Whenever someone comes into the Gluten Free RN office asking about specific symptoms and celiac disease, the first thing I do is reach for Cleo Libonati’s Recognizing Celiac Disease. This book gives a comprehensive and concise overview of celiac disease, summarizing findings from studies done around the world. It includes prevalence, pathophysiology, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis as well as the response to a gluten free diet. Over 300 health problems caused by gluten are listed, as well as detailed nutritional deficiency issues common in celiac disease. Other benefits of this book include:
- Explains gluten, gluten sources in food, how gluten triggers harmful reactions in your body and the difference between celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. Which vitamins/minerals your doctor needs to test you for at diagnosis.
- Describes the human digestive process and how gluten disrupts both organ structure and function.
- Teaches you how to begin and maintain the gluten-free diet.
- Lists foods and ingredients commonly allowed and not allowed on a gluten-free diet.
- Contains charts that detail the nutrient deficiencies gluten causes, symptoms, research study findings & case reports, response to gluten-free diet, and lists of foods with the highest sources of each nutrient so you can build a diet that meets your individual needs.
Be sure to check local bookstores and online marketplaces for your copy today! Also check out www.glutenfreeworks.com for great information, books and products.