Endorsements for Digestive Wellness 4th Edition

“As long as there has been written history, the greatest Healers of every generation have said in their own words “food is medicine” and “look to the Digestive System as an aid in healing most disease”
More and more Doctors are searching for a better type of health care they can deliver. The skill-set to address an acute crisis (accidents, toxin exposures, etc), is incomplete in addressing chronic disease (cardio-vascular disease, diabetes, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease,…).

Digestive Wellness’ is destined to be the ‘Go-To Guide’ for Doctors, Nurses, and the general public hungry for the step-by-steps to heal and not just reduce symptoms. Every person with a health concern (of any type) should read this book. Your body will thank you many times over.”

- Tom O’Bryan, DC, CCN

“Death begins in the colon” is a phrase that has been around for decades and, therefore, familiar to many, if not most, who have any interest and/or familiarity with alternative medicine. However, beyond the obvious interpretation that relates poor digestive function to mortality, what does this phrase really mean? What, specifically, is it about gut function that, when it is not occurring at an optimal level, seems to hasten our demise? Many have attempted to answer this question over the years but most, in my experience, tended to focus on only one or two aspects, at the most, of the many factors that contribute to the important link between gut and overall body health. It’s an issue of gut microflora!! No, it’s an issue of fiber! No, it’s an issue of digestive enzymes and hydrochloric acid!! No, it’s…well I think you get the point. In fact, as so eloquently demonstrated by Dr. Liz Lipski in all her editions of Digestive Wellness, it is all of them and more. We are indeed fortunate that information on all the intricacies of gut function that we used to only find in high-priced, highly technical professional textbooks that are hidden away in the nation’s medical libraries has long been found in a professional, well documented, yet easy to read and understand format in all the previous editions of Digestive Wellness. Now, in the most current 4th edition, we find all of the excellent information contained in previous editions along with an up-to-date presentation of the ever growing body of research on gut function and its overall impact on health. For anyone who has an interest in truly understanding how the gut works or is just interested in finding ways to optimize quality of life during the aging process, Digestive Wellness, 4th Edition is a must read.

- Jeffrey Moss, DDS, CNS, DACBN.

Moss Nutrition

I consider Liz Lipski to be a friend, colleague, teacher, and mentor. In this update of the classic ‘Digestive Welllness’, Dr. Lipski takes us on a journey through the gut toward healing and wellness. This is a journey that begins with our connection to food and drink. We manifest this connection through the principal interface with the bounty on our planet, our gut. Dr. Lipski offers a practical tool kit to support each of us, clinicians and patients, to return to wellness by bringing our gastrointestinal system back into balance and harmony. The reader is blessed with the simple wisdom that Dr. Lipski brings through years of teaching and clinical experience. I have become more whole through my interactions with Dr. Lipski and her teachings. I believe that you will deeply benefit from joining Dr. Lipski on this journey toward Digestive Wellness.

- Patrick Hanaway, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Genova Diagnostics
President, American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine

Liz Lipski explains digestion in a most appetizing and personal way. Even better than the last edition, Liz updates her understanding and ours. Everyone with a digestive tract has a need to know what Dr Lipski synthesizes so well.

- Russell M. Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN

Founder ELISA/ACT Biotechnologies LLC, and Perque LLC

"Digestive Wellnes by Dr. Lipski is the best book ever written on digestion and how to deal with digestive disorders naturally.  It is well-researched and easy to understand making it a great book for practitioners and patients.  Your health library can only be complete with this book on your shelf."

- Nikolas R. Hedberg, D.C., D.A.B.C.I. 

Author of The Thyroid Alternative

One of the most influential, well-educated and cutting-edge digestive nutrition professionals of the 21st century, Dr. Elizabeth Lipski’s work is based in science and over 30 years of clinical experience. This eagerly anticipated 4th edition of Digestive Wellness offers easily digestible, practical solutions that use functional medicine and holistic precepts to discover the underlying root causes of disease and dysfunction, rather than just simply addressing the most common symptoms people experience. Lipski’s clinical pearls are clearly detailed in this encyclopedic tour de force, which can be used by everyone from the interested consumer to students, educators and seasoned health professionals alike.
- Heidi Snyder, MS, NC, CEP

Certified Nutrition Consultant & Eating Psychology Coach

This well research and comprehensive book provides practical solutions for a wide range of health conditions.

- Alan R. Gaby, M.D.
Author, Nutritional Medicine

"We have a healthcare crisis in this country with an epidemic number of people suffering from chronic diseases  Over the last several years we have come to understand that the digestive system plays a very important role in determining the disease state of the body.  By correcting digestive disorders many chronic problems can be prevented and or corrected.  Dr. Lipski in Digestive Wellness has written an easy to read and  highly informative book that will help the general population  and practitioners alike understand what the problem is and how to treat it.  It is a must read for anyone wanting to learn more about the intimate relationship between our digestion and our health."
Marcelle Pick, RNC, MSN, OB/GYN NP
Digestive Wellness is a practical guide to understanding how your digestive system works and what to do when it's giving you trouble. Written in a wonderfully comfortable style, this book guides you through common digestive disturbances and gives you practical solutions for restoring your health. A must-read for anyone with digestive problems!

- Ruth DeBusk, PhD, RD

Faculty, Institute for Functional Medicine

Dr. Liz Lipski, one of America’s leading nutrition professionals and a well known authority on gastrointestinal health has gifted us with Digestive Wellness, now in its’ 4th edition.
Digestive wellness is essential to health, and Dr. Lipski demonstrates that good health starts with good digestion. This book provides much needed attention on digestion and the critical interrelationship to overall health. Written in an accessible style, Digestive Wellness provides science-based information and clinical wisdom that is appropriate for all levels. It is an excellent resource for health professionals and for students taking health courses. It is especially important for individuals who want to understand their body, and how vital digestion is to overall health.
This is a valuable resource in my clinical practice, and I think so highly of this book it is required reading in Hawthorn University’s curriculum.

- Paula Bartholomy, MS, CNC

School Director
Hawthorn University

"Liz Lipski is the diva of digestive wisdom and she dishes up a mega dose of healing pearls on every page"

" Science, strategies and solutions clearly written in an easy to digest and absorb style from the respected diva of digestive wisdom"

"Get ready to savor, digest and absorb every bit of nourishing wisdom in Lipski like fashion"

"Millions of brain cells inhabit the gut and even more digestive wellness pearls line the pages of Lipski's masterpiece"

"Your gut feelings were right on when you bought this book to get you on the right tract to digestive wellness"

- Kathie Madonna Swift MS RD LDN

Co-Director Food as Medicine
author of: The Inside Tract, your good gut guide to great health

On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 2:49 PM, Dan Lukaczer <danlukaczer@fxmed.com> wrote:
Nicely done. I like the way you’ve incorporated the 5Rs and DIGIN…Dan
Dr Lipski’s updated fourth edition of Digestive Wellness is a wonderful book for the consumer who wants to figure out where to start with understanding their chronic ill health. The book brings together the principles and practice of Functional Medicine in an easily understood format, while incorporating the latest evolving science around the digestive tract.  Problems with the gut are clearly a key underlying trigger of a wide range of diseases. This book will help you on the road to health.
- Dan Lukaczer ND, Associate Director of Medical Education

Institute for Functional Medicine
4411 Pt. Fosdick Dr. N.W.
Gig Harbor WA  98335

"Much beyond than the "digestive" component, this book will teach you to understand where your problem is, with its very useful questionaires, haow to deepen the diagnosis with laboratory testing and tell you all the ways to restore your health from its foundations: the gastrointestinal system. This is the single completest resource on the theme. Amazing job from the author, even better in this completely revised and updated fouth edition"

- Gabriel de Carvalho, CCN, RPh

Gabriel was the first person to introduce Functional Medicine  to Brazil in 1999, international lecturer in the field of Functional Nutrition and Laboratory Analysis. 

Nutricionista funcional introdutor da Nutrição Funcional no Brasil em 1999
Farmacêutico Bioquímico

Diretor do Instituto de Nutrição Avançada

Liz Lipski has done a magnificent job in making the complex topic of digestive disturbances and how they relate to health easily understandable. From the description of the workings of the digestive system, the interrelationships of this system with other vital body systems, to a more broad based model of Functional Medicine  - she weaves a story describing how the complex web of physiological imbalances affect health. With questionnaires, tables, illustrations and graphs, the reader is given a very clear understanding of the issues that affect healthy function. The greatest value of the book is the simple and effective remedies to correct physiology and restore health rather suppressing the symptoms.

- Russel Sher, D.C.

Chiropractic Physician
Asheville Center for Health Excellence

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