Kids with Celiac Disease: A Family Guide to Raising Happy, Healthy, Gluten-Free Children

Kids with Celiac Disease: A Family Guide to Raising Happy, Healthy, Gluten-Free Children

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by Danna Korn
     
 

This is the first practical guide for the families of children and teenagers with celiac disease, a chronic, life-long digestive disorder. As many as one out of 150 to 250 Americans is born with this genetic autoimmune condition, which is characterized by intolerance of gluten--a substance in wheat, oats, barley, malt, and other food additives--and often goes… See more details below

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This is the first practical guide for the families of children and teenagers with celiac disease, a chronic, life-long digestive disorder. As many as one out of 150 to 250 Americans is born with this genetic autoimmune condition, which is characterized by intolerance of gluten--a substance in wheat, oats, barley, malt, and other food additives--and often goes undiagnosed. In a supportive conversational style, Danna Korn shows that it's possible for kids with celiac disease and their families to lead happy and healthy lives.

Parents find advice on how to deal with the diagnosis, cope with the emotional turmoil, and help their child develop a positive and constructive attitude. Especially important is the guidance on menu planning, grocery shopping, strategies for proper food preparation, and deciding whether or not the entire family should be gluten-free. There's even a section on junk food!

What about the child who has difficulty sticking with the prescribed diet? Parents find tips on conditioning behavior and how and when to give kids some control over what they eat. Also covered is the challenge of controlling meals outside of the home--at birthday parties, restaurants, camp, and on vacation. There's also information about how federal regulations and tax laws apply to children with celiac disease.

As the only comprehensive book of its kind, Kids with Celiac Disease will be the bible for the thousands of families coping with this condition. Physicians and nutritionists too, will want to refer new families to this complete resource.

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Danna Korn's Kids With Celiac Disease: A Family Guide To Raising Happy, Healthy, Gluten-Free Children is an ideal, "parent friendly", and practical guide for families with children and teens afflicted with celiac disease, a genetic autoimmune condition which causes symptoms of chronic diarrhea, irritable-bowel distress, anemia, and bloating. Such children must have a gluten free diet. Kids With Celiac Disease will also help families cope with post-diagnosis transitions and show how lifestyle changes can lead to happy and healthy lives for such children and their families. Of special value is the guidance concerning menu planning, grocery shopping, food preparation strategies, and whether or not it is necessary for the entire family to have a gluten-free diet. There's even a section on junk food! If you have a child with celiac disease, you need to sit down and read Danna Korn's Kids With Celiac Disease from first page to last. The result will be a much happier and healthier kid, — with a mom or dad relieved of the stress, anxiety, and uncertainty of not knowing how to effectively parent such a child.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781890627218
Publisher:
Woodbine House
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 9.93(h) x 0.64(d)

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