Irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, colitis, hepatitis, heartburn—these are only a few of the gastrointestinal disorders that affect tens of millions of Americans. Despite their prevalence, these conditions have proven difficult to treat with standard medical approaches. In this updated guide, Andrew Gaeddert offers a wealth of natural remedies and lifestyle changes that have helped thousands to alleviate symptoms and heal their bodies, one step at a time. Drawing on his extensive clinical experience, Gaeddert covers such topics as herbs and vitamins, Chinese medicine, meditation, and environmental triggers that affect digestion, helping the reader make sense of the daunting array of natural healing techniques.
Case studies illustrate how the author’s clients were able to reduce or eliminate their digestive problems, enjoy greater energy, and reduce discomfort by learning how to identify food sensitivities, develop a tolerance for certain foods, prevent negative reactions to food, and use rotation diets and anti-candida strategies. This authoritative, accessible guide offers new hope for the one out of three Americans who will have a digestive disorder in their lifetime.
About the Author
Andrew Gaeddert's personal experience with Crohn's disease and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) inspired his search for effective therapies. He founded the alternative medicine company Health Concerns in 1984. The author of numerous articles on alternative medicine and such books as "Healing Immune Disorders "and "Chinese Herbs in the Western Clinic, "he lives in Oakland, CA.
“Andrew Gaeddert, an innovative leader and teacher in the field of herbal medicine, has put together a very practical guide for the treatment of digestive disorders. This book will be useful to both the patients with digestive ailments as well as the practitioners treating them.
—Steven Krems, MD
Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Practitioner of Complementary Medicine
“Herbalist and nutritionist Andrew Gaeddert covers the gamut of natural treatments in a sympathetic voice, punctuated by anecdotes from his own healing journey and by case studies from his clinic.”
Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies
“Healing Digestive Disorders is an easy-to-read, client-friendly, and comprehensive book for anyone who has ever had gastrointestinal problems. I will put it in my waiting room and recommend it regularly to people who come to the clinic.”
—Misha Cohen, OMD, LAc
Author of The Chinese Way to Healing and The HIV Wellness Sourcebook
“In Healing Digestive Disorders, Andrew Gaeddert draws upon his own personal history as well as his extensive clinical training to provide an in-depth perspective of this problem. Examining and integrating Western and Eastern perspectives, he offers the most up to date view on all aspects of this problem.”
Oriental Medicine Journal
“This is a thorough and competent self help guide targeted at those suffering with digestive disorders. It quickly becomes apparent that anyone living in these stressful times would benefit from the author’s experience and wisdom.”
—Raymond D.Victorio, AP, LAc
The American Acupuncturist
“A complete primer on digestive disorders. I recommend this book to students, practitioners, and patients alike.”
—Robbee Fian, LAc, Dipl Ac & CHNCCAOM