America's Trusted Digestive Nutrition Expert reveals the many causes of irregularity, with tailored solutions for a dozen common—and some lesser-known—issues, including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Malabsorption, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Histamine Intolerance.
Belly bloat, diarrhea, constipation, and irritable bowels may not seem like the sexiest topics—but they still affect millions of Americans every year.
Rather than focusing on a single one-size-fit-all approach to restoring bowel regularity, Regular aims to help readers identify the likely cause of their irregular bowel patterns and offers a wide variety of personalized solutions. For example, Freuman explains that while a high fiber diet that might help someone with slow transit constipation, it could make symptoms worse for someone constipated as the result of pelvic floor muscle dysfunction.
Regular will guide readers to narrow down the specific cause of their irregularity and provide tips, including: questions to take to your next doctors visit; tables listing foods likely to be problematic and suggested alternatives; sample menus for different therapeutic diets; and foods and supplements that may be helpful for specific types of diarrhea and constipation. Whether you are dealing with chronic diarrhea or constipation, Regular will cover a dozen of the most common causes of bowel irregularity with detailed descriptions of their presentations that a sufferer should recognize, including:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Lactose, Fructose and Sucrose Intolerances
Malabsorptive conditions, including SIBO, Bile Acid Malabsorption, Celiac Disease and Pancreatic Insufficiency
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis)
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
About the Author
Tamara Duker Freuman, MS, RN, CDN, is a nationally-known expert in digestive health and medical nutrition therapy for gastrointestinal diseases. In addition to her clinical work, Tamara is a high-profile nutrition writer. Her first book, The Bloated Belly Whisperer, was published in 2018, and her advice is read by hundreds of thousands of people each month through online publications including U.S. News & Health Report’s eat + run blog and its syndicates and EatingWell.com. She lives in New York with her husband and twin children.
"Regular provides all the science-backed tools to help you gain insights into your digestive pattern, tame your disruptive intestines and irregular bathroom habits, and truly get your sh*t together. You will love Tamara's educational and entertaining approach that provides comprehensive and detailed tips on the role of diet, supplements and more to get your gut back on track."—Kate Scarlata MPH, RDN, New York Times bestselling author and GI dietitian
"This well-researched, easy to read book provides a wealth of information to anyone who suffers from bowel irregularities. While carefully separating fact from fiction and dispelling common myths, Ms. Freuman artfully dispenses common sense advice that will help anyone with a bowel disorder get back on track. Regular is the perfect prescription for those with unanswered questions and persistent symptoms of constipation or diarrhea." —Brian E. Lacy, PhD, MD, FACG, professor of medicine, consultant, Mayo Clinic
"Being regular is one key to happiness in life, but it's something many people struggle with. Thankfully, trusted digestive health expert Tamara Duker Freuman is here to help! In this easy-to-read yet comprehensive book she guides us to smart, practical solutions for identifying underlying issues, and achieving optimal gut health."—Ellie Krieger, RD, Food Network and PBS host and James Beard award-winning cookbook author