A Teen’s Guide to Gut Health

The Low-FODMAP Way to Tame IBS, Crohn’s, Colitis, and Other Digestive Disorders

By Rachel Meltzer Warren

Published by The Experiment

An accessible guide to the science-backed low-FODMAP diet that speaks to the unique concerns of teens managing digestive distress
Dealing with digestive disorders like IBS, Crohn’s disease, and colitis can be especially difficult for teens. The symptoms are embarrassing, finding the right diagnosis is often a challenge, and navigating the cafeteria can be isolating. Teens with poor gut health can struggle in school due to repeat absences, and often experience anxiety and depression as well. In A Teen’s Guide to Gut Health, registered dietitian Rachel Meltzer Warren explains how teens can find relief!
The low-FODMAP diet is quickly becoming a first-line defense against IBS and related ailments. With an emphasis on clarity and positivity (not deprivation), Meltzer Warren demystifies FODMAPs (a family of difficult-to-digest carbs) and outlines a two-part elimination diet to help teens identify exactly which foods cause discomfort. The book includes comprehensive meal plans and shopping lists to help teens transition with ease, plus 30 gluten-free, easy-to-follow recipes teens can make for themselves.
Meltzer Warren also dedicates a chapter to answering questions from real teens, advice-column-style—no matter how embarrassing!

$15.95 (US)

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January 17, 2017
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“Rachel Meltzer Warren handles this delicate topic with honesty and humor, delivering an empowering plan of action that’s heavy on evidence-based, practical solutions to redirect readers from the rabbit hole of unvetted, fad-driven online advice.”
—Tamara Duker Freuman, MS, RD, CDN, clinical dietitian, contributor, U.S. News & World Report
“This unique book will help you manage your IBS in a school setting, including specific strategies for managing your social life, access to the bathroom, cafeteria, dorm living and going out to eat with your friends. I love the laugh-out-loud scripts for talking to parents about IBS!”
—Patsy Catsos, MS, RDN, LD, author of The IBS Elimination Diet and Cookbook
“What a terrific resource! This comprehensive guide covers all the bases. Complete with delicious recipes and sample meal plans, this is the go-to GI guide for all teens and young adults.”
—Faye Berger Mitchell, RDN, LDN, editor-in-chief, foodieoncampus.com
“For any teen who is struggling to understand what’s going on in their gut, this book is a must read!”
—Nancy Sidnam, MS, RDN, creator of The Wellie Project
A Teen’s Guide to Gut Health will prove to be a life-changing resource for adolescents who are looking to get their young lives back to normal.”
—Dr. Barbara Bolen, coauthor of The Everything Guide to the Low-FODMAP Diet