Well, it’s taken me 12 months, but it’s finally done!
And just in time! I just read that “roughly 1 in every 133 Americans has celiac disease, but 95% remain undiagnosed. This means that almost 3 million Americans have celiac disease and only about 150,000 know they have it.” THAT IS INCREDIBLE! This one statistic is why I am passionate about people going gluten-free the right way. More and more people are being tested for celiac and many more are being diagnosed with little or no direction from their medical providers. To no fault of their own, doctors don’t receive much nutrition training, so patients are forced to turn to the internet and figure out how to navigate the gluten-free world on their own which takes lots of time, energy and money.
My own husband was diagnosed with celiac in May and was told (by phone) to change his diet with no recommendation on how to do it.
This book is perfect for anyone newly diagnosed by a doctor with celiac or gluten-intolerance because it takes you step-by-step through the journey. The first step is learning to eliminate gluten 100% from your pantry and why that is so important. Each page is a different subject and provides just enough information to give the reader a jumping off point for that subject.
The second step is transitioning your heart and home to a new way of eating. Losing the foods you love is extremely hard, but having a positive attitude and being prepared when eating out takes the stress out of eating and makes new foods more enjoyable. I provide thought provoking exercises to get the readers to recognize new and exciting foods to love.
Finally, knowing what foods to substitute back into your pantry to make life easier saves time and money. I stress that being gluten-free is NOT a diet, it’s medically necessary. If you do it the wrong way you will gain weight, but by eating organic, fresh and local ingredients you’ll always have safe foods to eat that are good (and healing) for you.
I’m looking forward to getting this information into the hands of people who need it now, so please forward my post to anyone you know that is new to the gluten-free community and tell them they are not alone on their gluten-free journey!
Thanks for all your support!