Peter H.R. Green, M.D., is the director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. He is the Ivan and Phyllis Seidenberg Professor of Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University and attending physician at the Columbia University Medical Center (New York-Presbyterian Hospital). Celiac disease has been his focus for the last 25 years with equal concentration on patient care and research. He is the co-author of Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic and Gluten Exposed: The Science Behind the Hype and How to Navigate to a Healthy, Symptom-Free Life. Rory Jones, M.S. is a medical writer and Adjunct Professor of Narrative Medicine at Barnard College of Columbia University. She has done extensive work on health and medical topics, including educational programs for both adults and children. She specializes in 'translating' scientific information for a consumer audience. Diagnosed with celiac disease in 1998, she has researched and written about it and the gluten-free diet for medical as well as consumer publications. She is the co-author of Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic and Gluten Exposed: The Science Behind the Hype and How to Navigate to a Healthy, Symptom-Free Life.
Once thought to be a rare illness of childhood, celiac disease is now recognized as an autoimmune disorder that affects an estimated two million Americans (adults and kids). The culprit is gluten, a protein found in wheat and other grains, which triggers damage to the digestive system. Green (director, Celiac Disease Ctr., Columbia Univ.) and science writer Jones offer useful, in-depth information for sufferers. Because the only treatment is removing gluten from the diet, seven of the 24 chapters are devoted to diet (e.g., foods that contain gluten, eliminating gluten, reading labels, cooking, and eating out). There are also appendixes on print and web resources and a list of gluten-free product manufacturers. This book is important for consumer health libraries and consumer health collections in public libraries.-Marge Kars, Bronson Methodist Hosp., Kalamazoo, MI Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
"The book the celiac world has needed all along." -- Gluten Intolerance Group Newsletter "The definitive resource for every celiac, those yet to be diagnosed, and their families. Comprehensive and concise, yet easy to understand. This is a must-have book." -- Elaine Monarch, Executive Director, Celiac Disease Foundation "Easy to read ... full of common sense and suggestions that go to the heart of celiac concerns." -- Gluten-Free Living "An exceptionally complete yet easy to read guide to celiac disease and strategies for living with it successfully... Highly Recommended." -- ChildrenWithDiabetes.com "A must-read for those with celiac disease and anyone with suspect symptoms (gastrointestinal complaints, anemia, fatigue, headaches, joint pain, etc.)...If you buy just one medical book about celiac disease, make it this one." -- Living Without "Useful, in-depth information for sufferers... This book is important for consumer health libraries and consumer health collections in public libraries." -- Library Journal "Best consumer health books of 2006" -- Library Journal