If you’ve been to this website before or have read a copy of our special report on the Top 5 Triggers of IBS, you’ll know that the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome often requires dealing with trauma. Increasingly, medical research studies are showing that trauma is a major trigger of Irritable Bowel symptoms.
In this blog post, we’re going to look at four of the best books on trauma and recovery. If you would like to recommend a book on this subject that you have found helpful, please leave a comment at the end of this post.
1. The Trauma Spectrum, by Robert Scaer, MD
Dr. Scaer is a physician with 30 years of experience working with chronic pain patients. Besides being a brilliant neurologist who thinks outside the box, he understands trauma from his own personal experience – that includes losing an eye in an accident at the age of four.
The Trauma Spectrum is a fascinating book which describes the brain process that triggers physical symptoms and chronic conditions like IBS, even when there is no proven injury. Dr. Scaer examines the many sources of trauma in “ordinary” life, and does not flinch at including the doctor/patient relationship in this category.
Pre-birth and birth experiences, childhood neglect and abuse, and every day challenges at school or work, when we’re expected to “suck it up,” all contribute to what he calls “diseases of stress and trauma.” In addition to IBS, these conditions range from obesity, hypertension and atherosclerosis, to fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, multiple chemical sensitivity, migraine, and several others.
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