Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic
The definitive book on celiac disease, one of the most common and underdiagnosed autoimmune diseases in America, available in paperback for the first time.
Do you suffer from gastrointestinal complaints, fatigue, headaches, joint pain, anemia, and/or itchy skin conditions? Have you consulted numerous doctors, and been prescribed drugs and diets that have only temporarily alleviated some symptoms? If so, you may have celiac disease, a hereditary autoimmune condition that affects nearly one in every hundred people—97 percent of whom remain undiagnosed and untreated.
The real answer to your medical problems may lie in this book. Dr. Peter H.R. Green, director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University and internationally renowned expert on the disease, together with Rory Jones, an accomplished science writer who was diagnosed with the disease in 1998 and has been researching it ever since, have written this authoritative guide on how celiac disease is properly diagnosed, treated, and managed. The disease is triggered by gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, which damages the lining of the small intestine so that it cannot properly absorb food. Without essential nutrients, the entire body begins to suffer. Complications from celiac disease can include infertility, depression, liver disease, other autoimmune diseases (such as type 1 diabetes and thyroid disease), and even cancer. This is a disease that you do not outgrow. At present, the only way to treat it is to follow a lifelong gluten-free diet.
This revised and updated edition contains the most current information on celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and gluten sensitivity. It examines the disease’s many manifestations and includes an entire section devoted to coping with the psychological aspects of living with a chronic illness and following a gluten-free diet. It also includes a guide to ingredients and safe grains, a selection of gluten-free manufacturers, and a list of national and international support groups.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Aug3Zimm - LibraryThing
This is for the "revised and updated" edition, updated in 2010. I was just diagnosed with celiac and my mom (who also has celiac) said this was a bit like the celiac bible. So I got it and read it. It ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hypatiaa - LibraryThing
An outstanding book. It goes over the disease in detail, in language that a layperson can understand. It covers other related conditions and autoimmune diseases, explains thoroughly the pathology of ... Read full review
DO YOU EAT TO LIVE OR LIVE TO EAT?
Cooking Without Gluten
Eating in the Real World
Dermatitis Herpetiformis and Other Skin Diseases
Autoimmune and Other Related Conditions
Why Symptoms PersistIm on the Diet
Coping with Change
Finding a Cure
A Guide to Ingredients
Medical Contact Information
National Support Groups