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The First Year: IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome): An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  99 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Like the other titles in the “First Year” series, The First Year—IBS offers two distinct advantages. First, it is written by a patient-expert, Heather Van Vorous, who has managed her IBS for more than fifteen years and knows firsthand what’s required to manage her condition. Second, it guides readers through their first seven days following diagnosis, then the next three w ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published November 6th 2001 by Da Capo Press (first published October 15th 2001)
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Mary Moran
Sep 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Yep...I am putting this embarrassing admission out there for all to see only because I know how much those of us with digestive issues suffer. Why? Because this book changed my life!

I went through the full barrage of medical tests before finally being diagnosed by exclusion about 4 years ago. Heather's book gave me more information than even my gastroenterologist did! "You might want to avoid dairy.", he said. Really?! That's the main piece of advice you give to your patients?! Oy!

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Aliza
Nov 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I love, love, love Heather Van Vorous. Even though this is my 12th year living with IBS, I learned so much and many times that the coping mechanisms I developed on the fly WERE indeed helping my IBS.
Jodie
Nov 06, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone with IBS symptoms
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This book opened my eyes to lots of things relating to my upset/nervous stomach. Since buying & reading this book, I have changed eating habits & miraculously most of my stomach problems have vanished.
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Jul 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
You know, just a little frivolous summer reading.
Melly0919
Mar 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
A very clear and compassionate guide to help those with IBS.
Angie crosby
Jul 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing
very informative helpful book
Graham
Nov 29, 2007 rated it liked it
This one looks a little more promising. Perhaps a little more helpful.
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