Health professional, Susan U. Neal, a registered nurse with a Masters in Health Science, saw the great need for a book to be written to solve the gluten diagnosis puzzle. This book addresses celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), wheat sensitivity, and wheat allergies and the tests needed to diagnose each one. It also covers the wide variety of symptoms one might have if they have one of these diagnoses. I especially love that Ms. Neal is passionate about this subject because of her own and family’s diagnoses and covers how to work through the psychological difficulties. Not only does she provide resources and yummy gluten-free recipes, she has her own online group to provide help and answer your questions.
This well-written book also educates about the large percentage of people affected by gluten and wheat diagnoses, how these diseases have evolved over the past fifty years due to environmental factors, and how these diseases can be related to other autoimmune diseases, thyroid diseases, mental diseases, osteoporosis, migraines, fatigue, and many others.
If you have a gluten or wheat diagnosis, are having digestive problems (irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, constipation, or even GI cancer), or just about any unexplained, undiagnosed symptom, even a non-digestive one, this book is written specifically for you.
This book interested me because I cook for others who are unable to cook, for church suppers, and other potlucks. It is my hope to encourage and help people, not to make them ill. I also enjoyed learning how these diseases can be related to other autoimmune diseases, thyroid diseases, mental disease, osteoporosis, migraines, fatigue, chronic pain and others. I definitely will recommend this book to many people I know suffering from chronic symptoms who could benefit from a gluten-free diet. I give Ms. Neal an A+ for solving the gluten puzzle and revealing how to embrace the gluten-free lifestyle.