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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 ...
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The Gluten-Free Bible: The Thoroughly Indispensable Guide to Negotiating Life without Wheat

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Overview


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.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466806184
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 662,936
  • File size: 994 KB

Meet the Author


Jax Peters Lowell has been a diagnosed celiac-and gluten- free-since 1981. A lifestyle expert, advocate, and contributing editor to Living Without magazine, Lowell lives in Philadelphia with her husband and bread machine.

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Table of Contents

Foreword: The Well-Informed Celiac... xvii
Introduction: The Fork in the Road xxi
Part I I've Got What?
1 The Brave New Celiac 3
Good News, Bad News
The Basics
Yes, No, Maybe Foods
Nine Basic Rules to Help You Cook and Eat Safely
2 Attitude, Attitude, Attitude 26
Ten Attitude Adjustments
Smart Answers to Dumb Questions
What to Do When They Don't Get It
3 Thinking like a Celiac 42
The Gluten-Free Kitchen
The Cost of Living Gluten-Free
Using Your Noodle: Short Cuts, Smart Ideas, Recipes
Celiac Preparedness Plan
The Gluten-Free Dinner Party
Gluten-Free Doesn't Mean Home-Free
"Dear Friends and Family..."
Myths, Misconceptions, and Grains of Truth
Part II Now You're Cooking!
4 A Walk Down the Aisle 75
The Supermarket
The Health Food Store: Gluten-Free Heaven
Gluten-Free Markets, Specialty Stores, and Bakeries
Cyber-Shopping
Food Cooperatives and Buying Clubs
Learn More
5 And the Winner Is... 99
Word of Mouth
Jax's List of Must Haves
The Envelope, Please: The Best of the Gluten-Free Products
The Gluten-Free Pages: A Company Directory
Big Food Companies and Processors
6 Separating the Wheat from the Chef 120
Recipes from Johnny Alamilla
Rebecca Bunting
Betty Lou Davis
Bobby Flay
Beth Hillson
Shola Olunoyo
Christina Pirello
Bryan Sikora and Aimee Olexy
Lee Tobin
Bill Wavrin
Part III You Need to Get Out More
7 Etiquette for the Allergic 151
Eight Simple Rules to Ensure That You and Your Host Never Feel Ill at Ease
8 How to Get a Chef to Eat Out of Your Hand 163
Negotiating with the Kitchen
The Menu: A Crash Course
The Ten Rules of Order
Eating High on the Food Chain
Fast-Food Nation
Learn More
9 A Map of the Gluten-Free World 195
Taking Flight
Celiacs Abroad
Cruisin'
The Open Road
Celiac-Friendly Resorts, Ranches, Bed-and-Breakfasts, and Tour Companies
The Grand Tour
Culinary Getaways
10 Gluten-Free Goes Global 222
Afghan
African
Brazilian
Caribbean
Chinese
German
Greek
Indian
Italian
Japanese
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Russian
Scandinavian
Spanish
Thai
International recipes from Rick Bayless, Beth Hillson, Sara Pluta, Yeworkwoha Ephrem, Bryan Sikora and Aimee Olexy
Learn More
Part IV Can We Talk?: Emotional, Social, and Family Issues
11 Your Cheating Heart 253
Saving Yourself from Yourself
Physical vs. Emotional Hunger
Dieting: The Double Whammy
Thank You for Not Smoking, Drinking, or Eating Red Meat, Fats, Sugar, Carbs, Caffeine, and Chocolate
12 Fear of Frying, Gluten Accidents, and Other Tough Situations 270
Fear of Frying
The Rubber Chicken Dinner
A Gluten Accident
A Drink with the Boys and/or Girls
Communion
Going to College
Dating
The Holidays
Enablers, Worry Warts, and Other Oddballs
13 Sex and the Celiac 289
How to Safely Love Your Gluten-Free Lover
Fertility Problems and CD
The Pregnant Celiac
There's More to Eating for Two Than Avoiding Gluten
To Breast-Feed or Not
Learn More
14 Mama's Little Baby Can't Eat Shortnin' Bread 304
What if My Baby Is a Celiac? by Michelle M. Pietzak, M.D.
Language Matters
Why Doesn't Ritchie Get Itchy?
Pack Your Bags, We're Going on a Guilt Trip
Little People/Big Feelings
Labels Have a Way of Sticking
They Always Loved You Best
Growing Up...and Out
Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, and Other Saboteurs
Playdates and Other Danger Zones
Halloween
A Word about Perfection
Home Plate
Incredible Edibles
Summer Camps: "Hello mudda, hello fadda..."
Learn More
Part V Medical Matters
15 The Doctor Will See You Now 345
Do's and Don'ts at the Doctor's Office
Your Family Doctor, Your Quarterback
Ladies and Germs
Testing, Testing, One, Two, Three
Define Your Terms
Look Who's in the Hospital
A List of Celiac-Savvy Doctors and Medical Centers
Learn More
16 The Seven-Year Itch & Other Associated Conditions 368
Dermatitus Herpetiformis
Osteoporosis
Addison's Disease
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
Sjogren's Syndrome
Diabetes Mellitus
Thyroid Disease
Lymphoma
Learn More
17 Rx for Health 387
How to Win the War on Drugs
Warning: Do Not Swallow While Taking This Medication
America's Favorite Drugs
Prescription-Speak
Gluten-Free and Compounding Pharmacies
Gluten-Free Drug Information, Guides, Web Sites, Software
And While We're in the Drugstore...
Making Up Isn't Hard to Do
Gluten-Free/Allergy-Free/Earth-Friendly Personal Products
Learn More
Part VI This Is Bigger Than Me
18 Amazing Grace 411
A Meditation on the Gluten-Free Life
A Gluten-Free Thanksgiving
Christmas
Passover
With recipes from Rebecca Bunting, Joe Garrera, Beth Hillson, Nigella Lawson, Rebecca Reilly, Connie Sarros, and Lee Tobin
19 How Many Celiacs Does It Take to Change a Label? 428
U.S. National Organizations
Canadian National Organizations
Advocacy
How to Take No for an Answer
20 A Puzzling Condition 447
The World's First Gluten-Free Crossword Puzzle
21 The Resourceful Celiac 450
Local Support Groups, Chapters, and Affiliates of National Organizations
The Well-Read Celiac
Kitchen Equipment
Home Tests, Gadgets, and Accessories
National Organizations, Information, Advocacy, Research
Appendix A International Dining Cards 483
Arabic
Chinese
Danish
Dutch
French
German
Greek
Hebrew
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Swahili
Swedish
Thai
Appendix B Answers to the Crossword Puzzle 501
Sources 503
Acknowledgments 507
Recipe Acknowledgments and Permissions 511
Index 513
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2009

    Really helpful for anyone new to a gluten free life.

    A very helpful book for anyone, especially someone new to having to eat without gluten! She writes clearly and with a zippy sense of humor which helps. There is a lot to learn and she provides a great variety of ways into the subject.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2009

    Worth purchasing if you are newly diagnosed

    Most of my social activities revolve around food. Once diagnosed as gluten intolerant I wandered around my usual market stops in a numbed state, bleary eyed from label reading. My worst fear was that all of my relationships would change and my love affair with food was over. I bought a few books, all helpful, but this is the one that gave me comfort and helped guide me in how to preserve my dining centered relationships.

    While I cannot expect to enjoy the same treatment as the author while dining out,(becaue of her celebrity and expertise), her advice with ordering is interesting.

    I particularly enjoyed her Thanksgiving Dinner story. I could feel the love.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2007

    Newly Diagnosed? This book is Awesome!

    In early November of 2006 I received my Celiac diagnosis and soon to followed was the testing and positive diagnosis of my 2 small boys. This book helped me quickly get up to speed on what I needed to pay attention to, the foods I needed to be aware of, their respective 'Gluten Free' replacements and much, much more! Trust me, my head was spinning and right before the holidays. The Gluten-Free Bible was just that, my bible that I religiously followed with much success!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 24, 2010

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    Great Introduction into the GF world!

    I am glad I stumbled onto this treasure. This book and The Gluten-Free Nutrition Guide have been big helps to me in traversing the world of Gluten-Free. Before I read these books, the GF world was taste-free, worrisome, dangerous, and confusing. OK, some of it is still rather confusing, but not so scary and I haven't accidentally "glutenized" myself like I was before. The section on additives was very useful and the basic rules are good reminders on how to take this all with a smile. I know that much of this information is on-line but my schedule doesn't afford me time to look around on-line like many people keep telling me to do. In addition, it's difficult to know what sources are accurate. There is so much misinformation out there. I value the information presented as well as the useful reference tools included.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2005

    Too Lax Jax

    This book presents the information with a great attitude, unfortunately the information is all wrong and plain old dangerous to anyone new to the disease. Jax needs to get serious and pay attention to the finer points of a gluten free diet. Corss contamination is a worry to anyone living gluten free and it should be to Jax too.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 31, 2012

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  • Posted November 9, 2012

    Terrible! My sister was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease

    Terrible! 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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2012

    Man my...

    Man my uncle is elergic to gluten he would like this

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