Healthier without Wheat: Understanding and Diagnosing Wheat Allergies, Celiac Disease and Other Forms of Gluten Intolerance

Healthier without Wheat: Understanding and Diagnosing Wheat Allergies, Celiac Disease and Other Forms of Gluten Intolerance

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by Stephen Wangen
     
 

This is the leading resource for discovering your wheat allergy or gluten intolerance. For millions of people, bread, pasta, and many other foods are bad for their health. Thousands of people have already come to their own realization that they are healthier without wheat in their diet, but it can be difficult to figure out when most doctors aren’t

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This is the leading resource for discovering your wheat allergy or gluten intolerance. For millions of people, bread, pasta, and many other foods are bad for their health. Thousands of people have already come to their own realization that they are healthier without wheat in their diet, but it can be difficult to figure out when most doctors aren’t knowledgeable on the topic. This book provides validation for what these people have discovered, and explains how you too can determine whether or not wheat and gluten are making you sick.

 

In Healthier Without Wheat you learn the difference between celiac disease, non-celiac gluten intolerance, and wheat allergies. You will discover how hundreds of health problems are connected to wheat and gluten reactions and why sorting this out on your own can be more difficult than you might think. You will also discover how you can be gluten intolerant even if you don’t have celiac disease, and why non-celiac gluten intolerance can be just as severe as or more severe than celiac disease.

 

You will also learn how to determine if your infant or child reacts to wheat or gluten. Healthier Without Wheat also covers nutritional deficiencies commonly seen in gluten intolerance, and equally important, what to do if you are avoiding gluten but not getting better. You should read this book if you or someone you know suffers from any of the following: abdominal pain, chronic anemia (iron deficiency), arthritis, autoimmune diseases, constipation, depression, diarrhea, eczema, fatigue, fibromyalgia, frequent illness, headaches, heartburn, hypoglycemia, irritable bowel syndrome, irritability, migraines, or osteoporosis.

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"Thank you for giving validity and clarity to gluten intolerance beyond celiac disease. "Healthier Without Wheat" provides insight for screening, diagnosing, and ending the suffering of thousands of people. I started reading it and didn't want to put it down."
—Cynthia Kupper, R.D., Executive Director, Gluten Intolerance Group of North America

“Dr. Wangen’s concise and easy to understand manner will leave his readers with both an awareness of the bigger problem of gluten and how it could adversely be affecting their own lives and the lives of others.”

—ForeWord Magazine

"Of the many books on celiac disease and gluten intolerance on the market today, this is one of the best for both patients and those in the medical field. Recommended for all."

 —Library Journal

ForeWord Magazine
Dr. Wangen's concise and easy to understand manner will leave his readers with both an awareness of the bigger problem of gluten and how it could adversely be affecting their own lives and the lives of others.
Library Journal

Wangen (cofounder & medical director, Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment Ctr; The Irritable Bowel Syndrome Solution), a gluten-intolerant physician, sheds new light on how wheat and gluten affect millions of people. He writes from both the doctor and the patient points of view by combining scientific information with stories about patients. Clearly organized into five parts-"Wheat and the Problems It Can Cause," "Celiac Disease," "Non-Celiac Gluten Intolerance and Wheat Allergies," "Testing Summary for All Forms of Gluten Intolerance," and "Wheat Allergies and Treating Gluten Intolerance"-the book also offers eight valuable appendixes that include gluten-free food companies, products, and restaurants; resources for further information; and conditions caused by wheat allergies and gluten intolerance. Of the many books on celiac disease and gluten intolerance on the market today, this is one of the best for both patients and those in the medical field. Recommended for all libraries.
—Lisa Felix

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780976853794
Publisher:
Innate Health Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
285
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
15 Years

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Cynthia Kupper
"Thank you for giving validity and clarity to gluten intolerance beyond celiac disease. "Healthier Without Wheat" provides insight for screening, diagnosing, and ending the suffering of thousands of people. I started reading it and didn't want to put it down."--(Cynthia Kupper, R.D., Executive Director, Gluten Intolerance Group of North America)

Meet the Author

Dr. Stephen Wangen is a licensed and board certified gluten intolerant physician who lectures nationally on the subject of gluten intolerance. He is co-founder of the Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment Center (www.IBSTreatmentCenter.com), where he serves as the Medical Director. He is on the Board of Trustees of the Gluten Intolerant Group of North America (www.gluten.net), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support to people with all types of gluten intolerance. He continues to investigate the relationship between food allergies and health as the research director of the Innate Health Foundation. He published his first book, The Irritable Bowel Syndrome Solution, in 2005.

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Healthier without Wheat: Understanding and Diagnosing Wheat Allergies, Celiac Disease and Other Forms of Gluten Intolerance 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must read for anyone who is struggling with many different health issues and have not found success. So many people do not realize how harmful wheat and wheat gluten is to the human body. Our bodies were not made for wheat and people put way too much of it in their system because they are brainwashed into thinking that it is so healthy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was recommended to me by a fellow RD. It took me a while to order it, but once I received it I could not put it down. Very informative. Gives clarity to all the labs, tests, etc. surrounding gluten intolerance of any kind. I would highly recommend this book to anyone involved in nutrition education.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Food intolerance is a a hot topic in medicine. There are many different theories and recommendations. Dr. Wangen may be leading the charge. Many of the unsatisfactory experiences he describes, I have experienced. His explanations are good. His advice is worth considering too. He runs a clinic in Seattle. I wish it was closer. Bob P
rkymtngal More than 1 year ago
Even cancers can be related to gluten intolerance! - colon cancer, melanoma, & non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Many, MANY common ailments can be related to gluten sensitivity/intolerance. If you or someone you know has ADHD, arthritis, early menopause, headaches, canker sores, cystic fibrosis, fibromyalgia, hypothyroidism, type I Diabetes, and so many more things affected by gluten intolerance, you will want to read this book to understand how gluten works! This book lists other resources and has a vast bibliography. NOTE: The author does not distinguish between lactose intolerance and intolerance to the proteins casein and whey in dairy products that I have learned about in other books such as The Gluten Connection or The Gluten Effect. They are different issues but Wangen only mentions lactose intolerance. Casein and whey can be cross-reactive if you are gluten intolerant. PLEASE SPREAD THE AWARENESS ABOUT GLUTEN INTOLERANCE. GLUTEN-FREE EATING CAN HELP SOOOOO MANY PEOPLE.
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codefool More than 1 year ago
There is a camp of contra-information people in the country, most of whom are nutritionists, that are pushing a "grain is bad for you" agenda. This book attempts to make the suggestion that humans were never meant to eat grasses - which is absurd. Once you get over that, the book then delves into some fairly interesting information about how diet can affect behavior, and how allergic reactions to wheat gluten can be the cause of some fairly scary afflictions. This book - unlike many of its ilk - actually provides a good bibliography of peer reviewed material which puts this one high above the rest. Read with a ton of salt and some useful information can be gleaned.