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Exhaustion, obesity, digestive problems, headaches and depression: If you suffer from any of these symptoms the cause might well be found in what's on your plate. Yes, it could be the food you eat.
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Exhaustion, obesity, digestive problems, headaches and depression: If you suffer from any of these symptoms the cause might well be found in what's on your plate. Yes, it could be the food you eat.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982271100
  • Publisher: True Health Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/28/2009
  • Pages: 403
  • Sales rank: 576,940
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xi

Tips on How Best to Read This Book xiii

Introduction: Why We're Writing This Book xv

Section One Why All the Sudden Interest in Gluten?

1 Introduction to Gluten Sensitivity 3

2 Wheat and Mankind-A Healthy Partnership or a Dangerous Liaison? 17

3 How Your Immune System Works and Why It Reacts to Gluten 37

Section Two Is Gluten the Hidden Culprit Behind Your Symptoms?

4 Digestive Problems and Gluten: A Very Close Relationship 59

5 How Gluten Affects Your Brain and Nervous System 81

6 Stress, Hormones and Gluten 101

7 Autoimmune Diseases and a Weak Immune System 135

Section Three The Mainstream Gluten Disorders

8 Celiac Disease 165

9 Autism, ADD, ADHD 177

10 Arthritis Syndromes: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sjogren's Syndrome 191

11 Gluten and Diabetes 203

12 Irritable Bowel Syndrome 213

13 Thyroid Disorders 223

14 Osteoporosis 235

Section Four Other Gluten-related Disorders Including Depression, Weight Gain, Fibromyalgia and Memory Loss

15 Celiac Hepatitis 255

16 Depression and Gluten Sensitivity 261

17 Obesity, Weight Gain and Gluten 271

18 Fibromyalgia and Gluten Sensitivity 279

19 Skin Disorders and Gluten Sensitivity 289

20 Gluten Sensitivity and Memory Loss 297

Section Five Finding and Eliminating the Cause

21 Diagnosing Gluten Sensitivity: Are You or Aren't You? 311

22 The Truth About Being Gluten-free 325

23 Concluding Thoughts for You, Our Readers 339

Endnotes 349

Glossary 379

Index 395

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2009

    The information I applied helped me to rid my body of some very annoying issues

    I've always been pretty healthy, but I've had some minor problems with "hereditary" skin rashes I thought would never go away. I was also tired all the time, waking up tired, tired in the afternoon, tired in the evenings, despite getting a good amount of sleep.

    I read this book which explained gluten sensitivity in a very real way to me, great examples and success stories from people with the same issues as me.

    I decided to try it taking myself off gluten. After a few weeks I noticed I was waking up full of energy and I wasn't tired throughout the day or in the evening, I was attentive and had no attention on being tired.

    I few months later I noticed my skin hadn't broken out in a while, anywhere on my body, the rash I had for my entire life had gone away.

    The book was easy to read and quite enjoyable. I recommend it to anyone with any type of body issue.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 16, 2012

    Excellent information!

    This book reveals how many people are unknowingly affected by gluten. You don't have to have celiac disease - that's only a small portion of people who cannot tolerate gluten. It's actually an autoimmune disease. Gluten intolerance is creating havoc with a much larger percentage of people than those with celiac disease. This book lists many health conditions that may be affected by gluten. The wonderful thing is that the health conditions can improve or even stop by just eliminating gluten (found in wheat, barley and rye products)! No testing needed. Just substitute other products for the gluten ones for a month and you'll sleep better, think clearer and possibly have many other improvements if gluten does, in fact, affect you. I have had amazing success. This book is fantastic. It's totally believable because the authors are doctors who have a clinic and tell about their successes. Good luck!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Would recommend

    It has a lot of useful information & they did a lot of research to provide it. It should be of great value to a whole lot of suffering people.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2010

    A Must Read for Anyone!

    I happened upon this book at the very early stages of finding out about my sensitivity to wheat and gluten. I'm so glad I had this book because I probably would have not taken my test results seriously. The doctors in this book really explain how gluten effects your system and point out the connection between gluten and other prominent diseases. Because of the information in this book I have not cheated and I've never felt better- ever. I gave my son my copy to read after I was done and he too has successfully given up the wheat. I'm hoping a second edition comes out soon!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2009

    This book is incredibly informative!

    Unlike other health books, the Gluten Effect is not overwhelming and is extremely easy to read. It also is very informative and educational. I had no idea that gluten could cause so many diverse symptoms yet the authors lay it out so simply that by the end you definitely know what gluten is and want to get tested to find out if you are gluten sensitive. I definitely recommend this book.

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