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Cereal Killers: Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free A to Z Paperback – June 15, 2010
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The editors, both diagnosed with celiac, are also advocates. Dr. Ron Hoggan is a teacher and has written extensively on the topic of gluten sensitivity. He is the co-author of Dangerous Grains: Why Gluten Cereal Grains May Be Hazardous to Your Health. Scott Adams founded the Journal of Gluten Sensitivity and the Web sites Celiac.com and GlutenFreeMall.com.
The most unique and useful aspect of this collection is its comprehensive range of information, experience, and knowledge from average celiac sufferers and those who research the disease. Some topics provide opposing perspectives (on treatment, testing, diagnosis, etc.) for a 360 degree view of the disease.
It is interesting to note that studies show more people are being diagnosed and a number of common chronic diseases have been linked to gluten sensitivity, like anemia, fibromyalgia, acid-reflux, impaired mental ability, and more. Also of note is the surprising number of foods we consume which contain gluten, like breads, soups, salad dressings, ice cream, and caramel to name a few. With these things in mind, this book would also be useful to readers who may not be aware that they're gluten sensitive. Unfortunately, there are several problems in the book. There's quite a bit of repetition among content from different writers which editing would have remedied. Bibliographic references are inconsistent and contain several errors. Several of the essays are highly technical, contain clinical jargon, and seem to have been written for a peer review journal rather than a consumer publication. Despite these glitches, however, this book is worth exploring. Given that wheat is a main staple in the American diet it is important to raise awareness about celiac disease and inquire about one's own health. --ForeWord Clarion Review by Angela Black, July 15, 2010
Top Customer Reviews
Our grains have been contaminated -- They are genetically modified, and so heavily sprayed with pesticides/fungicides, it's not surprising that so many folks are being diagnosed with Celiac. In addition, all our foods have gluten added in various forms, so we are getting an overdose by virtue of all the additives in our foods.
The main reason I've given up wheat/gluten -- it is being linked with 22 Auto-immune disorders, as well as various mental heath disorders, especially depression, bi-polar & schizophrenia! And it's being linked to irritable bowel, sleep disturbances, etc.
With the explosion in diagnosis of all of the above, I have no difficulty in giving up something so unhealthy and suspect. As a result, we are eating more whole foods, salads, brown rice, etc -- and as an added bonus, have slimmed down! That's a win/win situation!
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I have not had the opportunity to read through the whole book but I have glanced through it and read some areas that are of importance to me. I think it will be a good book.Published on August 4, 2013 by Sandra Allen
I have a collection of books on celiac and this is an excellent one for anyone recently diagnosed or wondering about causes/diets.Published on December 3, 2012 by Adriana
Great book!! A must read for someone who has Celiac or anyone trying to understand the disease.Published on October 10, 2010 by Stephanie Gragert