Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Book Review: Real Life with Celiac Disease

Anyone looking for a deeper, more thorough understanding of Celiac Disease will appreciate this book.  Real Life with Celiac Disease: Troubleshooting and Thriving Gluten Free by Melinda Dennis, MS, RD, LDN and Daniel Leffler, MD, MS explore the causes and presentation of CD; information regarding diagnostic and genetic testing; gluten intolerance and dermatitis herpetiformis in great clinical detail.  Next comes an in-depth look at gluten free life:  a healthy diet; supplements; the g-free vegetarian; inadvertent exposure; labeling; medications; Celiac Disease with Diabetes; nutrition for children and depression and anxiety with CD.  Each and every section provides exceptional clinical medical and nutritional detail.  The third section of Real Life pertains to the obstacles: non responsive CD; mal-absorption; colitis; probiotics; refractory CD; cancer risks and realities; anemia; fertility and neurologic manifestations.
Although Real Life is written in great clinical detail, it is well organized, comprehensive and easy to comprehend.  It is an invaluable resource for anyone living with CD and for anyone who loves someone with Celiac Disease.

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