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Celiac Disease (Newly Revised and Updated): A Hidden Epidemic Paperback – August 1, 2010
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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, 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. 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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“The book the celiac world has needed all along.” — Gluten Intolerance Group Newsletter
“The definitive resource for every celiac, those yet to be diagnosed, and their families. Comprehensive and concise, yet easy to understand. This is a must-have book.” — Elaine Monarch, Executive Director, Celiac Disease Foundation
“Easy to read . . . full of common sense and suggestions that go to the heart of celiac concerns.” — Gluten-Free Living
“An exceptionally complete yet easy to read guide to celiac disease and strategies for living with it successfully. . . . Highly Recommended.” — ChildrenWithDiabetes.com
“A must-read for those with celiac disease and anyone with suspect symptoms (gastrointestinal complaints, anemia, fatigue, headaches, joint pain, etc.)....If you buy just one medical book about celiac disease, make it this one.” — Living Without
“Useful, in-depth information for sufferers. . . . This book is important for consumer health libraries and consumer health collections in public libraries.” — Library Journal
“Best consumer health books of 2006” — Library Journal
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A must-read for anyone with gluten intolerance, food sensitivities, a “nervous” stomach, or chronic fatigue
Do you suffer from gastrointestinal complaints, fatigue, headaches, joint pain, anemia, and/or itchy skin conditions? Have you diagnosed yourself with a food allergy, or 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 triggered by gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten damages the lining of the small intestine so that it cannot properly absorb food. Without essential nutrients, the entire body begins to suffer. The disease affects nearly one in every hundred people—85 percent of whom remain undiagnosed and untreated. Complications from celiac disease include infertility, liver disease, depression, other autoimmune diseases (such as Type 1 diabetes and thyroid disease), and even cancer.
The answer to your medical problems may lie in this book. Dr. Peter H. R. Green, director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University and internationally renowned expert on the disease, together with Rory Jones, an acclaimed medical writer who was diagnosed with the disease in 1998, have written the ultimate guide on how celiac disease is properly diagnosed, treated, and managed.
This revised edition includes:
- The latest medical research on celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and gluten sensitivity
- An entire section on coping with the psychological aspects of living with a chronic illness and following a gluten-free diet
- New guidelines on testing, and the most recent scientific research toward a cure
- An updated guide to ingredients and safe grains, gluten-free manufacturers, and national and international support groups . . . and more!
- Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks; Revised, Update edition (August 1, 2010)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 368 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0060766948
- ISBN-13 : 978-0060766948
- Item Weight : 9.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 1 x 5.2 x 7.9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #377,180 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By Christina on June 20, 2019
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But frankly, it just makes things worse - it could be related to this, it might be related to that, this study said there was a strong link to X .... oh but others have not shown any link to X at all. This is babble.
I have a degree in Physics, a general science background, interest and nouse and worked in the UK NHS on heart surgery. I am not easily bamboozled. But this book leaves more questions that answers. By being so apparently comprehensive, it fails to really help. It's like reading the side effects list on a medicine - the list is so long and covers so many things, you just switch off. Frankly anyone with any ailment just about could convince themselves they have CD by reading this. I am diagnosed with CD, so that is not an issue for me. I should have be warned off by the strap line "a hidden epidemic" - those sort of phrases tend to be associated with the kind of book I find this to be. CD affects 1% of the population - the majority not diagnosed; that's a lot of people, but it's not an epidemic. It may be a growing problem, but not an epidemic.
Each chapter starts with a passage from someone who was somehow ignored by society/healthcare as a freak/worrier etc. These are useful in parts, but the frequency of use would make any casual reader tend to talk themselves into believing they have CD. We need to understand the wider range of symptoms, for sure, but it comes across badly to me.
Oh and it directs you to his other book on Gluten - nice one. Sorry but a book entitled Coeliac Disease, should cover all gluten related issues.
So the doubts it creates, make me feel I should question the advice it gives me. Which makes the book a bit pointless. I feel less informed after reading, not more.