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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.


Diagnosed with Celiac March, 2005: Positive endoscopy, blood tests and biopsy. Gluten free since March 2005.

Retested Jan. 2006: Negative blood tests: "Results do not support a diagnosis of celiac disease. Serological markers for celiac disease were not detected."

Results for 2006 endoscope/biopsy pending.

Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong.

-Thomas Jefferson

Give me the storm and stress of thought and action rather than the dead calm of ignorance and faith. Banish me from Eden when you will but first let me eat of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge.

- Robert Green Ingersoll

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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!!!


gluten-free since Oct 1996

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


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Jen

Indianapolis, IN

gluten-free since Feb 2005

dairy-free

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Can't wait to read it! Thanks Celiachap for bringing it to my attention :)


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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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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I just pre-ordered this from Barnes & Noble. I don't know if Amazon offers this as well (I always order from B&N).


Tracy

- Dx by Derm with DH in Oct 2005 - both by bloodwork and skin biopsy.

- Dx with celiac disease in Nov 2005 by biopsy of small intestine.

- gluten-free since Oct 2005

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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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Jen

Indianapolis, IN

gluten-free since Feb 2005

dairy-free

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Yep--thanks for reminding me, too. I'm looking forward to reading it.


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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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


"Throw yourself a pity-party and you'll be the only guest." - Earlene Fowler

Diag. Celiac Disease by positive blood test 2/03/2004

Allergies - corn, soy, casein, egg whites and wheat

Morphia Scleroderma

Osteoarthritis

Hypothyroid and Hperthyroid

Essential Tremors

Asthma

Migraines

Fibromyalgia - diag. in 1978 when they called it Fibrositis

PAD Peripheral Artery Disease

Angina and Atrial Fibrillation

Gluten Ataxia

Vitiligo

Scoliosis of the spine (caused by malabsorption and it is horribly painful) This would be enough reason for someone to go gluten free.

Ocular Myastenia Gravis

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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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Jen

Indianapolis, IN

gluten-free since Feb 2005

dairy-free

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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.


Tracy

- Dx by Derm with DH in Oct 2005 - both by bloodwork and skin biopsy.

- Dx with celiac disease in Nov 2005 by biopsy of small intestine.

- gluten-free since Oct 2005

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


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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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.


Dx'd with anemia - March 2005

Positive blood tests - Sept. 2005

Positive biopsy - Jan. 2006

Gluten free since 1-23-06

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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.


"Throw yourself a pity-party and you'll be the only guest." - Earlene Fowler

Diag. Celiac Disease by positive blood test 2/03/2004

Allergies - corn, soy, casein, egg whites and wheat

Morphia Scleroderma

Osteoarthritis

Hypothyroid and Hperthyroid

Essential Tremors

Asthma

Migraines

Fibromyalgia - diag. in 1978 when they called it Fibrositis

PAD Peripheral Artery Disease

Angina and Atrial Fibrillation

Gluten Ataxia

Vitiligo

Scoliosis of the spine (caused by malabsorption and it is horribly painful) This would be enough reason for someone to go gluten free.

Ocular Myastenia Gravis

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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.


Dx'd with anemia - March 2005

Positive blood tests - Sept. 2005

Positive biopsy - Jan. 2006

Gluten free since 1-23-06

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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.


Gluten free since Feb 2006, Dairy and Soy free since 2009

Anemic off and on since 2003

Negative tTG Ab, IgA, Gliadin Ab IgA, wheat allergy (IgE) blood tests (Feb 2006)

Positive wheat allergy skin test(Apr 2006)and dietary response (Feb 2006)

Celiac grandmother (Dx in 1940s, "grew out of it")

Training for my first triathlon to support the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.

~Amy

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I just started reading it this weekend. Looks good so far...


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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