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Thousands of members of myIBSteam connect with one another and read each other's stories to gain perspective and validation about living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Another way to discover how to live better with IBS is through books written by people who have this condition. We combed through member book recommendations and collected a list of the most popular.
1. A Teen’s Guide to Gut Health: The Low-FODMAP Way to Tame IBS, Crohn’s, Colitis, and Other Digestive Disorders by Rachel Meltzer Warren MS RDN
Written for teens who are navigating life with intestinal disorders, registered dietician Rachel Meltzer Warren gives easy to understand advice on how to get your life back with a low-FODMAP diet.
2. Cooking for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet by Erica Kerwien
This recipe book highlights stomach-friendly recipes for your favorite dishes, by a mother of a son with Crohn's.
3. Reverse Therapy: Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Related Disorders by John Eaton PhD
This radical body-mind healing book has been effective in treating unexplainable conditions such as CFS, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, IBS, and more in an easy and engaging read.
4. The Low-FODMAP Diet for Beginners: A 7-Day Plan to Beat Bloat and Soothe Your Gut with Recipes for Fast IBS Relief by Mollie Tunitsky
This introductory guide to the low-FODMAP diet helps you eliminate carbohydrates that cause bloating and pain from your diet. It teaches you how to shop, meal-prep, and track your symptoms.
Check out some book recommendations and favorites from members of myIBSteam:
"Got the book IBS For Dummies. Just started reading it today. Will let you know if learn anything new. Keeping on trying anything to make my IBS better."
"Has anyone read Positive Affirmations? It's a book I read recently. A small size book. Quick and easy to read."
"I just started the FODMAP eating plan and that has helped with gas and bloating."
What book about IBS do wish you knew about when you were first diagnosed? Share in the comments below!