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Living (Well!) with Gastroparesis: Answers, Advice, Tips & Recipes for a Healthier, Happier Life Paperback – December 13, 2011
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Crystal's interest in holistic health and nutrition began soon after she was diagnosed with idiopathic gastroparesis in 2004 at the age of 23. She went on to study Health Counseling and Holistic Nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and became certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners in 2010. She also has a Bachelor's Degree from Dartmouth College and has completed continuing education coursework via the Harvard School of Medicine.
Crystal is the author of two books, Eating for Gastroparesis and Living (Well!) with Gastroparesis. Crystal also serves as Nutritional Specialist for the Gastroparesis & Dysmotilities Foundation and is a patient-advocate for the Digestive Health Alliance.
Crystal lives in western New York with her husband and two-year-old daughter. To contact Crystal, please visit www.CrystalSaltrelli.com or Facebook.com/CrystalSaltrelliCHC.
Top Customer Reviews
I was excited to find this book because I thought that it would inspire me and help me deal with gastroparesis. However, after reading the book in one setting, I unfortunately found that is was not very inspiring.
Here are some examples. For starters, she seemed to chide individuals for sticking with "safe foods only," (pg. 76) and the "Paint a Silver Lining" scenario described on page 130-131 seemed superficial, especially near the end where she "brags" about how "thick and shinny" her silver lining is currently within her life. On page 118 where she speaks about maintaining a job with gastroparesis, she appeared unsympathetic to those who "could not to work" because of severe symptoms. Here's what she states, "If, however, your symptoms prevent you from being able to work altogether, you may apply for Social Security Disability Insurance. Keep in mind that it's a lengthy process; you have to prove that you cannot work in any capacity, and compensation is quite small." Hummm . . . that's not very inspiring or overly convincing for one, such as myself, who has flare-ups 3 to 5 days a week due to gastroparesis. It almost felt like she was saying, "You can get compensation, but really, it's not a very good option."
The information presented was too narrowly focused, and some of her "answers" seemed a bit "cliche and trite," e.g., common sense knowledge that I believe most individuals could figure-out on their own. An example of this is on pages 100-101 where she discusses how to obtain better sleep. I've tried ALL these options, and they simply don't work. Furthermore, if your feel bloated, crampy, have a "knotted" stomach, have acid reflux, etc.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A diagnosis of Gastroparesis seemed like the end of the world. While trying to learn more about the condition I found this book. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Jannson
Great information and recipes for someone struggling with gastroperesis.Published 17 days ago by sueflu
Very very helpful! I'm newly diagnosed and I find that she has addressed even more issues than I could think of. A great resource!Published 2 months ago by Wendy Santucci
fabulous book! Great information!! Very helpful for anyone with GP!Published 3 months ago by Nancy cav