Celiac Disease (Newly Revised and Updated): A Hidden Epidemic

By | June 4, 2016

From Dr. Peter H.R. Green, internationally renowned expert on celiac disease and director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, and medical writer Rory Jones, this is the definitive book on celiac disease, one of the most underdiagnosed autoimmune diseases in the U.S. 

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, together with Rory Jones, an accomplished medical 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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Gluten Mom on 06/04/2016 at 06:55.

Accessible Science – Every Celiac Should Have This Book This book is a very worthwhile addition to a person with celiac disease’s library. Rather than another “do’s and don’ts” book, it’s focus is on the physiology and pathology of celiac disease. But let not your heart be troubled (or your brain twisted) by medicalese — it is written very clearly and in layman’s terms. It starts with an overview of the “normal” digestive tract and the immune system. Then it explains what celiac disease is and what goes wrong. There are chapters on how to…

Leda Smith on 06/04/2016 at 07:14.

Comprehensive, well written and human Having multiple food intolerences that went mis-diagnosed for years, I am quite familiar with this genre of writing. From this background, I will unequivocably say that this book is incredible. It gives a wealth of information about celiac disease specifically as well as a much-appreciated, comprehensive overview of the background to it–the complexity of the digestive systems and how they work and can go wrong. It is written beautifully with a blend of anecdotes and scientific fact that is…

B. Barfield on 06/04/2016 at 07:35.

The Best Book I’ve Read on Celiac Disease I applaude Dr. Green and Rory Jones with this new book. I’ve bought and read almost every book and cookbook ever written on celiac disease and the gluten free diet since my diagnosis 17 years ago and this is by far the best.The book details the history of celiac disease, the medical aspects of the disease in layman’s terms, and the diet itself in an easily readible book.I loved the insertion of the personal stories throughout the book. Many people will find their own…