Monday, December 13, 2010

Have an ailment that a change in eating habits might help? Time to check out our Tell Me What to Series

As the holiday nears all of us give ourselves the freedom to splurge a little more than usual on our favorite foods and sweets. Changes in eating habits whether due to travel, splurges, or being a little more festive can definitely have an effect on our bellies.

Our Tell Me What to Eat series is very beneficial to readers as the books discuss specific conditions and give you the latest overview of the malady. They then give you an overview of which specific foods to stay away from and which new foods you might try to better your condition.

A few specific books that might come in handy are:

Tell Me What to Eat if I Have Acid Reflux, Revised Edition

By Elaine Magee, MPH, RD

Tell Me What to Eat If I Have Acid Reflux begins with an overview of acid reflux. Readers get a detailed yet completely understandable explanation of how and why this condition begins—an explanation that is based on the latest medical information. The majority of the book is dedicated to all the ways that diet and lifestyle can bring relief and decrease heartburn, including an entire section with specific tips and recipes to help you during the worst times of the year for heartburn sufferers—the holiday season.

Tell Me What to Eat If I Have Acid Reflux offers dozens of healthful, practical, tasty recipe options for foods you never thought you could enjoy again, plus heartburn-savvy tips on navigating the supermarket, cooking in your kitchen, and eating out.

Tell Me What to Eat if I Have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Revised Edition

By Elaine Magee, MPD, RD

If you have IBS, you are undoubtedly familiar with the link between your condition, your comfort, and what you eat or drink. Elaine Magee gives you positive advice about what foods you should eat almost every day, and whether you suffer from IBS constipation, IBS diarrhea predominant, or the type of IBS that includes both conditions. Easy-to-use tables list what foods are good for diarrhea, and for constipation, and which foods cause bloating or gastrointestinal distress.

This new edition of Tell Me What to Eat if I Have Irritable Bowel Syndrome contains an updated review of all the possible causes of IBS, including hormones and certain medications. It also includes nuggets of wisdom from Dr. Christine Frissora, MD, associate professor of gastroenterology at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Also included are practical tips such as “The 5 Quickest Ways to 25 Grams of Fiber;” dozens of healthful, mouth-watering recipes; and practical supermarket and “eating out” advice from someone who has suffered from IBS for more than 20 years—the author.

Tell Me What to Eat if I Have Celiac Disease

By Kimberly Tessmer, RD, LD

This comprehensive resource describes every aspect of celiac disease, including diagnosis and daily survival skills. There is an entire chapter which contains invaluable advice from those with the most experience—people with celiac disease!”

—Trisha B. Lyons, RD, LD, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio

Celiac disease affects at least 3 million Americans. Left untreated, it can lead to the development of a number of serious health conditions and numerous unpleasant side effects. Currently, following a life-long gluten-free diet is the only means to treat this medical condition.

Tell Me What to Eat if I Have Celiac Disease is an informative and non-technical book written to guide anyone with celiac disease to a better understanding of a gluten-free diet. It begins with a simple overview of the disease and the diet, and follows with practical advice, tasty recipes, and valuable resources.

Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, is fondly known through her national column and on as "The Recipe Doctor." She is the author of 25 books on nutrition and healthy cooking, including the revolutionary Food Synergy, as well as other best-selling titles in the Tell Me What to Eat series, covering type-2 diabetes, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, and other important health issues. She frequently appears on television and radio shows across the country and resides in Northern California with her husband and two teenage daughters

Kimberly A. Tessmer, RD, LD, is a consulting dietitian in Brunswick, Ohio. She is the author of The Everything Nutrition Book and The Everything Pregnancy Nutrition Book as well as a contributing author of Conquering Childhood Obesity for Dummies. This month her new book The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Mediterranean Diet was released. In addition to maintaining her own Website, Kim serves as the RD on the board of directors for Lifestyles Technologies. Kim’s consulting company, Nutrition Focus, specializes in numerous services from weight management to menu planning to writing.

To see the whole list of books in this series please feel free to view them at

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