The Following May Be Hazardous to Your Health:
Bread, bagels, beer, crackers, cereals, croissants, cookies, cake, muffins, scones, pretzels, gravies, soy sauce, and other carbohydrates that contain gluten.
One in every hundred people has celiac disease; one in three has gluten intolerance. You could be gluten intolerant and unaware of the damage it's causing you. But here's the good news: there is Life After Bread. For all who suffer with unexplained symptoms, this book will help you identify whether you're one of the millions negatively affected by eating gluten.
Do you hurt all over and feel excessively tired?
Do you have stomachaches, bloating, or bowel problems?
Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, or mood swings?
Have you experienced irregular periods, miscarriages or infertility?
Do you have diabetes or any autoimmune disease?
Do You know that something is wrong with you, but no doctor can tell you what it is?
If you want to end the vicious cycle of being sick and tired, remove one key offender from your diet. Becoming gluten-free will:
Reduce pain and inflammation;
Give relief from depression, anxiety and mental problems;
Improve digestion, bloating, and bowel issues;
Increase your strength and revitalize your energy;
Balance your biochemistry.
It's time to learn the truth about the American diet and the foods that may be poisoning you!
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About the Author
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 My Story 1
In the Beginning
The Long Road to Diagnosis
Childless and Thirty
My World Fell Apart
My Journey from Sickness to Health
Physician Heal Thyself
Chapter 2 The Truth and Consequences Of Gluten 13
Are We A Gluten-Eatin,' Pill-Poppin' Society?
The Vicious Cycle: Are You Gluten Intolerant?
A Glutton for Gluten
Inflammation-It Gives You an "itis"
Low Carbs: The Right Start
Some Simple Truths
The 12 Simple Truths
Chapter 3 Celiac Disease 25
The Most Common Conditions
Celiac Disease Defined
Why Must We Wait So Long for the Healthcare Community to Recognize this Very Common Condition?
Classic Textbook Celiac Disease
Chapter 4 Gluten Intolerance in the Modern Day 31
The Modern-day Plague of Obesity
Signs and Symptoms Can Affect Any Part of the Body
Gluten Intolerance - What Can it Affect?
Autoimmune Disease - The War Within
Are My Symptoms Food Related?
Common Symptoms of Gluten Intolerance
Conditions Associated with Gluten Intolerance
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Our Organs - What They Do and What Goes Wrong - Getting Technical
Allergy vs. Intolerance
Chapter 5 This is Your Brain on Gluten 49
Say No to All White Powders
Addiction and Allergy
Psychiatric Disorders, or "Am I Going Crazy?"
Brain Chemistry Imbalances - Look to the Gut
Unstable Blood Sugar Leads to Unstable BrainChemistry
Chapter 6 How To Get Tested 55
Who Should Be Tested?
Getting Tested - It Starts at Home
Stool Tests - Three Simple Steps
How do you know if a child is suffering from gluten intolerance?
Getting Your Kids Tested
Medical Tests for Celiac Disease
Celiac Disease or Gluten Intolerance - Genetic Markers
Why Test Stool?
The Good News
Chapter 7 The Gluten-Free Diet 65
To Eat or Not to Eat: The Gluten-Free Diet
What Contains Gluten and What Not to Eat
What Can I Eat? Safe Foods
Additives - Are They Safe?
Multiple Food Reactions
Lactose Intolerance - the Cheese that Binds
Alcohol - Can I Drink to That?
Healing Starts in the Kitchen
Eating Out - Be a Card-carrying Member
Questions to Ask at Restaurants
Single and Celiac
Nutritional Supplement Recommendations
What to Avoid and Not Eat
Accidental Exposure to Gluten
Labeling Laws as of January 2006
Gluten-free Shopping List
Chapter 8 Uncovering the Hidden Epidemic 81
Hide and Go Seek a Celiac
The Dilemma of the Medical Paradigm
My Disease Became My Teacher
Chapter 9 Gluten-Free Recipes 93
Main Course Recipes 94
Gluten-free Meatloaf or Turkey Loaf
Stir-fried Vegetables and Rice
Salmon Roll Sushi
Quinoa Salad with Asparagus
Simple Lemon-Pepper Turkey
Gluten-free Lasgna (can be made dairy free)
Tofu Blend (the dairy-free option)
Gluten-free Homemade French Fries
Pumpkin or Squash Pie Filling
Eydi's Favorite Gluten-free, Dairy-free Chocolate Milk
Resources And Gluten-Free Products 103
About The Author 109
What People are Saying About This
"A breakthrough book that offers you a road map towards better mental and physical health-providing nutritional insights that even your doctor may not know!"--(Dr. John Gray, author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus)
"Dr. Bauer's book is an answer to the prayers of thousands, the missing piece of the puzzle in their health or lack of it. Allergies and sensitivities are a common thread in severe health conditions. If the cause is celiac disease or wheat or gluten sensitivity, nothing will solve the problem until the gluten is totally removed from the diet. Well written and to the point, this book is a must for physicians and patients alike!"--(Dr. John Brimhall, author of Solving the Health Puzzle with the Six Steps to Wellness)
"Don't let this slender volume fool you! Packed with truths and a gimlet-eyed view of the path to diagnosis, Eydi Bauer's journey to the gluten-free life connects the dots with a woman's heart and a physician's wisdom."--(Jax Peters Lowell, author of The Gluten-Free Bible, Against the Grain, and No More Cupcakes & Tummy Aches)