify the specific cause of bloating
· Equipping readers with the right terminology and questions to take to their next doctor’s visit
· Teaching the most effective dietary remedies for each particular brand of bloating
· Laying out the tools and healthy practices to end abdominal distress and bloating once and for all
Freuman, a registered dietitian nutritionist, presents a comprehensive and information-packed study of belly bloat (a distended belly or uncomfortable feeling of fullness) and possible causes. Cribbing from Tolstoy, she observes, "Every unhappy belly is unhappy in its own way." To wit, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to bloating (a symptom, not a medical condition). In part one, Freuman provides a useful diagnostic quiz to helps readers determine which of 10 common causes is at fault. In parts two and three, she addresses "upper-abdominal bloating that originates in the stomach" (e.g., classic indigestion and functional dyspepsia) and "lower-abdominal bloating that originates in the intestines" (e.g., constipation and small intestine bacterial overgrowth). Part four goes over helpful diets, including a GI gentle diet and a low-FODMAP diet (specifically useful for conditions causing intestinal gassiness), and 50 "belly-friendly" recipes. Freuman clearly explains how each ailment is diagnosed and treated, while cautioning that her book isn't intended as a substitute for working with a knowledgeable gastroenterologist. With candor (to her dyspepsia clients, she notes, "Your days of chugging beer are over") and science-based expertise, Freuman offers invaluable information for readers suffering from a range of debilitating digestive issues.