Gluten Exposed: The Science Behind the Hype and How to Navigate to a Healthy, Symptom-Free Life (Paperback)
Gluten Exposed is the one book you should read if you are on a gluten-free diet or plan to go gluten-free. In this comprehensive guide, Dr. Peter H.R. Green, director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, and medical writer Rory Jones reveal the real scientific story behind gluten; examining the effects of gluten on your body and the many unintended consequences of removing it from your diet. This book is an essential resource for those with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, or anyone considering a gluten-free diet.
Green and Jones but through the misinformation and false claims about gluten to provide:
- An in-depth, easy-to-follow examination of symptoms and conditions associated with gluten, including celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, IBS, joint pain, brain fog, autism, diabetes, fatigue, itchy skin and fibromyalgia.
- An explanation of the pitfalls of the gluten-free diet and how to avoid them, not available in any other resource.
- A close look at the drugs, supplements, and other foods causing problems often blamed on gluten alone.
- A guide to the key nutrients critical for heart health, microbial diversity, and body strength that are often missing from a gluten-free diet.
- An understanding of how your gut talks to your brain, and how everything you ingest--both food and drugs--affects your overall mood and health.
- A road map for how to deal with the constant stress and social constraints of the gluten-free diet.
Gluten Exposed is the definitive book on gluten and offers clear, welcome guidance that can help you make better decisions about your diet and achieve a healthier, symptom-free life.
About the Author
Peter H.R. Green, M.D., is the director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. He is the Ivan and Phyllis Seidenberg Professor of Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University and attending physician at the Columbia University Medical Center (New York-Presbyterian Hospital). Celiac disease has been his focus for the last 25 years with equal concentration on patient care and research. He is the co-author of Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic and Gluten Exposed: The Science Behind the Hype and How to Navigate to a Healthy, Symptom-Free Life.
Rory Jones, M.S. is a medical writer and Adjunct Professor of Narrative Medicine at Barnard College of Columbia University. She has done extensive work on health and medical topics, including educational programs for both adults and children. She specializes in ‘translating’ scientific information for a consumer audience. Diagnosed with celiac disease in 1998, she has researched and written about it and the gluten-free diet for medical as well as consumer publications. She is the co-author of Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic and Gluten Exposed: The Science Behind the Hype and How to Navigate to a Healthy, Symptom-Free Life.
“There’s a lot of confusion surrounding gluten—whether eliminating it can help you lose weight, clear brain fog, cure stomach issues and more. The brilliant and renowned Dr. Peter Green, and science writer Rory Jones, have cut through the confusion to provide evidence-based answers and advice you can trust. In Gluten Exposed, they sort through all the science to create a comprehensive guide on the subject. If you are considering going gluten-free, you should definitely read this book first.” — Joy Bauer, MS, RDN, nutritionist for NBC's TODAY show, founder of Nourish Snacks and best-selling author of From Junk Food to Joy Food
“Gluten Exposed will hopefully put the breaks on the worldwide epidemic of using a gluten-free diet for just about everything that “ails ya.” Peter Green and Rory Jones provide a masterful in-depth summary of the pitfalls and dangers of gluten-free diets in non-celiac individuals, and at the same time describe openings for more research where it may be helpful outside of celiac disease. Gluten Exposed reviews a totality of gluten and celiac-related science that will enrich health care professionals and the health-minded community.” — Richard J. Deckelbaum, MD, FRCP(C), Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition and Director, Institute of Human Nutrition, Columbia University Medical Center
“[Gluten Exposed] is a model for how to communicate science to the public, an antidote to the breathless hype and simplistic headlines that too often dominate popular scientific discourse....The book offers expert, up-to-date summaries of the scientific consensus (or lack thereof) on gluten, grains, the gut, the microbiome, and theories about how these come together in healthy and unhealthy people. — Slate
“Gluten Exposed provides detailed but easy-to-read explanations of the science behind celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and the relevance of gluten to a host of other conditions, from autism and “brain fog” to diabetes and fibromyalgia. Dr. Green’s deep clinical experience comes through on every page. The book provides sensible advice to all who are concerned about the impact of gluten on their bodies. Green and Jones aren’t shy about pointing out common myths and misconceptions about gluten, and letting the reader know what is merely speculation rather than fact. The chapter on autism is a case in point. If you’re curious about all the hype around gluten, read Gluten Exposed.” — Paul Wang, M.D., Senior Vice President, Autism Speaks
“Written with keen intelligence and a kind heart, GLUTEN EXPOSED illuminates what is known and not known, what is believed and what is doubted, what is claimed and what is disputed. It’s an essential book for those seeking not only information but wisdom about a most important and misunderstood condition.” — Jerome Groopman, M.D., Recanati Professor, Harvard Medical School, coauthor with Dr. Pamela Hartzband of Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What is Right for You
“Serious and comprehensive.” — Publishers Weekly
“In Gluten Exposed, Dr. Peter Green, a leader in the care of patients with celiac disease, and science writer Rory Jones, explain the illness and how ordinary people can optimize their health. This is a very useful book and fully digestible!” — Martin J. Blaser, MD, Director, NYU Human Microbiome Program, author of Missing Microbes
“The demonization of gluten has resulted in claims and counter-claims, profit-making by celebrities, pseudoscientists, and the food industry, and general confusion, even in the scientific community. Gluten Exposed provides simple and digestible understanding in this perplexing debate, helping those with an open mind to better understand the issues and make reasoned, personal decisions about their health. It will contribute significantly to community understanding of the issues around gluten and more.” — Peter Gibson, M.D., Director of Gastroenterology at the Alfred Hospital and Monash University
“Dr. Peter Green is my gluten free medical go-to. I am constantly learning and benefiting from his passion and pursuit, and we all benefit from his commitment to research when it comes to celiac disease and autoimmune connections.” — Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Bestselling author of The G-Free Diet and Deliciously G-Free and creator and founder of NoGii -- gluten-free solutions for the entire family
“Years ago, Dr. Peter Green was the pioneer who revealed the prevalence of celiac disease and the life-saving value of a gluten-free diet for its victims. In Gluten Exposed he uncovers the hype that now misleads so many to go gluten-free for all the wrong reasons. This urgently needed, highly accessible, solidly science-based book is a must-read for people who care about their health.” — Walter Mischel, Professor of Psychology, Columbia University, author of The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control