This eBook is to share with everyone the knowledge and experience I have gained through caring for my 2 children born with G6PDD. Over 8 years go when my daughter was born there was very little practical, useful information available anywhere for people with this condition and the real facts are still hard to find. The book’s main content is on foods and substances that must be avoided, it contains information on alternative food and safe substances as well as the recipes we use on a day to day basis to insure our family's health and overall wellbeing.
People with G6PDD need to be on a restricted diet of mainly fresh wholesome unprocessed foods. Our recipes cover food for infants to adults including.
-Infant meals, School lunch ideas
-Healthy drinks, breakfasts, lunches and dinners
-Soups, stocks and salads
-Desserts, including ice cream and confectionery
-Sauces, salad dressings, homemade condiments, cheeses, meats, seafood's and baked goods
-Gluten free flours for biscuits, breads, pastry and pasta
-External products like toothpaste, shampoo replacement and insect repellents.
To help in understanding this condition and how it affects our body, I have included some useful dietary information and a brief description or explanation of some of the terms used such as, Proteins, Fats, Calories, Carbohydrates, Cholesterol, Vitamins and Minerals.
The recipes in this book have been developed to ensure my family has a well balanced, wholesome diet without complications triggered by consuming foods and substances that affect their g6pdd. Meals that provide the necessary nutrients, to keep us healthy provide energy and ensure our immune system is functioning at optimum levels, allowing us to avoid infections and illnesses or deal with them naturally when they occur, as these can cause major complications for people with G6PDD. This book covers the things we do and the foods we make from scratch to insure our children enjoy a long healthy normal life.
G6PDD is an inherited chromosome deficiency that affects the red blood cells’ ability to supply oxygen from the lungs to body tissues. This condition affects over 600 million people worldwide; it is the most common human enzyme defect, with over 400 variants. People with G6PDD need to have a diet that is free of all legumes and other foods that can trigger reactions as well as eliminating many of the toxic substances found in processed foods and the chemicals used in food production.
There is no cure for G6PDD, it is a condition, not a disease, with many people are not aware they have this condition until serious complications become apparent in later life. All these complications can be avoided and people can live a normal, healthy, happy life if they take the measures outlined in his book. We describe which foods have to be avoided and which foods are beneficial, giving the reasons why and information on the many harmful substances add to processed foods.