Friday, November 9, 2012

Review: The Gluten-Free Bible by Jax Peters Lowell

My sister was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease and there is a strong chance that I may have it as well.  I wanted to read about it to learn more and was told that this book was a great place to start.  Unfortunately, I found the book to be poorly written and with the most bizarre suggestions; how to write your family a Christmas letter, informing them of the diagnosis.  Come on!  There are other instances that I felt it was just a little over the top and was not realistic to everyday life. 

Since finishing this book, I began reading Elizabeth Hasselbeck's book, The G-Free diet and have found it to be much more informative and much better written.  Ms. Hasselbeck's book gets right to the point giving you the information that you really need to understand this disease.

SYNOPSIS by Barnes & Noble
The definitive guide to the gluten-free lifestyle, completely revised and updated for the 2.2 million Americans with celiac disease
According to a landmark 2003 National Institutes of Health study, 2.2 million Americans suffer from celiac disease, an allergy to the protein gluten found in wheat. Since this book was first published in 1995 (as Against the Grain), Jax Peters Lowell has been helping celiacs follow a gluten-free diet with creativity, resourcefulness, and humor.
This edition includes chapters covering
- the latest research into celiac disease, and myths that have been debunked
- how to eat out happily, including a short course in restaurant assertiveness training
- how to eat in happily, including a discussion of online and mail order suppliers and negotiating the supermarket as a celiac
- dozens of delicious new recipes
- drugs, cosmetics, and other products tested for celiac-safety
- a thoroughly updated resource section
Tens of thousands of celiacs have already enhanced their lives with Lowell's authoritative, witty, and practical guide. The Gluten-free Bible promises to bring relief to the new gluten-intolerant generation.

RATING - 1 STARS  - I Hated It!!

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