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
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 19 months ago 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