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Living Gluten Free For Dummies

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Yesterday I went to the book store to look for a Celiacs book and found this wonderful little manual..it is one of those yellow and black books that are written for so many different subjects, but the last thing I expected to find was "Living Gluten Free for Dummies". It is written by Danna Korn, her son was diagnosed in 1991 and as she said in the book, "I figured I had two options: Tyler could starve to death, or I could get busy trying to figure out what the heck gluten was all about. People probably frown on mommies who let kids starve to death." The book is not only humorous but it explains everything in a very easy to understand manner. She also included a section with some very tasty sounding recipes. I am a newbie and feel that I need to understand as much as I can about this disease and find some of the medical reports just too much to digest, if you will excuse the pun. :D Sissy

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I own two of the books to loan out to friends. I still have not read my copy, but I understand through this forum, that it is a wonderful book.

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it's a very thorough book. i bought it, like mouse, to loan to my friends. i own a few books and it's a very easy read with the stuff that other are most interested in knowing as opposed to all of the science behind it.

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it's a very thorough book. i bought it, like mouse, to loan to my friends. i own a few books and it's a very easy read with the stuff that other are most interested in knowing as opposed to all of the science behind it.

what exactly is the context of the book? I mean... is there info in the book that I can't find out on these boards etc?

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what exactly is the context of the book? I mean... is there info in the book that I can't find out on these boards etc?

When my H was diagnosed with DH about six months ago, I bought this Dummies book for the practical stuff and Dr. Green's "epidemic" book (can't think of the name) for the scientific stuff. After I had read both books, I had a much better understanding of the whole thing and would highly recommend both of them.

I was glad I had Dr. Green's book one day when R made the comment (after he had been to the dermatologist two or three times and had his skin biopsy and had been to the general practitioner once) that "you could have either celiac disease or DH or both." (He has no GI symptoms.) I showed him the page in the book (where it was even helpfully bold-faced) where it said "If you have been diagnosed with DH you have celiac disease." (I knew when he came home from the GP and said the GP initially thought it was caused by the herpes virus that there was some learning to do. His dermatologist also told him that sometimes it goes into remission and that he had had a patient who had it for 17 years and it went away. I told him that if it does "go away," that means it went inside and is silently doing its damage there; that probably isn't accurate but close enough for the purpose. :)

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I ditto BFreeman's post. Dr. Green's book helped when I was first dx'd but's it's not an entertaining book to read. Danna's book was not only helpful on learning the gluten free 'lifestyle', not just the diet, but it was also hilarious at times. I was reading it at the pool with my mini radio in my ears (not an IPOD, not hip enough for that) and I kept busting out laughing outloud and got some looks from the people around me.

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