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Living Gluten-Free For Dummies Paperback – Jun 1 2010
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Practical, delicious ways to manage a gluten-free diet
If you have a wheat allergy, gluten intolerance, celiac disease, an autistic child, or you just want to enjoy the benefits of a diet free of wheat, barley, and rye, then this guide is for you. You'll get trusted, authoritative explanations of the medical problems associated with gluten and clear guidance on how to make the transition to a gluten-free lifestyle — and love it!
Go gluten-free — get a handle on the whos, whats, whys, and hows of going gluten-free (and the many medical benefits of a gluten-free lifestyle)
Connect the dots — discover the fascinating connections between gluten, autism, and behavioral disorders
Speak Glutenese — learn how to decipher label lingo and know what to look for (and what to avoid) when shopping for food
Make it nutritious (and delicious) — follow recipes for making family-pleasing gluten-free meals, from enticing entrees to sensational sides and everything in between
Get out and about — get practical tips and guidance on keeping a gluten-free diet whether you're eating out or on the go
Open the book and find:
How to adapt your perspective on food
he connection between autism, behavior, and gluten
Good carbs vs. bad carbs
The truth about whole grains
How to shop for and stock your pantry with gluten-free foods
Healthy and delicious recipes for every meal of the day (including a gluten-free spin on family favorites)
Cooking tips and techniques
Tips for raising happy, healthy gluten-free kids
Decide whether adopting a gluten-free lifestyle is the right choice for you
Recognize medical conditions that benefit from a gluten-free diet
Decipher food labels and make smart choices when eating out
Live a healthy, happy, gluten-free lifestyle
About the Author
Danna Korn is respected as one of the leading authorities on the gluten-free diet and the medical conditions that benefit from it. She's been featured in People Magazine, on ABC's "20-20," and dozens of other national media outlets. She is the co-author of Gluten-Free Cooking For Dummies.
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Most gluten-free books are clinical, boring, and dry. This one is fun, whimsical, positive, and energetic. You feel like the author is truly optimistic about the gluten-free diet being the key to optimal health. No gf book I've read paints such an accurate, in-depth and rosy picture.
This book is totally comprehensive. It covers everything from getting the diagnosis to recognizing covert gluten ingredients to how to change your favorite recipes to make them gluten free and so much more.
I expected to need to buy another book or two after this one to get a complete education on gluten free living, but now I don't need to - this book really taught me everything I needed to know.
It is kind of scary to find out you have to stop eating wheat for the rest of your life - it can seem so overwhelming because wheat feels like it is in EVERYTHING at times. This book broke it down and made the lifestyle MUCH more managable for me.
She also has a really good chapter on dealing with negative feelings regarding this kind of diagnosis. I have not dealt with the negative feelings she describes [my health has improved SO vastly that I can honestly say I don't miss wheat at all!], but I think that chapter would be incredibly helpful for people who ARE struggling with their diagnosis.
The other thing I loved about this book is that it is so readable. The author is a great writer - she is witty, she includes little anecdotes from her life to help you understand what she's teaching, and the book is really entertaining to read. I was very afraid that it might be dry and "medical text book" type reading, but it is not at all. It is a fun, enjoyable read.
I have already loaned out my copy of this to one gluten intolerant friend and I've purchased a second copy and given it to another friend who was recently diagnosed with Celiac. From now on, this book will be my go-to gift for all friends dealing with any gluten related illness. It is so helpful!
Thank you for writing this book Ms. Korn! You have helped me and my family so incredibly much!
Dietary restrictions set forth in this book are not enough to keep a celiac healthy. There is more hidden gluten in food than what this book would have one believe. Just because it says "gluten free" does not necessarily mean it is safe to consume. 'Gluten free' Oats, even if made in a dedicated factory, still have proleins to which celiacs react. In addition, quinoa is now being looked at as unsafe. A simple Pubmed search quickly reveals that (perhaps after personal experience of being horribly 'glutened' by it after heeding the suggestions in this book.)
The book does not touch on cross-reactivity or other relevant dietary considerations. (i.e. celiacs should be very careful to not eat genetically modified corn and soy. Furthermore, some SMART experts say celiacs should just avoid all grains.)
In addition, I do not think this book was written by someone with celiac who knows the pathophysiology of it or how to handle living with it. It might be worth a perusal at the library. For more information on celiac, get Celiac: A Hidden Epidemic after first looking at the National Library of Medicine online and celiac.org.
E.C. Hart, RN, BS, MSLS
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