Book Review – The IBD Healing Plan and Recipe Book


Here is another book review.  This one is about diet and IBD.  The full title is The IBD Healing Plan and Recipe Book: Using Whole Foods to Relieve Crohn’s Disease and Colitis.  It was written by Christie A Korth, CHC, AADP.

The IBD Healing Book

So you are probably wondering just what is the book about and what makes the author a specialist on this.  Well, at age 19, she was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease.  Like most of us, she went through many different diagnoses and it took 10 years to get the proper one.  Again, like many of us, she then ran the gambit of meds to have none of them work.  After years of suffering, she started to experiment with her diet and found that it would play a major role with her healing process.

Christie starts the book talking about IBD.  From there, she goes into how nutrition helps the body.  She talks about different food intolerance’s  and how people with IBD may suffer from some of them like lactose intolerance, gluten intolerance, etc.  By the end of the book she gives recipes that are based on what she talks about and are sensitive to the food allergies.

Overall, I found this book pretty helpful.  I got a new insight into diets role with IBD.  It took me a little over 20 years to see just how important diet is with IBD.  I went years eating whatever I wanted.  Now that I am gluten-free I have been enjoying living a symptom free life for about a year now.

Sadly, because life has been so busy lately, I haven’t had time to explore and make some of the recipes she includes with the book.  They do look interesting and tasty and one day I will make them.  One recipe I want to try is the Apply Rosemary Cornish Game Hen.  Another recipe which might go well with the hens is the Yummy Healthy Onion Rings.  I miss onion rings (they aren’t gluten-free) and this recipe is gluten-free.

Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone with IBD, especially if they are having a tough time with symptoms.  She gives great insight into the disease and how food plays a part with it.

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3 comments on “Book Review – The IBD Healing Plan and Recipe Book

  1. asizcreatives says:

    Anything with “healing” in the title scares me. It usually ends up being someone pushing their own agenda. I’m not saying that’s the case here, I’m just saying.
    Anyway, to be honest, I’m not going to get the book as I’ve spent a lot of time and effort figuring out what “diet” (meaning what I can/can’t and should/shouldn’t eat) works for me.
    However, I am intrigued by the recipe portion of the book. Would you be willing to get together with me, pick a recipe we both can do and guest on each other’s blogs with our results?
    I have a nifty new contact form under my Back Story if you don’t already have my email. Just let me know. :D

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