Looking for books on eating to relieve pain? Check out this roundup of some popular picks that can be found on Amazon.
The Rheumatoid Arthritis Cookbook
Though her rheumatoid arthritis symptoms are now under control, author and nutrition expert Caitlin Samson once lived with constant joint pain and fatigue, unable to find satisfactory relief from one-size-fits-all anti-inflammatory treatments. But after years of frustration and pain, she finally received the nutritional guidance that has helped her manage rheumatoid arthritis through an anti-inflammatory diet.
The Rheumatoid Arthritis Cookbook offers recipes specifically geared toward those with rheumatoid arthritis. In addition to 100 flavorful dishes, the book includes a two-week plan for implementing the diet as well as helpful information on foods that reduce or worsen inflammation.
The Low-FODMAP Diet for Beginners
This book was inspired by author Mollie Tunitsky’s journey on the FODMAP diet. Working with a dietitian, Tunitsky noticed a huge change in her gastrointestinal issues. “My life changed forever when I started the FODMAP diet,” she says, “and so I decided to write this book to help others in their journey to finding IBS relief in just 7 days! I wish I had a book like this when I first started the diet and I know it will be a lot of help for you in your quest to find relief from IBS and tummy issues!”
The Low-FODMAP Diet for Beginners includes an introduction to the low-FODMAP diet and its effects on the body. And the 7-Day Low-FODMAP Meal Plan contains shopping lists, a symptom tracker, and tips.
The book has more than 75 recipes, such as Banana Pancakes, Vegetable Frittata, Grilled Bok Choy, Creamy Pumpkin Pasta, Vegetable Fried Rice, Baked Coconut Shrimp, Chicken Piccata, Classic Turkey Burgers, Flourless Chocolate Cake with Berry Sauce, and much more. Helpful notes indicate dairy-free, one-pot, quick-prep, vegetarian, and vegan dishes.
Shelly Malone, a registered dietitian, was the picture of health when, at 32, she developed sore joints, burning skin, debilitating fatigue, and knuckles so swollen she couldn’t get her wedding ring on. After learning that she had rheumatoid arthritis and having “an underwhelming experience with conventional medicine,” Malone started investigating how food sensitivities can wreak havoc on us. The result is Inflamed, which isn’t just a story of her own healing of RA, migraines, depression, and sinus infections. It’s also a crystal-clear anti-inflammatory roadmap to reduce pain, calm chronic symptoms, and light the path for healthy weight and vibrancy. Malone describes how sensitivities to gluten, dairy, and other foods contribute to poor health, why it’s time to trade calorie counters for healthier eating principles, and where inflammatory toxins are hiding in everyday products such as non-stick cookware, lipstick, and nail polishes.
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