We are a culture increasingly obsessed with food and health, and with the possible relationship between the two. Yet everywhere we look we see conflicting opinions and advice about the role of food in health. We are inundated by books, T.V. specials, magazine and newspaper articles - so much so that people have begun to igre today's recommendations of health experts, kwing that today's fad will be gone tomorrow. In Good Food for Bad Stomachs, Dr, Henry Jawitz shares this healthy skepticism about some of these news stories and sets out to make sense of the many research reports and claims, to sort out fact from opinion, and to suggest a sensible diet for those of us who have gastorintestinal complaints and for those of us who do t. He asks two central questions which shape the content and spirit of the book: Is there an ideal diet and is there a consensus on what the ideal diet might contain? And most important to his patients, what do we kw about the role of our eating habits in preventing, causing, and treating the many disorders which plague our gastrointestinal tract and its associated digestive glands-the liver, gall bladder, and pancreas? Dr. Jawitz does believe we are what we eat, and the good news is that we can prevent many of our modern diseases by adhering to simple guidelines that are built on solid evidence and the insights of a master clinician who has spent a lifetime listening, treating, and healing patients.
Henry D. Janowitz, the founder and former Head of the Division of Gastroenterology (1958-83), now named after him, ia Clinical Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His books include Your Gut Feelings and Indigestion.