I did not realize how long it has been since I posted something here! However, I have been hard at work writing a book for parents with children who have CSID.
I am here to announce that the book is finally finished!
Here are the details ...
I have worked for over 4 years to create an easy-to-use reference and recipe guide for parents of children with CSID. Personal research and many hours on the phone with the administrator of csidinfo.com have allowed me to create a
comprehensive beginner's guide. By ordering my book you will be helping your own family and supporting my efforts to get my book into the hands of medical professionals and key people with the power to educate insurance companies, dietitians and others about CSID.
Here is the summary of my book:
"A Place to Start Without Sugar or Starch" provides valuable insight into the causes and problems associated with the recent influx of children suffering from carbohydrate malabsorption or disaccharide intolerance.
Written by a mother with two children who have CSID (congenital
sucrase-isomaltase deficiency), the reader will find the personal and simplistic approach refreshing and informative.
By providing a balance of personal stories, important medical information, alternative medicine practices and easy-to-follow recipes, this book is truly "a place to start" for parents, doctors, dietitians and caregivers. Although the book is directed at parents, anyone desiring an understanding of managing dietary limitations will find this book helpful.
Chapter topics include:
•food intolerance causes and symptoms
•sources of sugar and starch in foods
•an overview of sugar substitutes
•digestive support supplements
•the importance of breastfeeding and first foods
•the differences between "low-carb" and "sugar-free" diets and the need for
•shopping lists, menus and recipes
At this point I am about one week away from placing my initial author order for books. The more orders I receive by then, the higher discount I will get for the books. It will also allow me to use proceeds to purchase additional books for distribution to doctors, health-food stores and for book-signings.
In exchange for helping me with this first order, I am taking $5 off the retail price of $22.99 for the first 150 books I can sell before placing my first order.
To order directly from me you may go to my blog at
www.mykidshavecsid.blogspot.com and click on the "Intro Pricing for Book Orders" tab at the top of the page.
My desire is to help as many families as possible to be able to focus on caring for their child instead of searching for answers that are difficult to find.
Here are some quotes by parents who have benefitted from my efforts:
"Gavin LOVES the almond flour muffins and eats several a day. I don't know what I would have done without the recipes you helped me with." ~Kim S.
"I would just like to thank you for this (resource). It has been my only guide as I try to figure out a disease that no one knows a lot about. You have saved my son many hours of pain and his mother many tears. Thank you!" ~Erin S.
"I really love your web site and I purchased your book ... I have a medical foster home with four children under 5 all with food allergies of some kind ... I look forward to enjoying more of your recipes when I have time. One grateful
mother to another." ~Michele S.