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Title:
Gluten freedom : the nation's leading expert offers the essential guide to a healthy, gluten-free lifestyle
Author:
Fasano, Alessio.
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Publication Information:
New York, New York : Wiley, [2014]

©2014
Physical Description:
xxix, 327 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
"Why dropping the wheat might just save your life--and how to start today World-renowned gluten disorder expert Dr. Alessio Fasano presents the groundbreaking roadmap to a gluten-free lifestyle, and how anyone can live better by going gluten-free. For centuries, wheat has been known as the "staff of life." But for millions of Americans affected by gluten-related disorders, consuming gluten, the complex protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, can be hazardous to their health. In a recent poll presented by Scientific American, over 30% of Americans reported wanting to cut down or eliminate gluten from their diets; the gluten-free market is a $6.3 billion industry and continues to expand. Now, in Gluten Freedom, Alessio Fasano, MD, world-renowned expert and founder of Boston's Center for Celiac Research, reveals the latest developments in scientific research and treatment, and the answers they provide for this rapidly expanding audience. This groundbreaking, authoritative guide is an invaluable roadmap for the newly diagnosed, for those already dealing with gluten-related issues, and for anyone who thinks they may have an issue with gluten. Distinguishing scientific fact from myth, Gluten Freedom explains the latest research, diagnostic procedures, and treatment/diet recommendations, helping consumers make the best choices for themselves and their families. Gluten Freedom also discusses important nutritional implications for behavior-related diagnoses such as autism and conditions such as depression, anxiety, and "foggy mind." Other highlights include: [bullet] The differences between celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and wheat allergy [bullet] Current best practices for gluten-related disorders at any age [bullet] Practical information on setting up a gluten-free kitchen, reading labels, and staying safe and healthy in a world filled with hidden sources of gluten [bullet] The psychological impact of a diagnosis and its effect on a family [bullet] Groundbreaking research for prevention and therapy [bullet] Reliable and accurate resources for patients, parents, and physicians [bullet] And even recipes for an authentic gluten-free Italian dinner from Dr. Fasano's home kitchen "--
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Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgments Preface Introduction PART ONE: Gluten Enters the Picture Chapter One: What's Gluten Got To Do With It?* Chapter Two: New Clinical Faces of the Gluten-Free Revolution* Chapter Three: Making Sense of Gluten, Leaky Gut, and Autoimmunity* Chapter Four: Getting the Right Diagnosis * Chapter Five: Gluten and Your Brain* PART TWO: Joining the Gluten-Free Revolution Chapter Six: Living Well on the Gluten-Free Diet + Chapter Seven: Gluten-Free Cooking and Dining+ Chapter Eight: Dinner With Dr. Fasano+ PART THREE: Gluten-Free for Life Chapter Nine: Going Gluten-Free Before Birth+ Chapter Ten: Gluten-free Milestones in Childhood Chapter Eleven: Football, Family Life, and Gluten+ Chapter Twelve: Getting Through College Gluten-Free+ Chapter Thirteen: Gluten and Your Golden Years+ PART FOUR: Going Beyond Gluten Chapter Fourteen: Preventing Celiac Disease* Chapter Fifteen: New Treatment Options and Therapies* Epilogue: Making Wishes Come True References Resources Glossary Index * Features highlighted research from CFCR + Includes recipes.
Language:
English
Contents:
Part one: Gluten enters the picture -- Part two: Learning to live without gluten -- Part three: Gluten-free for life -- Part four: Going beyond gluten.
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ISBN:
9781118423103
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World-renowned gluten-related disorders expert Dr. Alessio Fasano presents the groundbreaking roadmap to a gluten-free lifestyle, and how millions can live better by going gluten free.

For centuries, bread has been known as the "staff of life." But for millions of Americans affected by gluten-related disorders, consuming gluten, the complex protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, can be hazardous to their health. In a recent poll presented by Scientific American, over 30% of Americans reported wanting to cut down or eliminate gluten from their diets; the gluten-free market is a $6.3 billion industry and continues to expand.


Now, in Gluten Freedom, Alessio Fasano, MD, world-renowned expert and founder of Massachusetts General Hospital's Center for Celiac Research, reveals the latest developments in scientific research and treatment, and the answers they provide for this rapidly expanding audience. This groundbreaking, authoritative guide is an invaluable roadmap for the newly diagnosed, for those already dealing with gluten-related issues, and for anyone who thinks they may have an issue with gluten.


Distinguishing scientific fact from myth, Gluten Freedom explains the latest research, diagnostic procedures, and treatment/diet recommendations, helping consumers make the best choices for themselves and their families. Gluten Freedom also discusses important nutritional implications for behavior-related diagnoses such as autism and conditions such as depression, anxiety, and "foggy mind." Other highlights include:

* The differences between celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and wheat allergy

* Current best practices for gluten-related disorders at any age

* Practical information on setting up a gluten-free kitchen, reading labels, and staying safe and healthy in a world filled with hidden sources of gluten

* The psychological impact of a diagnosis and its effect on a family

* Groundbreaking research for prevention and therapy

* Reliable and accurate resources for patients, parents, and physicians

* And even recipes for an authentic gluten-free Italian dinner from Dr. Fasano's home kitchen



Author Notes

World-renowned pediatric gastroenterologist and research scientist Alessio Fasano is founder and director of the Center for Celiac Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, the first research and treatment center for celiac disease, wheat allergy, and gluten sensitivity in the U.S. Dr. Fasano created the Center in 1996 to advance the treatment, research, and awareness of celiac disease; his research established the prevalence of the autoimmune disorder as one in 133 in 2003. A national and international keynote speaker, he is also widely sought by national and international media and has been featured in hundreds of outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, CNN, Bloomberg News, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, " Good Morning America, " VOGUE, and numerous health-related websites and magazines. Trained in Naples, Italy, Dr. Fasano is visiting professor at Harvard Medical School and chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.nbsp;

Nationally award-winning higher education writer and editor Susie Flaherty is director of communications for the Center for Celiac Research at Massachusetts General Hospital. The former speechwriter to university presidents and international bank executives has led a wide variety of marketing and strategic communications projects, including a stint as senior editor at the University of Maryland. Her current work at the Center for Celiac Research includes promoting Dr. Fasano's research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of celiac disease and other autoimmune disorders. A member of the National Association of Science Writers, Susie is also an accomplished singer and songwriter. nbsp;



Excerpts

Excerpts

What Is Celiac Disease? Celiac disease is a genetic disorder affecting children and adults. People with celiac disease are unable to eat foods that contain gluten, which is found in wheat and other grains. In people with celiac disease, gluten sets off an autoimmune reaction that causes the destruction of the villi in the small intestine. People with celiac disease produce antibodies that, in combination with immune cells, produce toxic chemicals called cytokines, which attack the intestine and cause damage and illness. Celiac disease is twice as common as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and cystic fibrosis combined. It affects one in 133 Americans.* A blood test is now available to screen for the presence of specific antibodies. A biopsy of the intestine (before beginning a gluten-free diet) is usually needed to make a final diagnosis. People with celiac disease are more likely to be afflicted with problems relating to malabsorption, including osteoporosis, tooth enamel defects, central and peripheral nervous system inflammation, pancreatic disease, organ disorders (gall bladder, liver, and spleen), and OB-GYN disorders. Untreated celiac disease has also been linked (in rare cases) to an increased risk of certain types of cancer, especially intestinal lymphoma. Currently, there are no drugs to treat celiac disease, and there is no cure. But people with celiac disease can lead normal, healthy lives by following a gluten-free diet. This means avoiding all products derived from wheat, rye, and barley. Celiac disease is not a food allergy; rather it is an autoimmune disease. Food allergies, including wheat allergy, are conditions that people can potentially grow out of. This is not the case with celiac disease, as people with celiac disease will have the disorder for the rest of their lives. Excerpted from Gluten Freedom: The Nation's Leading Expert Offers the Essential Guide to a Healthy, Gluten-Free Lifestyle by Alessio Fasano All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.