Gastroenterology disease and lifestyle medicine

Gerald Friedman

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Lifestyle medicine, emphasizing prevention as well as therapy, plays a central role in the understanding and treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) illnesses. This chapter will focus upon specific GI diseases associated with clinical symptoms related to disturbed immune function. Attention will be directed to the pathophysiologic underpinning of the disease process and the role of lifestyle applications preventing or ameliorating the illness. Such consideration will be given to GI reflux disease, peptic ulcer and gastritis, gall bladder disease, pancreatitis, Celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and inflammatory bowel diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLifestyle Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationA Manual for Clinical Practice
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783319246871
ISBN (Print)9783319246857
StatePublished - 18 Mar 2016


  • CD (Crohn's disease)
  • GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • IBD (inflammatory bowel disease)
  • IBS (irritable bowel disease)
  • Microbiome
  • PUD (peptic ulcer disease)
  • UC (ulcerative colitis)


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