Each year thousands of kids and adults are diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the form of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. The incidence of IBD continues to rise and a major culprit is our food environment. Our diets affect our fecal microbiome the trillions of bacteria that naturally reside in our digestive tract. What we eat changes the type of bacteria within the microbiome and can cause them to get out of balance and trigger our immune system to attack our bowels. But nutrition and diet are frequently overlooked in medicine and science.
Nutrition in Immune Balance (NIMBAL) therapy is a standardized method to incorporate dietary therapy into the current medical paradigm. With friendly practical advice tips and recipes this groundbreaking book supports IBD patients families and healthcare providers alike who want to pursue dietary interventions.
David L. Suskind M.D. is attending physician at Seattle Children's Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. An expert in intestinal diseases and nutrition Suskind has focused much of his clinical care and research on inflammatory bowel disease.