Essentials of Celiac Disease and the Gluten-Free Diet

Essentials of Celiac Disease and the Gluten-Free Diet Summary

The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center's mission is to cure celiac disease. As we focus on research toward a cure, we also strive to raise awareness and diagnosis rates through education and advocacy.

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder, which means the body "attacks itself", rather than attacking a foreign substance as in an allergy. The medical treatment for celiac disease consists of strict adherence to a gluten-free diet.

With this guide you will learn the basics of celiac disease: signs and symptoms, genetic and antibody testing, diagnosis and required follow-up testing. You will learn what gluten is, where gluten is found and how to avoid it. It will help you make healthy food choices while grocery shopping and preparing foods inside your home to manage your gluten-free diet. 

You will be able to identify gluten free grains, meal options and snacks for safe eating anytime. You will learn how to eat gluten free outside your home at social gatherings, restaurants and while traveling. You will also discover the pioneering research initiatives, programs and services offered by the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center.

Book Reviews


Essentials of celiac disease5 star

This book is a wonderful contribution to the list of books on celiac disease. By insisting that only the gluten free diet is the course to take, this refutes other pop culture courses such as digestive enzyme therapy or even acupuncture. This book made me focus on gluten free diet, not on prescriptive medications and fads.55


Awesome!5 star

This book helps me so much! As a gluten-free woman, this book helped me find HUGE pointers!55


Informative and interesting5 star

Well written guide to diagnosing and living with celiac...if you've ever struggled with digestive symptoms or autoimmune disorders take a look...55


Perfect for the newly diagnosed5 star

This book is perfect for someone who has just been diagnosed with Celiac disease. My young son was diagnosed 4 years ago and I was diagnosed shortly after. I would have loved to have this book back then.55


Nice for beginners4 star

Nice, informal book. Contains many great recipes. Not personally helpful for me because I have had celiac for many years and know all about this stuff, but for newly diagnosed patients this book is awesome.45


Helpful4 star

I wish I had read this three years ago. Doctors are so ignorant about celiac!45

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