By: Melinda Dennis, MS, RD, LDN and Daniel A. Leffler, MD
Experts from around the world, including the Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, share their knowledge of celiac disease in more than 50 case-based chapters. Your celiac patients will learn how to get an accurate diagnosis, when to get family members screened, the pitfalls of and solutions for a gluten-free life, how to monitor their health and head off the myriad complications and celiac-related health issues and more.
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"Here's where the rubber meets the road. This well-organized, comprehensive book shares the stories of real-life patients who are dealing with questions and problems related to celiac disease and the gluten-free lifestyle. Topics span the broad range of gluten-related topics, including fructose intolerance, yeast overgrowth, and eating disorders. Almost 400 pages are packed with good sense, solid information and trustworthy advice to help you successfully navigate life with celiac disease."
—Living Without magazine, Dec/Jan 2011
"This is the perfect reference for questions regarding celiac disease, such as recognizing symptoms, finding hidden gluten, testing for celiac disease, monitoring your diet and so on. Two of the world's leading experts, authors Melinda Dennis, MS, RD and Daniel Leffler, MD, assembled an all-star cast of 50 international experts who cover the topic thoroughly. Most importantly, the authors show you how to not just live, but how to thrive on a gluten-free diet. Everyone should have this excellent book at hand."
—Carol Fenster, author of the award-winning 100 Best Gluten-Free Recipes
"Real Life with Celiac Disease is a great resource for those with celiac disease. It is crammed full of excellent, evidence-based information on celiac disease by leading professionals in the field. The topical order of the chapters make it easy to locate information of interest. It is a must have book!
—Lynn Cicero, MS, RD
“There has been no better time in history to have celiac disease, thanks to Real Life with Celiac Disease. This book would have saved me much time and great stress during my abrupt introduction to the gluten-free world. Even the most well-informed patients have much to learn from this accessible guide.”
—Ezra Brettler, diagnosed in 2008
“This is the first book to take a comprehensive look at the medical, dietary, nutritional, emotional, psychological, and social aspects of celiac disease and its only treatment, the gluten-free diet. If you have celiac disease, if you know of someone who has celiac disease, or if you treat people who have celiac disease, this book is essential reading.”
—Steven Galante, The Healthy Villi (Greater Boston Celiac/DH Support Group)
“After the shock of my diagnosis wore off, I realized having celiac disease wasn’t so bad—because I am in control, through education and good medical care. I recommend this book for anyone with celiac disease and anyone who cares for you. You will learn how to be proactive in treating and managing your disease.”
—Karen Walsh, diagnosed in 2006 after a lifetime of symptoms
“110% trustworthy advice for patients and their family members and 360° coverage of complicated topics—from fructose intolerance to eating disorders.”
—Kristin Voorhees, diagnosed in 2007