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Celiac Disease for Dummies by Ian Blumer and Sheila Crowe

The everyday guide to understanding and treating Celiac disease. Identify symptoms and how doctors definitively diagnose with Celiac Disease for Dummies.



Celiac Disease For Dummies is the ultimate reference for people with the disease and their family members. The book helps readers identify symptoms of the disease, and explains how doctors definitively diagnose celiac disease. It outlines how celiac disease affects the body, and what its consequences could be if untreated. The authors explain how celiac disease is treated, not only through the elimination of gluten from the diet, but with additional nutritional measures and alternative and complementary therapies.

  • Provides practical, helpful hints for raising children with Celiac disease

Learn to identify the symptoms of celiac disease and understand the possible causes, how to better treat the disease through nutrition while looking out for associated diseases and complications.

This is the complete guide to living well with celiac disease.

Do you think — or know — that you or someone you love is suffering from celiac disease? This friendly, informative guide, based on the latest research, explains all aspects of this often misunderstood condition. You’ll see how to spot symptoms, understand how the condition is diagnosed, explore related ailments, and discover how it’s treated through avoiding gluten — and beyond.

Spot the symptoms and understand the causes — identify the indicators that you may have celiac disease, and discover what they mean.

Investigate complications — review the problems connected to celiac disease such as vitamin and mineral deficiency, anemia and osteoporosis, and learn how they’re diagnosed and treated — and often prevented.

Go gluten-free — get tips on how to avoid gluten when dining out or eating at home and know how to determine if your gluten-free diet is working When gluten-free isn’t always enough — explore additional treatments that may be required to ensure good health.

Have a healthy pregnancy — understand the possible complications, and discover how to help avoid them Raise healthy kids — see your children living with celiac disease thrive with helpful tips on keeping them gluten-free.

Open the book and find:

  • How celiac disease affects the body
  • The differences between celiac disease, food allergies, and food intolerance
  • What grains contain gluten — and which ones are safe to enjoy
  • Why you may need to be screened for celiac disease even when you don’t have symptoms
  • The conditions caused by celiac disease and how they’re treated
  • Surprising sources of hidden gluten
  • How to manage ongoing care of celiac disease

Get support — find organizations in your area that can help you stay healthy, happy, and informed.

Full of anecdotes and helpful tips, here is an invaluable guide to living with, and controlling, Celiac disease written by two practicing physicians. The book also offers practical, helpful guidance for parents of children with celiac disease, whose treatment may be a particular challenge.

About the Authors

Ian Blumer, MD, is a specialist in internal medicine in Ontario, Canada and has an appointment with the University of Toronto. Dr. Blumer lectures across North America and appears regularly on television, radio, and other media.

Also written by Ian Blumer:

  • Diabetes for Canadians For Dummies
  • Understanding Prescription Drugs for Canadians For Dummies

Sheila Crowe, MD, is a professor of medicine at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, specializing in digestive diseases including celiac disease. Dr. Crowe is named in “Best Doctors in America.”

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March 2010

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