Gluten-Free Living – Books

    The need for a gluten-free diet is not limited to celiac disease and the issues are much more complex than commonly understood. These books present important health and/or nutrition information and are plainly written. The Georgetown Public Library catalog number is included for members of our @gfedge Gluten-Free Living class. All comments and discussion are greatly appreciated.
Gretchen Cormier
Rita Ramirez Terrell

Secrets to a Healthy Metabolism by Maria Emmerich – book review

Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic    GPL – NF 616.399 GREE
Peter H. R. Green, and Rory Jones: Are you on a medical odyssey with no resolution in sight?  If you recognize yourself in this book then you will realize why it is so complicated. It may be the food you eat causing an obscure systemic autoimmune reaction that underlies a great many serious medical complaints..

Dangerous Grains   
GPL – NF 616.
James Braly M.D. is gluten sensitive and Ron Hoggan M.A. is diagnosed as celiac. Together they have tracked the genetic and evolutionary history of human grain consumption and how grains can trigger life-altering diseases many of which are not related to digestive disorders – 384 medical citations in the Sources section.

The Complete Gluten-Free Diet & Nutrition Guide: With a 30 Day Meal Plan & Over 100 Recipes       GPL – NBNF 641.5631 ANCA
Alexandra Anca, a registered dietician, and Theresa Santandrea-Cull, a gluten-free baking teacher, both Canadians, brought together  their specialties to produce this book. The United Kingdom and other European nations have been aware of gluten issues and have been combating them for much longer than most of us in the USA.

The Gloriously Gluten-Free Cookbook: Spicing Up Life with Italian, Asian, and Mexican Recipes     GPL – NBNF 641.5631 MALT
Vanessa Maltin inherited the DNA for Celiac Disease (CD) from her Mom. Then her best friend was diagnosed with Celiac after nearly losing her life. Vanessa was inspired to develop a variety of interesting, tasty meals and treats that everyone will enjoy and in the process became a skilled gluten-free chef

Gluten-Free Kids: Raising Happy, Healthy Children with Celiac Disease, Autism, and Other Conditions    GPL – NBNF 613. 26 KORN
Danna Korn knows all about strategy and practical information for adults coping on behalf of kids with various challenges as well as learning to be gluten-free themselves. While much of this information is specific to children it is also useful in understanding your own initial reactions if YOU are the patient or if you are helping a parent. (This is not a recipe book)

Living Gluten and Dairy-Free with French Gourmet Food: a Practical Guide    GPL – NBNF 641.563 BRAU
Chef Alain Braux, Austin’s longtime local celebrity chef, has impressive credentials as a traditionally trained French chef and also is a nutritherapist – a term used in Europe for nutritionists who use only food as a healing medium. When he discovered that he is gluten intolerant he compiled his knowledge into a cook book for those of us who love traditional French food.

The Gluten-Free Vegan    GPL – 641.5636 OBRI
Susan O’Brien has combined gluten-free and vegan diets. When recipes are vegan they also egg and dairy free. The cookbook includes guidelines for each dietary restriction, quick-cooking tips, and resources for finding ingredients. The recipes limit the of use corn, soy, and refined sugar, resulting in food that is low glycemic index as well as allergy-free.

The Gluten-Free Gourmet: Living Well Without Wheat   
GPL – NF 641.5631 HAGM
Bette Hagman, author of several gluten-free cookbooks, has updated her classic Gluten-free Gourmet cookbook. This book is as close as you will find to Betty Crocker but without the gluten. It is suitable for beginning cooks as well as the more experienced.

You Won’t Believe It’s Gluten-Free!: 500 Delicious, Foolproof Recipes For Healthy Living    GPL – NBNF 641.5631 RYBE
Roben Ryberg wrote this for cooks who are intimidated by recipes that call for several gluten-free flours in one recipe. These recipes for the most basic of baked goods may help severely allergic individuals who are not only gluten intolerant but who are also allergic to other grains and/or need to follow a rotation diet plan.

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