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Favorite: Book on Celiac Disease

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Occasionally, I will share a favorite item from my gluten-free kitchen: a book, cookbook, gluten-free food or kitchen gadget or a roundup of favorite things from around the web. Hopefully you’ll find some new favorites to add to your gluten-free kitchen! While they may contain affiliate links, all favorites posts reflect my own opinion and are not sponsored by any individual or company.

Celiac Disease A Hidden Epidemic - my favorite resource about celiac disease

Today I waned to share a favorite resource book about celiac disease and transitioning to gluten-free: Celiac Disease (Revised and Updated Edition): A Hidden Epidemic. I was so thankful that a friend recommended this book to me when I was first diagnosed. My gastroenterologist didn’t give me a single bit of information when he gave me my celiac diagnosis, so to say I was lost and confused would be an understatement.  The first few chapters cover common symptoms of celiac disease and gluten intolerance.  There is extensive information regarding testing, including why and how you should be tested if you haven’t been yet and are suspecting gluten is a problem for you.

Most helpful to me, as someone newly diagnosed, were the sections dealing with what types of follow-up testing you should have done after diagnosis.  I was able to take my bookmarked book in with me to my appointment with my family doctor and he happily followed the recommendations for testing.  Without this book’s recommendations, my doctor and I wouldn’t have thought to order a bone density scan for me since I was only in my early 30s.  Since the book recommended it, my doctor ordered one for me and we were able to find that I have Osteopenia already (the precursor to Osteoporosis) and immediately began supplementation to try to help with this.

This book also covers many of the symptoms of celiac disease that aren’t usually talked about: fatigue, brain fog, confusion, difficulty remembering things, migraines, depression, etc.  As someone that had many of these symptoms, it was very helpful to realize that they actually are common with undiagnosed celiac disease and would hopefully improve on a gluten-free diet.  (Side note: most of them have.  When I do get “glutened”, all of these symptoms return for 48 hours to 2 weeks.)

The latter chapters in this great book address reading labels, cooking without gluten, and what medicine and beauty products to be careful of.  There is a very helpful chapter on dealing with children and young adults who have celiac disease, with a breakdown by children’s ages with tips for helping them.

I definitely recommend you check to see if your library has a copy of this book or order one for yourself. If you have another favorite book on celiac disease or eating gluten-free to recommend, please leave it in the comments below.


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Margaret Fleming

Tuesday 27th of October 2020

Might have to look for books on celiac my test was positive and working on changing diet it is do hard see Gastroenterologist tomorrow

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Courtney V

Sunday 6th of January 2013

This was the first book I read after being diagnosed with celiac nearly 4 years ago...the nurse at my gastroenterology office gave it to me and I went straight home and read it twice. It really helped ease my fears about my new lifestyle and I refer it often to others who have either recently been diagnosed, have gluten sensitivity issues or just want to learn more about how to help their friends and family who have to follow a gluten free lifestyle. Thank you so much for sharing this one!

Michelle @ My Gluten-free

Sunday 6th of January 2013

Glad you found it right when you needed it as well! I wish my gastroenterology office gave one out. I should suggest it to them the next time I'm in there! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!


Friday 4th of January 2013

Thanks for sharing this! It is always nice to have a reliable resource to suggest to others as they start the gluten free journey.

Michelle @ My Gluten-free

Friday 4th of January 2013

Beth, Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Yes, this is a great resource to recommend to anyone you know that is just starting out! Even those that have had it awhile will find it helpful!