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The First Year: Celiac Disease: Celiac Disease and Living Gluten-free - An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed [Paperback]

Jules Shepard
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8 Jan 2009 First Year
If you've just been diagnosed with celiac disease, you're not alone: as many as 1 in 133 Americans have this autoimmune disorder characterized by an inability to digest gluten, a protein found in wheat and other grains. For ten years, Jules Shepard's gastrointestinal symptoms went misdiagnosed. Finally diagnosed, she experienced a rollercoaster of emotions and illness the year following, as she discovered what she could and could not eat through trial and error. Now, in The First Year(R): Celiac Disease and Living Gluten-Free, Shepard explains everything you need to learn and do upon your or a family member's diagnosis. - How celiac disease affects your entire body - Eating gluten-free (and avoiding hidden glutens) - Keeping your kitchen safe from cross-contamination - Can I drink alcohol? - Celiac and fertility - Finding support groups - Parenting a child with celiac disease - Dining out, traveling, and entertaining This unique guide prioritizes all the most important information on diet and lifestyle changes for you. Day-by-day, week-by-week, month-by-month, learn how to safely alter your diet, manage your symptoms, and adjust to living gluten-free. Complete with easy and delicious recipes for gluten-free baking, The First Year(R): Celiac Disease and Living Gluten-Free is your essential guide to a healthy life.

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong; 1 edition (8 Jan 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 073821227X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738212272
  • Product Dimensions: 1.7 x 15.1 x 22.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 128,186 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Living Without, April/May 2009 "This easy read is an inspiration not just for celiacs but for anyone with food sensitivity." Gluten Intolerance Quarterly, Spring 2009 "'The First Year' is such a practical, well-written guide to the disease and the gluten-free lifestyle that it should be a part of a starter kit that doctors give newly diagnosed patients.", 7/15/09 "A glossary, FAQ, gluten-free baking Q and A and an extensive list of Celiac support groups in the U.S. give readers the tools they need adapt to life without gluten. I highly recommend this book, not only for those newly diagnosed with Celiac disease but for anyone curious about this not so rare autoimmune, genetic disease."

About the Author

Jules E. D. Shepard is the author of a cookbook and a spokesperson for the University of Maryland's Center for Celiac Research. She lives in Catonsville, Maryland.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and useful... 4 Feb 2009
This book starts with what coeliac disease is and then moves on to how to survive and thrive on a gluten free diet, using the author's own experience and extracts from other coeliacs.

My only (minor) critcisms of this book is that
a) it is written from an American view point - so some of the ingredients used in the recipes are not available in the UK and the recipes measure quantities using American cups.
b) the author doesn't stint on mentioning her website, her other book and her consultancy work throughout the book.

However, I think this is a very useful book for anyone who has just been diagnosed as Coeliac. Buying Gluten Free cookery books just don't help with questions about eating out and having a normal life, which this book addresses.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars . 29 Mar 2009
This is a very good book and a very easy read. Although a lot of the information is what I knew already it would have been a great start if this had been the first book I had ever read on the subject.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good introduction to living with celiac 22 July 2011
By Jan
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The best way for me to do this is to list the good and bad points.
So good points first
1) excellent introduction to celiac, if you have no previous knowledge - so ideal for newly diagnosed or for family members or friends
2) List of foods you can eat
3) List of foods you can't eat
You can copy both of these so you can carry with you when you are shopping/eating out. Extremely usefull even for those who are used to the illness.
4)Card to take to restaurants - again you can copy and print this, then hand it to staff so they know what they need to do and what you can't have.
I had never even thought of this - a very useful tool
5) recipes for lovely tasting food.
Bad points - and they really are just minor niggly points
1) as a previous reviewer mentioned author is American so references to food/products/companies that are no use to Europeans.
2) frequent references to negative attitude about Celiac, I personally had never even thought like this till I read the book
3) advice on how to hide the illness from new people....Bad, bad, bad!!! If people are going to come into your life then you shouldn't be hiding something this important.
4) recipes are a bit time consuming - I barely get time to eat, let alone make my own flour....
In summary negative points are just me being picky. this is an excellent starter book and an excellent refresher/summary book for the more established.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Where to turn 11 May 2010
Being new to Celiac I wanted to obtain as much information as I could. This is the first step to understanding and making Celiac part of your everyday life. I bought it I read it and I understand it. Good information.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My account of the book 3 July 2013
By smith
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Being diagnosed with this disease is over whelming to say the least. Lots of info. about what you can and cannot eat. what to look out for when shopping and eating out. Also listed symptoms and explain what has happened to your body. Good self help stories. Glad that this was my first book I read on the disease. No-nonsense.
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