’This book should definitely be recommended for patients and individuals who suffer with difficulties with their digestive help.’
Title: The Digestive Health Solution
Author: Benjamin I Brown
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
Reviewer: Anne Duell, Sister, Birmingham Community NHS Trust
What was it like?
Brown has presented us with a compact little book, which is packed full of relevant and interesting reading. He gives his readers an easy read book thatcan bring in a broad spectrum of readers.
He has divided his book into areas covering the working of the gut, along with a holistic insight to its impact on our daily physical and mental health. He discussed the impact of diet, probiotics and natural alternatives along with the bodies intolerance to things such as gluten and sugar, which is becoming more common in its presence in modern society.
The author lays out a simple to follow five step plan that he suggests will help any sufferer of poor digestive help to gain some form of physical and mental relief from their symptoms to aid them in gaining back some semblance of normality in their day to day life.
What were the highlights?
The highlights of this book comes in how it is structured to facilitate such a broad readership. Brown has worked to write a book, which can be utilised by those who suffer from day to day problems with their digestive help.
In addition, the inclusion of a five step plan, which is realistically achievable and easy to follow for its users is a great addition. The book goes beyond being purely academic in its nature to One that can be recommended to both expert patients, in their field, and individuals who have just got a diagnosis and are starting their journey to achieving better digestive health.
Strengths & weaknesses:
The clear strengths in this book are its clear layout, supporting the reader with an workable plan. Also that the author deals with the growing problems related to gluten is a plus point too, in addition to use of natural herbs is a welcome insight for the reader.
There are no weaknesses that I can see. The book is simple in its style, content and delivery, however, this works well for the potential users of this book.
Who should read it?
This book should definitely be recommended for patients and individuals who suffer with difficulties with their digestive help. It could help to empower them to take a positive stance for their daily life and seek new ideas or ways to cope with what could be a life impacting condition.
For health professionals who support individual patients of clients with their gut health it is a book that they should be aware of and have as part of their list of books they can then recommend to those in their care.