It is estimated that about five million people suffer from IBS worldwide. The primary treatment for IBS is lifestyle changes, not medication, so a cookbook for healthy living is essential. Paying special attention to what you eat may go a long way toward reducing symptoms and promoting healing. It is generally recommended that people diagnosed with IBS eat a low fiber, non-dairy diet. (Some people find their symptoms are made worse by milk, alcohol, hot spices, or fiber.) However, Recipes for IBS provides readers with recipes that extend beyond just bland foods, allowing them to eat a 'normal' diet, such as comfort foods like macaroni and cheese and shepherd's pie, baked goods like brownies and pumpkin pie, as well as other sweets like ice cream and smoothies. The book features full-color illustrations, patient testimonials, and offers recipes that will make eating easier, enabling people diagnosed with this disease to live a more active, enjoyable life.
Ashley Koff, Registered Dietitian, is trained in all aspects of nutritional counseling. Educated at Duke and New York University, Ms. Koff trained in clinical dietetics at Los Angeles and USC County Hospital. She founded the Healthxchange nutrition counseling and consulting company in 2002. Currently, she sees patients privately and is on staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.