Living With Dietary Fructose Intolerance: A Guide to Managing your Life With this New Diagnosis
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Disappointingly little information Jul 24, 2006
By D. Backshall
As a fellow sufferer of this condition, I was eager to read any tips and information I could find on this difficult to diagnose and almost impossible to eat around problem. My doctor gave me little to go on, and I've been scraping for info ever since. I belong to a couple online forums which have helped immensely, as those similiarly afflicted share what they've discovered with the groups, but that's about it.
What I'd hoped for in this book was an in depth view of what it's like to have the condition, ideas for eating, lists of sources of information, perhaps charts of fructose/sorbitol levels in different foods, and something beyond what my doctor first gave me when my test came back overwhelmingly positive. What I got was something hardly larger than a pamphlet, with little more than what I'd figured out on my own in the first week after my diagnosis. Oh yeah, and a bunch of recipes. After about 25 pages, this book is just a bunch of mainly milk-product-based recipes. These help me not one bit, as I am also lactose intolerant. (the author assumes many will also have a wheat allergy, not sure why, but ignores the possibility of lactose intolerance, which our forums have concluded are very common together) I didn't want a recipe book, but the bulk of this "book" is just that. :(
Good intentions, but the book is sadly quite basic. If you have food intolerances, try finding an MSN Forum for them first before buying anything. Real people interacting with you daily can provide the real information this author was trying to give.
16 of 17 found the following review helpful:
Adapting to DFI is a learning process and this book helps shorten the learning curve Aug 23, 2006
By S. V. Ray
Dietary fructose intolerance is just now making it's way into the mainstream of medical lexicon. When a patient is first diagnosed, he/she is usually given a list of what "not" to eat by the doctor or nutritionist. That is bad enough, but it gets worse after several trips to the grocery attempting to discover what "to" eat. It quickly becomes apparent that any food that's in a bag, box or package contains sugar and won't be tolerated. This book was like a life raft that kept me afloat and got me headed in the right direction. In the chapter titled "The Diet", what "to" eat precedes what "not" to eat and there are suggestions for breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner and desserts. The subtitle of the book "A Guide to Managing your Life With this New Diagnosis" is appropriate. I've tried five or six of the entree recipes in the recipes section and found them quick and tasty, plus now I have a better idea about what type of recipes will work.
10 of 11 found the following review helpful:
Refreshing to know it is managable Aug 22, 2006
By Randel T. Sink
Ms. Smith reached out and touched those of us who suffer this condition and helped us know not only that we are not alone, but that it is managable. The first reviewer seemed angry that Ms. Smith had not given a cure. The book is not marketed as a medical or chemical analysis of the disorder or of food, but a day to day management with recipes easy to use on a regular basis. The book lives up to its billing as a layman's guide to understanding and managing a condition which has a minute amount of information available. It is easy to read and encouraging.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
So So Book Mar 11, 2013
By S. Wiser
I was desperately searching for some books on Fructose Malabsorbtion after my daughter was diagnosed. This was the only book I could find so I purchased it. I found the book to be lacking in a lot of information. The recipes are all heavily dairy based which are ruled out since my daughter is also lactose intolerant. This is common in many people with fructose malabsorbtion. Think I finished the book in about 30 minutes and I've never picked it up again. If it's the only thing you can find, then try it out but many online blogs have more information about the disorder.
3 of 4 found the following review helpful:
One persons experience.... Jan 19, 2011
This book would be a good introductory step to working with this condition.
However this is more a diary of one persons experience rather than a factual guide, the information, over all is a bit thin.
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