Real Life with Celiac Disease: 

Troubleshooting and Thriving Gluten Free

(364 pages) Winner of the 2011 Indie Book Awards for Nutrition

Authored by Melinda Dennis, MS, RD, LDN, and Daniel Leffler MD, MS, of the Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and 50 leading experts from around the world is unlike anything published about celiac disease.

Written for patients, this book (364 pages) is also a very useful reference for those who want to learn the intricacies of caring for patients who follow the gluten-free diet. 

It covers a myriad of issues, including screening and diagnosis, celiac disease vs. gluten intolerance, labs, complications, associated conditions, nutritional and medical management (supplements, weight gain, probiotics, eating disorders, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, children and teens, nongastrointestinal manifestations), food allergies and intolerances, religious practices and the gluten-free diet, dining and travel, advocacy, hospital stays, and more.

Real Life with Celiac Disease is for you if: 

  • You have celiac disease and want to be educated to the fullest about maximizing your health and minimizing risks
  • You want to support a friend or family member who has celiac disease
  • You suspect that you or someone you know may have celiac disease
  • You want to understand the difference between gluten intolerance and celiac disease
  • You find the food labeling laws confusing
  • You are following the gluten-free diet and are still experiencing symptoms
  • You want to know more about labs, follow-up care, supplements, balancing your diet, and the potential complications of untreated celiac disease
  • You are a vegetarian or have diabetes or want to lose weight and maximize your nutritional health
  • You need ideas for traveling and dining out safely
  • You are a clinician who needs information now to help the increasing numbers of patients coming to see you with concerns about celiac disease.

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