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Books: Digestive System Health


Author: Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride

Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride set up The Cambridge Nutrition Clinic in 1998. As a parent of a child diagnosed with learning disabilities, she is acutely aware of the difficulties facing other parents like her, and she has devoted much of her time to helping these families. She realized that nutrition played a critical role in helping children and adults to overcome their disabilities, and has pioneered the use of probiotics in this field. Her willingness to share her knowledge has resulted in her contributing to many publications, as well as presenting at numerous seminars and conferences on the subjects of learning disabilities and digestive disorders. Her book Gut and Psychology Syndrome captures her experience and knowledge, incorporating her most recent work. She believes that the link between learning disabilities, the food and drink that we take, and the condition of our digestive system is absolute, and the results of her work have supported her position on this subject. In her clinic, parents discuss all aspects of their child's condition, confident in the knowledge that they are not only talking to a professional but to a parent who has lived their experience. Her deep understanding of the challenges they face puts her advice in a class of its own.


Author: Elaine Gottschall

This book discusses how the author, Elaine Gottschall, was desperate to find a solution for her young daughter's incurable ulcerative colitis, her condition was deteriorating.  Trying to avoid surgery, she took her daughter to see Drs. Haas.  Drs. Haas put her on a specific diet plan, and within two years she was symptom free, and within a few more years she returned to eating normally. 

Through this book, the author shares her learnings through this journey, so that others have the knowledge to improve their digestive health.  Specifically, topics discussed include:​

  1. The relationships between food and intestinal disorders such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, celiac disease, cystic fibrosis of the pancreas, and other forms of chronic diarrhea.

  2. The cycle of events occurring in the intestine of those with problems and how the Specific Carbohydrate Diet™ can break this cycle and permit the body to regain normal functioning.

  3. The research dealing with the Gut-Brain Axis in child developmental disorders. It points out how dietary intervention with the Specific Carbohydrate Diet addresses and often overcomes conditions thought to be at the root of autism spectrum disorders as well as some cases of epilepsy and attention deficit Disorder (ADD).

  4. A recipe section which offers an assortment of simple, quick, as well as gourmet-type recipes, based on the scientific principle underlying the Specific Carbohydrate Diet™.


Author: Jordan Ruban

Discover how Jordan Rubin journeyed from near death due to a digestive illness to regain his health.


Author: Dr. Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD

See the Leaky gut chapter and utilization of hydrogen peroxide.

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