Heartburn, nausea, gas? Oh my! While these symptoms may be uncomfortable, and even alarming at times, the good news is, you’re not alone! In fact, the National Institute of Health has found that approximately 60 to 70 million people are affected by varying digestive disorders just within the U.S. If you, or someone you know, are one of those millions, there are endless resources out there to help you learn more. A lot of them can be found right here at your local library! 

A Well of Resources

Need help finding a place to start? Here are just a few of the resources you can check out from the library on digestive health and relief!

In The Complete Low-FODMAP Diet, Sue Shepherd and Peter Gibson explain what causes digestive distress, how the low-FODMAP diet helps, and how to:

  • Identify and avoid foods high in FODMAPs
  • Develop a personalized and sustainable low-FODMAP diet
  • Shop, menu plan, entertain, travel, and eat out with peace of mind
  • Follow the program if you have IBS, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or diabetes, and if you eat a vegetarian, vegan, low-fat, or dairy-free diet.

And, with 80 delicious low-FODMAP, gluten-free recipes, you can manage your symptoms, feel great, and eat well—for life.” 

From GoodReads

Millions of Americans have complaints about, or disorders of, the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, or pancreas, all of which comprise the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This book provides accurate, reliable, and up-to-date information on the most common GI disorders. Written by a gastroenterologist with decades of clinical and research experience, A Gastroenterologist’s Guide to Gut Health provides the advice that Dr. Novick gives to patients in his practice every day, written in a clear, conversational, and easily understandable style.”

From Cosmos

The Gut Wellness Guide by Allison Post and Stephan Cavaliere

“A user-friendly guide for anyone grappling with hard-to-pin-down causes of chronic pain, fatigue, gas, bloating, and other common disorders associated with the gut, as well as those wanting to improve their overall health Addressing a wide range of conditions–including digestive problems, anxiety, and depression–this easy-to-use guide presents simple and direct ways to relieve the stress related to some of today’s most pressing health problems. It shows the devastating impact that imbalances of gut microbiota and the microbiome can have on digestion–and on hormonal, immune, and brain function–and demonstrates proven techniques to reconnect with our bodies and reclaim our health.”

From Cosmos

“Learn the science behind IBD and how it strikes, what medications to discuss with your doctor, when to consider surgery, how the disease can affect other parts of your body, and ways to change your lifestyle to manage and live well with your illness.”

From Cosmos

“Miller segues seamlessly from her dramatic personal experiences into a frank look at the cultural realities (medical, occupational, social) inherent in receiving a lifetime diagnosis. She offers hard-earned wisdom, solidarity, and an ultimately surprising promise of joy for those trying to make sense of it all.”

From Cosmos

A practical guide to an anti-inflammatory, low-irritant, nutrient-dense diet for IBS & other digestive issues.”

From Cosmos

Mayo Clinic on Digestive Health edited by Sahil Khanna and Karen Wallevand

“This fourth edition has been newly revised and updated to include the latest information on everything from healthy digestion to cancer treatment, providing helpful advice for maintaining a healthy gut.”

From Cosmos

Jenny Cornero guides viewers through positions that will help to improve the work of the digestive system, leaving viewers in a peaceful state of mind and body.”

From Cosmos

The Virtual Well

Did you know about CCPL’s online databases? If you are someone who likes to ask specific questions or prefers short reads, you might be interested in some of our online resources, like MedlinePlus. To find these databases, just look under the“Research and Learn” tab on the CCPL website. Here are a few articles to help you start your own exploration!