Green Peter H.R. M.D., Jones Rory - Celiac Disease (Newly Revised and Updated)
|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!