Diet Book For Gastroparesis

The Gastroparesis Healing Diet
by Tammy Chang


With no identifiable cause, no known cure and life-sapping symptoms, gastroparesis can make you feel helpless. But you’re not! The Gastroparesis Healing Diet empowers you to tame your symptoms by taking total control of your diet.

Featuring a step-by-step program that you personalize for your specific needs, this helpful handbook offers:

• A guided elimination diet for identifying triggers
• Carefully formulated yet amazingly delicious recipes
• A plan to stock your pantry with nutrient-dense foods
• Tips and tricks for dealing with flare-ups
• Shared stories from others with gastroparesis
• Advice on reducing stress and finding support

The Gastroparesis Cookbook
by Karen Frazier

“[Karen] understands our issues and has come up with pleasing flavors and textures that are gentle on our tummies.” – Colleen Beener, G-PACT Operations Director and Gastroparesis Advocate

While diet alone cannot cure Gastroparesis, carefully managing what you eat can help control your symptoms. The Gastroparesis Cookbook incorporates healthy, whole foods into Gastroparesis-friendly recipes, alongside tips and supportive stories from people managing Gastroparesis.

Managing your meals with Gastroparesis is tasty and easy, with:

  • Over 100 easy-to-prepare, nutritious Gastroparesis-friendly recipes, including several family-friendly and slow cooker versions.
  • A simple two-week Gastroparesis meal plan for easing symptoms.
  • Helpful cooking and shopping tips to cut down on prep time.
  • Recipes for managing coexisting conditions like diabetes, GERD, IBS, and more.
  • Real-life stories and advice from members of the Gastroparesis Patients Association for Cures and Treatments (G-PACT).

Make the foods you eat count. The Gastroparesis Cookbook shows you how to eat smart every day, every meal.

Gastroparesis: My Personal Journey
by Patricia L. Rosati RN MS OCN

Gastroparesis is an illness that is not commonly known or understood. Some of its symptoms include nausea, vomiting, early satiety, bloating and abdominal pain. Sounds like a routine GI problem. Until I was diagnosed with it in the fall of 2000. I knew that as a nurse, I had to dive into the research realm of this condition and figure out how to best treat myself. Throughout the years, I have tried gastric pacemakers twice, feeding tubes twice, botox injections into my pylorus three times and pyloroplasty procedures. Not willing to give up and let gastroparesis get the best of me, I decided on one more surgery. Would it be the last one for me?

This is my story about how gastroparesis has entered my life and how I managed to accomplish my goals while dealing with symptom management on a daily basis. From doctors who told me it was all in my head to doctors who took the chance and gave me a new lease on life. My story includes how I found treatment, the surgeries I endured and my quality of life throughout.

My hope is that through reading this, you will understand more about gastroparesis and what can be done to achieve the best symptom management possible for you or someone you know.

Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution
by Richard K. Bernstein

Originally published in 1997, DR. BERNSTEIN’S DIABETES SOLUTION is a unique resource that covers both adult- and childhood-onset diabetes, explains step-by-step how to normalize blood sugar levels and prevent or reverse complications, and offers detailed guidelines for establishing a treatment plan. Readers will find fifty gourmet recipes, in addition to a comprehensive discussion of diet, obesity, and new drugs to curb carbohydrate craving and overeating.

Now in its fourth edition, the book presents up-to-the-minute information on insulin resistance, blood-testing devices, measuring blood sugar, new types of insulin, gastroparesis and other issues, as well as updated diet guidelines. DR. BERNSTEIN’S DIABETES SOLUTION is the one book every diabetic must own.

Wisdom by Nature
by Chalyce Macoskey, Stephanie Torres Chc, Chalyce Macoskey Chhc, Stephanie Torres

Feeling good is no longer just a dream, it’s within your reach. With Wisdom by Nature, you’ll learn a new approach to healing your mind, body and spirit.Inside you’ll find: – Suggestions for using essential oils to combat nausea, stomach upset, sleeplessnessand more- Instructions for relaxation techniques to calm your mind and center your thoughts- Detailed advice on nourishing foods and beverages to try- Recipes for GP-friendly meals and snacksAuthors Chalyce Macoskey and Stephanie Torres understand firsthand the struggles ofgastroparesis and other digestive issues. Wisdom by Nature provides their insights and thestories of others who have found hope for a better life through the New Approach.Wisdom by Nature is for: – People who have been diagnosed with gastroparesis or other digestive issues- Those who care for a loved one with GP- Patients who have tried treating their symptoms with Western medicine, but who stillface challenges every day- Anyone who is ready to get their life backLet our New Approach bring you new hope-hope for better days and nights, for a new relationship with food, for increased energy and for healing.

My Mom Has Gastroparesis
by Timothy Thomas

Gastroparesis is a very difficult condition for a parent to suffer from, we know from experience. This book breaks down the condition and living with Gastroparesis in to the simplest terms in order to convey and allow a child to comprehend and get a grasp on the situation. While saving the child the complicated details and confusing language and medical jargon, this book will not only help them to understand, but it will allow them to feel included in lieu of telling them everything is alright when clearly they know its not. My Mother Has Gastorparesis is told from a childs perspective and has been fully endorsed by my step daughter who at 11 years old has had to deal with her mother battling GP as long as she can remember.

The Bloated Belly Whisperer
by Tamara Duker Freuman, MS, RD, CDN

America’s trusted digestive nutrition expert shares her personal program to vanquish bloating in a groundbreaking book that will help readers see results in a week or less!

With 50 recipes from former Bon Appétit editor and cookbook author Kristine Kidd

“This book could be a game-changer for anyone suffering from chronic belly upset…a deliciously do-able plan to keep you happy, healthy and bloat-free.” –Ellie Krieger, MS RD, host of Ellie’s Real Good Food, and award-winning cookbook author

“With candor and science-based expertise, Freuman offers invaluable information for readers suffering from a range of debilitating digestive issues.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

Bloating: ugh. About the most common complaint they get from patients, according to gastroenterologists. But Tamara Duker Freuman, a highly trained and sought-after nutritionist, knows something many doctors don’t: every unhappy belly is unhappy in its own way. That’s why Tamara’s clients call her “The Bloated Belly Whisperer,” and for good reason—for many years she’s successfully helped her clients accurately describe their symptoms, and find a course of treatment that delivers rapid and lasting relief.

In The Bloated Belly Whisperer, Tamara guides readers through the same steps she would use in a consultation, first with a quiz to help them hone in on their specific symptoms, and then by discussing the latest research and patient stories to offer dozens of solutions that will reduce abdominal bloating in a week or less by:

· Helping identify the specific cause of bloating
· Equipping readers with the right terminology and questions to take to their next doctor’s visit
· Teaching the most effective dietary remedies for each particular brand of bloating
· Laying out the tools and healthy practices to end abdominal distress and bloating once and for all

The Flexitarian Diet: The Mostly Vegetarian Way to Lose Weight, Be Healthier, Prevent Disease, and Add Years to Your Life
by Dawn Jackson Blatner

Lose weight, increase energy, and boost your immunity—without giving up meat!

“With her flexible mix-and-match plans, Dawn Jackson Blatner gives us a smart new approach to cooking and eating.”
–Joy Bauer, M.S., RD, CDN, “Today” show dietitian and bestselling author of Joy Bauer’s Food Cures

The Flexitarian Diet is a fresh approach to eating that’s balanced, smart, and completely do-able.”
–Ellie Krieger, host of Food Network’s “Healthy Appetite” and author of The Food You Crave

“Offers a comprehensive, simple-to-follow approach to flexitarian eating–the most modern, adaptable, delicious way to eat out there.”
–Frances Largeman-Roth, RD, senior food and nutrition editor of Health magazine

“It’s about time someone told consumers interested in taking control of their weight and health how to get the benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle without having to cut meat completely out of their life.”
–Byrd Schas, senior health producer, New Media, Lifetime Entertainment Services

Introducing the flexible way to eat healthy, slim down, and feel great! “Flexitarianism” is the hot new term for healthy dieting that minimizes meat without excluding it altogether. This ingenious plan from a high-profile nutritionist shows you how to use “flexfoods” to get the necessary protein and nutrients–with just a little meat for those who crave it. As the name implies, it’s all about flexibility, giving you a range of options: flexible meal plans, meat-substitute recipes, and weight loss tips. Plus: it’s a great way to introduce the benefits of vegetarianism into your family’s lifestyle.

Enjoy these Five Flex Food Groups:

Flex Food Group One: Meat Alternatives (Beans, peas, lentils, nuts, and seeds; Vegetarian versions of meats; Tofu; Eggs)
Flex Food Group Two: Vegetables and Fruits
Flex Food Group Three: Grains (Barley, corn, millet, oat, quinoa, rice, wheat, pasta)
Flex Food Group Four: Dairy
Flex Food Group Five: Natural flavor-enhancers (Spices, buttermilk ranch, chili powder, cinnamon, Italian seasoning, herbs; Fats, oils, butter spreads; Sweeteners, granulated sugars, honey, chocolate; Ketchup, mustard, salad dressing, vinegars, low-fat sour cream)

by Chelsey M McIntyre

Writer and pharmacist Chelsey McIntyre opens up about her own struggles with gastroparesis and aptly guides the reader to a greater understanding of the condition. Through personal insight, expert analysis of medical information, and an incredibly gifted ability to explain the material in everyday terms, Dr. McIntyre fills in the gaps that are so often left by the medical community. Roadmap for Your Journey is truly what its name proclaims, providing readers with knowledge and guidance that will continue to serve them long after they have finished reading the book.

Topics covered include foundational material on evaluating information, understanding what is happening to the body, and navigating medications, nutritional supplementation, and alternative therapies. As the readers build their knowledge bases, they then enter an entire section dedicated to an in-depth discussion on medications and treatments written specifically for those with gastroparesis and the people closest to them. Alternative methods for obtaining nutrition and creative solutions to common diet roadblocks are also covered.

The book benefits from Dr. McIntyre’s amazing ability to clarify the most difficult of topics and give the reader simple yet brilliant explanations to numerous questions that would take a lifetime to find on their own. As Martin H. Fischer once said, “Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.” This book, in conjunction with the author’s additional work with chronic GI conditions, contains a world of wisdom within it.

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