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Crystal Sartelli at livingwithgastroparesis.org or com includes reviles in her books. She switched yo a lower carb mote paleo type diet recently and ishe said she feels better.

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The G-Pact cookbook is only through their website because it is used to raise money for the cause. It isn't anything special, just paper with thicker paper for the covers and plastic binding. They didn't spend a lot of money making it fancy because any money spent on printing them would take away from what they can give to others.

Also, if you haven't already, I suggest figuring out your trigger foods before anything else. Every case of GP is different, and everyone handles different foods. The majority of what they will have in a GP cookbook is just variations of other recipes that cut back on fat and fiber, and still some people will not be able to handle them. So if you really want brownies, get the regular betty crocker mix (not the low fat! it is a joke!) and replace the oil with applesauce. To reduce the fiber in veggies, cook them well. There are a lot of little things you can do to make homemade foods more GP friendly - Shari (MOM2ACAT) does a lot of homemade soups. Most of GP cooking is just trying and seeing what happens, while avoiding your known trigger foods.

The part I find ironic is that fresh fruits and veggies (high fiber) is healthy for most people but very unhealthy for us, while fried foods and most fast food (high fat) is unhealthy for most people and also very unhealthy for us. So we just have to moderate everything. When people bug me about what I'm eating because they just completely don't understand, I just have to explain that my diet (for living not for weight loss) is very special and if I mess up then I'm in serious pain. That usually shuts them up.

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5/3/11 12:02 P

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Thanks ladies for the info about G-Pact. And I know what you mean about not being able to find much information about GP. I searched the internet high and low the other day while looking for cookbooks and those were the only two I found. I even tried to get the one not by G-Pact in at my local library but they said they are unnavailable for them to get. I'm thinking about just buying the one but I don't know if I really want to shell out the money for something that might not even be useful.

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5/2/11 4:12 P

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G-Pact has a Facebook group too.


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G-Pact is an EXCELLENT organization. They are huge advocates for people with motility disorders. I have that cookbook but don't use it much because my GP tends to be all or nothing - I can eat pretty much anything or during a flare I pretty much can't eat anything at all. But several of the recipes look good.

I'm not sure you're going to find a lot of books about GP because it is a very unknown disorder. Most of my doctors have never heard of it or have absolutely no idea what it really means to be diagnosed with it. I suggest doing research online, reading people's stories, and learning about how the body should work. Then if you come across ignorant doctors like I have, you know what is going on and don't listen to their incorrect ideas. (For instance, vagus nerve damage is often a cause for GP, but my now ex primary doctor told me if you have any problems with your vagus nerve you instantly drop dead.)

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I looked at my local chapters today and their computer said you could order it in to the store. I dont know if you have chapters in the states but I'm sure you could get it at other book stores as well.

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That cook book from Amazon sounds like a good one, but it looks like it's only available in Canada.


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I've been looking around for books on GP and came across a couple that I was thinking of getting in my local library. I was wondering if anyone had read them and could offer reviews on them? Or could point me in the direction of other good GP related recipe books or other books.

This one is just a story of one woman's journey with GP: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Offic
ial-Patients-SourceBook-on-Gastropares
is/Icon-Health-Publications/e/9780597832789

This is a cookbook that I was looking at getting:
http://www.amazon.ca/Eating-Gastroparesi
s-Low-Fiber-High-Protein-Maintaining/d
p/1569243662/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=book
s&qid=1304088946&sr=8-1

There is also this one but I couldnt find any other information about it and it kind of sounds a little fishy to send them a cheque or paypal them money: http://www.g-pact.org/cookbook.html

Thanks!

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