Real Life with Celiac Disease

I found this book to truly be a complete guide to life with Celiac Disease.  My husband was diagnosed with Celiac in 2004.  This book is a compilation of all that we have learned in those seven years and more.  It is truly a gift for those who are newly diagnosed to begin to understand how to stay healthy and most pressing, “What can I eat?”

This very practical and well written book covers the basic definitions and diagnosis information, solutions and strategies for successfully living gluten free and potential complications.  I love the way the authors take a holistic approach to patient management understanding that there are emotional support issues that travel with any chronic disease.  I would highly recommend this book to all health care professionals and any lay person who has been diagnosed with Celiac or who believes that a gluten free diet may be supportive.

Melinda Dennis is the Nutrition Coordinator and founding member of the Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and an experienced success story of living with Celiac Disease for 20 years.  Dr. Daniel Leffler is the Director of Clinical Research at the Celiac Center and is on the faculty at Harvard Medical School.

Dennis, M., & Leffler, D. A. (2010). Real life with celiac disease : troubleshooting and thriving gluten free. Bethesda, MD: AGA Press.

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