Living gluten-free shows people who have been diagnosed with coeliac disease how they can eradicate their symptoms and control the condition through diet. It shows sufferers how to deal with their diagnosis, what they can and can't eat, and how to enjoy parties, holidays and eating ou... t while staying gluten free.
If you are one of the increasing number of people who have coeliac disease, a gluten-free diet is essential. Coeliac disease is an autoimmune condition, where the immune system (the body's defence against infection) mistakenly attacks healthy tissue, and being diagnosed with it can be distressing and confusing. But now that you know what's been making you unwell you can take action - sticking to a gluten-free diet will mean that your unpleasant symptoms will disappear. Going gluten free isn't the same as being on a 'diet'. It isn't optional: it's vital. A gluten-free diet requires real commitment and it's a long-term lifestyle change but it will become much easier over time and with the help of the ideas in Living gluten-free. Making such a big lifestyle change isn't easy but it can become second nature. You don't have to miss out on anything you really love since there is a wealth of naturally gluten-free food and drink out there, as well as an ever-increasing range of alternative foods.In Living gluten-free you'll discover: * What exactly coeliac disease is; * How to deal with your diagnosis - from coming to terms with it yourself to making others aware; * What you can't eat and, more importantly, all the delicious foods you can enjoy; * Ways to enjoy holidays, parties and eating out while staying gluten free; * How to avoid potential pitfalls and stick to your healthy habits. The health benefits will transform your life, because coeliac disease is thoroughly treatable with dietary changes. With the help of Living gluten-free you can be really well and enjoy a gluten-free diet.