Summary and Info
Celiac disease is a digestive disorder caused by a sensitivity to the protein gluten in wheat flour, which in turn can damage the small intestine and inhibit the body’s absorption of nutrients from food. The disease is hereditary and can affect entire families. Cowritten by a registered nurse who lives with celiac disease, a dietician, and a clinical pharmacist, this indispensable guide tackles all aspects of the disease, including symptoms, diagnosis, management, complications, and current research. While many cookbooks and dietary manuals on gluten intolerance exist, Celiac Disease is the only book on how to live fully and richly while maintaining a gluten-free lifestyle. In addition to learning how to set up and maintain a gluten-free kitchen, readers find strategies for tackling emotional issues, nutrition and dietary guidelines, tips for dining out, and advice on raising a celiac child.