What Nurses Know...Gluten-Free Lifestyle

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Demos Medical Publishing, Apr 18, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 195 pages
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User-friendly, evidence-based advice for living a healthy gluten-free lifestyle.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with celiac disease or has a sensitivity or allergy to gluten, What Nurses Know: Gluten-Free Lifestyle provides the clear, science-backed information necessary to live and eat safely and well.

As a registered nurse living with celiac disease, Sylvia Llewelyn Bower understands how challenging it can be to know what to eat and what to avoid, how to set up a gluten-free kitchen, what to watch for in medications, and how to safely dine out and travel. Here, she cuts through the confusion and offers clear, practical advice and tips for dealing with the every day issues and challenges of living gluten free. Youíll find:

  • Quick-reference lists of gluten-free foods and those that contain gluten
  • What you need to know about reading labels
  • A one-week healing meal plan of simple, delicious, and nutritious gluten-free dishes to help you get started
  • Ways to help a child live gluten free
  • How to get the nutrients and vitamins you need and prevent weight gain from too many gluten-free packaged foods
  • Advice to help you stay gluten free while traveling and eating out

What Nurses Know: Gluten-Free Lifestyle takes the guesswork out of living gluten free.

About the Series

Nurses constantly straddle the line between the world of medicine and the patientís experience. This series offers down-to-earth, evidence-based advice from expert nurses who offer straightforward and practical guidance for dealing with all kinds of medical conditions.

 

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Contents

1 What Is Happening and Why?
1
2 What Is Celiac Disease?
17
3 How Do You Know Whether It Is Celiac Disease or Gluten Intolerance?
29
4 Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Intestines and Other Organs But Were Afraid to Ask
45
5 What Is Gluten and Why Cant I Eat It?
59
6 How Can I Make This a Lifestyle?
75
7 Want to See a Difference? A OneWeek Simple Meal Plan
91
8 Kitchen Readjustments to Make Your Life Easier
99
10 Gluten in Medications and Other Pitfalls to Watch For
131
Stories From Parents Who Have Been There
149
Safely and Enjoyably
163
13 Travel Tips
177
Glossary
189
Resources
203
Bibliography
219
Index
227

9 What Happens When I Eat What I Want? Can I Cheat?
115

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About the author (2011)

Sylvia Bower, RN lives with celiac disease and has been a practicing nurse for 43 years. She has been an active participant in the Gluten Free Gang, one of the first gluten-free support groups. She is the author of Celiac Disease: A Guide to Living with Gluten Intolerance, a member of the Ohio Nurses Association, and has made numerous presentations at the National Annual Celiac Conference. She has published articles in a variety of outlets including the Gluten Intolerance Group Magazine. She lives in Powell, OH.

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