When it come to Celiac Disease, many sources of information exist. Unfortunately, misinformation also runs rampant. Therefore, I’m sharing five Celiac Disease books that you should consult for accurate, helpful information. Many contain great recipes, too!
Of the 5 Celiac Disease books I recommend, this one definitely tops my list. When I read and reviewed this in 2014, it totally changed my depth of understanding about Celiac Disease. Gastroenterologist Dr. Fasano explains the history of the disease as well as how the research he did grew awareness of Celiac Disease in the United States. Prior to him moving here from Italy in the 1990’s, doctors really thought that Celiac Disease didn’t exist in the United States! If you want an education about the mechanisms of this disease, as well as the possible treatments, you need to order this book! (affiliate link)
Gluten Free: The Definitive Resource Guide
Moving from research oriented to medically sound dietary advice, this book by Shelley Case answers just about any dietary question you may have. As I mentioned in my review, Shelley explains what grains we can and can’t eat, what we should look out for, as well as recipes and meal plans to help you get started. Of the many Celiac Disease books you may read in your life, I highly suggest you add this one to your list and order it now! (affiliate link) If you’re looking for a quicker read from a trusted dietitian, try Tricia Thompson’s book, the “Celiac Disease Nutrition Guide.” (affiliate link)
The Complete Guide to Living Well Gluten Free
Beth Hillson’s book, “The Complete Guide to Living Well Gluten Free,” tackles the practical realm of living with Celiac Disease. While the resident Gluten Free and More magazine chef shares recipes in this book, she also shares practical advice. As I mentioned in my review, she tackle topics we don’t always discuss. From intimacy to social issues and more, Beth is willing to talk about the issues other shy away from. When considering resources and Celiac Disease books to buy, this one is fantastic. Find it on Amazon, as well as her website. (affiliate link)
Celiac and the Beast- A Love Story Between a Gluten-Free Girl, Her Genes and a Broken Digestive Tract
Of all the Celiac Disease books I recommend, you need this one simply because it will make you laugh. I literally couldn’t stop laughing as I read it on the plane, returning from the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference. My pal Erica Dermer is one of the most “tell it like it is” people I know. And let’s be honest, this disease can be frustrating and we just need someone who has walked in our shoes. Erica shares her story of diagnosis, her journey to health, and all the hilarity that ensues in the meantime. You can order her book on her website (which you totally need to follow), and also on Amazon. (affiliate link)
Bake Sales are my B*tch
This is the second book from author April Peveteaux. (Her first book is titled “Gluten is my B*tch.) Of all the Celiac Disease books I recommend in this article, this one goes beyond our own disease. This book talks about the issues of dealing with food allergies on top of an autoimmune disease, and how all parents can be more food allergy conscious. April shares dozens of recipes, and highlights which allergens they are free from. Much like Erica, April is a “tell it like it is” person, if you hadn’t already guessed from the title. I love the short appendix at the back that shares tasteful yet wityytretorts for some of the most aggravating comments that come our way. Find her book on Amazon in hardcover, Kindle version, and Audio CD. (affiliate link)
These five Celiac Disease books are just some of the many helpful resources out there. Other great books include Jules Shepard’s “The First Year: Celiac Disease and Living Gluten Free,” as well as Dr. Peter Green’s book “Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic.” What resources have you found to help you better understand your Celiac Disease diagnosis and follow a gluten-free diet? Please share them in the comments below, so we can help others!
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