How Do You Treat Gastroparesis?
Now that we have gone over what Gastroparesis actually is, we have to talk about how to treat it.
There isn’t a lot out there on great methods for treating GP, but what there is a lot of out there is fear. Terms like “incurable”, “chronic”, “life-altering”, etc. While, technically, GP has been deemed a chronic and incurable condition, I can tell you that can’t be further from the truth.
Gastroparesis CAN be cured, and at the very least, it can be easily managed WITHOUT medication. That in itself is a win in my opinion.
So, what does the treatment plan look like?
The typical treatment path that is recommended is this:
Try a flurry of terribly written diets
Try an even bigger flurry of medications that don’t actually work
Suggest surgery like a pacemaker in your stomach, or a feeding tube
I have also talked with many GP sufferers that have mentioned their doctors put them on anti-psychotics, which basically is their way of saying we don’t believe anything is wrong with you, so you must be crazy.
I’m not a doctor, so I will say that making sure you keep a doctor in the loop about your condition is important. However, I have now gotten myself to the point that I don’t need a doctor anymore, because it’s not as severe. And to get myself to this point, I took a totally different path.
Treating Gastroparesis…. the right way
What if I told you that you could eat whatever you wanted when you wanted and on your terms of when your body will act up? Right now, you might say I am crazy, but I can promise you that it can be done.
The following are a few ways I have helped myself, and many clients:
Juicing. Especially in the beginning of your treatment, because your body is so devoid of the nutrients it’s needing. Juicing will help replenish those and then you can start working on the rest.
Acupuncture. Think of your stomach as a battery of your car. It needs the energy to run. So, when you do acupuncture, the needles are like the jumper cables being attached to the conductors. Put a little heat over the needles and it’s sending that “voltage” to your stomach muscles through your nerves. It’s life-changing
Walking. Wait, what? Yes, a simple morning 15 minute walk does WONDERS for your body. Boosts metabolism, wakes up the system, and if you do it before eating anything, you burn more fat!
Nerve Toning. In my Thrive with Gastroparesis nutrition program, I teach you 3 different techniques you can do to tone the nerve. Toning your nerve back to optimal function is what makes the difference.
Warm Lemon Water. I am sure by now all of my followers are like “geeze, lady, we get it. Drink warm lemon water.” That is how much I swear by it. First thing in the morning, drink a coffee cup size of warm water with a squeeze of lemon, however much you can handle. This gets your digestive system moving and creating the necessary acid.
More importantly, you have to be willing to do all of these things for longer than just a week. It didn’t take a week for you to get sick, so it won’t take a week for you to get better.
By week 3 of the Thrive with Gastroparesis program, my clients were starting to notice a real difference in their bodies and that is the coolest thing.
So, where do you go from here? Good news is that I have a completely FREE 3-day Gastroparesis Healing Guide. Just shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be happy to send that to you! Finally, the next Thrive with Gastroparesis program hasn’t set a start date, yet. However, if you would like to participate, send me an email and I will put you on the wait list.
Until then, get started juicing, drinking your warm lemon water and going for walks. I guarantee you will start noticing a difference.
Keep it Fresh. Keep it Simple. Keep it Real.