Gluten Free: The Definitive Resource Guide

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The definition of “definitive” is “done or reached decisively and with authority”. The extent to which Shelley Case researched and wrote about Celiac Disease in her book exemplifies this. “Gluten Free: The Definitive Resource Guide,” is thorough. This book offers medical explanations of gluten-related disorders, recipes, meal plans and more. You will surely find the answers to your questions in this book!

Gluten Free: The Definitive Resource Guide Cover

Who is Shelley Case?

Recently, Shelley Case, the author of “Gluten Free: The Definitive Resource Guide” contacted me about the newest edition of her book. Shelley Case stands among some of the most trusted dietitians in the gluten-free realm. The quoted recommendations in the front of her book include names many of us know – Alice Bast of Beyond Celiac, Melinda Dennis [head dietitian for the National Celiac Association], Amy Jones RD, doctors, and more. Shelley Case lives in Canada. Because of this, her book offers a unique comparison between laws in the United States and Canada.

What Will I Find In This Book?

The amount of information in “Gluten Free: The Definitive Resource Guide” is, in a word, extensive. Even after personally living with Celiac Disease for almost two decades, I learned new things. For instance, I knew about Dermatitis Herpetiformis, but knew little of its prevalence or treatment. Dermatitis Herpetiformis is the skin manifestation of sores caused by eating gluten. I learned the following things by reading this book. 

Gluten Free Recipes and Meal Plans

Aside from medical information, “Gluten Free: The Definitive Resource Guide” also offers practical information. Author Shelley Case includes a complete list of gluten-free grains and their uses. Not sure how to use amaranth, buckwheat, sorghum or teff? This book includes ideas on how to use them all!

In addition, she offers tips on healthy eating on a gluten-free diet. Even better, she includes a rudimentary meal plan for the first week of eating gluten-free! Plus, you will find 36 filling and delicious recipes, including Teff Polenta, Sorghum Peanut Butter Cookies, Hoisin Lentil Wraps, and the Pumpkin Bread pictured below.

Gluten Free : The Definitive Resource Guide Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Guidance from a Fellow Celiac

So  if you’re looking for a no-nonsense book book that explains the medical side of Celiac Disease, the “Gluten Free: The Definitive Resource Guide” definitely should be on the top of your list. Shelley Case is not just a dietitian, but another fellow Celiac Disease patient who lives the same struggles we do every day. Through this book, she excels at explaining this disease to both the patient and the caregiver.

Other Books About Living with Celiac Disease

Looking for more books to help with your Celiac Disease journey? I recommend Beth Hillson’s Book, “The Complete Guide to Living Well Gluten Free,” as well as Erica Dermer’s book, “Celiac and the Beast.” Need help explaining Celiac Disease to children? Visit my list of Children’s Books. Looking for recipe books? Visit my article on Gluten Free Cookbooks

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Originally Published May 2018


  1. Thanks Margaret for sharing the news about my 5th book! Glad you found it a good resource for those with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and others needing accurate and practical information about gluten related disorders and the gluten-free diet!

    Wishing you continued success as you share helpful information for the gluten-free community. Best regards, Shelley Case, RD

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