About the Book
SECOND VERSION PUBLISHED 12 JANUARY 2020
There's a fire in your belly, and whether you know it or not, it's spread throughout your body.
I'll show you how to put the fire out!
— WILLIAM B SALT II MD
"The Empowering Gastroenterologist"
I offer my new book:
12 STEPS TO ACHIEVE GUT & WHOLE HEALTH
with IBS, SIBO, Gut Microbiome Dysbiosis & Leaky Gut
INCLUDING 30 ILLUSTRATIONS
I bridge the gap and provide the best of mainline gastroenterology with integrative, functional, naturopathic, and complementary medicine (here's my practice website: William B Salt II MD).
MY NEW BOOK, 12 Steps Achieve Gut & Whole Health IS ABOUT FOUR THINGS:
1) GUT SYMPTOMS
THE SYMPTOM TRIAD OF ENTEROPATHY is the most common gastrointestinal (GI) or digestive reason people seek medical diagnosis and care.
* Abdominal pain & discomfort
* Abdominal bloating, distention (enlargement), flatulence (farting), & rumbling/grumbling
* Bowel dysfunction (diarrhea, constipation, or both)
This triad of symptoms originates from the small intestine, colon, or both of THE GUT
2) BRAIN AND BODILY SYMPTOMS TOO
Most people with these gut symptoms also have brain and bodily symptoms.
Examples include fatigue, anxiety/depression, brain fog, headaches, skin problems, fibromyalgia, interstitial cystitis, and chronic pelvic pain.
3) DIAGNOSES & TREATMENT
Multiple diseases, conditions, and disorders must be considered, and usually more than one are present.
Here are the most common diagnoses:
* IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), which is often caused by bacterial food poisoning
* SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth)
* Gut Microbiome Dysbiosis, including SIBO and colonic BLOOM of a microbe called, Methanobrevibacter smithii, which causes or contributes to symptoms, particularly constipation
* MCAS (Mast Cell Activation Syndrome)
* Carbohydrate maldigestion (FODMAPs)
* Sucrose Intolerance
* Gut barrier dysfunction, known as "leaky gut."
(In my book, I'll guide you through my "Map of Differential Diagnosis," which includes these and many other diagnoses.)
4) ACHIEVING GUT AND WHOLE HEALTH
This becomes increasingly important as we age, even if we don't have gut symptoms calling us out to recognize something's very wrong!
Here's what's happening today.
Most who are suffering with the enteropathy triad of symptoms are diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). But there are many diagnoses, conditions, and disorders either causing, associated with, or mimicking IBS. (Stress and emotional distress are NOT the cause of IBS, by the way.) Sadly, most aren't being properly diagnosed and treated, and too much unnecessary testing is being conducted, including colonoscopy and scans.
Here's what should be happening today.
There's a renaissance — a revolution in the diagnosis and treatment of enteropathies. People need to become their own expert, so they can assume responsibility for their health and collaborate with selected health care professionals when necessary. If "red flag" concerning features aren't present (such as unexplained weight loss and rectal bleeding), most enteropathies can be diagnosed with non-invasive testing of blood, stool, and breath.
AFTER YOU'VE READ MY BOOK, 12 STEPS TO ACHIEVE GUT AND WHOLE HEALTH, YOU'LL SEE "YOUR BIG PICTURE" WITH 20:20 VISION.
These quotes express how I see things and the vision I'll share with you:
All disease begins in the gut.
— HIPPOCRATES (The “Father” of Medicine)
Your gut symptoms are calling you out to recognize something is wrong. Chronic inflammation and immune dysfunction, along with disturbance and imbalance of the gut microbiome are responsible for the symptoms and the disease in the gut.
The whole is more than the sum of its parts.
— ARISTOTLE (Greek Philosopher)
You are a complex system. I call this concept, "The Mind/Body — BrainS/Gut ConnectionS" (two brains, many connections)
There's a brain-in-the-gut.
— JACK D WOOD, PHD (Professor of Physiology and Cell Biology, The Ohio State University)
Yup, it's true and very important to understand.
The gut is not like Las Vegas. What happens in the gut does not stay in the gut.
— ALESSIO FASANO MD, Renowned Harvard pediatric gastroenterologist
The brain, nervous system, and any organ system of the body can be adversely affected by "disease" in the gut.
A healthy, happy gut = A healthy, happy YOU!
— William Salt MD, " The Empowering Gastroenterologist"
If you recognize yourself here and aspire to take 12 Steps to Achieve Gut & Whole Health, I'll be your guide!
WE CAN HELP EACH OTHER!
While the PDF is 95% complete, I won't be able to publish the final, complete, proofed, and edited version of my book until Spring, 2020, which will include an ePUB, MOBI, and print version.
You need the help now! I want you and others suffering with these symptoms and diseases to have the essential unique information and knowledge I have to offer NOW with this initial version of my book, so you'll be getting
e + e = E!
educated + enlightened = Empowered!
I want you to develop the wisdom to achieve gut and whole health and work collaboratively as needed with your selected health care professionals.
You'll get the additions/revisions and final version of my book FREE!
And you'll help many others, because...
You can help me build this book with your feedback. That way, we can collaborate to help the many millions who are suffering!
About the Author
The IBS Guru:
Caring for and teaching those suffering with
IBS, SIBO, and gut microbiome related diseases
Dr. Salt graduated from medical school at The Ohio State University and trained at Vanderbilt University Hospitals, where he also served as a Chief Resident in Medicine. He is board certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology. Dr. Salt has had a life-long career focus upon and expertise in IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and most recently, the commonly associated gut microbiome dysfunction of SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), colonic BLOOM of Methanobrevibacter smithii with methane gas production causing or contributing to symptoms, particularly constipation, and impaired gut barrier function ("leaky gut").
Dr. Salt is dedicated to both patient care and education. His website is: https://williamsaltmd.com/.
His most recent ebook is available http://ibsanswersforyou.com/.