[This book review was written by NFCA intern Rachel Fox.]
When looking through gluten-free cookbooks and other helpful guides, I want to see information that will help those with celiac disease rather than cater to the gluten-free ‘fad.’ Celiac Disease: A Guide to Living with Gluten Intolerance does just that.
The book offers an array of topics that assist everyone from newly diagnosed individuals to parents of children with celiac disease. Advice includes how to handle the emotional side of getting diagnosed with celiac, how to eat out properly, baking gluten-free, gluten in medications, and gluten-free recipes.
Authors Sylvia Llewelyn Bower, RN, Mary Kay Sharrett, MS, RD, LD, CNSD, and Steve Plogsted, PharmD, have put great effort into this book, and it shows. The contents of the book prove to be valuable, and many of their insights come from real-life experience. Both Sylvia and Mary are a part of or have participated in the Gluten-Free Gang Support Group, and Sylvia lives with celiac disease.
As you read the book, you’ll notice a number of gray information or story boxes standing out on the pages. Offering prayer, personal stories, or just handy information to live by (or eat by), these boxes add a little something extra to the book.
Celiac Disease: A Guide to Living with Gluten Intolerance retails for $16.95 and can be purchased online at www.demoshealth.com.