The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to Great Digestive Health

By | Aug 23, 2011

[Our superstar intern Rachel is wrapping up her time at NFCA. Here, she shares the last of her book reviews.]

Inside Tract CoverThe Inside Tract is written by Gerard Mullin, MD, and Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RD, LDN.  The book is broken down into three separate parts:

The first part is titled “The Gastrointestinal Superhighway.”  That then is dispersed into three parts as well. The first section reveals information about one’s gut – your “inside tract” to health and wellness. Then, the reader “takes a ride” as the book gives a guided tour of the human gut. The final piece of the first section discusses what happens when you get “off tract”: digestive disease and you.

In the second part, the authors discuss “The Inside Tract Prescription to Wellness.” This segment of the book also contains three parts. The first is about good nutrition, the second about the “inside tract” to a better life, and the third covers supplements to heal your inside tract.

The book concludes with “Food as Medicine for Digestive Health.” This part of the book is divided into four areas. The “first tract” is the foundational food plan for optimal digestive health. Then goes as follows: the exclusion food plan, the specific food plan, and then putting it all together: case histories.

Not only does this book provide in-depth detail of celiac disease and the way it affects your body, but it also offers some recipes and shopping lists in the back of the book. The resources and index are extensive. If you want to be more knowledgeable about your disease or the disease of a friend or family member, then this book is right for you.

The Inside Tract retails for $19.99 and can be purchased either online at www.rodaleinc.com or www.theinsidetract.org.

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