Update / Correction to Friday's post: Apparently the cover image of Dr. Fasano's new book, "Gluten-Freedom" may not be the final image and should not have been circulated. So I'm removing the image from the post. The rest of the information is correct. You can still re-order it on Amazon.
For some reason, I had to laugh when I read the subtitle of this press release today.
"Why dropping the wheat might just save your life—and how to start today"
It just sounded kind of "Wheat Belly" hype-like.
Then I felt an odd shared sense of ownership, a sense of pride that Dr. Alessio Fasano, our Reigning Rockstar of Celiac Research has gone mainstream.
I'm sure the book will be on store shelves nationwide, but may take awhile to find its' way to Montana. So I immediatly went to Amazon to order my copy, but apparently the book has not yet been released anywhere yet. I reserved my copy here: http://amzn.to/1eLd1TS
For those of us lucky enough to hear him speak, I'm sure you'll agree. In a room with 500+ people, you feel like he's talking just to you. In a blog post from 2011, I documented that experience here: http://bit.ly/KR81EF
But it was a lecture at the Billings Clinic and a subsequent trip to Red Lodge that proved to be the icing on my gluten-free cake. I documented it in another blog post here: http://bit.ly/1aoJjVj
Like many of us, I am eternally grateful for Dr. Fasano's research. I believe he is responsible for the increase in diagnosis nationwide. And I recently learned that he's going to be the keynote speaker at Celiac Disease Foundation's Educational Conference this year. Save the date: June 7, 2014. More info is here: http://celiac.org/get-involved/conference-expo/
I'll be there too. Sharing a booth with my Gluten Free Prairie Family.
And I"ll be sure to bring my copy of Gluten Freedom. Maybe he'll sign it for me.
Here is an edit of today's press release.
World-renowned gluten disorder expert Dr. Alessio Fasano presents the groundbreaking roadmap to a gluten-free lifestyle, and how anyone can live better by going gluten-free.
For centuries, wheat has been known as the “staff of life.” But for millions of Americans affected by gluten-related disorders, consuming gluten, the complex protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, can be hazardous to their health. In a recent poll presented by Scientific American, over 30% of Americans reported wanting to cut down or eliminate gluten from their diets; the gluten-free market is a $6.3 billion industry and continues to expand.
Now, in Gluten Freedom, Alessio Fasano, MD, world-renowned expert and founder of Boston’s Center for Celiac Research, reveals the latest developments in scientific research and treatment, and the answers they provide for this rapidly expanding audience. This groundbreaking, authoritative guide is an invaluable roadmap for the newly diagnosed, for those already dealing with gluten-related issues, and for anyone who thinks they may have an issue with gluten.
Distinguishing scientific fact from myth, Gluten Freedom explains the latest research, diagnostic procedures, and treatment/diet recommendations, helping consumers make the best choices for themselves and their families. Gluten Freedom also discusses important nutritional implications for behavior-related diagnoses such as autism and conditions such as depression, anxiety, and “foggy mind.” Other highlights include:
- The differences between celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and wheat allergy
- Current best practices for gluten-related disorders at any age
- Practical information on setting up a gluten-free kitchen, reading labels, and staying safe and healthy in a world filled with hidden sources of gluten
- The psychological impact of a diagnosis and its effect on a family
- Groundbreaking research for prevention and therapy
- Reliable and accurate resources for patients, parents, and physicians
- And even recipes for an authentic gluten-free Italian dinner from Dr. Fasano’s home kitchen!