Award-winning actress and health advocate Jennifer Esposito's guide to getting a proper diagnosis for celiac disease and other autoimmune disorders, with practical tips and healing recipes
Celiac disease afflicts as many as one in 133 Americans. Unfortunately, 83 percent of them are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, suffering through years of pain and misunderstanding. Award-winning actress Jennifer Esposito was one of them, only receiving an official diagnosis after decades of mysterious illnesses and misdiagnoses. In Jennifer's Way, Esposito shares her personal journey, from her childhood in Brooklyn and years as a young actress to her struggle for an accurate diagnosis and quest to take charge of her health. She also offers strategies for managing daily life with a chronic condition.
"[Esposito's] rags-to-riches story will keep readers turning pages...The second section of the book is a helpful guide to living with celiac disease."
|Edition description:||First Trade Paper Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Jennifer Esposito is the founder of The Jennifer's Way Foundation for Celiac Education (JWF) and the author of Jennifer's Way Kitchen. As an actress, Jennifer has starred in more than twenty films, including the Oscar-winning Crash, and TV shows including Blue Bloods, Samantha Who?, and Spin City. She lives in New York. simplyjennifersway.com; @jesposito
Eve Adamson has written or cowritten more than fifty books, including bestsellers by Bethenny Frankel and Haylie Pomroy. EveAdamson.com; @eveadamson
Table of Contents
Foreword Patrick Fratellone, M.D. ix
Introduction: My Story-and Your Story xi
1 My Journey
1 80 Degrees and Sunny 3
2 Hungry 13
3 Triggers 31
4 Living the Dream 42
5 Back in the Saddle 55
6 My Public Success, My Private War 67
7 One Step Forward, Two Steps Back 77
8 My Elusive Cure 90
9 Vindication 101
10 In the Psych Ward 113
11 Finding My Way 123
12 "Normal" 140
13 Ups and Downs: My New Reality 140
14 Time for Work 149
15 Jennifer's Way 167
2 Your Journey
16 What Exactly Is Celiac Disease 179
17 After Diagnosis: What Next? 196
18 Relearning How to Eat 211
19 The Invisible Disease 223
20 Finding Your Way 238
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Jennifer's story is a must read for anyone with Celiac Disease or anyone who suspects they may have Celiac Disease, food allergies or other related digestive problems. She is amazing in her ability to tell her story and to help even those of us without Celiac Disease to understand just how devastating the disease is, just how hard it is to diagnose, and just how many symptoms seemingly unrelated to the digestive system are caused by this disease. This disease is due to an absolute intolerance and autoimmune response to Gluten (and often aggravated by other food allergies)that destroys the digestive system's ability to extract nutrition from foods, to produce serotonin, etc. Jennifer draws on the expertise of medical specialists in Celiac Disease for much of the material in this book. She provides a clear path to obtain more information, life style changes, as well as recipes, etc.
Interesting reading if you are one who suffers from Celiac disease or other digestive sensitivities and allergies. Jennifer describes her slow road to the discovery of her disease, and she gives helpful and encouraging advice to those of us just starting this new lifestyle. I am so disappointed that I don't live near her bakery. I do hope that she completes her goal of making healthy allergy-free foods available to us all. That would be terrific.
I’m not celiac but it was full of good information I suffer from anxiety and panic attacks so just knowing someone who seems to have it all suffers too has helped me deal with my anxious feelings
Written from the heart and very educational.