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Do you have pain in your pelvis?
What about pain in your vagina or vulva?
Are you always in the bathroom constantly needing to pee?
Do you wake up more than twice at night to pee?
Do you have pain when you pee, or when you need to pee?
Feel like you’re never really emptying?
Do you have recurrent UTIs that don’t grow anything at the doctor’s office?
Have you been suffering from constant diarrhea, constipation, or both?
Is your stomach constantly bloated or gurgling?
Does it hurt when you need to poop, or while you’re pooping?
Have you been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Have you been told you have Interstitial Cystitis(IC)? How about Bladder Pain Syndrome (BPS)? Did your doctor diagnose you with vulvodynia or vestibulitis?
What if I told you that improving your symptoms might be as easy as changing your diet?
There’s good scientific proof that dietary changes help with all of the symptoms and syndromes I listed above! Changing your diet may even help with endometriosis pain.
If you’ve been diagnosed with IBS, you’ll have heard of the low FODMAP diet. If you have IC or BPS then you’re supposed to be eating a low acid diet. With vulvodynia it’s sometimes helpful to eat a low oxalate diet.
What exactly is low FODMAP? And when would eating low FODMAP be useful? How does a low acid diet work? What foods should I avoid? What are oxalates, and why might you not want to eat too many of them? Has your doctor told you that eating a low inflammatory diet might help your symptoms? Have you ever wondered if eating a low inflammatory diet would make you feel better?
All of the answers to these questions can be found in the WIHDT Cookbook. And after I explain all of this information, there’s a whole section of 40 delicious recipes that are easy to follow!
WHO AM I AND WHY I CAN HELP
I am Dr. Angie Stoehr, MD FACOG. I am a board certified Ob/Gyn, and have always had a special interest in pelvic pain. I am the Executive Director of the Pelvic and Intimate Pain Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to help educate both patients and doctors about pelvic and sexual pain. I have authored two books, When It Hurts Down There and the WIHDT Cookbook. I currently practice obstetrics and gynecology with a very strong lean towards complicated gyn and pelvic/sexual pain disorders in a private practice in Frisco, TX. In my spare time, I fly all over the country giving lectures to resident doctors about pelvic pain and its diagnosis and treatment.
There is little information out there online about pelvic and sexual pain diets. What you can access easily is often inaccurate. And the information that is accurate can be hard to understand.
Trying to find accurate dietary recommendations is pretty daunting. And if you’ve got more than one of the problems I listed above, you’re in real trouble. You may feel like there’s nothing you can eat!
Now, I am no chef. Honestly, I don’t really do much of the cooking at my house. My husband is the culinary whiz of the family. So what business do I have creating a cookbook? I don’t. But Emma, my recipe artist friend, is an absolutely brilliant baker, cook, and all around awesome person. Her specialty is in crafting recipes for people with multiple food intolerances. And ladies, she is seriously talented. She even photographs her creations. No fake staged plastic food in these pictures. They’re all the real deal. I gave her the daunting task of working with all the restrictions for the diets included in the cookbook. And she delivered, BIG TIME!
The answer to all your dietary questions are right here in this Cookbook:
HOW IS THIS COOKBOOK IS DIFFERENT?
It isn’t too hard to find the diet recommendations for Interstitial Cystitis or Bladder Pain Syndrome online. And accessing the diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome is as easy as Google. But what if you have both IC and IBS? I haven’t found any place that the two diets have been combined, removing all the bowel and bladder irritating foods. Have you? The lists of foods to avoid is massive, pages and pages long. For each diet! It gets even more complicated if you have vulvodynia or endometriosis on top of this. It’s not too uncommon to see women that have multiple issues that require complex diets.
This cookbook is the answer to all of these dietary conundrums!
The WIHDT Cookbook combines all the recommendations from every diet for:
- - Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome
- - IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- - Vulvodynia and vestibulodynia
- - Low oxalate
- - Low inflammatory
No more guessing if this dinner is going to land you in the bathroom in 20 minutes. No more stopping on the way to work to empty your bladder. Forget having to go to the bathroom every 30 minutes. This book will add time to your day that currently is taken up on the toilet! One of my patients even got a raise after her productivity jumped dramatically, just from being able to stay at her desk!
You can be certain that every recipe in this cookbook is free from all the diet irritants. There are 40 Recipes included, with color pictures! Detailed cooking instructions are included with each recipe. You’ll find delicious dishes for all the meals of the day, Breakfast, second Breakfast (snacks), Lunch, and Dinner. There are even tantalizing desserts!
And maybe the best thing about this cookbook is the first section. Here, I explain why and how these recommended diets work. All the science article references are included in the text, so you know the information is solid. There’s no more guesswork.
I know you’ll love these recipes. I’ve tried them! My favorite is the Raspberry Cashew Cheesecake. Trust me on this one, it’s decadent.