Solutions for

Digestive Disorders
  • Preface to the book, Digestive Disorders

    Gastrointestinal symptoms are among the most common complaints presenting in primary medical practice. There are up to 100 million patients in the USA and Canada that have recurrent, long-term gastrointestinal symptoms. Abdominal pain, distension with excess gas, constipation and diarrhea are the four prominent symptoms. Heartburn afflicts 44% of Americans. Peptic ulcer disease has an incidence of 8% and non-ulcer dyspepsia afflicts 20-40%. Over-the-counter medications for gastrointestinal tract symptoms support a multi-billion dollar industry and patients often self-medicate when symptoms are mild or infrequent.

    Most members of this large group with malfunctioning digestive tracts will self-medicate, suffer long-term and some will receive the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome. Most will avoid a few foods that bother them the most. Some join support groups that serve coffee and chocolate chip cookies at their meetings. Only rarely do people with digestive disorders revise their diet comprehensively and the few that do recover so dramatically that they write a book or go on a speaking tour. Some will emerge from this large symptomatic group with well defined disease. The rest of the symptomatic population will remain by default’ suffers of the “indigestion, dyspepsia or irritable bowel syndrome.” Most members of this symptomatic group will have other dysfunction associated with and probably caused by their digestive problems.

    I have a history of a digestive tract disorder from food allergic disease. For several years I knew that common staple foods injured me, sometimes in serious ways. I recall a slow development of digestive tract symptoms over many years. I eventually developed dermatitis herpetiformis which confirmed the association of my illnesses with immune responses to dietary gluten. As a result of my own experiences, I changed my medical practice, learned immunology, nutrition and skills of patient management that are required to guide patients toward major changes in diet and lifestyle.

    I can develop digestive tract disturbances any day I like. I just have to eat foods that I really enjoy eating, such as bread or pasta with cheese sauce. When my digestive tract malfunctions, I develop inflammatory activity in other parts of my body. Fortunately, I have the knowledge and self-discipline to maintain normal digestive tract function most days. I would hope to influence some of the 100 million people in Canada and the USA with digestive tract disorders to change their diets and regain comfort and health.

    The readers of this book will be intelligent, well motivated people who are empowered to make their own decisions and treat their own illnesses with diet revision. I have emphasized knowledge of specific digestive tract disease such as Celiac and Crohn’s disease and provide the essential information needed to self-manage these diseases effectively.

    At the same time, I want the long suffering reader who does not have a specific diagnosis to feel welcome and included in the discussions of digestive tract function, dysfunction and repair.

  • This website features topics from the book, Digestive Disorders by Stephen Gislason MD Print and eBook versions are available. 178 Pages. The book discusses food-related digestive tracts diseases and common disorders such as food allergy, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic diarrhea, liver diseases, foodborne infection and motility disorders. Nutritional concerns with digestive disease are discussed and case histories illustrate problems and their solution. The solution is found in the Alpha Nutrition Program, a standard method of diet revision. There are many conditions that improve with diet revision. Elemental nutrient formulas are recommended for serious digestive disease.
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  • Digestive Disorders Rescue Help in understanding and managing the most common digestive tract disorders: Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Functional Dyspepsia, GERD, constipation, diarrhea and abdominal pain. The starter pack includes one 500 gram jar of Alpha ENF, the Alpha Nutrition Program, and the book Food & Digestive Disorders.

  • Three steps to solving a digestive problem
  • 1 You stop ingesting the problem foods and beverages.
  • 2 You eat safe foods and pure nutrients until you clear symptoms.
  • 3 Reintroduce more of the best, nourishing, low-risk foods
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