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New Book: Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic

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I had an appointment at the Celiac Disease Center of Columbia University, and here is some VERY good news regarding a new book by the Center's director, all-around top Celiac advocate, specialist and researcher, Dr. Peter H.R. Green:

Unmasking One of the Most Under-Diagnosed Autoimmune Diseases

CELIAC DISEASE: A Hidden Epidemic

End your medical odyssey and get the right diagnosis

Treat symptoms and complications

Get gluten out of your diet - and feel better

The definitive book on celiac disease that explores the science, psychology, nutrician, and lifestyles of people with celiac disease. It provides a thorough examination of "silent" symptoms, diagnostic procedures, the many related conditions, gluten intolerance and living well with an autoimmune disorder.

IS THE FOOD YOU EAT MAKING YOU SICK?

Peter H.R. Green, M.D.

Director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University

and Rory Jones

Here is info at amazon .com:

http://www.amazon .com/gp/product/006076693...glance&n=283155

Published by HarperCollins - On sale February 7, 2006

Available Wherever Books are sold.

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Thanks for the info!!! Although why is epidemic used in the title? It makes celiac disease sound like something you could catch. Too bad it isn't because I sure would throw it back!!!

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Def adding this book to my Celiac "library" :)

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I found out about the book through my celiac support group and I've been waiting for it to come out. Thanks for reminding me about it! Hopefully it will be helpful.

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it is on amazon. i preordered it from overstock.com a month or two ago b/c it was cheaper. (for those of you who haven't tried it... overstock doesn't have as many titles as amazon, but it is cheaper than even amazon. just a little fyi)

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I always buy from B&N, but this time I bought from Amazon because it was cheaper. I ordered two as I want one to loan out and I also got free shipping because I was over $25.00

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I preordered this from Amazon, and it arrived yesterday! I haven't read all of it yet, I flipped through for a bit, then started reading, but so far it looks really good. He does a little bit of CYA stuff, with saying things like celiac may be linked to (fill in your own autoimmune disease, neurological condition, etc. ) but it hasn't yet been proven, etc. If the people on this board and a couple of others I read are any thing to go by, there's no MAY involved - gluten IS linked. But at least he does say that all these others things might be caused by celiac/gluten. The book is very easy to understand - almost too easy for people who've been reading the scientific articles on celiac for a while, but this is really good for somebody new, or for family/friends who want to understand, but aren't up to all the scientific terms. Definately seems to be a book worth adding to your library.

Debbie

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I started reading yesterday...seems like it will be good :)

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I just got my copy today. Haven't read it all yet, but what I have read so far, I think this is a great book. Definitely a must-have for newly diagnosed celiacs and their families.

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I got mine last week and this far find it interesting and informative.

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hello everyone....

the new book sounds good, however, will there be anything new to learn that celiacs dont already know? (for those of us who've been living with it 8 years now?) Ive read so much and met with Dr Green 6 years ago...Im wondering is it all that different from the books already published? If I buy it, I want to know that it'll be informative and interesting, not boring with things I already know.

Can anyone offer an opinion?????

thanks.......and btw.....this is the best support group for celiacs......you guys are awesome! So glad I've found this site, 2 years ago !!!!!

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I'm a newbie so I'm sure there will be tons in it that I don't know yet. My copy shipped Thurs. so it should be here Tues. I'll report back the difference between it and Wheat-Free, Worry-Free which is the only other general book on Celiac I've read so far.

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I just started reading mine last night. So far, I like it. My brain is not too sharp anymore and I am finding it much easier to understand this book compared to others I have read. I am hoping that because of the way it is written that I will able to comprehend so much more.

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I'm a newbie so I'm sure there will be tons in it that I don't know yet. My copy shipped Thurs. so it should be here Tues. I'll report back the difference between it and Wheat-Free, Worry-Free which is the only other general book on Celiac I've read so far.

I've read both, so I can tell you that there's a HUGE difference--mostly in content.

- Danna Korn (Wheat-Free, Worry-Free) writes in a lively, funny way--a lot about lifestyle, eating out, reading labels. She does a little bit of explaining with regards to tests, but it's not too technical

- Dr. Green writes in a less humorous way, more... to-the-point, I guess. He spends probably 70% of the book on technical aspects... what causes celiac, what's actually going on medically, related disorders, testing, history, post-diagnosis check-ups. I found the lifestyle section short, boring, incomplete, and weak (which makes sense, since he himself is not celiac). The technical aspect was superb (naturally).

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Well celiac3270 said it better than I could have. It is technical but that's what I need as I have no doctors that know squat about what I should be tested for (bone density, thyroid, ect.) as it relates to Celiac. I'm thrilled to find easy to understand medical info in Dr. Green's book! It's quite fascinating to me actually.

Also, in the back Dr. Green lists some other reading material on different topics and he listed 'Living Well with Automimmune Disease' by Mary J. Shomon which I already have. It is also very informative but technical, not touchy feely if you know what I mean. There are parts of that book I don't feel I'll need but I got it used for $2.80 on amazon .com so for the money it is still a good value.

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I'm part way through this book. I recently finished Dangerous Grains and I've done a ton of internet reading in the last month. I still had a lot of holes and questions in my comprehension because I'm new to this subject, and so far this book has helped a lot.

I think this book is well written so far, and I think the main reason is that it is cowritten by a science writer. I create elearning and educational materials. In this case she basically does what I do- interviews the experts and makes their material easier to digest. There are lots of experts/professors that can't teach to save their lives. Teaching is a totally different skill. So far (I'm probably 1/3 through) it's extremely well organized and broken down. I just did a science module last semester, and I can tell you that some of the worst text books EVER are biology texts. The coauthor does a good job of condensing and organizing stuff.

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