What Nurses Know...Gluten-Free Lifestyle

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User-friendly, evidence-based advice for living a healthy gluten-free lifestyle.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with celiac disease or has a sensitivity or allergy to gluten, What Nurses Know: Gluten-Free Lifestyle provides the clear, science-backed information necessary to live and eat safely and well.

As a registered nurse living with celiac disease, Sylvia Llewelyn Bower understands how challenging it can be to know what to eat and what to avoid, how to set up a gluten-free kitchen, what to watch for in medications, and how to safely dine out and travel. Here, she cuts through the confusion and offers clear, practical advice and tips for dealing with the every day issues and challenges of living gluten free. YouÌll find:

  • Quick-reference lists of gluten-free foods and those that contain gluten
  • What you need to know about reading labels
  • A one-week healing meal plan of simple, delicious, and nutritious gluten-free dishes to help you get started
  • Ways to help a child live gluten free
  • How to get the nutrients and vitamins you need and prevent weight gain from too many gluten-free packaged foods
  • Advice to help you stay gluten free while traveling and eating out

What Nurses Know: Gluten-Free Lifestyle takes the guesswork out of living gluten free.

About the Series

Nurses constantly straddle the line between the world of medicine and the patientÌs experience. This series offers down-to-earth, evidence-based advice from expert nurses who offer straightforward and practical guidance for dealing with all kinds of medical conditions.

Product Details

  • Publication Date April 18, 2011
  • Page Count 236
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936303076

Editorial Review(s)

"Complete with a sample meal plan, What Nurses Know...Gluten-Free Lifestyle is a sage and recommended resource, not to be missed."-Midwest Book Review

“People with celiac disease can face many challenges in their journey to getting diagnosed. Sylvia Bower has put together a book that beautifully illustrates and provides solutions for these challenges.”—Mary K. Sharrett, MD, RD, LD, CNSD, Dietitian Advisor to the Gluten-Free Gang Clinical Dietitian, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH

“For the vast majority of human beings eating is another automatic activity. Not for celiacs for which eating is a very engaging task of their daily routine. With this book, Sylvia is giving us the tools to address these challenges with a creative approach that brings gluten-free lifestyle back to human dimensions. The book is fresh, easy to follow and, most importantly, full of "useful condiments" for the reader.” —Alessio Fasano, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, and Physiology, Director, Mucosal Biology Research Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine

“This book provides easy to understand information about the labs used to screen for celiac disease, as well as patient testimonials which puts you right at the heart of what patients are going through.”—Marlisa Brown, MS, RD, CDE, CDN, President of Total Wellness Inc Bay Shore, NY and author of Gluten-Free, Hassle-Free

About The Author(s)

Sylvia A. Llewelyn Bower RN

Sylvia Bower, RN, lives with celiac disease and has been a practicing nurse for 43 years. She has been an active participant in the Gluten Free Gang, one of the first gluten-free support groups. She is the author of Celiac Disease: A Guide to Living with Gluten Intolerance, a member of the Ohio Nurses Association, and has made numerous presentations at the National Annual Celiac Conference. She has published articles in a variety of outlets including the Gluten Intolerance Group Magazine. She lives in Powell, OH.

Table of Contents

"Foreword
Preface
1 What Is Happening, and Why
2 What Is Celiac Disease
3 How Do You Know Whether It Is Celiac Disease or Gluten Intolerance
4 Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Intestines and Other Organs But Were Afraid to Ask
5 What Is Gluten, and Why Can't I Eat It
6 How Can I Make This a Lifestyle
7 Want to See a Difference A One-Week Simple Meal Plan
8 Kitchen Readjustments to Make Your Life Easier
9 What Happens When I Eat What I Want Can I Cheat
10 Gluten in Medications and Other Pitfalls to Watch For
11 Raising a Gluten-Free Child: Stories From Parents Who Have Been There
12 Dining Out: Safely and Enjoyably
13 Travel Tips
Glossary
Resources
Bibliography
Index "